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Old 07-17-17, 09:45 PM   #101
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An update on today's Ghibli DVD/Blu announcement answering some common Qs, because w have always wanted to do a Notes tweet!
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Forgot to add to this… there is still no Digital (iTunes etc) for the foreseeable future, and all Blus will be BD/DVD combo packs.
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When do the preorders and final specs go live?

Preorders should be later this week… just didn’t want to get buried under SDCC. Specs hopefully live with that, still ironing some out.
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just to be clear on "old dubs", is that about Warriors of the Wind & such or are Disney-era dubs for Kiki & others out?

Pre-Disney. Anything in current circulation you can assume is Ghibli-approved, and thats what will be on the discs.
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Old 07-17-17, 09:50 PM   #102
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I've never heard of GKids.
Distributor that handles animation around the world (not just Japan): http://www.gkids.com/all-films. They have released (using home video distributor like Universal) past Ghibli titles like From Up on Poppy Hill, Ocean Waves, Only Yesterday, and The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
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Disney just let the rights expire? Or Ghibli chose not to let them renew? Are their editions going OOP now?
Expect the Disney BDs/DVDs to go OOP soon. They have heavily discounted through this year.
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Old 07-17-17, 11:23 PM   #103
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I believe subtitles represent the original script and dubtitles represent what was spoken in the new voiceover.
Right. When they do the script to dub English voices they often change words and sentence structure to try to fit with mouth movements in the animation, which is why decent subtitles are a lot different than the spoken English dub.

There were several Disney releases that had dubtitles (Mononoke, Kiki, and Laputa), but all were rectified when they released the Collective Works of Hayao Miyazaki collection (which contains none of the extras of the Disney releases). The problem with Kiki is that they used the old Streamline script, since that's what the Japanese Blu Ray used for English subtitles. This will be re released in theaters next week as part of a limited event, so we'll know by then if they commissioned a new sub, but given their answer I doubt it, since Ghibli themselves used the Streamline one.

As for the Disney versions I assume they go OOP immediately since they lost distribution rights, no?

The only Disney Blu I didn't rebuy from my DVD releases was Kiki, though now I'll probably wait. Though I do have the Collective Works version (which means I bought many of these movies three times already, on VHS, DVD, Blu Ray and Collective Works). Then again I just rewatched Nausicaa with my daughter, who loved it despite the fact the narrative is so complex since it's based off of Miyazaki's manga.

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Distributor that handles animation around the world (not just Japan): http://www.gkids.com/all-films. They have released (using home video distributor like Universal) past Ghibli titles like From Up on Poppy Hill, Ocean Waves, Only Yesterday, and The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
Gotcha, and I do have a number of those but apparently I just thought of them as being from the main distributor, e.g., Universal, and didn't notice the GKids connection.

Actually, I have all of those except Ocean Waves, and now I have to go look it up to see what it is.
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GKids' current Ghibli Blu-rays are great. I bet their reissues will be little more than straight ports of the Disney BDs.
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Old 07-20-17, 10:38 PM   #106
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Re: 1 & Only Studio Ghibli Blu-ray Thread

GKids recap post from yesterday...


A NOTE ON STUDIO GHIBLI BLU-RAYS:

First thanks to everyone for your kind words and enthusiasm!! It's surreal to have gone from owning a VHS tape as a kid to putting our logo on the same film decades later. Literally a dream come true.

I wanted to provide some quick answers to frequent questions:

- we may have gotten carried away with "ALL FILMS". The actual press release is more specific... we will now have all films in our collection except Grave of the Fireflies (always excluded due to the fact it is not represented by Ghibli in USA), and The Wind Rises, which is still new. And we are not going to re-release our current Ghibli titles (Poppy, Ocean Waves, Only Yesterday, Kaguya, Marnie). I'm proud of them, think we did a great job, and there's nothing I'd change yet.

- there will be three subtitle streams on every film: English for Japanese audio (translation), English SDH (aka "dubtitles"), and French

- if it's on the Japanese Bluray (from Ghibli), we probably have it. If it's not, sorry, I wouldn't expect to see it at this time. Old dubs, old tweaks etc. Ghibli is extremely particular about their masters and what is "studio approved." While I share some fondness/nostalgia for previous versions of things, Ghibli is particular about the dub you hear and the presentation you receive. In a good way. These editions will be "studio approved." We are carefully reviewing transfers, updating subtitles (where appropriate) and going nuts on the QC process. And pushing some buttons on requests every now and then. If you already own these releases, I don't expect a double dip... yet. We are going to try to earn it : )

- We are starting to release the catalog titles in October and will release a few new ones each month with a goal to get them all on shelves by end of Q1 2018.

- Yes this includes Yamadas on Bluray. I am really looking forward to spreading the joy of that film across the land.

- Artwork is going to be similar to previous US editions on some releases, different on others. It will be revealed this week for the October titles. Every Bluray will have a translated booklet, DVD and BD combo will have O-cards (slipcovers).
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Old 08-04-17, 03:29 PM   #108
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Re: 1 & Only Studio Ghibli Blu-ray Thread

via Amazon:

More releases from GKIDS:
- Porco Rosso (Blu-ray / DVD Combo) - $29.95 - 11/21/17
- Porco Rosso (DVD) - $19.96 - 11/21/17

- The Secret World of Arrietty (Blu-ray / DVD Combo) - $29.95 - 11/21/17
- The Secret World of Arrietty (DVD) - $19.96 - 11/21/17
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