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BloodBoal

The Hayao Miyazaki Retrospective Thread

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Yeah, I've seen those.  The GKIDS versions have a somewhat darker looking transfer, which is apparently the same transfer as the Japanese version of the Miyazaki Collection released in 2014.  The Disney version(s) used the 2010 Japanese Blu-ray transfer which was pretty bright comparatively.  I will probably end up picking up some or all of the new sets, provided I can afford it.  They were recently on sale for fairly cheap, but I didn't snatch them up in time.

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1 hour ago, BloodBoal said:

 

Cool article, thanks for that.  Here's a key piece from it

 

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So if you slept on picking up the Disney editions (which are now out of print, obviously), you don’t have to fret too much.

Each of these films looks and sounds so crisp and clear in these Blu-ray editions, you’ll forget any other version of you’ve seen. You can see the individual elements used for the animation, in the backgrounds and characters, and they’re gorgeous things to behold.

 

 

I hadn't realized the Disney ones had gone out of print.  Fascinating that they would let this license get away from them, or that Ghibli would even want to go with another US distributor after everything Disney did for them.  Interesting.

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7 hours ago, BloodBoal said:

Looks like Miyazaki films are getting new Blu-Ray releases (done by Shout! Factory), some of them featuring a new transfer and new bonus features, as well as some fixed dubbing/subtitles issues. Thought this might be of interest to people like @nightscape94.

 

Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind
Laputa: Castle In The Sky
My Neighbor Totoro

Kiki's Delivery Service

Porco Rosso
Princess Mononoke

Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle
Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea

 

The Castle Of Cagliostro and The Wind Rises didn't get a new release yet (I'm guessing Cagliostro will probably be skipped because it's Miyazaki's least known film).

 

Cagilostro probably isn't getting released with the set because to my best knowledge it's owned by a different studio. 

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