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GKIDS release

October 17th

Howl's Moving Castle Blu-ray/DVD
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Howl's Moving Castle includes an 8-page Booklet with essays from the producer, producer's statement and more.

Special Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Interview with Diana Wynne Jones, Miyazaki's Visit to Pixar, Explanation of CG, The Birth Story of the Film Soundtrack, Behind the Microphone

Howl's Moving Castle DVD
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Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Interview with Diana Wynne Jones, Miyazaki's Visit to Pixar, Explanation of CG, and Behind the Microphone.


Kiki's Delivery Service Blu-ray/DVD
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Kiki's Delivery Service includes an 8-page Booklet with statements from the Producer and Director along with updated and corrected subtitles from past editions.

Special Features:Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, Ursula's Painting, Creating Kiki's Delivery Service, Producer's Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki, Behind the Microphone, The Locations of Kiki's Delivery Service, Kiki & Jiji, Flying with Kiki & Beyond.

Kiki's Delivery Service DVD
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This release of Kiki's Delivery Service includes updated and corrected subtitles from past editions.

Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailers, Ursula's Painting, Creating Kiki's Delivery Service, Producer's Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki, Behind the Microphone, The Locations of Kiki's Delivery Service, Kiki & Jiji, Flying with Kiki & Beyond


My Neighbor Totoro Blu-ray/DVD
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My Neighbor Totoro includes an 8-page Booklet with producer's and director's statements.

Special Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, Behind the Microphone, Textless Opening and End Credits, Creating My Neighbor Totoro, Creating the Characters, The "Totoro" Experience, The Locations of My Neighbor Totoro, Producer's Perspective: Creating Ghibli

My Neighbor Totoro DVD
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Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailers, Behind the Microphone, Textless Opening and End Credits, Creating My Neighbor Totoro, Creating the Characters, The "Totoro" Experience, The Locations of My Neighbor Totoro, Producer's Perspective: Creating Ghibl


Ponyo Blu-ray/DVD
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Ponyo includes an 8-page Booklet with statements from the Director and Producer and lyrics.

Special Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, The Five Geniuses Who Created Ponyo, Press Conference: Theme Song Announcement , Behind the Microphone Opening Event at Hibiya Scala-Za Theatre, Interview with Hayao Miyazaki, Interview with Toshio Suzuki, Theme Song Music Video, Hayao Miyazaki Press Conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Creating Ponyo, Ponyo & Fujimoto, The Nursery, Scoring Miyazaki, Producer's Perspective: Telling the Story, The Locations of Ponyo

Ponyo DVD
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Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Behind the Microphone, Creating Ponyo, Ponyo & Fujimoto, The Nursery, Scoring Miyazaki, Producer's Perspective: Telling the Story, The Locations of Ponyo


Princess Mononoke Blu-ray/DVD
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Princess Mononoke includes an 8-page Booklet w Statements from the Producer and Director.

Special Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Princess Mononoke in USA, Behind the Microphone

Princess Mononoke DVD
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Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Behind the Microphone


Spirited Away Blu-ray/DVD
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Spirited Away includes a 12-page Booklet with statements from the Producer and Director.

Special Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Behind the Microphone

Spirited Away DVD
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Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Behind the Microphone, Nippon Television Special



October 31st

Castle in the Sky Blu-ray/DVD
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Castle in the Sky includes a 12-pg Booklet with statements from the Producers and Director and now features an additional English Language 5.1 Mix over the original synthesizer score.

Special Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, Promotional Video, Behind the Microphone, Scoring Miyazaki, Producer's Perspective: Meeting Miyazaki, Creating Castle in the Sky, Textless Opening and End Credits, Character Sketches

Castle in the Sky DVD
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Castle in the Sky includes an additional English Language 5.1 Mix over the original synthesizer score.

Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailers, Promotional Video, Behind the Microphone, Scoring Miyazaki, Producer's Perspective: Meeting Miyazaki, Creating Castle in the Sky, Textless Opening and End Credits, Character Sketches


Nausicaa of The Valley of The Wind Blu-ray/DVD
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Nausicaa contains a 12-pg Booklet with statements from the Producers and Director along with a more faithful transfer which keeps colors truer to the source material.

