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Arrietty is already up for preorder and has been for a few weeks. (down at the moment) However, Castle in the Sky and Whisper of the Heart just popped up on Amazon. They are currently listed as unavailible but the box art is in line with previous US releases of Ghibli movies on blu-ray. Hopefully preorders will be up and running soon.
 

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I hope they keep them coming quickly. I want them all.
 

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I hope they keep them coming quickly. I want them all.

I almost imported a couple of the Hong Kong releases and I am glad I held out. Still have several movies to catch up on, Japan keeps holding out on us.
 

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I'm holding out for the remastered version of Castle In The Sky that was originally released on DVD, so let's hope that is what we are getting instead of the lesser quality one that quietly replaced it.
 

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I'm holding out for the remastered version of Castle In The Sky that was originally released on DVD, so let's hope that is what we are getting instead of the lesser quality one that quietly replaced it.
 

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The first release had terrible Edge Enhancement. The recent gold box (my name for the design they use) release had a much improved image (still below average), but altered the music and dialog to more closly resemble the original Japanese. (all the gold box releases did this) there are several write ups about the various changes to the gold releases in the amazon reviews. (some are good others are bad...(the new Totoro dub for example)


And no, Mononoke and Spirited Away still havent been released yet. (I am importing Mononoke day one) but both of them should be in the next wave of releases if they keep to the current pattern....
 

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I imported the Japanese version of CASTLE IN THE SKY several months back and the PQ is absolutely fantastic -- for a 80s anime. Very similar to the NAUSICAA PQ. I assume the US release will be using that same master.


The Japanese import of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE looks literally perfect.
 

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The first release had terrible Edge Enhancement. The recent gold box (my name for the design they use) release had a much improved image (still below average), but altered the music and dialog to more closly resemble the original Japanese. (all the gold box releases did this) there are several write ups about the various changes to the gold releases in the amazon reviews. (some are good others are bad...(the new Totoro dub for example)

All of the (film based) Ghibli Blu-rays have completely new transfers compared to the DVDs. No idea whether they'll use the re-scored or re-edited dub though.
 

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The recent gold box (my name for the design they use) release had a much improved image (still below average), but altered the music and dialog to more closly resemble the original Japanese.

Ah. Thanks for the info. I had no idea (nor interest) because I only ever listen to the original Japanese.
 

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Ah. Thanks for the info. I had no idea (nor interest) because I only ever listen to the original Japanese.

Ghibli dubs usually are excelent so I switch between both English and Japanese depending on my mood. I dont use subs because they are usually just as different in meaning as the dubs.
 

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And no, Mononoke and Spirited Away still havent been released yet. (I am importing Mononoke day one) but both of them should be in the next wave of releases if they keep to the current pattern....

:: prepares to run screaming from the room during Mononoke's "worm" scenes ::
 

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Ghibli dubs usually are excelent so I switch between both English and Japanese depending on my mood. I dont use subs because they are usually just as different in meaning as the dubs.

I've always preferred using the japanese audio. The dubs for the most recent film was ehhhe
 

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I've always preferred using the japanese audio. The dubs for the most recent film was ehhhe

I've heard a few minutes of a couple of the dubs, here and there (mainly by checking out some of the "making of" featurettes) and, while they appear to be technically well-produced and feature, largely, capable actors, the tone and characterization seem to be so different from the original audio that one almost may as well be watching another movie.
 

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I can only assume that because the sub-discussion about dubs was initiated by a pretty clear troll post, a moderator cleaned up the whole resulting thread without regard for the fact that (I think) the resulting discussion contained useful information and no more personal attacks beyond the initial one.


Either that or they didn't know Porco Rosso was a Ghibli film and thought it had drifted offtopic...
 

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I can only assume that because the sub-discussion about dubs was initiated by a pretty clear troll post, a moderator cleaned up the whole resulting thread without regard for the fact that (I think) the resulting discussion contained useful information and no more personal attacks beyond the initial one.


Either that or they didn't know Porco Rosso was a Ghibli film and thought it had drifted offtopic...


Correct. There were also posts that talked about pirated videos. We have a zero tolerance on someone talking about owning or pirating CR material. One of those rules the ownership outlined in the rules everyone agreed to when they asked to be a member on AVS
 

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I feel sorry for anyone who stumbles across that terrible Porco dub, easily one of the worst dubs I have ever heard. I feel even more sorry for whoever orders any "Ghibli Collection" dvds from amazon thinking that they are getting a deal. (always read the reviews)
 

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I definitely would like to get spirited away in hd. I have the dvd and it still looks great
 
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