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If the people encoding the US version are who I think they are, we will have nothing to worry about.

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Damnit, it's this sort of thing that really ticks me off - I bought the UK version on day of release, and I wondered if it didn't look a little too soft compared to the Japanese screenshots I'd seen, and now I know why!

Hope the US version is region free, and clearly Optimum well and truly suck at Blu-ray releases.
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I don't think it's fair to say that about Optimum. From what I saw of their version of Ponyo, it looked as good as the US (Panasonic Hollywood Lab) version.

They should really just have left it alone, though.

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I've been proven wrong. Just ignore my observations here .
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I highly doubt that. Just because grain is easy to synthesise doesn't mean that's the case.

In any case, the grain on the Japanese version looks like real film grain, with differing particle sizes, spread across different high frequencies. Random in every sense of the word. It's the real deal.

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I highly doubt that. Just because grain is easy to synthesise doesn't mean that's the case.

In any case, the grain on the Japanese version looks like real film grain, with differing particle sizes, spread across different high frequencies. Random in every sense of the word. It's the real deal.

I'm not trying to prove, that because it's easy to synthesize, it's artificial.

It's actually the lack of differing particle sizes in the Japanese version that I find interesting.

But then again, like I said, I might be completely off-base .
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I wish Disney would hurry up and release this already.
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I'm not usually the one to make accusations based on nothing, but the more I look at the Japanese release - the more I'm starting to think it might actually have digital grain added to it. I might be totally wrong, but the grain is almost artificially consistent in movement and size.

Remember, this is cel animation. In addition to the film grain, you have the texture of the cels themselves & the ground-glass of the animation stand to deal with, which will change the appearance of the grain structure compared to "live" photography, even with the same stock & exposure conditions. I mean, you could just as easily say that it looks like Floyd-Steinberg dithering which it does, precisly because Floyd-Steinberg dithering mimics the effect of real film grain, adding texture noise to bring out detail information.

What impresses me is the apparent lack of the false picture texture artefacts endemic to anime DVD releases. I paid sticker price, ca $180, for the Japanese Wings of Honneamise LaserDisc boxset, & another $60 for the Bandai Visual US BD release, so if the Disney release of Nausicaa does have problems, I have no reservations about springing for this release. Hopefully, though, they'll do it right, for one of the best-loved animated films of all time (I don't care what Disney says about their house product) & get rid of that nasty pink tint while they're at it.

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It's actually the lack of differing particle sizes in the Japanese version that I find interesting.

Watched the JP copy a few nights ago. Grain varies in particle size and intensity through the film. It's a phenomenal looking release, and puts even the handsome (and insanely expensive) releases from Bandai Visual like The Wings of Honneamise, Memories, and Patlabor: The Movie to shame.


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Ghost in the Shell (original, not 2.0!) didn't look all that great and it's a much newer film than Nausicca. There is a steady stream of old Gundam series and movies being released on Blu-ray, I wonder how those look.

Ghost in the Shell is something of a special case, because unlike 99% of animation it was composed of hand-painted cels composited on the AVID workstation and then printed to 35mm. Basically, the entire film is a digital special effect printed to film on 15 year old equipment. That allowed for some really unique depth-of-focus photography not possible with traditional animation, but also means the "Negative" is no looker. GITS 2.0 was created in part because that printed negative is never going to look particularly great.

I've not seen it, but I hear the various Gundam releases look fine. Just remember that anime TV shows are almost always shot on 16mm (aside from the credits), so just don't expect them to look like Five Star Stories. The negatives just aren't in the same league.
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Here's the BDinfo:

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Optimum strikes again I see. They filtered and wiped the film grain from their Ghibli DVD releases as well, some of which looked terrible in comparison to the Disney versions.

Really glad I didn't take a chance on the UK Nausicaa now, as I would only have ended up trying to get rid of it at a loss, just like Optimum's Ponyo (which I sold because of the stupid decision to not include both video angles, as well as the ugly yellow subtitles, and some very slight compression issues in the first chapter.)

But at least I can completely rule out collecting the UK Ghiblis now, it's either the US (if Disney can ever get their thumbs out and announce Nausicaa) or JP editions (horribly expensive, but guaranteed to get the best version, and guaranteed to get all the movies, most notably Grave of the Fireflies which Disney doesn't have the US rights to.)

By the way, Nausicaa was a 6K scan, which is probably why the grain looks so good. I really hope they'll do 6K scans of all the (film/cel) movies, but I guess we'll see what happens with Laputa in a month or so.
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I really hope they'll do 6K scans of all the (film/cel) movies, but I guess we'll see what happens with Laputa in a month or so.

Agreed. I'm getting pretty anxious waiting to see some LAPUTA screencaps. My guess is that they will be as good as NAUSICAA, and maybe even a little better... if that's even possible.
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Hmm... yep. The DNR'd UK release definitely looks better.

It is a rare occasion that DNR can actually make a release look better than just leaving the transfer untouched. This is one of those occasions.

Film grain is just plain awkward on animation. Thanks to its much more simplistic nature, animation can be successfully DNR'd without losing detail unlike live action. When I watched the Japanese BD of Nausicaä, the grain was the one thing that really stuck out again the cleanliness of animation - it was like the whole movie was in a sandstorm. The grain contributed nothing but noise - no added detail like with live action films.

Hopefully Disney DNR's their transfer too. They've done an excellent job in the past of removing grain from their own animated titles.
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Film grain is just plain awkward on animation.

I'm afraid Hayao Miyazaki disagrees. Otherwise he probably wouldn't have added digital grain and simulated gate-weave on Ponyo.
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You can trust whatever you like, of course.

