Miyazaki wave 2

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  1. Greg Patenaude

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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone could suggest or recommend any of Miyazki's movies coming out in wave 2. I believe the movies are Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind, Porco Rosso and My Neighbor Totoro. I bought wave 1 as a blind buy and was blown away at...well everything. The visuals, the story, everything was top notch. If these movies are anything like the first wave then I'll surely buy them. I believe that Miyazaki is light years ahead of Disney.

    thanks

    Greg
     
  2. Joshua Lane

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    Buy them all. All three movies are just as good as the last three and you really can't go wrong with any of them. However, to order them in importance and entertainment value, I suggest the following:

    1. Nausicaa
    2. Porco Rosso
    3. My Neighbor Totoro
     
  3. Greg Patenaude

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    Joshua,

    Thanks. That's all I needed to hear. Will definitely buy them all now.

    cheers

    Greg
     
  4. PaulP

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    Yeah if you werre blown away by the first 3, then definitely get the next 3. That's what I'm doing.
     
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    May I second all three, in the order of:

    1. Totoro
    2. Porco & Nausicaa.

    Be sure to get the new R1 Totoro (or the R2 or 3 if you can't wait) - the current disc is badly transferred and does not have the option of the original Japanese language soundtrack.

    ganbatte!

    Brendon
     
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    As an anime (Japanese Animation) buff, I say get all three with no regrets. For me Nausicaa turned me on to Miayazaki and Studio Ghibli for good. I even have the R2 of Nausicaa and Totoro, no less. For me, the order of preference is:

    Nausicaa
    Porco Rosso
    Totoro - the most kid friendly film out there. Cat buses are... awesome.

    Btw, Ganbatte means "Good luck!" or "Wish you luck!", for those who were curious.
     
  7. David_Blackwell

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    I want to see Nausicaa again.

    Be Seeing You,
    David Blackwell
     
  8. Gregg Shiu

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    Does anyone know what will be new about this new release of My Neighbor Totoro? Will it have the Japanese language track or remastered video?
     
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    Assuming it's the same as the R2 (which the others have basically been plus a dub), it will have anamorphic video and a Japanese language track (w/ english subs) and a second disc w/ the film in its entirety in storyboards.

    I have the Nausicaa R2 and it also features a commentary by anime director and long-time friend of Miyazaki, Hideaki Anno (in Japanese), so I am hoping for a english subtitle track for that. [​IMG]
     
  10. Andrew Priest

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    Totoro is also getting a new dub by Disney. It will have the original language track as well, and both will be 5.1. And it will feature anamorphic widescreen.
     
  11. ChrisBEA

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    I loved wave 1 and cannot wait for these next 3!
     
  12. Vincent Fok

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    Technically, there'll be no Miyazaki wave #3. All his Ghibli films will be released after wave 2:

    Nausicaa (wave 2)
    Castle in the Sky (wave 1)
    Totoro (wave 2)
    Kiki's Delivery Service (wave 1)
    Porco Rosso (wave 2)
    Princess Mononoke (Miramax)
    Spirited Away (wave 1)

    The remaining Ghibli films are not directed by Hayao Miyazaki, which include:

    Only Yesterday
    Ocean Waves (TV movie)
    Pom Poko
    Whispers of the Heart
    My Neighbour The Yamadas
    The Cat Returns

    And Howl's Moving Castle hasn't even been released threatically.
     
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    Maybe we should call it "Ghibli wave #3". [​IMG]

    Jason
     
  15. PaulP

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    Well if Disney will get the rights for Princess Mononoke, if they don't already, they'll add Howl's Moving Castle, which is in theaters this fall, and thus next summer would be a logical DVD release - so that's two... they'll add another Miyazaki-written film and that's your Wave 3.
     
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    Uh... Miramax = Disney
     
  17. Jay Gunn

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    Personally, I love Totoro the most out of the three movies in Wave 2, but the other two are also great and definitely worth buying.
     

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