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Old 29-09-2013, 00:07   #1
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Studio Ghibli Steelbooks

Looks like there's a selection of Miyazaki films being re-released as Steelbooks .
I haven't got any of these on Blu so I gotta admit I'm tempted.
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=12268
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Old 29-09-2013, 01:18   #2
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If I didn't already have them I'd be tempted too. But I'm not going to buy them again just to get a tin box. Smart boxes though.
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Old 29-09-2013, 09:28   #3
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Lovely - can I resist

Porch Rosso is due out in November - now that needs a steelie!
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Old 29-09-2013, 09:44   #4
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They'd be much more tempting if Studio Canal were re-doing the transfers for each title and actually improved the compression and removed the DNR.
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Old 30-09-2013, 12:51   #5
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Stop fannying about with this BS. You need THESE:

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Old 30-09-2013, 14:30   #6
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I'd expect nothing less than a pigskin case for Porco Rosso.
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Old 30-09-2013, 15:11   #7
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How about a steelbook with a pack of scratchings sellotaped to it?
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Nah, it has to be a spruce box, painted red on the outside!
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Old 30-09-2013, 19:19   #9
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I'll buy these... I think.

Having bought all the Japanese DVDs from CDJapan for 50 quid a pop I've been putting off buying the BDs. The biggest pain is there has never been a way to buy them for optimal presentation. You always have to chop and change countries / versions etc.
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The Japanese BD releases all give optimal presentations but they're very expensive. If you don't consider the English audio tracks essential then the Taiwan releases port over the transfer & Japanese audio from the Japanese blu-rays (at half the cost), so they're all preferable to the DNR'd UK releases (except for Ponyo which was 1080i like the HK release).

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Ah, I was still on about the DVDs

I may have to look at the Japanese BDs
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Are the English dubs essential to you then Ste7en? Because like I say, the Taiwanese releases are identical to the Japanese but without the English dubs (some of the extras on some of the titles may have been dropped as well).
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Still subtitled? If so I may be tempted. Where have you been getting them from?
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Same English subs and menu designs as the Japanese (as far as I can tell), the menus are also dual-language (chinese/Eng) so they're all English friendly. The discs appear to be region-free as well (I own 6 titles and they all play on my player when it's set to region B). Just remember to avoid Ponyo (I'm not sure about Nausicaa either, they're older releases but I think Nausicaa is probably a JPN port like the later releases).

I've talked about where to buy TWN discs in the Poppy Hill thread, so I'll just quote that:

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JSDVD.Mall here. They've got a sale on a handful of other Ghibli Blus here. Their shipping prices are a bit crazy though, their cheapest shipping category is up to 0.5Kg and it's £9! I reckon you can get away with 3-4 items maximum within 0.5Kg of weight. It's £13 for up to 1Kg and you should be able to fit in around 6-8 titles in that.

BTW They have a rather screwy shipping process: there are no shipping options during the checkout stage so you have to order the items you want and then wait a day or two for them to calculate the package weight & cost, then they send you a link to order the shipping separately. Bit of a faff, but service-wise they seem pretty good and the shipping is fast once it's all done!

If you do place an order with them make sure to tell them to "label the price as $600TWD on the packaging" in the "special instructions" section of their checkout

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