I just want to make sure we're all clear that the director of the film in question clearly likes the nuance that film grain adds to animation, regardless of what your eyes may tell you.
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Nuance? "Fine detail" isn't exactly the term I'd use to describe defects from a type of storage medium

Who's talking about detail? 35mm animation and digital animation simply look different. Hence the word 'nuance'.

A director's preferred aspect ratio or revisionist changes decades down the line are totally irrelevant to Nausicca and Miyazaki. It's a grainy film, and the way Ponyo was finished suggests that the director likes it that way. If you don't like the grain, lucky for you there's always the filtered UK release.

The rest of us grain-lovers can keep our Japanese release.
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This disc looks far from horrible, quite good in fact, but the having watched the complete film last night - the application of the DNR is quite messy.

Grain hardly moves, and is basically (visibly) frozen the entire film - and from time to time some parts of the image will have frozen grain and moving grain at the same time.

As a cruel joke, the HD-trailer on the disc does have the grain-pattern intact.
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Looks like I'll buy the Japanese release on my next Tokyo trip then. $ouch.
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Some comparisons of the Japanese Blu-ray vs UK Blu-ray.

Apparently someone at Optimum thought it would be a good idea to smoothen the film, sigh.......

There's still some grain, and it looks far from terrible - but they just shouldn't have messed with it.
Although, I do find the grain on the Japanese release to look strangely consistent and somewhat digital.

Hope you don't mind me using your previous screenshots eric.exe .

Japanese left - UK right
Not all exact frames.
Hello! I'm sorry, but those Uk caps are flawed. I previously compared the two BDs and DVDs for my own pleasure, and the BDs look practically identical.
Since I took some caps for myself, fortunately I have here one frame almost identical to the caps posted:
(I'm awfully sorry for the giant caps, but as this is my first post, I can't post URLs; feel free to downsize them, mods)

Japanese:
My UK frame:
Your UK frame:

also take a look at this frame:
UK:
Jap:

The Japanese one has more grain, which is however absolutely present in the Optimum BD - in minor quantity. Also, and most important, the colors are slightly manipulated in you cap (the hair, the dress, etc.). Thsi is a typical software malfunctioning - I exeperienced similar problems with a couple of programs (mostly with Total Media Theatre), but fortunately I found out better programs. I strongly advise you to (try to) change your 'frame-grabber' as soon as possible (sometimes, it can also depend on the video card).
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Hello! I'm sorry, but those Uk caps are flawed. I previously compared the two BDs and DVDs for my own pleasure, and the BDs look practically identical.
Since I took some caps for me, fortunately I have here one frame almost identical to the caps posted:
(I'm awfully sorry for the giant caps, but as this is my first post, I can't post URLs; feel free to downsize them, mods)

The Japanese one has more grain, which is however absolutely present in the Optimum BD - in minor quantity. Also, and most important, the colors are slightly manipulated in you cap (the hair, the dress, etc.). Thsi is a typical software malfunctioning - I exeperienced similar problems with a couple of programs (mostly with Total Media Theatre), but fortunately I found out better programs. I strongly advise you to (try to) change your 'frame-grabber' as soon as possible (sometimes, it can also depend on the video card).
Without being rude, you are actually wrong here.

You have compared my earlier screenshot with one that you took - which not only isn't an exact match, but also cropped and riddled with (compression/sharpening) artifacts.
Your screenshot is a 164kb .png file that's not even 1920x1080, but 1920x1040.

Look at the sea on the left of Nausicaa, see the difference?

I've matched your screenshot (exact frame) and you will find them to be quite matching (click on the spoiler tag).



Like I said earlier, the difference in colour is caused by the use of different colour-profiles, or perhaps even by differences in the disc themselves. I always use BT.709.

So please before making more accusations, I urge you to get your facts straight.
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Hey, BsRoz, why being so harsh?? Mine was more a friendly note than a reproach. However, thx for having matched the frame, and now I see the grain is more or less the same - and is good to me!
Re the size, I always take the caps directly in jpgs.
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Hey, BsRoz, why being so harsh?? Mine was more a friendly note than a reproach. However, thx for having matched the frame, and now I see the grain is more or less the same - and is good to me!
Re the size, I always take the caps directly in jpgs.
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It's all good - no problem .
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Re the size, I always take the caps directly in jpgs.
You should never do that, especially if you're using MPC-HC, as the internal jpg compressor is horrible and adds a ton of compression artifacts.
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Hello! I'm sorry, but those Uk caps are flawed. I previously compared the two BDs and DVDs for my own pleasure, and the BDs look practically identical.

I don mean to be rude, but if you are serious, you need glasses.
theres CLEARLY a difference in the japanese .png shot compared to your jpeg one. its full or artifacts (whatever the reason for that is).

not to be rude again, but its really a problem when people claim theres not really a difference or a release still looks good when it occurs in situations like this and the difference is that obvious.
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US release.....

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Disney is due to release Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind as a Blu-ray+DVD Combo on 3/8/11 (SRP $39.99)! Extras on the Blu-ray will include The World of Ghibli, Creating Nausicaa, Enter the Lands, a Studio Ghibli Trivia Challenge and the original Japanese storyboards, while the included DVD will likely be the same disc as released previously by the studio.

http://digitalbits.com/#mytwocents
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Awesome news! I can't wait for the other films to make the jump to Blu-Ray too!

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My favorite Miyazaki (which is saying a lot) and despite a bit of sticker ouch it's an insta-buy. CAN'T WAIT.
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YAY! Now I don't have to import the JPN disc and I can chuck my 720p ripped disc once this hits! Day one buy for me if anyone couldn't tell.
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The chances of the Japanese track being lossy are quite high. People should probably starting emailing Disney about it now.
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It is weird to say it but I definitely prefer some DNR for animation. Grain stands out way too much otherwise and is quite distracting on a level not acceptable to me.
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