The Red Turtle [DVD] [2016]

  • SKU: 32783257
  • Release Date: 05/02/2017
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (89 out of 93)

Special Features


  • Commentary with Michael Dudok de Wit
  • The Red Turtle at AFI Fest Q&A
  • The birth of The Red Turtle
  • The secrets of The Red Turtle

Synopsis


The Red Turtle
Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli explores a new creative direction after the retirement of its founder Hayao Miyazaki with this realistically drawn feature created in partnership with Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit. This tale of a shipwrecked man who establishes a family and a new life on an island inhabited by majestic animals is told entirely without dialogue. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Image coming soon
    Michael Dudok deWit
  • Image coming soon
    Jean-Christophe Lie
  • Isao Takahata
    Isao Takahata
  • Image coming soon
    Pascale Ferran



Overall customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don't Hide in Your Shell

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    Toyklectrr
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    The Red Turtle is an extraordinary film, a quintessential example of both cinema- and animation-as-art that confidently, gracefully, and definitively straddles that very delicate and very desirable magical line between purpose, presentation, and entertainment value. The film is unique, visionary in its own right, and wide open for interpretation with no wrong serious answers. It will dazzle as it plays and resonate long after it ends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unspoken Mysticism

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    Bluraycompulsive
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    Language is not a factor in this one man's stranded survival. Although this is an animated film, I question that a child would remain enthralled for one man's silent solo journey or grasp the contemplations and interpretations inherent in the red turtle's significance. However, for a patient adult willing to take a chance on a meditative animated story that reflects on surviving solitude, this might be the project designed for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just about as perfect as a Movie can be

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    whalter58
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    I'm tempted to say that words cannot describe this movie, in which no real words are spoken. A man is a castaway on an island, he encounters a red sea turtle, then a woman...later the two have a son. A simple fable so beautifully animated that you wish you could go there. This is one those where you keep telling people "You gotta see this movie!".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Unique Story, Very Compelling Drama!

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    DragonEmperor
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    This one was a unique piece for studio Ghibili, not directed by any of their traditional creator's/director's. None the less a very moving story and brought times of happiness and times of sadness and the drama how people can survive in times of trial and suffering and how in those times you can actually be saved from yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great animation

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    BigVic55
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    I had a huge desire to see this movie ever since I first learned about it last year. Knowing that Studio Ghibli produced it got me very excited, and I had to buy the blu-ray. The style of animation combined with the style of storytelling make for an interesting viewing experience. All Studio Ghibli fans need to watch this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Animation

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    enzso
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    Possibly one of the most beautifully poetic films; this movie doesn't require any dialogue to convey powerful emotions and an intriguing story. The over-arching simplicity of everything in this film, from the character designs to the background paintings, beautifully captures the essence of life in all of it's states.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A different movie from Studio Ghibli...

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    Jon96789
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    Studio Ghibli is known for their masterful Japanese Anime. This is a European animation where there is no spoken roles... A man is stranded on an island and every time he tries to leave it, a supernatural force prevents his departure. He comes across a giant red turtle and forms a bond for the rest of his life....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Breathtaking animation

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    braindeadpj
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    Studio Ghibli are back! A beautifully rendered no dialogue animated feast. The story focuses on a young man who is shipwrecked on an island and his struggle for survival with only a red turtle for company. A thoroughly engaging and luscious tale.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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