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The Castle of Cagliostro
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2014 re-release trailer

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Trailer Collection
Introduction by John Lasseter
Posters from Around the World
, a live action short film featuring a god warrior from Nausicaa
January 1995 issue of Comix Box, marking the completion of the Nausicaa manga - includes an interview with Miyazaki (note: focus is on manga series rather than the film)
Nausicaa and the Fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki by Andrew Osmond
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Laputa: Castle in the Sky
Trailer
Introduction by John Lasseter
Posters from Around the World
Laputa: Castle in the Sky in the Cold War by Daisuke Akimoto for the Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies
The City Ascends: Laputa: Castle in the Sky as Critical Ecotopia by Anthony Lioi for ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies
kawaii and kirei: Navigating the Identities of Women in Laputa: Castle in the Sky by Hayao Miyazaki and Ghost in the Shell by Mamoru Oshii by Rebecca Johnson for Rhizomes
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My Neighbour Totoro
Trailer
Introduction by John Lasseter
Roger Ebert's Great Movies essay
Posters from Around the World
Walking Along With Nature: A Psychological Interpretation of My Neighbor Totoro by Rieko Okuhara for The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children's Literature
"An Unfinished Project that was Also a Missed Opportunity": Utopia and Alternate History in Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro by Phillip E. Wegner for ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies
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Kiki's Delivery Service
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Posters
Soundtrack on iTunes

Porco Rosso
Trailer
Introduction by John Lasseter
Interview with Miyazaki that appeared in Animerica
A Pig, the State, and War: Porco Rosso by Daisuke Akimoto for the Animation Studies Online Journal
Soundtrack on iTunes

Princess Mononoke
Trailer
Introduction by John Lasseter
How Princess Mononoke Was Born - a 6 1/2 hour documentary about the production and release of Princess Mononoke
Interview with Hayao Miyazaki
Between the Worlds: Liminality and Self-Sacrifice in Princess Mononoke by Christine Hoff Kraemer for the Journal of Religion & Film
Posters from Around the World
Soundtrack on iTunes

Spirited Away
Making of Spirited Away
Introduction by John Lasseter
Roger Ebert's Great Movies essay
The hypnotic beauty and universal specificity of Spirited Away by Genevieve Koski and Scott Tobias for The Dissolve
The Wizard of Awe: Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away by Scott Thrill for Bright Lights Film Journal
Spirited Away: Change as a Positive Force by CriticalOtaku for The Artifice
A Nightmare of Capitalist Japan: Spirited Away by Ayumi Suzuki for Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media
Spirited Away by Miyazaki's Fantasy by Mick Broderick for Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context
Shinto Perspectives in Miyazaki's Anime Film "Spirited Away" by James W. Boyd and Tetsuya Nishimura for the Journal of Religion & Film
Spirited Away wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
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Howl's Moving Castle
Trailer
Castles in the Sky by Andrew Osmond for Sight & Sound
War, Wizards, and Words: Transformative Adaptation and Transformed Meanings in Howl’s Moving Castle by Lindsay Smith (p36-56)
Howl's Moving Castle in the War on Terror by Daisuke Akimoto for the Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies
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Ponyo
Trailer
Venice Film Festival press conference
Hayao Miyazaki in Conversation with Roland Kelts at the University of California, Berkeley
John Lasseter talks to Hayao Miyazaki about Ponyo at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con
The Anime Director, the Fantasy Girl and the Very Real Tsunami by Susan Napier for The Asia-Pacific Journal
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The Wind Rises
Japanese Trailer
On Patriotism and Constitutional Amendment, an interview with Hayao Miyazaki originally published in Ghibli's monthly magazine Neppu
Interview with Hayao Miyazaki
Excerpts from an interview with Hayao Miyazaki in Asahi Shinbun
Miyazaki Hayao's Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) by Matthew Penney for The Asia-Pacific Journal
Joe Hisaishi conducts the New Japan Philharmonic World Dream Orchestra in a performance of The Wind Rises Suite No. 2
Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter, a 1943 dramatic short starring Ronald Reagan that was produced by the United States Air Force to educate pilots about recognising the Zero fighter at long range
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Miscellaneous
Yuki's Sun - a 1972 pilot film for an unproduced series directed by Miyazaki
Opening of Future Boy Conan, a 1978 series directed by Miyazaki
John Lasseter honors Hayao Miyazaki at the 2014 Governor Awards
Hayao Miyazaki accepting his Honorary Award at the 2014 Governor Awards
Living and Loving Movies - Akira Kurosawa and Hayao Miyazaki, a chat between the two acclaimed directors. English Transcript: Part 1, Part 2
Hayao Miyazaki talks with Moebius
The Auteur of Anime, an article by Margaret Talbot that originally appeared in the January 17 2005 issue of The New Yorker
The Animated Life, Margaret Talbot and The New Yorker's Daniel Cappello discuss Miyazaki's films, his influences and his temperament
Where the Wild Things Are: The Miyazaki Menagerie - A.O. Scott writes about Miyazaki's films for The New York Times
Reality Through Fantasy: Miyazaki Hayao's "Anime" Films by Hiranmoy Lahiri for The Asia-Pacific Journal
Jonathan Ross interviews Hayao Miyazaki for the 2002 BBC documentary Japanorama
The Simpsons' tribute to Hayao Miyazaki


