Ponyo on Blu-Ray; Castle, Totoro and Kiki on DVD

I just wanted to clear up any confusion regarding the upcoming Studio Ghibli releases on March 2.  All four movies - Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Ponyo - will appear on DVD.  Only Ponyo will arrive on Blu-Ray.

There have been no official announcements from Ghibli in Japan regarding future BD releases, but it is widely expected that more movies will be headed to the high-definition format in 2010.

2 comments:

Robert said...

These re-releases aren't going to be re-dubbed, are they?

beyond said...

In fact, NTV had broadcasted Nausicaa, Laputa, Totoro, and Kiki etc in HD. Nausicaa to be broadcasted on Feb 19 again. Though these are not true HD but Up Convert version HD.
According to Suzuki's comment in the radio show, Ghibli's next BD is seems Yamada. This is not official announcement.
Suzuki said "Other's BD is not difficult if BD of Ponyo is made."

The production of BD of Ponyo seems hard very much. Kashiwagi of the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory and the project leader developed "Ponyo filter" for BD.
Suzuki's demand is "Show a line clearly, however soften a picture."
http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/series/avt/20091105_326296.html

This is podcast when Kashiwagi appeared Suzuki's radio show. They talks about Ghibli's BD project.
http://podcasts.tfm.co.jp/podcasts/tokyo/rg/suzuki_vol80.mp3
http://podcasts.tfm.co.jp/podcasts/tokyo/rg/suzuki_vol81.mp3

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