Photos - Night of the Galactic Railroad
Okay, just as I promised last weekend, I'm sharing a number of screenshots from Gisaburo Suugi's Night on the Galactic Railroad. There is such little presence on the web towards this great film, and that's a crying shame. No doubt much of that is due to the fact that the DVD has been out of print for many years; this means we'll have to continue to keep the flame burning as best we can. Once again, I am deeply grateful for internet downloading and the fansub community.
These photos come from the long-gone American DVD, and it clearly is showing its age. I would love to see how good this movie really looks on a quality 35mm film print, or an eventual Blu-Ray. I'd expect to see this film given the high-definition upgrade in Japan, at least. The rest of the world? That's hard to say. Night on the Galactic Railroad is a very unique work of animation art. If it's difficult to get the greater public to turn out for a movie like Ponyo, what chance would this picture have?
In any event, Night on the Galactic Railroad is among the greatest of anime films, and deserves to be seen by all movie lovers, young and old. A Blu-Ray version would be absolutely essential.