Tales from Earthsea (2006)

Tales from Earthsea was released on DVD on March 8, 2011
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Storyline:

Animator Goro Miyazaki, son of the famous Hayao Miyazaki (“The Walt Disney of Japan”), makes his directorial debut with the animated feature TALES FROM EARTHSEA (aka GEDO SENKI). Miyazaki loosely adapted the work from the third and fourth volumes in best-selling sci-fi author Ursula K. Le Guin’s infamous series of cult novels — all set in Earthsea, a Tolkien-esque fantasy realm. GEDO SENKI opens at a point when Earthsea is deteriorating rapidly, and the power of magic is waning — tendencies signaled by the sudden, frightening reappearance of dragons in the land of humankind. Ged Sparrowhawk was once a lowly goat herder but is now known as Lord Archmage, the most powerful of all wizards. He soon meets Prince Arren of Enlad — a teenage boy chased by a “shadow,” the force that is tipping the world out of balance and driving innumerable people to the point of insanity.

The men team up and journey to Hort Town, the Earthsea capital city, where they find the entire community turned upside down — craftsmen have abandoned their trades, slavery runs rampant, addicts clamor in the streets. They ultimately find refuge in the priestess Tenar’s palace, also occupied by the scarred orphan girl Therru. While the latter initially avoids Arren in fear of his “dark side,” Arren bides his time in the nearby fields, being mentored by Ged on the balance of creation. Therru eventually opens up to Arren, but he grows increasingly disturbed by nightmares about being chased by the shadow, and his daytime fear of it grows absolutely overwhelming. Ged then discovers that the cause of the kingdom-wide “imbalance” is actually his old arch nemesis, the wizard Cob, who has opened up the gateway between the living and the dead, and hopes to attain eternal life, meanwhile plotting to murder Ged in vengeance for an act he committed long ago.

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On DVD:

US DVD Release Date March 8, 2011
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

In Theaters:

Complete Movie Details

Run time 75 minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date March 8, 2011
Actors Willem Dafoe, Timothy Dalton, Mariska Hargitay, Cheech Marin, Jess Harnell, Matt Levin, Kevin Michael Richardson
Directed by Goro Miyazaki
Studio Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
MPAA PG-13 (Rated PG-13 for some violent images)
Gross $48,461
Genre(s) Adventure, Fantasy
Where to Rent
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