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FIRST LOOK: U.S. Trailer for "The Wind Rises"

by Jerry Beck
November 18, 2013 1:25 PM
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Writer and director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to aeronautics 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. The Wind Rises is Miyazaki's final feature and the initial critical and public reaction has been positive - VERY positive. Check Charles Solomon's rave review here. The awards buzz has begun and the picture is being groomed for Oscars, Annies and Golden Globes. 

The Wind Rises has already opened Academy Award qualification engagements in New York and Los Angeles. It's slated for limited release in North American theaters on Feb. 21st, 2014, and an expanded release on Feb. 28th, 2014, under the Touchstone Pictures banner. Here's our first look at the elegant US trailer.


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  • Sleepycat29 | November 23, 2013 12:20 AMReply

    I haven't seen the film yet...honestly it breaks my heart to know this is his farewell film. My fist Miyazaki film touched my heart in the deepest ways. I never really knew a film could do that until it did. And as time went on I've waited happily for his films. Waiting with excitement at the new films that would still my heart.
    I have no doubt this film will mesmerize me as well^^

  • Limxuv Her | November 19, 2013 10:15 PMReply

    waiiiit!!! miyazaki still needs to do an adaptation of the little prince!!! come on!! don't break my heart like this T^T

  • Mark Mayerson | November 19, 2013 8:31 AMReply

    Interesting that the trailer has no dialogue, possibly an indication that they haven't chosen the voices for dubbing yet or that they are still debating whether to release the film with dubbing at all.

    Also, the trailer makes it a point to avoid all references to World War II and Jiro's part in it.

    I've seen the film and love it, but the trailer is more upbeat than the film and avoids the film's complexity.

  • Eloisa Marie | November 19, 2013 1:35 AMReply

    I can still remember how Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle touched my soul deeper than any movies I have watched. It was so surprising and nostalgic to know that The Wind Rises is going to be his "farewell masterpiece" as what the caption from The Secret World of Arriety's fb page suggested. Until now, I am still hoping that Mr. Miyazaki would write a sequel (or sequels!) for Spirited Away, because as much as I love the story and the plot and the movie as a whole, I can't help but feel the loss when it ended openly. Knowing that the Wind Rises will be his last masterpiece is a little too sad. Anyhow, this doesn't change the fact that his works are truly remarkable. This last piece, I would never miss it for the world. I would definitely see this. Mr. Hayao Miyazaki is a master.

  • Melissa | November 19, 2013 12:24 AMReply

    I can't believe it's ending T-T I grew up with these movies and studio Ghibli. Myazaki was a great inspiration and inspired me to start drawing. His movies are beautiful and help get my creative juices flowing, so i hope he keeps inspiring me in the future even though he will no longer be making movies.

  • Miranda | November 18, 2013 8:31 PMReply

    I'm sad to hear that this is the last film Hayao Miyazaki creates. His movies are breath-taking, awe inspiring, he was one of the few movie makers that made everything come alive and have the story move you to tears. I wish I had the money to go out and buy all of his movies, but I'm not that wealthy. His movies are what have been keeping me going lately.

  • Marian Wynn | November 18, 2013 3:34 PMReply

    I have seen many of Hayal Miyazaki's films. I love each one. The only one that I don't think I can watch again is "Grave of the Fireflies". It took my breath away. My daughter watched it with me. She was about 7 years old. We both cried. Any person who wants to wage war should watch "Grave of the Fireflies" first.

    I live in a very rural area and probably won't get to see "The Wind Rises" in a theater. I will be patient and get the DVD and then I can watch it again and again. ~ Thank you Mr. Hayao Miyazaki.

  • James Irwin | November 18, 2013 9:39 PM

    Funny thing about GRAVE. It was a double bill with TOTORO, probably Miyazaki's most innocent work. Talk about contrast!

  • Josephine | November 18, 2013 6:04 PM

    Miyazaki is not responsible for Grave Of The Fireflies. It is a Studio Ghibli film.

  • Daniel | November 18, 2013 4:47 PM

    Even though Grave of the Fireflies came from the same studio it is not one of Miyazaki's works.

  • Isaac Santiago | November 18, 2013 3:14 PMReply

    Love his Work and his Movies! Cant wait to buy it on Blue Ray

  • joy garratt | November 18, 2013 3:06 PMReply

    Love his work! I will drive hours to see this one, if I have to!

  • Martin Cato | November 18, 2013 2:59 PMReply

    I'm so hyped for this, but at the same time, almost on the verge of tears at the fact that Hayao Miyazaki is leaving the film industry. *Sniff*

  • Kevin Stoner | November 18, 2013 2:45 PMReply

    It makes me sad that this is the last film that he is going to create. Everything he has created has been a masterpiece, and I want more for forever! I understand that nothing can last forever, and am extremely excited for this film!

  • Sinai | November 18, 2013 2:44 PMReply

    I cant wait till i comes out !!!! Im so exited !!!

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