From acclaimed Studio Ghibli director Isao Takahata and available to own for the first time on Blu-ray here in the UK, 1994’s Pom Poko is at once a unique window into Japanese folklore, a comedy of modern failings and also an elegiac tale of unlikely heroes fighting insurmountable odds. To celebrate the long-awaited Dual Format (DVD and Blu-ray) release of Takahata’s Pom Poko Fill the Void this coming Monday (14 April), we have THREE copies of this sumptuous Japanese anime to give away to our Ghibli-grateful UK audience, courtesy of the folks at StudioCanal. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
As civilisation draws ever nearer to their idyllic forest home, a group of mischievous Japanese raccoon dogs try to scare humans away. But they soon discover that man is not their only rival in the struggle for their age-old territory. Released in 1994 as the Japanese economy slumped but looking back to the sixties construction boom in Tokyo’s Tama Hills, Pom Poko questions the money-grabbing ethics of yuppie Japan, and mourns the loss of the countryside. Drawing on Japanese myths and legends, Takahata presents a satirical view of woodland spirits using every available magical ruse to take on the modern developers: including transformations, sabotage and trickery.
What is the title of Pom Poko writer Hayao Miyazaki’s final directorial offering?
a) The Wind Blows
b) The Wind Falls
c) The Wind Rises
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Studio Ghibli’s Pom Poko is released on Blu-ray for the first time from Monday 14 April, courtesy of StudioCanal.
This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 17 April 2014.
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