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Miyazaki's Nausicaa Coming Up on Blu-ray

Posted November 20, 2010 02:08 PM by Juan Calonge

Walt Disney StudiosWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that it will release Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no tani no Naushika; Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) on Blu-ray on March 8, 2011, on a BD/DVD combo pack. This would be the first Blu-ray release of a catalog title from the famous Studio Ghibli in the US (the 2008 production Ponyo was released earlier this year).

Special features include:
  • The World of Ghibli: Visit Nausicaa's world in this enchanted interactive experience
  • Behind the Studio: Discover the film's origins in this documentary, including an interview with Hayao Miyazaki
  • Enter the Lands: Explore the many worlds of Studio Ghibli
  • Studio Ghibli Trivia Challenge
  • Original Japanese Storyboards
  • Behind the Microphone: with A-list voice talent (on the DVD)
  • The Birth Story of Studio Ghibli (on the DVD)
  • Original TV trailers (on the DVD)



Source: Disney | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (24 comments)



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bgmat58
  Nov 20, 2010
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Great news! Bring them all!!!!

Trogdor2010
  Nov 20, 2010
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Wonderful to hear. I'll be happy with the English track, but I'm hoping they'll throw in a lossless track in japanese (Not a deal-breaker though).

It be great to have them all.

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nathanp
  Nov 20, 2010
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Great, hopefully the rest of his catalog will follow in short time!

troyman21
  Nov 20, 2010
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Wow! I was going to see this soon, but I just might have to wait for the Blu-Ray than. I've seen and loved a few of Miyazaki's other films, so this is a blind buy.

halimali
  Nov 20, 2010
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I will get this one even though I have the UK bluray version. Great packaging always from Disney
erikzito
  Nov 20, 2010
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Japanese packing looks better, but's really expensive.

RIKANA
  Nov 20, 2010
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All right:3

RI

SellmeyourDVD
  Nov 20, 2010
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Fingers crossed for Princess Mononoke next year
agr1277
  Nov 20, 2010
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I imported the blu-ray from Japan. It has a standard Dolby 2.0 track that is English and a LPCM 2.0 track that is Japanese. I hope the US release will have a lossless 5.1 track in either language (both preferably).

trombone dixie
  Nov 20, 2010
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I hope Disney does a great job on this. I still want to get the Japanese editions of the Ghibli films. I absolutely love the packaging on them.

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Cplhicks
  Nov 20, 2010
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Better have lossless Japanese this time...

trombone dixie
  Nov 20, 2010
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Seeing the American actors names on the cover make me sick.

Carlosg777
  Nov 20, 2010
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Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!!! One of my favourite Miyazaki films! Oh, I can't WAIT for the rest of his movies to come out on Blu!

L-Rouge
  Nov 20, 2010
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One of my favourites, Beautiful movie. We had Madman Entertainment release the Ghibli Movies down here with out the excessive advertising that purportedly accompanied the Disney Releases, so it would be interesting to see what happens down in this market.

planosuperman
  Nov 20, 2010
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I am absolutely ecstatic about this phenomenal news! I only hope and pray that the next scheduled release for a Miyazaki movie is Princess Mononoke.
animefan77
  Nov 21, 2010
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Is Disney doing their own restoring/remaster? Or is it just direct transfer from Japanese blu-ray? And how was Japanese blu-ray? Ponyo looked great but this movie is from the 80's, and I don't know how good of restoration that Japan has done or if Disney will give this old Japanese movie the same attention that they have done with their own animated film. I really hope hope hope that all the Miyazaki's film will get the restoration that it deserves.

JediFonger
  Nov 21, 2010
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nausicaa the Japanese BD release is amazing, w/miyazaki approving the transfer. UK ed. is awful thouggh cause it applies DNR/EE. i hope US uses the Japanese transfer and not mess with it. both have lossless audio though and that's pretty good.

Agreach2
  Nov 21, 2010
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Very cool!! ..but we need Princess Mononoke ..srsly

Mobe1969
  Nov 21, 2010
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JediFonger - I've seen the comparisons and the UK version does have film noise. The Japanese version it looks excessive, like they overilluminated it scanning it, or did some funny overcontrasting on the grain to make it pop out. It looks wrong, like the grain is artificially exaggerated. Who knows what the truth as to what Miyazaki approved, or even looked at, or how good the eyesight is of a 69 year old.

victorjake
  Nov 21, 2010
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Great news! Can't wait for the rest of the catalog Studio Ghibli films. If Disney can release twice a year, I'd be happy (of course they can always release more per year).

Abumi
  Nov 21, 2010
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I'll buy it only if it has a lossless Japanese track.

Kevinik
  Nov 22, 2010
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YES!!! This news made my day!

jonnoble27
  Nov 23, 2010
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Spirited Away Princess Mononoke Howl's Flying Castle next please

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Dubstar
  Nov 27, 2010
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so wait the UK edition gets the commentary in subtitled form and we US fans don't - [expletive] you Disney! thank you [expletive] much.


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