Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises and The Secret World of Arrietty to Be Released on Steelbook

Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will issue The Wind Rises and The Secret World of Arrietty, from the Studio Ghibli library of films, on Steelbook™ on June 22, 2021, in limited edition SteelBook™ packaging with striking new art. Each SteelBook™ will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, presenting the film alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers.

The Wind Rises and The Secret World of Arrietty join The Cat Returns, Whisper of the Heart, Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo in a series of SteelBook™ releases from the Studio Ghibli collection of films.

The Wind Rises

Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki delivers a modern masterpiece with this Academy Award®-nominated exploration of creative passion in a hostile world.

Jiro Horikoshi is fascinated by aviation but unable to become a pilot due to a medical condition. He moves to Tokyo in 1923, surviving the Great Kanto Earthquake to become a highly accomplished airplane designer. As rumors of war escalate, Jiro reunites with Nahoko, a young woman he met during the earthquake years earlier. The two fall deeply in love, just as Nahoko falls ill with tuberculosis. Inspired by visions of Italian aeronaut Caproni, Jiro must confront mounting tragedies with dignity in this epic tale of love and perseverance.

An artistic tour de force in every sense, The Wind Rises also showcases the incredible voice talent of Joseph-Gordon Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin and William H. Macy.

Bonus features:

  • Exclusive Booklet
  • *Feature-Length Storyboards
  • *10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Episode
  • Behind the Microphone
  • Film Completion Press Conference
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots

The Secret World of Arrietty

From the creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, and Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, comes a gorgeous and adventure-filled adaptation of The Borrowers, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time.

In a secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, little people called Borrowers live out of sight of humans. But when brave and tiny Arrietty is out gathering supplies, she is discovered by Shawn, a human boy, and they begin to form a friendship that blossoms into an extraordinary adventure. This sumptuously-animated and heartwarming story features the voices of Bridgit Mendler, David Henrie, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Moises Arias and Carol Burnett.

Bonus Features:

  • Exclusive Booklet
  • *Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Interview with Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Interview with Hayao Miyazaki
  • Music Video
  • Original Theatrical Trailers

One comment

  1. David Boone (moonhawk81) · March 8

    Love both movies, but you really should mention the enchanting soundtrack provided for The Secret World of Arrietty by Cecile Corbel–glorious!

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