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Studio Ghibli HD/Blu-ray Disc Preview Screenshots

Posted on July 11, 2009 at 15:33 by Ulrik.Tweet this

I just got my copy of the Japanese Joe Hisaishi in Budokan - Miyazaki Anime to Tomo ni Ayunda 25 Nenkan Blu-ray Disc that not only includes the incredible anniversary concert of Hayao Miyazaki's favourite composer Joe Hisaishi but also a nice surprise for those of us who cry themselves to sleep every night because there's still no Studio Ghibli film available on Blu-ray Disc. The bonus feature consists of selection of music videos with scenes taken from some of Hayao Miyazaki's masterworks (sadly not from Totoro, Laputa and Spirited Away) in HD quality! While these videos have been encoded in 1920x1080i and sometimes show compression artifacts and edge enhancement effects (especially Kiki), they are the closest thing to a Blu-ray Disc preview for Studio Ghibli films we currently have. So this is what we can at least expect quality wise for next year when the studio starts to release their catalog titles (Ponyo is supposed be the first in December). Please note that the 100 (!) screenshots below (as always) contain spoilers and can't show just how good these films look in motion, so do yourself a favour and buy the BD! ;)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984)

Read on for screenshots from Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, Porco Rosso und Howl's Moving Castle...

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