Win Studio Ghibli’s Pom Poko on Blu–ray

A FILM BY ISAO TAKAHATA

WRITTEN BY ISAO TAKAHATA AND HAYAO MIYAZAKI

From the acclaimed director of GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES and available for the first time on Blu-ray in stunning high-definition, POM POKO is a unique window into Japanese folklore, a comedy of modern failings, and an elegiac tale of unlikely heroes fighting insurmountable odds.

As civilisation draws ever nearer to their idyllic forest home, a group of mischievous Japanese tanuki raccoons try to scare humans away. But they soon discover that man is not their only rival in the struggle for their age-old territory.

Originally 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, writer and director Isao Takahata presents a satirical view of woodland spirits using every available magical ruse to take on the modern developers: including transformations, sabotage and trickery.

Studio Ghibli’s Pom Poko is released on Blu-ray Double Play on 14 April courtesy of StudioCanal

WIN

We have three copies on Blu-ray to give away.

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Where is Studio Ghibli based?

a. China

b. America

c. Japan

Competition Closes: Thursday 17th April at 10am

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