Spirited Away - DVD or Princess Mononoke - DVD - £6.99 @ dvdgold.co.uk + FREE Delivery + 7% Quidco
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Spirited Away - DVD or Princess Mononoke - DVD - £6.99 @ dvdgold.co.uk + FREE Delivery + 7% Quidco

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Found 16th Jul 2013Made hot 20th Jul 2013
The film that brought a lot of people's attention to Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki, the classic Spirited Away, delivered for under seven pounds.

Amazon's blurb:
"Master animator Hayao Miyazaki directs this fantasy adventure about Chihiro, a ten-year-old girl who is leaving behind everything she knows to move with her parents to a new home. Along the way, they stumble across a tunnel that leads to a spooky, deserted open-air restaurant where Chihiro's parents sit down and begin to eat. But she is uncomfortable with their new surroundings and wanders off to explore further. She meets a boy, Haku, who explains to her that the world they have entered is a holiday resort for spirits who have left behind their exhausting earthly duties. After discovering that her greedy parents have been turned into pigs, she learns the number one rule of the new world she is now part of: laziness is not tolerated, and only working hard can enable her to break the spell on her parents. With its fantastical critique of an adult world of capitalism and wasteful consumption, entwined with the simple tale of a girl finding herself and learning to get by on her own, the film has been dubbed a modern-day 'Alice in Wonderland', and won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature."



I have just seen that Princess Mononoke is there too at the same price, it is £8.18 at Amazon at the moment, who look to be the next cheapest, and it has not dropped below £7 on there for over a year, so it seems a good price. I haven't seen this one yet though so I don't know if it's as good as other Miyazaki films, although it reads well so I am ordering as I type.

Amazon's blurb:
This epic, animated 1997 fantasy has already made history as the top-grossing domestic feature ever released in Japan, where its combination of mythic themes, mystical forces, and ravishing visuals tapped deeply into cultural identity and contemporary, ecological anxieties. For international animation and anime fans, Princess Mononoke represents an auspicious next step for its revered creator, Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service), an acknowledged anime pioneer, whose painterly style, vivid character design, and stylized approach to storytelling take ambitious, evolutionary steps here.

Set in medieval Japan, Miyazaki's original story envisions a struggle between nature and man. The march of technology, embodied in the dark iron forges of the ambitious Tatara clan, threatens the natural forces explicit in the benevolent Great God of the Forest and the wide-eyed, spectral spirits he protects. When Ashitaka, a young warrior from a remote, and endangered, village clan, kills a ravenous, boar-like monster, he discovers the beast is in fact an infectious "demon god," transformed by human anger. Ashitaka's quest to solve the beast's fatal curse brings him into the midst of human political intrigues as well as the more crucial battle between man and nature.

Miyazaki's convoluted fable is clearly not the stuff of kiddie matinees, nor is the often graphic violence depicted during the battles that ensue. If some younger viewers (or less attentive older ones) will wish for a diagram to sort out the players, Miyazaki's atmospheric world and its lush visual design are reasons enough to watch. For the English-language version, Miramax assembled an impressive vocal cast including Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup (as Ashitaka), Claire Danes (as San), Minnie Driver (as Lady Eboshi), Billy Bob Thornton, and Jada Pinkett Smith. They bring added nuance to a very different kind of magic kingdom. Recommended for ages 12 and older. --Sam Sutherland

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A great movie, and not a bad price, but I'm still waiting for the Blu-Ray on this one. Hopefully soon.

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DaveWallace

A great movie, and not a bad price, but I'm still waiting for the Blu-Ray … A great movie, and not a bad price, but I'm still waiting for the Blu-Ray on this one. Hopefully soon.



Fingers crossed!

Could you not have put all these deals in one post?

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CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

Could you not have put all these deals in one post?


I was going to but they were different prices and I didn't want to be accused of being misleading. I have had bad experiences with incredibly rude people on here which is why I stopped posting for a while. Just out of interest, would you choose the highest or lowest price?
I combined everything on an earlier post where everything was the same price (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cheap-comedy-audio-book-cds-1-99-base-com-free-delivery-2-quido-1607485)
Edited by: "clawedinvader" 16th Jul 2013

clawedinvader

I was going to but they were different prices and I didn't want to be … I was going to but they were different prices and I didn't want to be accused of being misleading. I have had bad experiences with incredibly rude people on here which is why I stopped posting for a while. Just out of interest, would you choose the highest or lowest price?I combined everything on an earlier post where everything was the same price (http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cheap-comedy-audio-book-cds-1-99-base-com-free-delivery-2-quido-1607485)



It can be a nightmare with angry people on here, I know! I would have just picked one (Nausicaa is my favorite) and put those details in the title but listed the others with links in the details and first comments. You can easily antagonise people (somehow?) by flooding the site with posts for similar deals from the same seller all one after another. Thanks for posting all the same!

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CHEEPSTUFFRULES!

It can be a nightmare with angry people on here, I know! I would have … It can be a nightmare with angry people on here, I know! I would have just picked one (Nausicaa is my favorite) and put those details in the title but listed the others with links in the details and first comments. You can easily antagonise people (somehow?) by flooding the site with posts for similar deals from the same seller all one after another. Thanks for posting all the same!



I was worried about that but I thought 3 wasn't flooding, but I'll bear it in mind next time, cheers for getting back to me.

Incredible film.

Glad I got my copy a while ago in sainsburys for just £1 in there sale section

anewkillerstar

Incredible film.



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Rathma88

Glad I got my copy a while ago in sainsburys for just £1 in there sale … Glad I got my copy a while ago in sainsburys for just £1 in there sale section



Haha, didn't happen.
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