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Studio Ghibli: From Up on Poppy Hill Blu-ray

Posted May 21, 2013 10:21 PM by Webmaster

CinedigmGKIDS and New Video Group, a division of Cinedigm Entertainment, are bringing Studio Ghibli's latest animated film, From Up on Poppy Hill, to Blu-ray this September. Written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, Goro Miyazaki, the critically acclaimed coming-of-age story is set to arrive via a BD/DVD combo pack release on September 3rd, and is already available for pre-order.

Official synopsis: Set in Yokohama in 1963, as Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics, the story centers on Umi and Shun, two high school kids caught up in the changing times. But a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart. With its rich color palette, stunning exteriors, sun-drenched gardens, bustling cityscapes and painterly detail, From Up on Poppy Hill provides a pure, sincere, and nuanced evocation of the past, and marks yet another creative triumph for Studio Ghibli. The voice cast for the English version of the film features Sarah Bolger, Anton Yelchin, Christina Hendricks, Bruce Dern, Gillian Anderson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Charlie Saxton, Chris Noth, Beau Bridges, Aubrey Plaza, Emily Osment and Ron Howard, among others.

Technical specifications and special features have yet to be revealed. Embedded below is the film's original Japanese trailer (with English subtitles), as well as an English dub trailer and clip.








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News comments (15 comments)



Graham1138
  May 21, 2013
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Im a huge Miyazkai fan, just got Howl's Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro today. This is a day 1 buy for sure.

PBateman87
  May 21, 2013
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Looks good, I'll likely get this at some point as I'm watching more and more Ghibli films.

Jr7936
  May 22, 2013
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so is this going to be the same as the japanese and hong kong release in quality and extras is what I wonder

tru blu
  May 22, 2013
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A huge fan of all things Ghibli. Pre-ordered

rgrudinski
  May 22, 2013
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@Graham were you able to find Howl's and Totoro for a reasonable price? I know disney USED to always release coupons for their new releases so you can get them for 20 or less on release week... I just can't justify paying $28 for a movie.

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kevin87
  May 22, 2013
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looks good, maybe this studio will pick up the other Ghibli movies that Disney lost the rights too and release them on Blu-ray.. hopefully somebody does.

MJW
  May 22, 2013
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I saw this film at a small local theater and enjoyed it. I am so glad there is going to be a Blu-ray release, instead of DVD only (which I was worried about). I will definitely be picking this up on day one!

El Baz
  May 22, 2013
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@rgrudinski
The days of those DMR coupons are gone.
Most of us here found an alternate to that and its' the Disney Movie Club (see the ongoing thread in the Hot Deals section). Depending on how you plan it and follow the instructions, you end up paying an average of $12-14 a movie in the end. And yes, the Miyazaki movies are available.

Graham1138
  May 22, 2013
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@rgrudinski, Unfortunately not. I got these for $27.99 a piece on Amazon. I too think it's very unreasonable price for just one movie. I saved for months to get these. I was fortunate enough to get Naussica for only $20, rarely do they lower the price for these movies.
Edshugeo The GodMoor
  May 22, 2013
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There's a story from 2011 about the theatrical rights of a bunch of Ghibli titles going to GKids, but I haven't found any other info about Disney losing any rights. The previous deal included the two movies released this week by Disney. So, I might suppose the reason *some* Ghibli titles won't be released with a Disney label would be more related to the film's content. Grave Of The Fireflies, for obvious reasons, this film for a very awkward subplot (not gonna spoil it), and I imagine Princess Mononoke for it's violence (and who's previous U.S. releases had the Miramax logo, I think).

rgrudinski
  May 22, 2013
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I looked into the DMC I assume that after I choose my initial 5 titles for a dollar and the 2 bonus discounted titles, I the selection widens for the rest? I could barely find 5 that I wanted from the initial titles :-\ Also, can I assume that these all come with their slip covers?
nordstar
  May 22, 2013
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This a promo going with Ghibli films that was posted yesterday on DMR's Facebook page. Here are the links:
US: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat302500050019&type=category&DCMP=rdr107537
CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/feature.html?docId=1001197011&ref=studioghibli

yoda-sama
  May 22, 2013
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@Grahm1138, Since the Blu-ray.com reviews didn't even touch on the subject, might I ask you how the subtitle translations turned out on Totoro and Howl? Disney has been more miss than hit on that front (all Laputa releases, all Kiki, The Cat Returns, etc.), so it would be great to know before considering shelling out that kind of cash (the existence of the English dubs makes up for nothing as far as I'm concerned, I do not use or respect them).

@Edshuego, Grave of the Fireflies was probably already licensed to CPM, and therefore not available to Disney and not part of the broad Ghibli deal. Mononoke Hime was released through an interesting series of events, as you likely know Miramax is owned by Disney, Disney wasn't sure what to do with the property, as they hadn't dealt much with putting out licensed anime properties like Ghibli titles and it was also a bit mature thematically. There was a lot of back and forth going on with many aspects of the release: should the original picture be altered to have English texts and credits, should graphic images be censored, should the original language be included at all, should there be literal subtitles. That went on for a while, and Ghibli fans were getting increasingly vocal with their input and then exploded when it was made official that Mononoke Hime would be released under the Miramax logo with uncensored video, English and French audio BUT without the original Japanese audio at all (or literal subtitles, obviously). So that battle raged for a bit, and at the last minute they gave in and reversed the decision about the audio and authored the discs with Japanese 5.1 and English subtitles (not the greatest translation, but not dubtitles, at least). It was changed so late in the game that, at least on the first pressing, the DVD covers were printed without mention of Japanese audio or literal English subtitles, only English and French audio, and stickers assuring the presence of the original audio were applied to the shrink-wrap. I'm pretty sure that it was due to that near fiasco the broad Ghibli license was drawn up the way it was, with the stipulations that the original unaltered Japanese footage must be included, with original audio and English subtitles. The only shame is that they must not have agreed on the quality of all of those items, as the subtitles are generally just piss poor, the audio frequently suffers (Kiki was upmixed badly and out of sync, The Cat Returns US release was the ONLY release in the world not to feature a DTS 6.1 mix, and Ponyo didn't even get HD Japanese audio on its US BD), plus Disney seemed to find some wiggle room on the video alteration front on a few discs (like their original Kiki release) by way of alternate video angles, selected automatically depending on what language was chosen. If you'll notice though, it is not exactly content anymore that determines what Disney will do with a property, since they released Pom Poko, testicles and all, under their own name without any censoring (cleverly talk around it in their English dub, yes, but nothing more). Granted, they would rather have censored it, but thanks to their agreement with Ghibli, their hands were tied!

Graham1138
  May 22, 2013
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@yoda-sama, I am sorry, I haven't even had a chance to watch them yet. It's cherry season for me so I work 15 hours a day 7 days a week. I watched a few of the special features and that's it. I prefer the original audio with subs as well, though I do like a lot of the voice actors they tend to use for the english dubs. So I watch both ways depending on my mood. If they're anything like the Naussica of the Valley of the Wind, then they should be ok. I'll have to check when I can. But I agree, it's hard to put down that kind of money for a release if they screw up the subs. I wish Howl's Moving Castle had as many special features as My Neighbor Totoro, but I'll take what I can get.
Edshugeo The GodMoor
  May 25, 2013
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@yoda-sama, Thanks for the info. It'll be interesting to see what happens to Mononoke on blu.


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