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Spirited Away

G a f f e r

Well-known Member
Bought 2 days ago

watched for third time

brilliant...brilliant:thumbsup:

extras disc quite good too.

If you watch the english dub, some of the translation is lost though (compared with japanese with english subtitles).

Great vivid colours with dark scenes as well - good workout for your projector/tv & dvd player :D
 

Phil Hinton

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What region is that Gaffer? We have the R1 dvd for review in the next week or so.
 
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pointsofview

Guest
I'm not surprised it was great with your :eek:impressive:eek: set-up...:smashin:
 

G a f f e r

Well-known Member
I got the R2 version.
I think the extras are in 4:3 but am not sure.
Wanted the HMV special front cover version (no difference to contents) but they were out of stock.
The piccie is 16:9 anamorphic but no DTS, having said that, the DD is a good one.
2 hours long.
NO extra menu or paper info on the inside but, hey, film is still great.

PS. setup = 6ft wide image.......oh yes :)
 

Miyazaki

Novice Member
Much better in Japanese with English subs though. Gets rid of those whiny yank accents if nothing else.
 

karkus30

Banned
This is a great film. I had'nt heard a thing about it, but a mate of mine flipped it out of his DVD collection and said I should give it a go. The image quality on the R2 version looks a bit washed out, but thats comparing it to Finding Nemo and Titan AE.

Whats the best disc to buy ? Im running on an LCD PJ with prog scan. Any region ?
 

lynneharvey

Standard Member
Looking forward to seeing this film now that I've read all these fab reviews. I bought it from EzyDVD and apparently it is available in japanese and english audio - we shall see! Including postage etc. it cost all of £7.99. It's preorder, available from 30 June - I'll let you know.

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/223309
 
Being a bit of anime freak I saw this around two years ago on a Jap import, good example of anime though.

If you guys enjoyed this check out other Studio Ghibli titles such as:

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
Grave of the Fireflies (One of my favs)
Porco Rosso
Whisper of the Heart
Princess Mononoke
The Cat Returns
Howl's Moving Castle (Released later this year!)

You'll have to get them on Jap import, since most aren't released here but I can assure you that Spirited Away isn't Miyazaki's best work.

Also take a look at Ghost in the Shell, hopefully I'll convert some of you into anime nuts :D
 
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spondle

Guest
agreed with you all - its a superb film. Ive watched it quite a few times since getting it - everytime I watch I spot some new detail. The humour and attention to detail is amazing.

In short this is now one of my fav films ever. :clap:
 

lynneharvey

Standard Member
Okay - I'm convinced - honest! But if I am able to watch the DVD with either japanese or english audio - which would be best ... I'm reckoning that the original i.e. japanese will be the favourite, but would like to hear your preferences ...
 

robyoung

Active Member
Ok Guys,

I've heard nothing but great things about this. But not sure what it's actually about and what sort of 'style' of film it is apart from that it's animated of course. Is it aimed Kids, adults, everyone?

By the way i would always watch foreign films in the original language with subs, i cant stand dubbing it always ruins the film. any one ever hear of a well dubbed film?

Cheers Rob
 

karkus30

Banned
robyoung said:
Ok Guys,

I've heard nothing but great things about this. But not sure what it's actually about and what sort of 'style' of film it is apart from that it's animated of course. Is it aimed Kids, adults, everyone?

By the way i would always watch foreign films in the original language with subs, i cant stand dubbing it always ruins the film. any one ever hear of a well dubbed film?

Cheers Rob
Have a lookat THX1138 film reviews on the DVD REview bit of this forum, tells you all about it.
 

MartinImber

Active Member
Just got Kikis delicery service - was recommended to me
 

karkus30

Banned
ShinObiWAN said:
Being a bit of anime freak I saw this around two years ago on a Jap import, good example of anime though.

If you guys enjoyed this check out other Studio Ghibli titles such as:

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
Grave of the Fireflies (One of my favs)
Porco Rosso
Whisper of the Heart
Princess Mononoke
The Cat Returns
Howl's Moving Castle (Released later this year!)

You'll have to get them on Jap import, since most aren't released here but I can assure you that Spirited Away isn't Miyazaki's best work.

Also take a look at Ghost in the Shell, hopefully I'll convert some of you into anime nuts :D
Mate of mine has been talking about princess mononoke for ages (thought he was a bit mad to be honest, well he did recommend a couple of poor films), I showed him Spirited Away and he spotted the connection.

Im interested , so which is best?
 

CyBeRkId2002

Well-known Member
i personally prefer spirited away by far, but thats not to say mononokes bad, just that spirited away is amazing!

Also seen Kiki (didnt think much to that) and Laputa (excellent)... hoping to get some more soon.

Where do u get ur jap imports from ShinObiWAN ??? looking for a cheap supplier

CyBeRkId

Ps. I also HATED ghost in the shell but Akira and Metropolis are two more cool manga films :D
 

Miyazaki

Novice Member
For me it would have to be 'Castle In The Sky'. Probably because I have watched it loads since being a little kid, and it was always my favourite cartoon.

'Princess Mononoke' is also brilliant. 'Kiki's Delivery Service' is also very good, but quite girly and I don't know if I could stomach it again as it is very, very sugary.

The best Studio Ghibli film on consensus is 'My Neighbour Totoro', which I haven't bought yet as there is a special edition to be released in the Autumn.
 
CyBeRkId2002 said:
Where do u get ur jap imports from ShinObiWAN ??? looking for a cheap supplier

CyBeRkId

Ps. I also HATED ghost in the shell but Akira and Metropolis are two more cool manga films :D
Got most of mine from here (not the cheapest, but reliable and speedy):

http://www.nippon-export.com/catalo...8_102&osCsid=0fd6eb65a506a159026d89cdd255671c

The one I really had trouble getting though and its my favourite was Grave of Fireflies. Brilliant film and my favourite Studio Ghilbli title, then it would have to Porco Rosso(Similar to Luputa with crazy flying machines).
 

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