daniel thomas Categories: blu-ray, mimi wo sumaseba
This week saw Studio Ghibli's latest Blu-Ray movie - 1995's Mimi wo Sumaseba ("If You Listen Closely"), aka Whisper of the Heart. I'm really looking forward to this one; Mimi is just about my all-time favorite Ghibli film, which means it's just about my favorite animated film. This is one of the great joys of the movies.
The new high-definition transfer looks spectacular, as we've come to expect from Ghibli. Color and detail is a big improvement over the DVD, and I just love the saturation in every corner of the screen. For some reason, much of the color was drained out of these movies in earlier formats, and as each movie is released to Blu-Ray, it's like discovering them for the first time.
Of course, we'll all be going through this kabuki dance in 10 years when 4K becomes the next "high definition" standard. But I think we can be confidently satisfied with this Blu-Ray in our libraries, and enjoy Mimi/Whisper for many years.
C'mon, Pixar, make a movie like this! Pretty please?