Spirited Away (2001)

Swedish Sony Pictures 2019 Blu-ray edition


Text below written 2020-03-05


Chihiro travels with her parents by car on their way to their new countryside house, but they take some side-road and finally find
themselves in front of a strange tunnel which lead them to a grassy landscape with a seemingly deserted town. A closed theme park
her father says, but it's really a world of spirits and magic.

Her parents eats of the food in one of the market stalls and are transformed into pigs, as the food were meant to be eaten by the Gods.
The Shintoism Gods ? Chihiro is on her own now and has to manage in this new strange spirit world.

She meets the boy Haku, really a River God, lots of strange creatures, Yubaba (the Baba Yaga) Witch, the lonely faceless monster etc.

I thought the film to be overloaded with things and creatures moving around and with an incoherent story going all over the place,
BUT it's beautifully animated and i enjoyed it because of the visuals alone.
I liked the short Lyrical part, when the hysteria took a pause, when Chihiro travels by train along with The Lonely Faceless Monster

The film is presented in widescreen 1.85:1 with japanese audio 5.1 DTS-HD MA with swedish subtitles, region B Blu-ray
Extra: Trailer and TV spots, Storyboard

 

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