Channel 4 from the UK is showing Studio Ghibli films this month. For those of you living across the ocean, this is a good chance to catch a few great movies. This week, Channel 4 has been showing the dub version, and next week will be given to the subtitled versions. That's a pretty good idea, certainly a lot easier than showing the subtitled movie after the dubbed one, as TCM did during their Ghibli run.
And, yes, I'm aware that we're at the end of the first week of shows. I'm just not a big fan of dubbing - aside from the French-language version of Porco Rosso, and Pixar's dubs for Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. The rest of the dubs range from merely tolerable to downright painful. So let's watch these movies next week the way they were intended, in the original language. It'll give us a chance to bone up on our Japanese. I'm up to the level of Ralph Wiggum; I have a pencil!
Sat, 8/12 - 2:05 am - Grave of the Fireflies
Sat, 8/12 - 5:05 pm - My Neighbor Totoro
Sun, 8/13 - 4:55 pm - Laputa: Castle in the Sky
Mon, 8/14 - 12:45 am - Grave of the Fireflies
Mon, 8/14 - 5:05 pm - Kiki's Delivery Service
Tue, 8/15 - 4:45 pm - Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
Wed, 8/16 - 4:45 - Porco Rosso
Thu, 8/17 - 5:10 - Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro