While searching my expansive VHS collection for Christmas specials I dug up this old "classic": Warriors of the Wind, the god-awful American dub of Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind from the mid '80s.
The cover is so grossly misleading and laughably bad that it's actually kind of awesome.
Nausicaa..I mean, uh, "Princess Zandra" flying her mini-spaceship thing while sporting a big old knife. Marvel at why she's floating in the background when she's the main character.
The lightsaber-toting Fire God riding (along with the rest of the cast) on the back of ANOTHER Fire God (WITH HUGE F*CK-OFF WINGS!).
The laser-blasting robot and pod-racer Anakin Skywalker riding a pegasus. JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIE!!
And I just adore how all the guys are holding thier guns like gleeful terrorists. I hope they understand it's very hard to fire those things that way.
Anhywho, let me leave you guys with the bad-ass description from the back of the box:"It is one thousand years in the future and makind is still recovering from the Seven Days of Fire, an event that left civilization in ruins. Hostile and warring nations are closing in on Princess Zandra's Valley of the Wind from north and south, while the Toxic Jungle, which expels a deadly gas, is rapidly sweeping across the land.
Warriors of the Wind is your invitation to epic adventure--a sweeping drama of larger-than-life warriors and heroes. A voyage through time and space to the magical and dreamlike Valley of the Wind where good battles evil for the future of the human race. A futuristic fantasy where survival of the fittest is the rule and ALL men live in fear.
Faced with almost certain destruction, Princess Zandra must ralley her people against Queen Salena's brutal army, against the lethal Fire Dragon, and against hordes of Giant Gorgons to bring a new life to herself, her homeland, and her beloved people."
Absolutely priceless. Couldn't understand why Miyazaki wouldn't let his stuff be brought to the US for almost 20 years afterward.
Oh, and of course, I don't own this art. Not entirely sure who does, but God bless 'em. XD