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Old 10-10-2010, 02:12   #1
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Laputa: Castle in the Sky & My neighbours, the yamadas - Blu-ray

According to ghibliwiki (via amazon.jp) Laputa: Castle in the sky (here) and My neighbours, the Yamadas (here)will both be released in Japan on 22nd December Looks genuine enough rather than Amazon vapourwear.
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:19   #2
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Makes sense, Laputa is the next Ghibli film after Nausicaa (well technically it's the first Ghibli film), although it's a little odd that they're releasing the most recent Takahata film first! Obviously Grave of the Fireflies has an excellent chance of coming out alongside Totoro next if they intend to stick to releasing Ghibli films in pairs, but it's odd that Only Yesterday or Pom Poko haven't come before Yamadas.
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Yamadas is possibly an easier transfer to make rather than the older titles? Especially if they are doing a Nausicaa type job on the transfers.
I do like the cover theme on the Japanese releases, especially as it looks like they will interlink somewhat.
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Old 12-10-2010, 17:13   #4
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I'm not sure they're doing any big remastering on their back catalogue tbh, as I recall reading that all they did with Nausicaa was do a meticulous scan of their negatives and then adjust the colour temperature for Japanese displays. I guess it depends on the state of their prints.

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I vaguely remember reading that Yamadas had a digital intermediate. Ring a bell for anyone? If it did then it should be easy to do a perfect transfer.
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Yamadas was entirely digital animation which is why it would be far easier to transfer than any other title.
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Ahh, I thought it was hand-drawn and then scanned.
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Yamadas was entirely digital animation which is why it would be far easier to transfer than any other title.
That's probably the answer then!
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Bump, both pre-orders up for these

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Very annoyingly (for those with OCD) these both seem to have slip covers (currently), whereas Nausicaa did not.
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If you look at the pics on The Digital Fix they're numbered 2 and 3, so obviously not going with release date. Is that how they numbered the DVDs? (And, OCD like, shame there's no number on Nausicaa!)
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My copy of Laputa arrived today - kudos to Amazon for getting it to me three days early

Nice slipcase - I wonder if Optimum will produce one for Nausicaa
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DVD included, lovely!
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If you look at the pics on The Digital Fix they're numbered 2 and 3, so obviously not going with release date. Is that how they numbered the DVDs? (And, OCD like, shame there's no number on Nausicaa!)
I don't understand why they number them like this - what relationship does it have to anything other than the order Ghibli decided to produce HD transfers of the films?
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Just finished watching Laputa - what a great transfer! Very natural looking and good colours. The soundtrack (Japanese stereo) is also excellent - really brings out the classical richness in Hisaishi's score. Bring on the rest!
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Got a copy of Yamadas today - and the spine number is four, not three as shown originally! Wonder what number three is...?
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Laputa is spine number 3. Nausicaa is 1. Ponyo is 17. Not sure what number 2 will be. It's a really strange numbering system. You'd think with Ponyo being 17 and Nausicaa being 1, they'd be going for an original release order numbering system, but with Yamadas at 4 that idea doesn't work.
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