Hi, everyone! Like many of you, I picked up the US Nausicaa Blu-Ray and just finished watching on my Sony crt hdtv. To my eyes, the Disney version has the film grain removed and the color temperature is reduced, leading to a slightly less reddish picture (Japan just sets their color temp higher, as I understand). I think the movie looks very good, everything is crisp and sharp, but it's not as "warm" as the Japanese version.
I don't know if the Disney disc is different from the UK version. The technical data suggests the US version is unique; the video has the smallest file size of the three, to make room for the Nausicaa featurette and "World of Ghibli" extras.
What I need are some screenshots that I could use on The Ghibli Blog. I may just use the photos from the DVD Beaver page for now, but if anyone could help out, I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm also eager to hear everyone's impressions and opinions. I'm sure you're more experienced with the technical side than me.
Daniel Thomas MacInnes
The Ghibli Blog