Pom Poko (Blu-ray + DVD) PG

A Fantastic Tale Of Survival
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Format:  Blu-ray  (2 Discs)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: February 6, 2018
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • Note: Exclusive booklet
    • Feature-length Storyboards
    • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Japanese
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Japanese
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Japanese
    • Subtitles - English, French

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Edited by
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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 13


User Ratings: 11,533
Rating: 3/5 -- Its ecological concerns, nuance and occasional lyricism place it squarely within the Ghibli oeuvre but not among its masterpieces. Full Review
New York Times
Jan 5, 2012
Rating: 8/10 -- An excellent contribution to Ghibli's legacy of pro-environment fables about the magic of the natural world and the emptiness of crowded cities. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 26, 2010
Rating: 6/10 -- It never takes itself too seriously and the animation alone is worth a watch. Full Review
Feb 6, 2019
[T]here are some startling flights of fancy, not least the raccoons' phantasmagoric parade designed to terrorise the locals.
Sight and Sound
Apr 1, 2006
Rating: 1.5/4 -- Comes a point where cultural specificity is such that there's really no point in defending something that just doesn't translate. Full Review
Film Freak Central
Sep 12, 2005
Rating: 3/5 -- Anime tale with environmental message; some peril, sadness. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Feb 11, 2015
Rating: 4/5 -- smart, stylishly trippy Full Review
Sep 4, 2005

Product Description:

Director Isao Takahata (GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES) and the acclaimed Japanese animation studio Ghibli are the creative forces behind the environmental fable POM POKO (HEISEI TANUKI GASSEN POMPOKO). In the woods near a rapidly growing city, a group of tanuki (Japanese raccoons) live in relative peace, until the development of the town begins to intrude on their land. The tanuki are faced with a dilemma regarding the human beings, for their homes are being destroyed, but the tanuki also rely on the human community for scavenged food and goods. They decide to try using their powers of illusion and shapeshifting to scare the humans back to the central city and sabotage further building, but will their efforts come too little, too late' POM POKO uses the figure of the tanuki, an important animal in Japanese folklore and often attributed with the powers seen in the film, to comment on the nature of their society's geographic expansion and the subsequent impact on the natural world.

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  • UPC: 826663181500
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