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RE: Studio Ghibli - 5/8/2007 4:05:21 PM   
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yeah i'm still hoping they'll do a Ghibli feature in Empire.


Shall we start harassing them? Sadly, none of the Empire team ever come down into this part of the forum to tell us why they won't do a Ghibli feature. So one of us might have to PM them to find out more...


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RE: Studio Ghibli - 6/8/2007 6:45:03 PM   
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Well i might be ordering THIS

It is quite a reasonable price and as there is still no news on a Optimum release yet i might get this in the mean time. Obviously i will get the one from Optimum too so i can complete my Studio Ghibli collection...for the time being.


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RE: Studio Ghibli - 7/8/2007 10:28:56 AM   
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Does anyone else's copy of Laputa have a really pixellated cover? All the pics on mine are, even the little totoro logo. I figure it's most likely not a fake or naything since it was from HMV so just wondering

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RE: Studio Ghibli - 7/8/2007 7:51:39 PM   
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Does anyone else's copy of Laputa have a really pixellated cover? All the pics on mine are, even the little totoro logo. I figure it's most likely not a fake or naything since it was from HMV so just wondering


That's the same as mine. I brought it off eBay, so I was a bit worried it was a fake, as well. Nice to know the other copies are like this as well....

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RE: Studio Ghibli - 8/8/2007 9:48:37 AM   
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I've just had an e-mail from Play telling me that Tales From Earthsea will be released on 26/11.

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RE: Studio Ghibli - 10/8/2007 8:10:30 AM   
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whaddya know - a Ghibli thread! lol Thanks for the redirection mafyou! I'll certainly post a wee review of My Neighbour Totoro, although I suspect it'll arrive after I get back from holidays, as I'm away from next Thurs, and play.com don't get discs out too quickly!




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RE: Studio Ghibli - 10/8/2007 9:11:41 PM   
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All Studio Ghibli titles are currently £5.99 at Play. Each.

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RE: Studio Ghibli - 11/8/2007 2:00:16 AM   
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whaddya know - a Ghibli thread! lol Thanks for the redirection mafyou! I'll certainly post a wee review of My Neighbour Totoro, although I suspect it'll arrive after I get back from holidays, as I'm away from next Thurs, and play.com don't get discs out too quickly!





look forward to it,Homer and Mayfou i think pm'ing them is a bit much so lets post in the thread for the current issue.

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RE: Studio Ghibli - 11/8/2007 11:52:48 AM   
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All Studio Ghibli titles are currently £5.99 at Play. Each.

Clicky


Some are even cheaper on amazon too.

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RE: Studio Ghibli - 11/8/2007 12:08:34 PM   
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All Studio Ghibli titles are currently £5.99 at Play. Each.

Clicky


Some are even cheaper on amazon too.


Not for us who have to pay postage.


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RE: Studio Ghibli - 11/8/2007 1:02:37 PM   
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All Studio Ghibli titles are currently £5.99 at Play. Each.

Clicky


Some are even cheaper on amazon too.


Not for us who have to pay postage.



Try HMV then 

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RE: Studio Ghibli - 11/8/2007 1:09:52 PM   
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Try HMV then 



That's even worse. HMV charge £2 in postage - per item!! It will come out a lot cheaper at Amazon. For people who have to pay postage when they use places like Amazon, HMV and the likes, Play is the definite cheapest.

Any better option?


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RE: Studio Ghibli - 11/8/2007 1:13:07 PM   
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Try HMV then 



That's even worse. HMV charge £2 in postage - per item!! It will come out a lot cheaper at Amazon. For people who have to pay postage when they use places like Amazon, HMV and the likes, Play is the definite cheapest.

Any better option?



HMV have never charged me? Are you abroad? If you are that may make sense.


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RE: Studio Ghibli - 11/8/2007 2:21:31 PM   
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HMV have never charged me? Are you abroad? If you are that may make sense.




Define abroad. Seriously - yes, I don't live in the UK. So unfortunately, HMV, Amazon, Choices, Benson's and several other etailers charge postage from me. The upside is that stuff over a certain amount at Amazon is cheaper for me than for UK citizens, as I don't have to pay VAT. I've had boxsets for less than what my friend in the UK had to pay. But very cheap stuff, below a tenner, is definitely going to cost more for me than for you. At Play, CD-WOW! and other companies that ship for free worldwide, there is no difference of course.

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Princess Mononoke - 11/8/2007 6:16:42 PM   
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I saw my first Ghibli film this week (Princess Mononoke) and thought I'd do a short review here. (Spoilers)

Firstly, I don't understand why anyone would call Miyazaki the Japanese Walt Disney. Apart from the fact that they are both great animators, their films (judging by this one) have barely anything in common. Mononoke has a far more layered, epic feel then anything by Disney, and it reminds me more of the Lord of the Rings trilogy than anything else. The characters here were all multi-dimensional, and there is no clear distinction between good and evil, something Disney definately can't boast about.
   I wont bother describing the plot, as everybody here already knows it, but it was definately one of the film's strong points, although at times, with all the different characters and themes, I felt it could have been a little more focused. The animation was even better. It can't really stand up to the CGI detail of post Toy Story stuff, but it still looked beautiful, and there were some fantastic visual moments- my favourite being the Forest spirit's death, and some great battle scenes.
  One problem I did have with the film was its ending. Miyazaki hadn't left anything black and white before the end, and so I felt it was a little clunky and preachy when Lady Eboshi started going on about how Irontown would be a good village from now on, and how everyone would live in harmony. But this was only a small problem, and I think Mononoke deserves 9/10 for its scope and beauty.

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RE: Princess Mononoke - 11/8/2007 6:42:58 PM   
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It is a phenomenal film davey1. Check out my 'unseen film' list in my thread - I reviewed Princess Mononoke and said a similar thing - I made the comparison, on scale alone, that Mononoke is the LOTR to Spirited Away's Hobbit...!

