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#1 May 17 2013 at 7:08 AM Rating: Good
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No Blu-rays for Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, and no sign of Howls Moving Castle though.

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#2 May 17 2013 at 7:11 AM Rating: Good
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Darn, those are my favorite ones.

Just last month I was contemplating buying a handful of those Blurays too.

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It appears that some of the Blu Ray/DVD combo packs aren't released yet. Howl's Moving Castle pack comes out on the 21st. Same with My Neighbor Totoro.

Edited, May 17th 2013 9:24am by TirithRR
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#3 May 17 2013 at 7:13 AM Rating: Good
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At first I was excited...

And then all the best films weren't there. Smiley: glare

Does Spirited Away not have a bluray edition yet? Because that's a crime...

You can get the 2-disk edition of Howl's Moving Castle for $28, though.
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#4 May 17 2013 at 7:26 AM Rating: Good
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Looks like Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and The Cat's Return don't have Blu Ray versions. I'm sure they will eventually.
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#5 May 17 2013 at 8:46 AM Rating: Good
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I'm just somewhat shocked they weren't the first to get them...
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#6 May 17 2013 at 1:42 PM Rating: Good
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Is bluray really all that great? I still don't have a bluray player and don't feel that I'm missing out.
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#7 May 17 2013 at 1:54 PM Rating: Good
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If you don't have a HDTV, no.

If you do have an HDTV, yes.

I mean, it's the difference between 480p and 1080p.
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#8 May 17 2013 at 5:39 PM Rating: Good
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If you don't have a HDTV, no.

If you do have an HDTV, yes.

I mean, it's the difference between 480p and 720p/1080p.

Depending on your TV
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#9 May 18 2013 at 1:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Would it make a difference for the Ghibli movies though?

(even so, I'm not replacing my dvd's of the movies for new blu-rays at that price)
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#10 May 18 2013 at 2:17 PM Rating: Good
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Why wouldn't it?

One is an image saved at the 480 resolution that's stretched to fit a large format, on a television with far more pixels than it natively uses. Most modern devices and televisions will attempt to "upscale" the image, so it doesn't blur out of existence. But it certainly doesn't look awesome at any kind of realistic viewing distance.

And it's not like movies and other features were animated or filmed at the native resolution of the time. They're created at a MUCH higher resolution, and then the theater prints were at a lower quality (which vary wildly depending on the quality of the theater), and were released at television-level qualities in formats that could handle it.

You think the tape inside a VHS tape was the same resolution as the film used to capture the image in the first place?

The actual resolution of films hasn't really changed much in decades now. Digital filming might change that, but actual film is about the same quality now as it was in the 70s. Only the market-side capabilities have changed.
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