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#26 myrantz

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:42 PM

We went to the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka on a recent trip to Japan,
such an awe inspiring place.

First and only time me and my Mrs in Japan (our honeymoon) was to go specifically to that Museum........ It was closed for renovations..... :( :( :( Hiaz...

Need to save up and return again....

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:07 PM

First and only time me and my Mrs in Japan (our honeymoon) was to go specifically to that Museum........ It was closed for renovations..... :( :( :( Hiaz...

Need to save up and return again....


If you do make the trip again, make sure you book for Studio Ghibli about a month before you leave,
they limit numbers to 4000 a day and demand is about 10000 a day.

We got 2 for 1 tickets with Jetstar, so it was only $450 return each, but all the other costs soon add up.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:49 PM

If you do make the trip again, make sure you book for Studio Ghibli about a month before you leave,
they limit numbers to 4000 a day and demand is about 10000 a day.

Cool. That's good to know.. (I didn't know that)...

We got 2 for 1 tickets with Jetstar, so it was only $450 return each, but all the other costs soon add up.

Food? Vending machines? I'm still bloody kicking myself - my only time in Japan, the rate was $1 to 95 yen!!!! :( I'd prob fly from HK (and get a air-tix hotel package).. ATM accumulating my leave, and hope for a AUD revival.. :ninja:

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

Sounds like fun, can you get by without speaking Japanese there?

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:19 PM

Sounds like fun, can you get by without speaking Japanese there?

Me & Mrs can't speak a word of Japanese.. And we survived... The hotel we went to has a counter for English speakers, that's about it...

My wife is a Ghibli studio fan, while me Doraemon... Apparently there will be a Doraemon Museum in 2011.... So that's the plan.. Visit both somehow...

Now if Doraemon comes in Blu Ray, I will definitely get it.. :wub:

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE - one of my absolute faves (anime wise)!
Notice this is available for preorder at JB Hi Fi for $32.98 (23/05/12), but the audio is stated as Dolby Digital 2.0!
Does anybody have any "heads up" info as to the audio we may expect on the Aus release?
I see that the Japanese version is DTS HDMA 5:1 :logik:

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

Well my most recent purchases are all from the UK and not at all cosistent so I suppose you'll just have to wait and see...

1) Origin: Spirits of the past
- English/Japanese - 5.1 DD TrueHD

2) Nausicaa: Of the Valley of the Wind
- Japanese - 2.0 LPCM
- English - 2.0
(however has a DTS HD MA logo, can't remember what it actually was when I watched it though)

3) Laputa: Castle in the Sky
- Japanese - 2.0 LPCM
- English - 5.1 LPCM

EDIT: forgot to add....

4) Sky Blue: 2142 AD
- English only - Both DTS HD MA & DD TrueHD 5.1 tracks

Edited by ..., 15 April 2012 - 09:09 AM.


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

Sky Blue is a brilliant anime, a bit of a cross between Ghost in the Shell 2 and Akira,
I loved the visuals

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:01 PM

Sky Blue is a brilliant anime, a bit of a cross between Ghost in the Shell 2 and Akira,
I loved the visuals

Agreed! :)

Really enjoyed it and was quite surprised they could fit both HD audio formats plus an excellent video reproduction on a BD25 disc.......

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:05 AM

HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE - one of my absolute faves (anime wise)!
Notice this is available for preorder at JB Hi Fi for $32.98 (23/05/12), but the audio is stated as Dolby Digital 2.0!
Does anybody have any "heads up" info as to the audio we may expect on the Aus release?
I see that the Japanese version is DTS HDMA 5:1 :logik:


Howls has just been announced for a 25th of June release in the UK.
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8764

Also announced Tales from Earthsea for the same date.
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8763

The UK release will be a two disc eddition from Studio Canal whereas the Aus release is a single disc from Madman.
Hopefully this means the UK eddition will get a better audio track!!

No detail available yet as to what it will get though.......

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:22 AM

Yeah! Just found this with some digging..... :)

Extras: Alternative angle storyboards/ Interview with author, Diana Wynne Jones/ Interview with Pixar’s Peter Doctor (MONSTER’S, INC.) / Hello Mr. Lasseter Featurette: Hayao Miyazaki Visits Pixar / Explanation of CG Featurette/ The Sounds of Howl’s Moving Castle Featurette (BRAND NEW) / Behind the Microphone Featurette / Japanese trailers and TV spots / Studio Ghibli Trailer Reel
Blu-ray tech specs: Cert: U / Feature Running Time: 119 mins approx / Region B / Feature Aspect: 16:9 / Colour PAL / BD50 / Audio: DTS-MA English 5.1 & DTS-MA Japanese 5.1 / English language and Japanese with subtitles / Cat No: OPTBD0837 / RRP: £24.99


Source: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:NTVyndK1dPUJ:press.optimumreleasing.net/dyn/1_Tales%2520from%2520Earthsea,Howls%2520Moving%2520castle%2520Press%2520release.doc+howl's+moving+castle+blu+ray+uk+audio&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:07 PM

Redline on BD is phenomenal. Audio is DTS-MA and is a benchmark title for me.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:21 PM

Howls has just been announced for a 25th of June release in the UK.
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8764

Also announced Tales from Earthsea for the same date.
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8763

The UK release will be a two disc eddition from Studio Canal whereas the Aus release is a single disc from Madman.
Hopefully this means the UK eddition will get a better audio track!!

No detail available yet as to what it will get though.......

I have received my Australian version from JB Hi Fi.
It has an excellent DTS HDMA 5:1 English track (didn't check the Japanese one - the cover states that it is DTS HDMA 5:1) and appears to have all the special features that the UK one does.
I already have the DVD, so the Aus version is good for me, and released much earlier than the UK one.
The PQ is stunning :)
Edit: It is region B locked.

Edited by 709er, 23 May 2012 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:18 PM

The Arrietty Deluxe Collectors Edition from Amazon.co.uk is very nice. Best UK packaging (other than steel book) that I've seen :)
http://www.amazon.co...=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

#40 myrantz

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:20 AM

Watched "My Neighbors the Yamadas" yesterday: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206013/

When I watched this a decade ago I don't get it.... Yesterday was a totally different experience :wub:.. Laughed from beginning to end... This may well be the only Studio Ghibli movie with no underlying dark theme?

The artwork, and the Jap track.. Pretty well done! :wub: :wub:

Also, anybody got Totoro BD yet? Good, bad?

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:21 AM

Journey To Agartha
http://www.amazon.co...pd_rhf_ee_p_t_4

Not sure how I missed this one, but it looks pretty good.

It's already out in the US but the UK packaging looks pretty special...... :)