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Old 08-20-2010, 02:12 PM   #101
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There's no need to pay the $80 to import from Japan unless there's something specific you want from that release.

The UK release is set for October 18 and I doubt a US release is far behind if you don't like the 16.99 price.

I was tempted to order from Japan before I saw this, but now I'll wait.

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Old 08-26-2010, 01:33 PM   #102
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thanks for your job, great !!!
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:39 PM   #103
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There's no need to pay the $80 to import from Japan unless there's something specific you want from that release.

The UK release is set for October 18 and I doubt a US release is far behind if you don't like the 16.99 price.

I was tempted to order from Japan before I saw this, but now I'll wait.
Now down to 10.99 at Play UK which doesn't ship to the US.

HMV.co.uk has it for 15.99 and ships worldwide.

Hopefully Amazon UK lists it and matches the 10.99 price.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:47 PM   #104
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do we know what the region coding is for the UK copy?
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:33 PM   #105
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Oh my very nice first preorder up on play, gotta get this Hope price will drop some since play is expensive in euro (european countries can only order with that) Hope it has the same japanese LPCM track.
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:42 PM   #106
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Even with it discounted to a pretty cheap price (9.30=AU$15 on Amazon.co.uk) I'm still unsure if I want it to replace my DVD. Really isn't my personal favourite & everytime I try to watch it I get bored (first time was good but that was it) I'd actually prefer Tales of Earthsea to this since I enjoyed that more

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Old 10-15-2010, 04:51 PM   #107
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Oh my very nice first preorder up on play, gotta get this Hope price will drop some since play is expensive in euro (european countries can only order with that) Hope it has the same japanese LPCM track.
amazon do a system with free european shipping at a certain limit now

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nausicaa-Val...dp/B002VD5SB0/

there was a story on the front page here a few days back. cant find it now.
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:30 AM   #108
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Ponyo UK was B-Locked

is this region free?
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:35 PM   #109
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Ponyo UK was B-Locked

is this region free?
The Japanese version is Region A at the least, the UK version is locked to Region B.
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http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...8&postcount=28

Comparisons between the Japanese and UK release. Glad I got the Japanese release.
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Comparisons between the Japanese and UK release. Glad I got the Japanese release.
Not sure. I'm no fan of excessive DNR, but it looks like Optimum did a pretty good job, and didn't destroy detail.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:15 AM   #112
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I like the look of the UK release actually, that's what a I wanted in the first place, less grain & more colour saturation to make it stand out a bit more plus from what I can tell there's next to no difference in the detail
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I like the look of the UK release actually, that's what a I wanted in the first place, less grain & more colour saturation to make it stand out a bit more plus from what I can tell there's next to no difference in the detail
Yeah, I think so too. The "noise" on the Japanese version doesn't look right for film noise either, although I might be a bit naive. It looks really odd, not like film grain I'm used to (from actual film - although live action, I've not actually looked at real cel photography) - like it is multicolored. It it more like to me like fine analog TV snow as opposed to film grain. I'm sure I'm wrong, but it doens't loook like grainy still film or motion film stuff I've seen.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:27 AM   #114
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erhhh it was supervised by miyazaki himself. you think you know better than the director?
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erhhh it was supervised by miyazaki himself. you think you know better than the director?
No. But it doesn't look right still. Like the optimum one is still grainy, but the Japanese one looks like someone turned the contrast up on the grain, or they overilluminated it when scanning and had to compensate, like it is really exaggerated.

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Old 11-13-2010, 08:21 AM   #116
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erhhh it was supervised by miyazaki himself. you think you know better than the director?
Everyone has their own opinion of what they think looks best Yes, Miyazaki's approach is more professional but I like colours & a smooth look considering it is animation, not live action
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I'm into both approaches. IMO if it's considered a classic film; one that stands as representative of it's time and oeuvre.. in that case I'm into the, "make it look like it was intended to look upon initial release," idea.

But other than that, I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I love the detail that today's reissues can conjure.

All in all, if the original creator (or creative team) gets to decide how they want their stuff displayed (apart from a monetary motivation) I'm happy with whatever they want.
In this case, I think an absolutely exemplary creator got to have his say; and thus the blu-ray gets to look as perfect as it does.

As far as Miyazaki's films go though, I'm dying to have commentaries by Miyazaki. Seriously, I'd buy these again if I could listen to him discuss the various motivations and inspirations for the myriad ideas in his films.

Edit: this is completely unrelated, but I'm wondering if Hideaki Anno's Evangelion was at all inspired by the time of the giants that Nausicaa presupposes. In a way, Eva can be seen as a prequel to Nausicaa.. heh, I love these films!

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Old 02-27-2011, 05:54 PM   #118
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Wish I had seen this before getting it from play asia! Oh well, you win some/you loose some!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Nausicaa-Valle...item20b7844917
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