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Old 04-10-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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Good idea. I have to wonder why it is taking so long for them all to be released.
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Whisper of the Heart?? wow good news on that one coming out.. of course have to wait till it get's released in Japan then about 3-4 months till it is out over here.

Might want to add Arrietty to Possible release this year.. It has a slated theatrical release in the Summer.. but that will probably change...

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I'm really excited for Whisper of the Heart, it was a nice surprise as I'd have bet on a 10th anniversary release of Spirited Away.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:27 PM   #5
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Nice thread Yami. So weird though, I was just thinking this morning that someone should do a Ghibli thread. You must have read my mind!
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Not sure if any of you already saw this, but member AnimeOnBlu posted a link in the http://forum.blu-ray.com/insider-dis...et-al-729.html thread to what appears to be a Japanese press release for Whisper of the Heart. It lists a release date of 7/20 in Japan and even has cover art:



Link: http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/n...11_438454.html

I'm from the US; luckily you guys in the UK are more likely to get your hands on this title long before we see it in the US. We still don't even have an announcement yet on Castle in the Sky and My Neighbors the Yamadas. Plus, Arrietty isn't scheduled to premiere in the theater until 2/17/12!
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Not sure if any of you already saw this, but member AnimeOnBlu posted a link in the http://forum.blu-ray.com/insider-dis...et-al-729.html thread to what appears to be a Japanese press release for Whisper of the Heart. It lists a release date of 7/20 in Japan and even has cover art:

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Link: http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/n...11_438454.html

I'm from the US; luckily you guys in the UK are more likely to get your hands on this title long before we see it in the US. We still don't even have an announcement yet on Castle in the Sky and My Neighbors the Yamadas. Plus, Arrietty isn't scheduled to premiere in the theater until 2/17/12!
Whisper of the Heart is one of my favourites, would love to have it on blu-ray
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Nausicaa seems to have a different cover than Ponyo and the other two pending for release. Can anyone who owns Nausicaa comment on this? I would like to start the Ghibli Blu-ray collection by ordering Ponyo and Nausicaa, but if Nausicaa has a completely different cover/case style, then I will most likely wait with that one.
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Borrower Arrietty? Never even heard of it! And I'm a big Ghibli fan
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Same with ShockFly, I'm a bit disappointed with the Nausicaa release... the Ponyo special edition is a really nice foldout box/slipcase. A standard Amaray looks a bit naff in comparison, and it's a shame they didn't release it in the same style.

