Win A Copy Of Studio Ghibli's FROM UP ON POPPY HILL On DVD And Blu-ray!

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Studio Ghibli's From Up On Poppy Hill hits shelves across the USA in a DVD / Blu-ray combo pack September 3rd and it's a charmer. The sophomore film from Miyazaki Goro - son of the famed studio co-founder, Miyazaki Hayao - tells the story of a school girl in 1963 Tokyo with the story balancing a picture of Tokyo in transition with a wistful coming of age romance.

We've got five copies of the combo pack to give away to our American readers. Want one? Simple ... just email me here and name the younger Miyazaki's first film. Winners will be drawn at random. Please include your mailing address.
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  • Sebo McPowers

    Loved the movie :)
    But I`m from Germany, so I guess I can`t participate in the contest?

  • DJ_BobbyPeru

    Surprisingly, this is my favorite Ghibli film since Spirited Away. The ones in between those were all great as well, but there is something about this one that really got to me. I think the son of Miyazaki will be just fine going forward.

  • Laubi

    Im suprised so many people rate spirited away as their favourite ghibli film. I know its a matter of taste but what about poor old classics like:
    Laputa
    Grave of the firelies
    Nausica
    Totoro
    Princess monoke
    Kiki
    imo of course!

  • DJ_BobbyPeru

    "...favorite SINCE Spirited Away." Nausicaa 4 life, mofos.

  • Laubi

    I'll let you off then! haha my bad, should have read it correctly.
    Its always a tough one, I wouldnt be able to choose one from that little list

  • I wouldn't go quite that far but I like this one a lot, too. Definitely one of the better recent efforts.

  • DJ_BobbyPeru

    Its a case of me bringing my personal experience into my judgement of it, I think. I grew up in a small town riding a bike around. Also, I watched this after watching a bunch of films/shows where the plot was basically 'save the world from destruction' and I found the lack of mortal danger in the story charming and refreshing.

  • That lack of a big, nasty villain is something that I really appreciate about Ghibli's general approach. Even something that is a lot noisier like Princess Mononoke resists the whole white hat / black hat urge and gets a lot of mileage out of the fact that you understand everybody's side in the conflict ...

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