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Old 07-18-05, 01:07 AM
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The Place Promised in Our Early Days?

Anyone check this one out yet. The previews look pretty impressive and it was really popular in theatrical release in Japan.

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Old 07-18-05, 03:00 AM
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i have it. it should be one of the most popular cross-over anime pieces of the year, as its the first feature length movie from makoto shinkai. looks gorgeous, very similar feel to the story as 'voices of a distant star'. some will find it quite pretentious i think, but many anime fans and others will be amazed at how gorgeous and generally beautiful the whole thing is... there should be reviews around, online.
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Old 07-18-05, 10:50 AM
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There are no reviews of the DVD release that I've found.

ADV does some excellent transfers- I take it this one is anamorphic?

How's the (dare I say it) dub? Is the original language track 2.0? How are the subs? Any extras? etc
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Old 07-18-05, 01:07 PM
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review :

http://www.opuszine.com/movies/review.html?reviewID=315

i dont know about the disc specifics with regards anamorphic etc, and the quality of the dub as i never even check them. the trailer at ADV is dubbed i think.

the subs are fine. the extras are small interviews with makoto shinkai : nothing mindblowing as its only one disc...
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Old 07-18-05, 05:21 PM
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Another review. Nothing much specific to the DVD though.

http://www.twitchfilm.net/archives/002484.html
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Old 07-18-05, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
ADV does some excellent transfers- I take it this one is anamorphic?
Yes. Haven't checked to see if it's progressive or not.

Originally Posted by Eric F
Is the original language track 2.0?
No. This is apparently a typo in ADV's solicitation that all the other retailers picked up. Both the dub and the original language track are in 5.1.

Originally Posted by Eric F
How are the subs?
I've only watched a few clips from my copy (I'm watching the whole movie tonight) but so far the subtitles look to be very well-done -- they match the color and font used in the on-screen text, as Right Stuf did with His and Her Circumstances. I did read a complaint about a few typos, though.

(Edit: subtitle sample here. Ignore the weird aspect ratio, since PowerDVD takes snapshots of anamorphic movies at their native 720x480 resolution.)

Originally Posted by Eric F
Any extras? etc
Four interviews (director and the three Japanese leads), three trailers for the movie ranging from 1:30 to 3:00, and the standard crappy previews for other ADV properties. Nice packaging, with a clear case and liner notes like Voices of a Distant Star.

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