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BVHE Press Release: Whisper of the Heart (Blu-ray Combo)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 13 2012 - 10:52 AM


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First Time on Blu-ray Combo Pack

Available May 22, 2012



Synopsis:                                “Whisper of the Heart” inspires like never before in Blu-ray! A new digital master reveals the true brilliance of this heartwarming  coming-of-age classic from Studio Ghibli, the studio that brought  you “Ponyo” and the Academy Award®-winning “Spirited Away” (Best Animated Feature Film, 2002).


A chance encounter with a mysterious cat sends Shizuku, a quiet schoolgirl, on a quest for her true talent. Challenged by Seiji, a boy determined to follow his dreams, and enchanted by The Baron, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers of her heart, Shizuku embarks on curious adventures beyond the boundaries of her imagination.


Now in Blu-ray high definition for the first time ever, this beautiful tale based on the screenplay from legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki will delight and amaze families!


Cast:                                          Brittany Snow (“Harry’s Law”) as voice of Shizuku Tsukishima

                                                      Courtney Thorne-Smith (“According to Jim”) as voice of Shiho Tsukishima

                                                      Cary Elwes (“The Adventures of Tintin”) as voice of The Baron

                                                      David Gallagher (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) as voice of Seiji Amasawa


Director:                                 Yoshifumi Kondo


General Producer,           Hayao Miyazaki

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Blu-ray Bonus Features:                              4 Masterpieces of Naohisa Inoue – Watch the evolution of four different scenes by master artist Naohisa Inoue

                                                                        Original Japanese Storyboards

                                                                        Behind the Microphone––With voice talent from the film

                                                                        Original Japanese Trailers and TV Commercials


Street Date:                                            May 22, 2012

                                                                        Direct Prebook:  March 27, 2012

                                                                        Distributor Prebook:  April 10, 2012


Rating:                                                        G in U.S. and G in Canada

                                                                        Bonus material is not rated


Feature Run Time:                              Approx. 119 minutes


Suggested Retail Prices:                2-Disc Blu-ray (Blu-ray + DVD) = $39.99 U.S. and $46.99 Canada


Aspect Ratio:                                         Blu-ray: 1.85:1 1080P High Definition

                                                                        DVD: 1.85:1/Widescreen – enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Sound:                                                        Blu-ray:                     English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

                                                                          Japanese 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Original Production Audio           
 English ESL & SDH and French subtitles

DVD:      English 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Track 
               Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital Original Production Audio
               English ESL & SDH Subtitles
 and French subtitles


Ronald J Epstein
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