Princess Mononoke-How is the sound and picture?

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  1. Matthew Anderson

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    Anyone have this dvd? I was wondering how the sound and picture compared to other animated DVDs. Thanks.
     
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    Pretty good for R1 DVD from Disney.

    Albeit the R2 Japan DVD is cleaner.
     
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    The picture is excellect. Crisp images and vibrant colors, it isn't on par with Disney's digital transfers (there are a few scratches on the print) but still very good.

    The audio is fine as well. Deep bass with the gunshots, and the tree spirits scene is truly enveloping. When they rattle their heads, you can hear from all 5 speakers.
     
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    the audio and video are top notch... abeit the DVD is barebones
    ...in Japan, there is a 6 VHS set of 'Mononoke'... now when is Disney gonna release THAT on DVD over here [​IMG]
     
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    The R2 DVD of PM (or MH if you are in Japan) consist of two volumes, each containing 3 DVD discs. The first volume is the movie (disc 1) movie, disc 2) movie w/ storyboards, disc 3) international dubbed versions of movie). The second volume is the documentary which also contains 3 discs. At 4800 yen per volume, that's pretty cheap, if you ask me.
     
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    Does the documentary on the R2 set have English subtitles

    or an English track?

    Thanks,

    EBC
     
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    Unfortunately, no. Only the 3rd disc which contains 20 minutes of coverage of PM in America has hard-subs on it. Otherwise, the rest of the documentary is in raw Japanese. However, I think there will be translation groups who will most likely translate the documentary and then a script can be employed, and you can use DVDSubber program which can overlay subtitles on the fly. (That is if you have a DVD-ROM).
     
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    I own it and enjoy the great sound and deeply colorful picture. But that's me.
     
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    It's a tragedy that Disney was going to release this as a dub-only, but we got lucky… As the disc stands, it's great. Not heavy on supplements, and the few supplements they DO have are all geared towards the dub [​IMG] , but the disc has it where it counts. Picture and sound are first rate.
    Best of all, it includes all of the titles and credits in their original Japanese. This, of course, should be the norm for foreign films, but that's sadly not the case with most anime releases.
     
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    Thanks for all the input. I will probably go ahead and purchase this one. It sounds like a good one.
     
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    Matthew,

    Have you actually seen the movie? While DVD extras are lacking and the sound and picture being awesome: The story is moving and completely awesome!
     

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