Night on the Galactic Railroad [DVD] [1985]

  • SKU: 29750223
  • Release Date: 11/24/2015
  • Rating: NR
$17.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    72% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 7)

    Special Features


    • English & Japanese trailers
    • Feature commentary with Justin Sevakis and Mike Toole of Anime News Network

    Synopsis


    Night on the Galactic Railroad
    This Japanese anime film tells the story of a young cat-like boy's fantastic journey though the galaxy while aboard a magical locomotive. As the adventure continues, the train begins to travel through time as well as space. Released in 1985, Night on the Galactic Railroad was directed by Gisaburo Sugii, the man behind the animated motion picture based on the Street Fighter series of video games. This film was based on a story by author Kenji Miyazawa and features dialogue in English and Japanese. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi



    Customer rating

    3.6
    72%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not a Happy Kids Film

      Posted
      R3v31w3r

      The cover said 'Japan's most beloved children's book is now a hauntingly beautiful feature film'. I have watched quite a few anime's and this was one of the most depressing films I have ever seen. It doesn't really resonate with any deeper meaning that I can see (research said that it was a theme of what is true happiness, and self-sacrifice) and is just a sad story of a lonely cat who's only friend dies in the end. I would not recommend this movie to anyone.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Deep story. Crazy ride!

      Posted
      Zalerea
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      My husband got this thinking it was. Miyazaki film. Although the art is similar to the ones he uses it is definitely a different writer. This movie was very interesting but the jumps and hints are subtle and you may feel lost until you get to the ending. May need a few watching a for some but I would watch it all over again to see the magic and beautiful artistry.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Disappointing

      Posted
      Hakusan
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      Hard to endure. Film is slow and lacking in both drama and action. Story is based on Japanese writing nearly a century old; this is NOT Studio Ghibi! Today's "Pixar" generation would have trouble sitting through it. Buy a Miyazaki film instead :)

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun and romantic tale

      Posted
      dofphoto
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      Just shy of Ghibli quality, this tale is for wide eyed romantics and dreamers alike. FYI your child probably wont sit through it as it is more of a mature teen young adult story.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Pretty trippy.

      Posted
      Alfi
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      Pop this movie in if you want to get lost on an adventure. The colors, man. The colors...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Haunting minimalist animation.

      Posted
      Musicgeek
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      A very spiritual metaphorical animated movie. Has both Japanese and English.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great animated film

      Posted
      woodsy
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      Interesting animated film that should be added to any animation film collectors

      I would recommend this to a friend


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