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Tales From Earthsea


aka: Gedo senki
Japan 2006, 115 minutes
Dir. Goro Miyazaki
In English, Japanese with English subtitles
Genres: Family, Science Fiction / Fantasy, Anime

Topics: Studio Ghibli.


Aroview: The animated feature debut from Goro Miyazaki, son of Hayao, based on Ursula K Le Guin's popular 'Earthsea' novels, this is a commendable addition to the Studio Ghibli canon, if not quite up there with his legendary father's best work.

A monster biggest box office hit in Japan with delightful period fantasy elements that depict a parallel, quasi-medieval world where teenage Prince Arren is compelled by strange forces to kill his own father and steal the royal sword, which has mystical powers. He then teams up with powerful wizard Archmage Ged to defeat wizard Cob, who is preparing to open the door between the realms of the living and the dead...

NZ International Film Festival 2007

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DVD Features

  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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