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Sen to Chihiro Red Tint Lawsuit

posted on 2002-12-02 22:55 EST
Consumers file lawsuit against Disney regarding the Red Tint in the Japanese DVD release of Sen To Chihiro

Source: Daily Manichi (Japanese Newspaper)

The japanese consumers in the Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures of Japan have filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney Japan over the red tint on the Japanese DVD release of Spirited Away.

Walt Disney's subsidiary, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, distributes the Studio Ghibli DVD that many people have been complaining about.

The plaintifs seek 10,000 Yen (US$80) and a replacement DVD for each consumer. They claim that, after analyzing the DVD, they found that its color balance was biased towards red. Tetsuyuki Ohya, attorney and one of the plaintifs, stated "Spirited Away is a brilliant movie. However, some hundred thousand people including me were disappointed with the DVD version. Our purpose is to make the truth clear."

Buena Vista has stated that it is consulting with Studio Ghibli in order to decide how to respond to the lawsuit.

Follow up article: More on Red Tint Lawsuit

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