Ocean Waves UK DVD in February 2010
Optimum Asia will be releasing their UK DVD for Studio Ghibli's Ocean Waves (Umi ga Kikoeru) in February, to coincide with the theatrical release of Ponyo. I'm sure every Ghibli Freak in Britian knows this already, and is properly steamed by the delays. Why these films are being delayed six months is a mystery.
In any case, all the Studio Ghibli feature films will finally be available in Great Britian and the UK. That's a proud achievement, one almost certainly never to be matched here in the US. This is an excellent little film, a teen romance quarely in the tradition of Omohide Poro Poro. I don't know what extras will be included, but the Japanese DVD includes a lengthy 45-minute video with the production team.
Again, probably old hat to those in the know, but I'm seeing a lot of regulars from across the pond and wanted to give you something to read.