|In Movie Theaters:||Friday, February 21, 2014 Limited|
|On Blu-ray & DVD:||Tuesday, November 18, 2014|
Released; Now Available Buy or Rent Availability
|Joseph Gordon-Levitt . . . Jiro Horikoshi (voice)|
John Krasinski . . . Honjo (voice)
Emily Blunt . . . Nahoko Satomi (voice)
Martin Short . . . Kurokawa (voice)
Stanley Tucci . . . Caproni (voice)
Mandy Patinkin . . . Hattori (voice)
|Companies:||Touchstone Pictures & 1 more|
|Rating:||for some disturbing images and smoking.|
|Languages:||Japanese, German, English (subtitled), English|
In The Wind Rises, Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Writer and director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
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The film will also open for Academy Award® qualification engagements in New York and Los Angeles Nov. 8-14, 2013, showcasing the original film in Japanese with English subtitles.
The Wind Rises was released in Japan in July 2013, topping the Japanese box office and the $100 million mark.
The title The Wind Rises comes from a novel of the same name by Tatsuo Hori, who took a line from Paul Valery's poem, "Le vent se Leve, il faut tenter de vivre" – The wind is rising. We must try to live.
The English-language voice cast of The Wind Rises is directed by Gary Rydstrom, a seven-time Academy Award®-winning sound designer who worked on Wreck-It Ralph and Brave. Rydstrom also directed the English-language versions of The Secret World of Arrietty and From Up on Poppy Hill.
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Production Updates (38)
- From Tue., September 30, 2014 to Tue., August 27, 2013
- Amazon Tue., September 30, 2014
- added the US Blu-ray release date of November 18, 2014
- added the US DVD release date of November 18, 2014
- Walt Disney Studios Thu., December 19, 2013
- added Theatrical Trailer to trailers & videos
- added a link from youtube.com
- added a link from facebook.com
- added a link from twitter.com
- added a link from thewindrisesmovie.com
- added Gary Rydstrom as director to credits
- added Elijah Wood as Sone (voice) to credits
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