daniel thomas Categories: blu-ray, howl's moving castle, screenshots
Studio Ghibli's newest Blu-Ray releases are available now in Japan, for the slightly horrifying price of $80USD. Fortunately, most of you will be able to buy these discs when they're released in your country sometime next year. We Americans, however, will remain at the mercy of Disney's whims. In any event, region-free discs and online merchants make it easier than ever to build up your Ghibli movie collection, even without paying the $80 ransom the Japanese are subjected to.
Let's take a look at these wonderful screenshots from the Howl's Blu-Ray. It looks terrific, as you would expect. I've noticed that a lot of Ghibli movies struggled on the standard DVD format; Howl's Moving Castle was a marvel to see on a big screen, projected on 35mm film. 480p resolution just doesn't come close. 1080p is a very welcome improvement, indeed. And, no doubt, we'll be saying the same thing once these movies start arriving on the next media format, 4K resolution. For now, we'll be more than happy.
The rest of the screenshots lie after the jump. My thanks, as always, to Asian Blu-Ray Guide for providing these photos. I'm eternally grateful for all their hard work.