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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2003 7:28 am 
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I konw this is older info, but it's Great news for Miyazaki nuts:
http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/2238.html
it's been years since I last saw Laputa, and I'm super excited to see it again.


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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2003 9:11 am 
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It's surprising... I have seen quite a few adds for these DVDs lately.

I saw some in places like Wal-Mart, go figure. I've even seen some comercials on TV about it.


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Yep. It's great for publicity.


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Guess they learned they have to advertise if they are going to sell, really a shame with Mononoke Hime, I didn't hear about it till it was on VHS.


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Yes, Mononoke only receved limited press here in the states. Also, parts of the story didn't translate too well into english (and the concept of how a "god" is supposed to exist was a little diffrent then most western folks are used to). It's a kind of a shame really...


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I just saw Princess Mononoke as part of a Filmfestival in Amsterdam last thursday. Very slowly Holland is picking up on anime, finally :) There's not much advertising being made, though the cinema's are packed. The anime program they show in the cinema's is:

Princess Mononoke
Ghost In The Shell
Roujin Z
Akira (ofcourse)
Spirited Away
A Tree Of Palme
Perfect Blue
Patlabor 1 The Movie
Appleseed
Cowboy Bebop
Metropolis

And in my home town of The Hague they are screening:
Queen Emeraldas
Cowboy Bebop series 1 to 4
Golden Boy
Ruroni Kenshin

What a blessing :D


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I would say that's a pretty good line-up :D


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Other than Perfect Blue I'd say that's a pretty good set...

I don't know, Perfect Blue just...disturbed me.
I bought it based on a friends recommendation, watched it once, and I don't think ever again...

Well, and I haven't seen Appleseed either, but otherwise they're all good :)


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The only anime I got to see in theatres was Spirited Away. I went to see it three times. One of them was a saturday afternoon showing and it was PACKED with little kids. I was panicing at first cause kids can be a major distraction. But they were silent! The movie was so immersive and spellbinding, they were sucked in beyond the passive attention usually given to Disney movies.

Cowboy Bebop is playing nearby, but it's a crappy quality theatre and I've got the DIVX of the movie anyway.

I got into anime around 1998. I just remember that about the only way to get real anime back then was through fan-sub distributers with Geocities websites. Now FYE and Blockbuster have whole sections for anime and you can get DVDs of just about any series you can want (I love me multi-regional player).

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Very cool!

I picked up Spirited Away on DVD yesterday ... one of the stores in the local mall broke street date and sold it a couple days early.

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nekonoko wrote:
I picked up Spirited Away on DVD yesterday ... one of the stores in the local mall broke street date and sold it a couple days early.


Ahh, the bastards! One of the local anime hobbyist shop's claims to have copies but refuses to break the release date, all though they have stocked copies of the international version for months now (for a hefty price of $65.00, too).


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Neko,

Is that the US released version of it (from our friends at Disney)?

If so, does it have subtitles, or is it dubbed only?

I remember seeing a (probably not very legit) subbed version a few months ago, the movie just blew my mind...one amazing sight after another...


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vegac wrote:
Neko,

Is that the US released version of it (from our friends at Disney)?

If so, does it have subtitles, or is it dubbed only?

I remember seeing a (probably not very legit) subbed version a few months ago, the movie just blew my mind...one amazing sight after another...


Yes, it's the US Disney release that will be available this week; I actually bought it from a Babbage's store in the mall as they'd set it out a bit too early. The clerk caught the error as I was buying it (the computer had it flagged) but he let me get it anyway since they'd already sold the rest without noticing - it was the last copy!

It has subtitles and Japanese/English/French audio; I won't buy anime that's dub-only :) It's also a two disc set, the second disc contains extras.

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beautiful...

I'll have to pick that up this week
best part of living here in Mira Mesa, half of the residents will be a) in school, or b) shipped off in the war (WOW that sounds so bad of me) - but atleast it should be easy to find copies...


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vegac wrote:
I don't know, Perfect Blue just...disturbed me.


Just got back from the last day of the Filmfestival and "Perfect Blue" was there at the very end. Actually, i quite liked it. An interesting thriller, with a unexpected ending. Good anime drawings also (nice boobs)... Oh, Katsuhiro Otomo was advisor to the movie... Cool!

vegac wrote:
Well, and I haven't seen Appleseed either, but otherwise they're all good :)

Lucky you. Give me "Perfect Blue" anytime over "Appleseed". Hell, even "Patlabor 1" had better drawings, mecha's, plot and humor! Appleseed was one of the first Anime Movies i've seen after "Akira" some 7 years ago. Today i saw it again, now on the big screen, and thought: "Indeed, it IS poor. What was i thinking back then..."

"Cowboy Bebop" is definately my top movie of the festival, "Princess Mononoke" 2nd and "A Tree Of Palme" 3rd

Looks like the "Silver Scream Award" for this year will go to "Spirited Away" :

http://www.filmevents.nl/fff19/index.php


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