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Let's take a look at how closely the Ponyo Blu-Ray compares to 35mm film. In each of these pairings, the film version will come first, and then tbe Blu-Ray. This is just like the old days of Electronic Gaming Monthly, whee! Is Ghouls 'N Ghosts on the Sega Genesis arcade-perfect? Let's find out!
A short note on the differences between film and BD. Despite our advances in digital technology - these Blu-Ray players and big-screen teevees - we still have a long way to go to match film. 35mm film has 1,200:1 contrast, no compression, full color spectrum, and three times the resolution of 1080p. So says "John Smith," the video producer I've been corresponding with lately.
Spirited Away, uncompressed, takes up 1.5 Terabytes. That's 1,500 GB. By comparison, Blu-Ray currently stores 50GB and DVD stores 4.7GB. We've come a long way from the days of VHS, but we are nowhere close to equaling 35mm film. Isn't consumer electronics such a wonderful scam? We'll be scrapping our Blu-Ray for Super Blu-Ray by 2019. Hah!
Anyway, kids, chat time's over. Let's see how Ponyo Blu-Ray compares to the original.