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Old 10-20-09, 03:28 PM
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any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

I know that the bluray is streeting in Japan in early December - is there any new news if and when the US version is coming out? I'm really hoping both versions will mirror each other since the Japanese version will contain the original voice track and English dub - and 6.1 DTS-HD sound - but at converted price of 75 bucks - ouch... I know the US bluray will be significantly less expensive.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Check http://www.asianblurayguide.com/

It was initially thought the US version will be released same time as the Japanese version but was just countered by Disney stating they won't be releasing this until March 2010.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Man, that is a long time to wait....oh well, I'm still looking forward to picking it up then...
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Originally Posted by Cardiac161 View Post
Check http://www.asianblurayguide.com/

It was initially thought the US version will be released same time as the Japanese version but was just countered by Disney stating they won't be releasing this until March 2010.
why March, is Disney pushing for some Oscar attention with 'Ponyo'?
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

March? That feels like a long wait... oh well. If it means an Academy Award, more Miyazaki on Blu-ray at the same time, and a present for my April birthday - then that's OK in my book.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Originally Posted by GenPion View Post
March? That feels like a long wait... oh well. If it means an Academy Award, more Miyazaki on Blu-ray at the same time, and a present for my April birthday - then that's OK in my book.
I agree. I'm sure this will be worth the wait and only better if they is the possibility for more Miyazaki on Blu.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Originally Posted by rexinnih View Post
I agree. I'm sure this will be worth the wait and only better if they is the possibility for more Miyazaki on Blu.
Yes please....preferably Totoro and Spirited Away (if I could choose two others).....Mononoke if I could get three...
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Originally Posted by rexinnih View Post
I agree. I'm sure this will be worth the wait and only better if they is the possibility for more Miyazaki on Blu.
With as much as Disney loves tie-in releases, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there'll be another Miyazaki or two released at the same time.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

March...
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

December 8th, according to AsianBluRayGuide

Good news for those of us who want to see Hayao Miyazaki's latest Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea in glorious HD as soon as possible without paying a premium price for the Japanese Blu-ray Disc release. According to Rope of Silicone, Walt Disney Home Entertainment will bring the significant cheaper US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release on the same day as in Japan, meaning December 8th. So the October date mentioned back in July was (just as espected) just some retailer related date.

[Oct. 20] Update: According to a tweet from Disney producer Frank Marshall, Ponyo will be released in the US in March 2010! I asked him about the date Rope of Silicone stated but I didn't receive an answer yet. Hard to believe that Disney won't take advantage of the upcoming Christmas sales, especially since a French BD release for December was announced two days ago. [via The Ghibli Blog]
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Frank Marshall, the co-producer of the North American release of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Ponyo film, confirmed on his personal Twitter account on Thursday evening that the film's DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) releases will both ship on March 2. He added that a 2-Disc DVD & Plush Gift Set will bundle a plush doll of the title character for a limited time only. While a similar BD-and-plush gift set has not been scheduled, Marshall said that "if the DVD version works, there could be a Blu-Ray plush version."

Marshall acknowledged that the home video releases was originally slated for December 8, but noted that the final releases will include "a fabulous journey into the World of Ghibli." However, he said the Japanese Ponyo wa Kōshite Umareta ~Miyazaki Hayao no Shisō Katei~ (Ponyo Was Born Like This: Hayao Miyazaki's Thought Process) documentary will only be available in Japan.

The film is still playing in American theaters, where it has grossed US$15,050,041 as of this past Sunday.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Dec or March, I'm still getting it.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

That would be pretty awesome if there was another Miyazaki release on blu around this time as well.
Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
With as much as Disney loves tie-in releases, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there'll be another Miyazaki or two released at the same time.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

For what it's worth, the book of promos that came with Up and Monsters, Inc. on Blu-ray advertise Ponyo coming out on Blu-ray and DVD on December 8th.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
For what it's worth, the book of promos that came with Up and Monsters, Inc. on Blu-ray advertise Ponyo coming out on Blu-ray and DVD on December 8th.
Monsters Inc was advertised as coming out earlier than it actually did as well. Lately, Disney has been shifting the release dates of some of their animated titles after they've already printed the promo materials.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Bummer, I saw that ad in the Monsters Inc. package and got really excited that it was coming out in less than a month.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Yeah, I have to think that we would have seen a pre-order by now if it were 12/8
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

here are the specs for the bluray:

Ponyo U.S. specs and extras

Priced at $39.99 SRP on Blu-ray Disc and $29.99 SRP on 2-Disc DVD, extras include:
The World of Ghibli- Allows fans to immerse themselves in the amazing worlds from each film created by legendary filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki in this multi-layered interactive experience. Lands to explore include:
Ponyo’s Land
Kiki’s Land
Castle’s Land
Totoro’s Land

Behind the Studio- Unprecedented access to all the background, inspiration and process behind the making of Ponyo and the inner workings of Studio Ghibli through a series of documentaries. They include all new interviews with Hayao Miyazaki, and composer Joe Hisaishi. Also included in this feature are:
Creating Ponyo
Ponyo & Fujimoto
The Nursery

Behind the Microphone: The Voice of Ponyo

Producers Perspective: Telling the Story

Scoring Miyazaki

The Scenery in Ghibli

Original Japanese Trailer

•Presentation: Widescreen 16x9, 1080p Hi Def
•Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
•Sound: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Japanese Dolby 5.1, French Dolby 5.1
•Primary Language: English
•Subtitled: English, Japanese, Spanish, French
•Dubbed: Japanese, French
•Closed Captions: Yes
•Running time: 90 minutes
•For Region 1 use (US and Canada) only


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looks like the English dub is given the lossless treatment while the Japanese language track is just standard Dolby Digital - and it looks like the 6.1 mix which is on the Japanese and Hong Kong release is not present
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

DVDBeaver review and screencaps:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDRe...yo_blu-ray.htm
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

It looks gorgeous, I can't wait to pick this up.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

I love that line they capped, that life is mysterious and amazing, after Souske tells his mom that Ponyo was a fish and now she's a little girl.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

I've never seen this. But based on those screencaps alone. I will be buying this, it looks out of this world.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

They dropped the ball by not having the Japanese track as lossless. Come on; it shouldn't be a bandwidth/space issue like it may have been on DVD.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
They dropped the ball by not having the Japanese track as lossless. Come on; it shouldn't be a bandwidth/space issue like it may have been on DVD.
Disney doesn't care. They did the same thing with Hero and I expect the same thing with every non-native English release from them. They suck.
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Re: any news from Disney on the release of 'Ponyo by the Sea'?

Originally Posted by Drexl View Post
They dropped the ball by not having the Japanese track as lossless. Come on; it shouldn't be a bandwidth/space issue like it may have been on DVD.
Um... looks like they dropped the Japanese track altogether. The DVD has a Japanese track, but the blu-ray not.

Can you guys check your discs to prove I'm not crazy (or that I am) - or maybe I'm somehow missing it (I checked the menus and pressing "audio" only gives me two tracks: English and French). But dvdBeaver had it on the disc they reviewed, so what gives?

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