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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeremy Wadian, Oct 6, 2002.
It's one of my favorite films. (not movies) Anyone have any reviews or info on the CE?
I have it. It's tremendous. The new transfer is light years ahead of the old one. The extras are quite nice. I enjoyed the 12 minute interview with Roger Ebert.
Jeff, thanks for the info. Now I'm really looking forward to tomorrow!
Sounds great! Can't wait to have this movie back in my collection (I sold the old one on eBay).
Pick of the week at;
Sold my old one and I can't wait for my new one to ship!
Definately not one with much rewatch value for me.. too sad.
It is very sad, but it is the best movie to lend out
to friends to show that anime is NOT always just a
kids film or just "fan service".
Hey, what's wrong with fan service?!
I have not seen Grave of the Fireflies, but of course have heard wonderful things about it. I am wondering, too, about the rewatch value of this. Kinda' like the silent Passion of Joan of Arc--I gotta' spiritually prepare myself for that one; definitely not the kind of film you pop in to show off your system.
Here are some screenshots from the disc.
It really has a great new transfer.
This disc is released tomorrow (Tuesday, 10/8/02)?
Hmmm, then a local store here (big chain) was breaking street date by alot because I saw it on the shelves at least two weeks ago (and yes it was this knew version), but didn't realize it hadn't streeted yet.
Would it be safe buy it as a blind purchase? I swear I've asked this before, but I don't remember the answer. Consider this:
1. I have no access to renting it
2. I have no access to renting it
3. I have no access to borrowing it.
4. I've made 5 blind purchases in my life, all of them winners. Can the streak keep going?
This film deserved an Academy Award. It was denied even consideration of course, but this IS a BEST PICTURE.
Anime releases for the most part don't have hard street dates, but soft ones. CPM and some other publishers often have their stock for a release date sent out upwards of 2 months prior to release, so some retailers put them out (but not online retailers who go by street dates).
You won't go wrong with this purchase. Just be prepared to be emotionally stunned... you may need lots of Kleenex. I did when I first saw it on IFC 4 years ago. And sure enough, same reaction again a few days ago.
Is this worth a blind purchase?
BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT.
This is a film that _everyone_ needs to watch at least once. Now that there is a good anamorphic transfer available in its original language there is absolutely no good reason not to buy this disc.
After reviewing your film collection, it would
be a safe blind purchase.
You have both Akira and Deer Hunter, so just think
of it as an animated serious war film.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!!
In case anybody misconstrues those yes's as something lewd, I was just replying to Dome's question: "Would it be safe to buy ("Grave of the Fireflies") as a blind purchase?" :b