Went into town and bought My Neighbour Totoro in HMV with ny NUS discount, so quite happy with that. Going to watch it tomorrow morning with 'the boy', as my namesake would describe him.


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RE: Princess Mononoke - 11/8/2007 6:52:56 PM   
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Yeah check out Homer's review it was a very good piece indeed! I wrote an essay on Miyazaki in the top directors list that may also interest you. Hope to see you in here more Davey!

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RE: Princess Mononoke - 11/8/2007 7:03:15 PM   
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It is a phenomenal film davey1. Check out my 'unseen film' list in my thread - I reviewed Princess Mononoke and said a similar thing - I made the comparison, on scale alone, that Mononoke is the LOTR to Spirited Away's Hobbit...!



I just re-read your Mononoke review and I agree with most of what you said. Glad you mentioned the score, as I forgot to. I thought it was lovely, a great moment was when it swelled just as the main title came up. Got to say, I really like your reviews in that thread.

I did read your essay in the director's thread mayfou, and thought that it was great (as pretty much all of them were). I was surprised to see Miyazaki so high though (not really in a bad way)

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RE: Princess Mononoke - 11/8/2007 7:20:39 PM   
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Thanks!  I just read this whole thread, and wondered something. Thanks to mafyou for providing me with the ordered list of Ghibli films as their numbering goes on the R2 DVDs in the other thread over on DVD Discussions, but I was wondering what the order is. I mean, why that particular order. It doesn't seem to be chronological, or alphabetical, so is it random, or some obscure order?

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RE: Princess Mononoke - 11/8/2007 8:20:54 PM   
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I thought it was how they released them - or at least how they intended to release them. I think that was the plan but for some reason it went a bit off. I know that Only Yesterday was the last to be released and is number 14.

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RE: Princess Mononoke - 12/8/2007 3:43:20 AM   
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I saw my first Ghibli film this week (Princess Mononoke) and thought I'd do a short review here. (Spoilers)

Firstly, I don't understand why anyone would call Miyazaki the Japanese Walt Disney.


It's just easy marketing, Davey1 - Miyazaki himself dislikes the comparison. I think of him more as a Japanese George Lucas, in the way he creates a entire fictional world on film.

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RE: Princess Mononoke - 12/8/2007 9:12:06 AM   
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The only way I saw it as a comparison is the way in which the respective studios are held in each country. America have taken Disney to heart with love, and Japan have done the same with Ghibli. And the fact that each is huge in the respective countries. That's as far as the comparison goes. 

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RE: Princess Mononoke - 14/8/2007 2:19:31 PM   
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A ha! I snuck in a request for a Ghibli films feature on the Empire Online sub forum while Helen O'Hara was posting, and she said that while they don't generally do requests, she'd mention that someone was asking...! Huzzah!

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RE: Princess Mononoke - 14/8/2007 2:21:35 PM   
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I watched Whisper of the Heart for the first time last night, and it was genius, despite the slightly corny ending.

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RE: Princess Mononoke - 14/8/2007 2:25:47 PM   
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I know what you mean about the ending Rhubarb. But i think on repeated viewings that effect will go. The rest of the film is just brilliant though and the end does not affect it in any bad way.

Good work Homer! It's not just someone!It's all us little people in World Cinema!


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RE: Princess Mononoke - 14/8/2007 2:36:11 PM   
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Get on over to that Kurt Russell thread and make your voice heard lol!

So, I've bought Howl's, and am going to make two more Ghibli purchases using funds from my playtrade account. Which two? I want to watch them all, so I'll take the first two suggestions that come along. Bear in mind it's for my and my children - I'll get ones more for me on my own later...!


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RE: Princess Mononoke - 14/8/2007 2:42:30 PM   
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I know what you mean about the ending Rhubarb. But i think on repeated viewings that effect will go. The rest of the film is just brilliant though and the end does not affect it in any bad way.




Yeah thats very true, it just felt a bit jarring and false. The rest of it was really really impressive though, and i was happy that it was a nice ending, so your probably right on repeat viewings it'll dissappear. Its defintly one of my favourites already

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RE: Princess Mononoke - 14/8/2007 5:41:17 PM   
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I know what you mean about the ending Rhubarb. But i think on repeated viewings that effect will go. The rest of the film is just brilliant though and the end does not affect it in any bad way.




Yeah thats very true, it just felt a bit jarring and false. The rest of it was really really impressive though, and i was happy that it was a nice ending, so your probably right on repeat viewings it'll dissappear. Its defintly one of my favourites already


I'm glad to hear it. It's one of mine too.

Homer, if you plan to get all the ghibli films just pick two you like the fancy of. Apart from Grave of the Fireflies (which a four year old wouldn't fully understand anyway) i would say you could get any of their films. Just enjoy!


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RE: Princess Mononoke - 14/8/2007 5:55:37 PM   
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Get on over to that Kurt Russell thread and make your voice heard lol!

So, I've bought Howl's, and am going to make two more Ghibli purchases using funds from my playtrade account. Which two? I want to watch them all, so I'll take the first two suggestions that come along. Bear in mind it's for my and my children - I'll get ones more for me on my own later...!




Kiki's Delivery Service is the one i would want to show my children if i actually had any. Its incredibly magical.

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RE: Princess Mononoke - 14/8/2007 6:32:45 PM   
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I'd have Whisper of the Heart in my top three Ghibli films. I consider the death of Yoshifumi Kondo the greatest loss to film of the last ten years.

On another Ghibli vote, Porco Rosso needs help in the 1992 consensus thread. It's my favourite animated film so I'm trying to rally some support for it. Any votes (even those without it) would be appreciated.

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