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Old 02-06-2012, 06:33 AM   #21
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Anyone have a picture of how these HK releases look side by side on a shelf?
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:56 PM   #22
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I can take a picture when I get home from work, but I am missing two of them since I purchased the US Nausica and the UK Ponyo.

Also, added a link on the first page to Tales from Earthsea to match the other links.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:20 PM   #23
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Can't wait for Howl's Moving Castle on February 21st, as I can't afford the Japanese release.

Excited to finally get my hands on this movie on Blu-ray!

http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/...-Castle-EngSub

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Old 02-08-2012, 01:01 AM   #24
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Can anyone confirm that the HK version of Laputa is identical to the JPN? According to the disc stats the encodes are the same. Does it translate in real time? So far, the HK versions of Ghibli's films have not equaled the JPN. It would be nice if they would in PQ/AQ so we could have quality options.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:43 AM   #25
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Can anyone confirm that the HK version of Laputa is identical to the JPN? According to the disc stats the encodes are the same. Does it translate in real time? So far, the HK versions of Ghibli's films have not equaled the JPN. It would be nice if they would in PQ/AQ so we could have quality options.
What do you mean "if it translate in real time?"

They are proper subtitles and are in proper English, so you don't need to worry about any Engrish or dub-titles.

Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of AnyDVD HD so I am unable to take readings of the disc specs, but I'm sure they are very close to Japanese ones, just missing a few docs and stuff.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:10 PM   #26
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What's this HK 3D blu-ray version of Howl's Moving Castle?

Is it old school 3D or new special 3D blu-ray?
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:37 PM   #27
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What's this HK 3D blu-ray version of Howl's Moving Castle?

Is it old school 3D or new special 3D blu-ray?
Do you happen to have a link to this 3D blu-ray?
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #28
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Do you happen to have a link to this 3D blu-ray?
http://dddhouse.com/v3/product_detai...bdf953d9bade08
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:56 PM   #29
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I just found this thread, very nice! I currently own Arrietty, Laputa Castle in the Sky, & Whisper of the Heart HK Blu-rays and am very happy with all 3 releases. Will be picking up Howl's Moving Castle this month!
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #30
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I wonder what that is, the store officially tied to IVL doesn't list it, only the 2D release.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:23 PM   #31
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I wonder what that is, the store officially tied to IVL doesn't list it, only the 2D release.
yeah, it's strange. I can't find any other info than that listing. DDDhouse never sells bootlegs too.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #32
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yeah, it's strange. I can't find any other info than that listing. DDDhouse never sells bootlegs too.
Misprint perhaps? I'll shoot off a e-mail to the folks at Intercontinental Video and see whats up (but it will have to wait till this evening when I get home from work)
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:02 PM   #33
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Until I saw "3D" in the description a couple of times, I thought the 3D was just a watermark for the image representing the 3 D's of DDDhouse.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:06 PM   #34
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Misprint perhaps? I'll shoot off a e-mail to the folks at Intercontinental Video and see whats up (but it will have to wait till this evening when I get home from work)
Pls let us know what they say. I'm hoping to order this one but am a little concerned about the "3D" aspect.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:03 AM   #35
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What do you mean "if it translate in real time?"

They are proper subtitles and are in proper English, so you don't need to worry about any Engrish or dub-titles.

Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of AnyDVD HD so I am unable to take readings of the disc specs, but I'm sure they are very close to Japanese ones, just missing a few docs and stuff.
What I mean is the PQ/AQ identical to the JPN. I saw that the disc specs have identical bit rates and I'm wondering if anyone has seen both to verify? I ask because this would be the first blu ray (disc specs) where it appears the HK and JP could be identical. With Ponyo and Nau, the JPN version had the advantage in PQ.

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Old 02-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #36
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I got a response from the people over at Intercontinental Video, which I have to say they seem to be the nicest people I've ever talked to from a home video company.

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Howl's Moving Castle Blu-ray should be in 2D only and the information on this website is not correct. As I know, Studio Ghibli is very proud of their hand-drawn animation and have no intention to computerize their movie into 3D
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What I mean is the PQ/AQ identical to the JPN. I saw that the disc specs have identical bit rates and I'm wondering if anyone has seen both to verify? I ask because this would be the first blu ray (disc specs) where it appears the HK and JP could be identical. With Ponyo and Nau, the JPN version had the advantage in PQ.

Thanks
Can you post the bitrate specs that show they're identical? I might get some of the HK releases myself.
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Can you post the bitrate specs that show they're identical? I might get some of the HK releases myself.
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=179724
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Interesting. Although, their Nausicaa BD is a separate encode. I wonder if they started porting over the JP BDs from Laputa onward or if that was just a one-off thing? It's rather common for HK distributors to port over BDs from other regions with changes in extras/audio tracks fwiw.

Also can anyone post a picture of the subtitles, any line is fine. I just want to see the font/outline/padding.
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Howl's Moving Castle - Database Entry Added

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Anyone have a picture of how these HK releases look side by side on a shelf?


Ponyo (StudioCanal - UK)
Nausicaa (Disney - USA)
Arrietty, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbours the Yamada's, Whisper of the Heart (Intercontinental Video - HK)

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Also can anyone post a picture of the subtitles, any line is fine. I just want to see the font/outline/padding.


Taken from: Whisper of the Heart. Note, this image was taken with my cellphone camera, and is no way a proper representation of the image quality

With the subtitles, I have noticed that any letter that has a tail (q, y, p, g, j) seem to be centered vertically just a bit (compare the g to the rest of the other letters). That seems to be the same across all the HK titles. Eventually, you forget that it is even there.
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