Blu-Ray and DVD - Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables

Good news, fellow Ghibli Freaks!  Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green Gables, this summer's theatrical release of the first six episodes of the 1979 World Masterpiece Theater series, will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on November 17 in Japan, as part of the Ghibli Museum label.

Bonus materials include director Isao Takahata's recent appearance at the Canadian Embassy, and a collection of Ioka Masahiro's background paintings.  According to GhibliWiki, there will be no English subtitles, but we'll keep our eyes open and see if that's true.

As always, a big thanks to the crew at GhibliWiki for the scoop.  One guy pretty much runs that site now, which is unfortunate, but just like me, he has the help of dedicated fans to keep everyone informed.  Gracias!


asuka said...

it would be interesting to see how the colours look: presumably the anne i've seen is a rather washed out one, and this one will be polished up a bit.
are there any screen-shot comparisons out there?

Chandra said...

Good to know! If there is ever an English dub released I will buy it immediately! I will even buy a blu-ray player if necessary!!!

Unknown said...

You might also want to mention that they are planning a release of a remastered DVD set for all of Heidi and it looks absolutely beautiful.

laurenchip said...

I'd love to see it if it had English subs

Anonymous said...

Hi, any chance Ghibli will rerelease this with the English subtitles included on the Takahata boxset version?

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