Do we have any region comparisons of Nausicaa too? It's been out for a while in the East from memory. I've not seen the film, as I never paid much attention to Ghibli before (couldn't get into Mononoke much, which was disappointing) but I really enjoyed Ponyo and the transfer was beautiful.
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Borrower Arrietty? Never even heard of it! And I'm a big Ghibli fan
One of the best films of 2010 that I saw. Amazing film. BD will be released in Japan in June
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Man, the waiting on japanese movies are horrible. There's always a huge gap for each Ghibli/Evangelion release

I looked at the trailer, seems alright although I'm disappointed they haven't been more ambitious - would've loved something similar to Howl's Moving Castle/Spirited Away. Ponyo was extremely disappointing (too basic, aimed for a much younger audience)

Hopefully I'll remember the title, Borrower Arrietty doesn't naturally roll out my tongue

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Nausicaa seems to have a different cover than Ponyo and the other two pending for release. Can anyone who owns Nausicaa comment on this? I would like to start the Ghibli Blu-ray collection by ordering Ponyo and Nausicaa, but if Nausicaa has a completely different cover/case style, then I will most likely wait with that one.
Optimum are doing minor re-releases of Ponyo and Nausicaa and re-numbering them 1 and 2, whether they will also re-release Nausicaa with a slip and dvd is to be seen..

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Same with ShockFly, I'm a bit disappointed with the Nausicaa release... the Ponyo special edition is a really nice foldout box/slipcase. A standard Amaray looks a bit naff in comparison, and it's a shame they didn't release it in the same style.

Do we have any region comparisons of Nausicaa too? It's been out for a while in the East from memory. I've not seen the film, as I never paid much attention to Ghibli before (couldn't get into Mononoke much, which was disappointing) but I really enjoyed Ponyo and the transfer was beautiful.
The UK/Australia release of Nausicaa had some light DNR. people who love film grain didn't like it, not all the grain was removed. Personally from comparisons I saw it really didn't seem to affect any detail at all.
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The UK/AU Nausicaa release was superior imo. I don't like grain on animation and even upon zooming in & comparing the shots there was practically no difference at all in terms of detail - aside from one shot having grain visible and the other didn't. On a live action movie it'd be much more obvious & the DNR applied was only a light amount - not excessive to the point of a blurry mess

Also the saturation helped bring the animation to life as well - looked great! I'm normally not a fan of alterations that go against the director's choice but for this there weren't any issues
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Hopefully I'll remember the title, Borrower Arrietty doesn't naturally roll out my tongue
The official English title may become simply 'The Borrowers' but I don't think there has been any official announcement yet. Optimum's press release just named it 'Arrietty'.
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Interesting, I've never really considered the DNR argument when it comes to non-live action filming. I'm not a fan of it when overused, Cameron managed to prove it definitely is a viable tool with 'Aliens' though. With animation, the grain truly is a side effect of the medium as opposed to something there out of creative choice. Do we have any indication on what the directors preference is?

I'm multiregion so while getting a UK disc is easiest, and matches best (although it'll look like it's missing its slip), if an Asian version is better I might pick that up instead. I do like the artwork for it I saw on YesAsia a while back.
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Interesting, I've never really considered the DNR argument when it comes to non-live action filming. I'm not a fan of it when overused, Cameron managed to prove it definitely is a viable tool with 'Aliens' though. With animation, the grain truly is a side effect of the medium as opposed to something there out of creative choice. Do we have any indication on what the directors preference is?

I've not seen an actual source but read what someone else said once that Miyazaki prefers to make his work look like films, rather than Disney's preferred choice of making it look like moving artwork..

of course.. not seen an actual source to proove that's what he said..
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I think Miyazaki's intention was "true to source" meaning how it should've looked before digital alteration/computers was considered a common process of restoration
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For Castle In The Sky, do the Australian blu-ray and UK blu-ray have the same video/audio quality?
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For Castle In The Sky, do the Australian blu-ray and UK blu-ray have the same video/audio quality?
Madman and Optimum produce the discs together so they should be identical.
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