Studio Ghibli on DVD

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Re: Studio Ghibli on DVD

#451 Post by EddieLarkin » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:16 pm

It's the Disney Nausicaa disc that has the dub credits. The old SC disc was always the Japanese credits.

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#452 Post by manicsounds » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:11 pm

Oops, I should have checked again. Yes, the older UK disc has Japanese only....

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#453 Post by manicsounds » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:08 pm

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"When Marnie Was There", Blu-ray and DVD, March 18th 2005 in Japan
Quite a quick one, as usually Ghibli releases their movies 1 year after theatrical release, but this one comes only half a year later.
English subs are available, but no English dub.

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#454 Post by jojo » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:38 am

The North American BD release of Kaguya will apparently include the 82 minute made-for-TV documentary "Isao Takahata and his Tale of Princess Kaguya" as an extra. Does the Japanese release have this as well?

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#455 Post by manicsounds » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:45 am

Nope, so the US release is the one to go for.

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#456 Post by davebert » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:28 pm

jojo wrote:The North American BD release of Kaguya will apparently include the 82 minute made-for-TV documentary "Isao Takahata and his Tale of Princess Kaguya" as an extra. Does the Japanese release have this as well?
It's a separate release in Japan. And it will be released separately in the US on iTunes, etc., but we are bundling it with the Bluray for at least the first run. Kaguya BD will have all the other extras of the Japanese release, except the storyboard stills. Subtitles, dubtitles, and dub + original Japanese open/end credits.

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#457 Post by manicsounds » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:37 am

"Isao Takahata and his Tale of Princess Kaguya" is not available in Japan on blu or DVD.

There is this:
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It is a 3.5 hour documentary on the production of the film, a different documentary.

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#458 Post by Doublas_Mk-II » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:25 pm

Does anyone have the Disney's BD release of Pom Poko yet? Does it also suffer from dubtitles?

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#461 Post by jojo » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:18 pm

This reviewer seems to suggest that the 86 minute documentary extra is an edited version of presumably the 3.5 hour documentary you posted above.

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#462 Post by tenia » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:20 pm

It most likely is, the same way there has been a 60 min making of Princess Mononoke edited from 6hr40 documentary.

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#463 Post by Askew » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:14 am

Does anyone know if Disney's Tales from Earthsea bluray has dubtitles?

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#464 Post by manicsounds » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:26 am

From the DVDactive review of Earthsea:
There are some differences between the English language dialogue and subtitle track, but the content is really close. I’ll leave the dubtitle diagnosis up to the experts in this case.

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#466 Post by StevenJ0001 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:49 am

Has anyone compared the Japanese and US BDs of Princess Kaguya? Any indications that one is superior in terms of pic/sound/subtitles?

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Re: Studio Ghibli on DVD

#467 Post by manicsounds » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:03 pm

The US release of "Princess Kaguya" has both the English and Japanese credit sequences and English subtitles both literal and captions.
As for picture quality, I assume they are identical, straight from the digital source.

Soundwise, the 5.1 Japanese tracks should be identical as well.

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#468 Post by manicsounds » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:34 am

Disney US has announced "Spirited Away" and "The Cat Returns" blu-rays for June 2015.

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#469 Post by manicsounds » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:24 pm

"Ocean Waves" will be on blu-ray in Japan in July 2015, along with some pre-Ghibli titles "Gauche the Cellist", "Sherlock Hound: The Movie", "Chie the Brat", and the 2 "Panda Go Panda" films.

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#470 Post by Doublas_Mk-II » Sat May 09, 2015 9:08 pm

Do StudioCanal's Blu-ray releases suffer from the same dubtitle issue that many of Disney's do?

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#471 Post by manicsounds » Tue May 12, 2015 11:21 am

No, they don't. The Studio Canal discs are literal translation subtitles only.

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Re: Studio Ghibli on DVD

#472 Post by Michael Kerpan » Tue May 12, 2015 4:57 pm

Has anyone ever heard a rationale for Disney's abandonment of actual subtitles on most of its newer Ghibli releases in the US?

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Re: Studio Ghibli on DVD

#473 Post by captveg » Tue May 12, 2015 5:40 pm

I think it's just laziness. Disney has a very minimalist home video presence nowadays, which is a far cry from their huge operation in the heyday of DVD ten years ago.

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#474 Post by JMULL222 » Wed May 13, 2015 12:57 pm

PANDA GO PANDA!! Beautiful stuff there.

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Re: Studio Ghibli on DVD

#475 Post by Zot! » Wed May 13, 2015 4:26 pm

Will the Panda films have the English dub? The Panda's voice is a delight. The second film is pretty bad, but interesting as a dry run for the latter half of Ponyo. In general, with kids, I've been watching all Ghibli's dubbed, and considering what passed for anime dubs in the past, we live in a golden age. I particularly like Ponyo, Cat Returns and Kiki...without the final line, of course. I don't know if I'll ever go back to subs for these films.

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