Special Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, "Original Theatrical Trailers" (5 trailers and TV spots), Audio Commentary with Hideaki Anno and Katayama, Interview with Toshio Suzuki and Hideaki Anno: "Nausicaa and Evangelion! The Whereabouts of the Giant Warrior?", Behind the Microphone: Join the filmmakers and cast behind the English-dubbed version of the film for an inside look at its creation, Creating Nausicaa

Nausicaa of The Valley of The Wind DVD
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Nausicaa contains a more faithful transfer which keeps colors truer to the source material.

Special Features: "Original Theatrical Trailers" (5 trailers and TV spots), Behind the Microphone: Join the filmmakers and cast behind the English-dubbed version of the film for an inside look at its creation, Creating Nausicaa



November 21st

Porco Rosso Blu-ray/DVD
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Porco Rosso includes an 8-page Booklet with statements from the producer and director.

Special Features: Textless open and end credits, Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, Interview with Toshio Suzuki, Behind the Microphone

Porco Rosso DVD
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Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailers, Interview with Toshio Suzuki, Behind the Microphone, Textless Open and End Credits


The Secret World of Arrietty Blu-ray/DVD
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The Secret World of Arrietty includes an 8-page Booklet with art and producer's statement.

Special Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, Interview with Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Interview with Hayao Miyazaki, Arrietty's Song Music Video

The Secret World of Arrietty DVD
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Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailers, Arrietty's Song Music Video
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No more dubtitles for Kiki is reason enough for me to double dip.
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The Castle in the Sky entry says an additional English dub mix with synthesizer score. Does that mean we'll be getting the English dub with the orchestral score? And does anyone know if they are going to go with the edited dubs for Kiki's Delivery Service and Castle in the Sky?

I was waiting to see what the extras were going to be before I committed. I was hoping for the booklets like they did with Up on Poppy Hill. Seems like these movies are in better hands with GKids
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Ugh...I just picked up all of the Disney releases in the sales of several months ago, so I guess now I have to figure out if any of them have anything worth double-dipping for. I wouldn't be watching in Japanese anyway, so whether the subs are dubtitles or not doesn't affect me much, but I'm curious about what that additional audio track for Castle in the Sky entails. And also the "more faithful transfer" for Nausicaa: I'd always been under the impression that Disney's version was pretty damn good-looking.
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I will totally buy Kiki and Castle if they release the non-edited dub tracks (with the orchestral music). I avoided buying Disney's BDs because of those reasons. I would love to replace my old DVDs, but I'm not going to get rid of them until I have an equivalent on BD.
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^ via TRSI (special features: TBD)

My Neighbors the Yamadas
- BD/DVD: https://www.rightstufanime.com/My-Neighbors-The-Yamadas-Blu-ray-DVD
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My Neighbors The Yamadas includes an 8-page Booklet with art and essays from the creative team.

- DVD: https://www.rightstufanime.com/My-Neighbors-The-Yamadas-DVD

The Cat Returns
- BD/DVD: https://www.rightstufanime.com/The-Cat-Returns-Blu-ray-DVD
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The Cat Returns includes an 8-page Booklet with art and essays from the creative team.

- DVD: https://www.rightstufanime.com/The-Cat-Returns-DVD

Whisper of the Heart
- BD/DVD: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Whisper-of-the-Heart-Blu-ray-DVD
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Whisper of the Heart includes an 8-page Booklet with art and essays from the creative team.

- DVD: https://www.rightstufanime.com/Whisper-of-the-Heart-DVD
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Top Gun wrote:
Ugh...I just picked up all of the Disney releases in the sales of several months ago, so I guess now I have to figure out if any of them have anything worth double-dipping for. I wouldn't be watching in Japanese anyway, so whether the subs are dubtitles or not doesn't affect me much, but I'm curious about what that additional audio track for Castle in the Sky entails. And also the "more faithful transfer" for Nausicaa: I'd always been under the impression that Disney's version was pretty damn good-looking.



If you're not interested in more accurate subtitles, then it's NOT worth it double-dipping.

