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post #121 of 214
didnt see a review so thought I'd post here.

Just got done watching Grave of the Fireflies (IMO, the greatest animated film of all-time) on blu-ray and thought it looked and sounded wonderful. It doesnt have the extras as the Central Park Media DVD, so I'll still hold on to that, but gladd to finally have this on blu. When I first saw this in 1998, hardly anyone outside of anime fans knew of it. Over the years, thanks to internet and word of mouth, its great to see it finally getting due credit.

cannot wait for Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke!
post #122 of 214
Yeah it took a while but I finally broke down and ordered the Japanese Blu's for Totoro and Kiki, and they are glorious. FWIW the Japanese releases have lots of language options (audio and subtitle--not just Japanese & English), and the English subtitles are actual translations of the Japanese rather than transcriptions of the English dub (occasionally significant, and the English discs definitely tend to have the latter!). They auto-play the movie so you don't have to navigate a Japanese menu at all, and if your remote has a button for Audio and Subtitles, you can even switch these without having to guess at the Japanese menu. On top of that, you don't get the English dubbing credits superimposed on the regular credits like you do with at least some of the English releases. The cases are a novel design that doesn't appear to be the crappy why-did-they-bother offering of the other nonstandard Blu-ray case designs I've seen, and I find the Japanese cover art to be iconic/simple/beautiful/multilingual-friendly. Extras aren't necessarily subbed, but I personally don't mind that--but that and the cost are the only two reasons someone may prefer the English language discs IMO.
post #123 of 214
I just watched the Japanese disc of Totoro last night, and it looks and sounds perfect. Unless the eventual US release offers some compelling bonus material, I have no need of it.
post #124 of 214
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Unless the eventual US release offers some compelling bonus material, I have no need of it.

It will offer some compelling green bonus material in the wallets of those of us who haven't already purchased the Japanese release. biggrin.gif
post #125 of 214
I didn't see this mentioned in here, but My Neighbor Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle are both available for pre-order on Amazon. Both to be released on 5/21.
post #126 of 214
Ayup. Already ordered.smile.gif
post #127 of 214
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I didn't see this mentioned in here, but My Neighbor Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle are both available for pre-order on Amazon. Both to be released on 5/21.
Disney is really bringing out the big guns from Ghibli's catalog at once.
post #128 of 214
Now I just need Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. The two titles I want the most. frown.gif
post #129 of 214
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Now I just need Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. The two titles I want the most. frown.gif

Yeah, for sure. Hopefully the release of these two in May is a good omen & we won't have to wait too much longer.
post #130 of 214
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Yeah, for sure. Hopefully the release of these two in May is a good omen & we won't have to wait too much longer.

Based on the release pattern so far, I expect Japanese releases of Princess Mononoke in 2014, and Spirited Away in 2015. Which means you'll be able to get them from Disney in 2015/2016. Or maybe later...

The good news is, Porco Rosso is a likely release in Japan this year. And I personally love it better than either of the above.
post #131 of 214
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Based on the release pattern so far, I expect Japanese releases of Princess Mononoke in 2014, and Spirited Away in 2015. Which means you'll be able to get them from Disney in 2015/2016. Or maybe later...

The good news is, Porco Rosso is a likely release in Japan this year. And I personally love it better than either of the above.

Spirited Away is number one for me, and Porco Rosso would be great. I hope I don't have to wait another two years for Spirited Away.
post #132 of 214
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It will offer some compelling green bonus material in the wallets of those of us who haven't already purchased the Japanese release. biggrin.gif

Well yeah, that biggrin.gif I did not have the patience to resist, what with that shiny add to cart button being all friendly and clickable. It just happened, man.
post #133 of 214
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Porco Rosso and Mononoke will probably be day one imports for me. The rest, my DVDs should hold me over.
post #134 of 214
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The good news is, Porco Rosso is a likely release in Japan this year. And I personally love it better than either of the above.

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post #135 of 214
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yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes

Please note my prediction is not based on any particular insider knowledge--I have just noted that Ghibli seems to be going through their catalog in roughly chronological order, releasing titles a couple times a year, which would put Porco on the schedule for this year. In Japan only.

That said, there have been exceptions to the chronological rule, and there's a rumored sequel to Porco that they may choose to delay for. I sure hope not, though.
Edited by CatBus - 2/21/13 at 1:36pm
post #136 of 214
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I didn't see this mentioned in here, but My Neighbor Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle are both available for pre-order on Amazon. Both to be released on 5/21.

Both links are dead for me. frown.gif Why do Amazon links keep doing this? Same thing happened to the Korra BD link, though not until after it took my order.
post #137 of 214
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Both links are dead for me. frown.gif Why do Amazon links keep doing this? Same thing happened to the Korra BD link, though not until after it took my order.

There was a Korra BD preorder? All I have seen is a DVD preorder.
post #138 of 214
The Korra BD preorder link was only up for 48-36 hours and then Amazon tossed it down the memory hole:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1456937/finally-nick-legend-of-korra-in-blu-bring-on-aang-too

Long enough for bluray.com to set up a page about it, but then deactivated.mad.gif
post #139 of 214
What do you suppose the meaning is behind the disappearing pages? Were they just produced too early? I guess what I'm really asking is what are the chances that the published release dates from those pages are reliable?
post #140 of 214
Well, I see both of them this morning, so who knows? Korra is now just a "sign up to be notified" page.
post #141 of 214
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Well, I see both of them this morning, so who knows? Korra is now just a "sign up to be notified" page.

Ordered the two this morning! I don't know why the pages went down, but I'm glad they are back up. My Korra order still says ships 5/21, but they'll probably wait 'til 5/20 to cancel it.

I see Lupin III is available now on BD from Amazon ... but the description shows neither english subtitles nor dubbing? Sooo close, and yet so far:rolleyes:.
post #142 of 214
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Please note my prediction is not based on any particular insider knowledge--I have just noted that Ghibli seems to be going through their catalog in roughly chronological order, releasing titles a couple times a year, which would put Porco on the schedule for this year. In Japan only.

That said, there have been exceptions to the chronological rule, and there's a rumored sequel to Porco that they may choose to delay for. I sure hope not, though.

I am in Japan often enough that that works fine for me. And a sequel would be a far more than adequate consolation prize for a delayed BD.
post #143 of 214
Porco Rosso July 17th (Japan)

http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00CAP5NUK?tag=bluraycom-22

Hell yeah.
post #144 of 214
I didn't see any mention of subtitles in the Amazon listing. Can we count on English subs, as with the other discs?
post #145 of 214
I don't think there's been a JP release without English subs on the main feature, and I think there's only been one without an English dub (Poppy Hill).

So I'd expect the normal range of subs & dubs here, since they certainly exist.
post #146 of 214
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Porco Rosso July 17th (Japan)

http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00CAP5NUK?tag=bluraycom-22

Hell yeah.

post #147 of 214
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Porco Rosso July 17th (Japan)

http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00CAP5NUK?tag=bluraycom-22

Hell yeah.

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LOL!! biggrin.gif

So that means what? A year or two before Disney catches up? rolleyes.gif
post #148 of 214
And the UK releases will be sometime between the Japanese and Disney releases.
post #149 of 214
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And the UK releases will be sometime between the Japanese and Disney releases.
With extra yummy DNR goodness!
post #150 of 214
If you can live without the English dub, the Hong Kong editions are often a solid alternative. I'm pretty sure that most of them are, at the very least, less DNRed than the UK ones. AND they usually come out sooner too. I got my HK editions of Kiki and Only Yesterday last month.
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