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Studio Ghibli's "Ponyo" 7/3/2009 in Japan

Old 04-02-09, 11:11 PM
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Studio Ghibli's "Ponyo" 7/3/2009 in Japan

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Ponyo (Gake No Ue No Ponyo) Y4935
2 Disc DVD (Sorry, BluRay will be available in December!)
-DTS 6.1 Japanese, Dolby 2.0 Japanese
-English, Japanese subtitles
-Complete Storyboards
-2 Theatrical Trailers

VHS (!!!) Y4725 (!!!)
-No extras or subtitles, duh...

"This Is How Ponyo Was Born" (Ponyo Wa Koushite Umareta) Y9240 DVD, Y11340
5 Disc DVD / 2 Disc Blu Ray
752 minutes (12 hours 32 minutes) of documentary material on the making of Ponyo,
There are no English subtitles.

"Joe Hisaishi in Budokan" Y4935 DVD, Y6090 BD
2 Disc DVD / 1 Disc BD
-PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
-no subtitles, as it is a concert
-Making Of
-The Projected Animation from the Concert
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what's the film's about???
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i'm getting the VHS version!
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Re: Studio Ghibli's "Ponyo" 7/3/2009 in Japan

Are there any plans for a US english release?
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Re: Studio Ghibli's "Ponyo" 7/3/2009 in Japan

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Are there any plans for a US english release?
Bet on it. But probably not for a while.
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Bet on it. But probably not for a while.
I heard that this film was going to be released in US theaters this summer...did they delay that?
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I think (not sure) that the US release to theaters will be subtitled, and we won't get an English dub until the region 1 dvd.
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I think (not sure) that the US release to theaters will be subtitled, and we won't get an English dub until the region 1 dvd.
or get a dubbed DVD until the UK PAL DVD (such as for Goro Miyazaki's son's flick that still hasn't been released in the USA)
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Re: Studio Ghibli's "Ponyo" 7/3/2009 in Japan

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Are there any plans for a US english release?
Yes. It remains to be seen when the DVD will be released. Or will plan to do the first Ghibli BD release in the U.S.?
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I heard that this film was going to be released in US theaters this summer...did they delay that?
It will open in American theaters on August 14th (at least that's the plan).
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I think (not sure) that the US release to theaters will be subtitled, and we won't get an English dub until the region 1 dvd.
That's unlikely, not with this type of cast. The current cast members include Frankie Jonas, Noah Cyrus, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, and Betty White.
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If this doesn't get a U.S. Blu-ray release that is an injustice to Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki and all of the animator's involved with this film. I see no reason for it to receive only a DVD release at this point. I just hope Disney get's around to re-releasing the other Ghibli movies in their catalog on Blu-ray as they all deserve the BD treatment. I know I would upgrade them all over time. Spirited Away is one I would pick up the DAY of its release. I wish they would... maybe they will time something like that to coincide with the Ponyo release on DVD/Blu?
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or get a dubbed DVD until the UK PAL DVD (such as for Goro Miyazaki's son's flick that still hasn't been released in the USA)
I thought Tales of Earthsea was terrible.
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I hated Earthsea. Ponyo was great. I know some people complained that the movie was aimed to a very young audience, but that's really what I expected. It's on par with the innocence of Totoro but through even younger eyes.

I still gave the film an 8/10, while nowhere near perfect as Miyazaki's previous films, it was a film I want to revisit.

As for putting almost no extras on the 2 disc is pretty low,
and for the 12 and a half hour documentary.... could've been longer
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Out today, and got it today. I only got the 2 disc edition, as preorders for the big boxset were gone. But I did get the concert DVD, which I'm thrilled about
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Re: Studio Ghibli's "Ponyo" 7/3/2009 in Japan

I got the 2-disc edition from Amazon Japan on Saturday, but haven't had a chance to watch it yet.
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I hated Earthsea. Ponyo was great. I know some people complained that the movie was aimed to a very young audience, but that's really what I expected. It's on par with the innocence of Totoro but through even younger eyes.

I still gave the film an 8/10, while nowhere near perfect as Miyazaki's previous films, it was a film I want to revisit.

As for putting almost no extras on the 2 disc is pretty low,
and for the 12 and a half hour documentary.... could've been longer
might have to jump and order the DVD, since it's got a 6.1 soundmix that probably wont be on the US DVD, when it get's released after it's theatrical run in August.

where online has the cheapest price?
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amazon japan has the cheapest
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where online has the cheapest price?

I'm going to wait for the HK release. It's way cheaper.


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So those of you who have seen the film - how is it?
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I liked it. In my opinion it wasn't Miyazaki's best work, but definately very good. In terms of tone, it was most like My Neighbor Totoro. The R2 from Japan I saw had good video quality and what it depicted visually was excellent. Will be buying it on release date when it comes out in R1-land.

Here's my ranking of Miyazaki-directed films from most favorite to least favorite.

1. Princess Mononoke
2. My Neighbor Totoro
3. Kiki's Delivery Service
4. Spirited Away
5. Ponyo
6. Porco Rosso
7. Laputa (Castle in the Sky)
8. Nausicaa
9. Castle of Cagliostro (Lupin III film made before starting Studio Ghibli)
10. Howl's Moving Castle.

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So those of you who have seen the film - how is it?
Ponyo was great, unique, and magical as most Miyazaki flicks!

Here's my ranking of Miyazaki/Ghibli-related films/shows from most favorite to least favorite.

Kiki's Delivery Service - A+
Princess Mononoke - A+
Porco Rosso - A
Pom Poko - A
Grave of the Fireflies - A
My Neighbor Totoro - A
Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind - A-
Future Boy Conan - A-
Spirited Away - A-
Only Yesterday - A-
Whisper of the Heart - A-
Howl's Moving Castle - A-
Tales from Earthsea - A-
Ponyo - A-
Goshu the Cellist - B+
Castle in the Sky - B+
On Your Mark (music video) - B+
Ocean Waves - B+
Castle of Cagliostro - B
The Little Norse Prince - B
Animal Treasure Island - B-
Taro the Dragon Boy - B-
Puss In Boots - C+
Panda Go Panda - C





My Neighbors the Yamadas - B

The Cat Returns - B+
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an 8/10. Some people say it's much more "childish" than his previous movies, including Totoro. I guess because there really isn't an adult's point of view in the film. It's pretty much through the eyes of children.

The DTS track is quite good, especially in the storm scenes. Picture quality is pretty much perfect, and I didn't notice any overscan this time.
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7/10

Decent Ghibli flick but the characters and situations are not as magical as in the best Miyazaki works. In my opinion the last great Ghibli movie was Spirited Away.
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an 8/10. Some people say it's much more "childish" than his previous movies, including Totoro. I guess because there really isn't an adult's point of view in the film. It's pretty much through the eyes of children.

The DTS track is quite good, especially in the storm scenes. Picture quality is pretty much perfect, and I didn't notice any overscan this time.
is the DTS track 6.1 sound?
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Thanks for the responses - I took a chance and ordered it from Amazon.
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