I can't imagine Disney screwed up the HD video on their BD's. Disney Blu ray releases tend to be A-quality disc releases with a few notable exceptions including Disney's own Sword in the Stone Blu ray which is reported to be execrable quality... They just didn't remaster that film at all for HD. Very, very cheap disc release which is sad but Disney has been inconsistent with its classic animated feature releases for the past 5 years at least. The Disney classics had MUCH better presentations with excellent extras on DVD in the past. There's a whole deleted scene in the Lilo & Stitch 2-disc DVD release that wasn't included on the Blu ray release of that movie.

The big changes reported in online reviews are faster loading titles since GKids elected to use static menus instead of full-motion video like Disney did (which made the Disney discs load slower), more of the Japanese BD exclusives, and deletion of the more annoying Disney exclusives (including the intros where John Lasseter says Miyazaki is a close friend of his never mind the fact neither man speaks the other's native language!).

Oh, and the GKids/Shout Factory BDs have 8-page booklets which the Disney releases didn't have.

Shout Factory is the distributor for the new BDs. Universal Home Video distributed previous GKids releases of Ghibli films that weren't licensed or released in North America by Disney. I've noticed When Marnie Was There seems to be out of print now... It'll probably get a new print run of the BD in the future... I DID see the Marnie DVD release at Target today.

I've heard the conspiracy crap (and the usual complains about dubs but the Disney dubs for Ghibli titles are generally leaps and bounds above the average for English dubs in the anime industry) but the fact is that Disney home video got lazy with the subtitles and just used the dub script for as the basis for the subs. The more accurate sub translation in the end is the reason to pick up the new discs UNLESS you missed one release and can't find it on the market.
There's only a couple of titles that are really missing... The impression I got was there were a TON of unsold Blu rays which is why they got massively marked down over the summer. I picked up a few that I hadn't bought on sale at Best Buy as well so I have all the Disney Blu ray releases now. They went back up in price just before they got yanked off shelves. What happens to those copies, I don't know but the usual scalpers are going to find out quickly the savvy anime fans are NOT going to pay big bucks for the Disney editions with the GKids/Shout Factory releases coming out now.

BUT, there is one problem with the new releases.

They're just not showing up in stores! You can get them online but if you were counting on a brick store release, you're SOL.
I checked at three big chain releases -- Best Buy first, Target second, Wal-Mart -- and they only had two of today's releases at Target: Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. That was it... You can buy the rest online.

I was planning on only getting maybe three of them this week (probably Howl, Mononoke, and Totoro) but was disappointed that once again I couldn't get them in-store.

They may have all the releases at FYE but I wouldn't count on it. FYE has been getting worse on street date releases for anime lately, too...

Nowadays, you can't even find half the average week's anime releases in-store. It really has become a web-retail industry with some company's releases never showing up in-store unless you buy from an anime specialty store and those stores are farther and fewer between than even comic shops nowadays! i swear, a bunch of those business really survive doing the anime con circuit in additional to web retail.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:55 pm Reply with quote
I'm disappointed to hear the Disney releases, which I own, use dubtitles. I really can't justify double dipping to get better subtitles, even though I want them. Plus the booklets and more Japanese BD exclusives. Oh well.
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There is a couple of Ghibli movies I never got around to picking up on BD like Howls, Arrietty, The Cat Returns, Pom Poko, Tales from Earthsea and My Neighbors the Yamadas so I will be buying the GKids version of those. However, the only thing I will double or triple dip on (used to own original miramax DVD) is Princess Mononoke for the updated subtitles. I will gift my Disney BD copy to a family member.

Hmmm...
Nausicaa - has a newer video transfer and no hard-subbed dub credits. Tempting with newer video quality, but I think I can live with the Disney copy unless its astonishingly better.

Ponyo - they upgraded the quality of JP audio, but since its not a favorite I can again live with the Disney version.

Castle in the Sky - now has the original synth soundtrack. Again I can live with the Disney version.

Nothing else is tempting me to double/triple dip. At least so far on Amazon and a few other places some of the Ghiblis are starting with a cheaper street price than the Disney ones when those first came out.
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