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Studio Ghibli DVD's, 2 for £10.00 on Play.com

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As the title suggests, all Studio Ghibli DVD's except the special 2 disc editions are on offer at Play.com and are in a 2 for £10 deal. Just bought myself 10 DVD's costing £50 but its worth it as…
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As the title suggests, all Studio Ghibli DVD's except the special 2 disc editions are on offer at Play.com and are in a 2 for £10 deal.

Just bought myself 10 DVD's costing £50 but its worth it as they usually RRP for £6.99 and then rise towards Christmas time when people like to add to their collection.

Hope this helps anybody who needs to add a few to their DVD collection :)

http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/6-/Search.html?searchstring=studio+ghibli&searchtype=r2alldvd&searchsource=0

Many thanks to Madtriad and Dantooine who have noticed the DVD's can be bought for £5 after you've added two to your basket, so if you have 3, you get them for £15, and if you have 5, you get them for £25 :)

Special Edition DVDs are not included in this deal
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#1
Anyone tempted to order Laputa - Castle In The Sky. Be warned this is the US revoiced version not the original.
#2
steve1221
Anyone tempted to order Laputa - Castle In The Sky. Be warned this is the US revoiced version not the original.

Are you sure on that one? From the language and subtitles section it looks like it has both the Japanese and English audio and English subtitles.

These films are fantastic. I just have to try to convince myself not to buy the lot!
#3
They've been playing these on Film 4 recently. Grave of the Fireflies was the other night and Kiki's Delivery Service was the other week. Keep your eyes and digital tv recorders open.
#4
I'd still much rather have the original, these films are absolutely worth it. Also, not having to pay a monthly fee or having commercials in between is a must for fully enjoying these films.
#5
That_Bloke
steve1221
Anyone tempted to order Laputa - Castle In The Sky. Be warned this is the US revoiced version not the original.

Are you sure on that one? From the language and subtitles section it looks like it has both the Japanese and English audio and English subtitles.

These films are fantastic. I just have to try to convince myself not to buy the lot!


Yup, gone through 2 copies with Play and both have had the same audio and both have gone back. This is the, I think, Disney sound track with James Van Der Beek as Pazu.

Also Disney have a policy that if there's more than 5 seconds of silence they fill it with music !! So in the opening shot where in the original the airship goes across the screen with just the sound of is rotors, in this version there's music instead. Although it say its the 1986 version it's really the 2000 version. When I sent mine back they said they were going to change the info screen, looks like they couldn't be bothered. . .

The original with the Japanese translation into English is as rare as rocking horse poo.



Edited By: steve1221 on Sep 14, 2010 17:35: Added info
#6
Nice deal but I think I will hold off. Reason being that they are going to put Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind onto Bluray format. I want to see/hear how that version is first.
#7
Talicus
I'd still much rather have the original, these films are absolutely worth it. Also, not having to pay a monthly fee or having commercials in between is a must for fully enjoying these films.


Just for your info, Film4 is free and when you load the file on to a computer you can edit out the adverts or just fast forward. But I know some people like the boxes and all the other gubbins that go with it.
#8
Thanks a lot, was looking for an opportunity to get these.
#9
Anyone tempted to order Laputa - Castle In The Sky. Be warned this is the US revoiced version not the original.

Are you sure on that one? From the language and subtitles section it looks like it has both the Japanese and English audio and English subtitles.

These films are fantastic. I just have to try to convince myself not to buy the lot!

Yup, gone through 2 copies with Play and both have had the same audio and both have gone back. This is the, I think, Disney sound track with James Van Der Beek as Pazu.

The Optimum UK distributor for Disney and Studio Ghibli have the original Japanese dubbing and audio but with amended American subtitles done by Disney. The problem with the Americanized subtitles is their usage of slang, terminology and Disney translation are infuriatingly inaccurate.

Certain Studio Ghibli titles were originally translated and dubbed into English by Fox i.e. My Neighbour Totoro. These are the versions most people remember in the Eighties. Titles such as Only Yesterday, and Ocean Waves have only English subtitles untouched by Disney, as they believe the adult content makes it unsuitable for a young audience. As Film4 purchased the rights to show various Studio Ghibli film before the Disney partnership, the majority of the Subtitled films have English translations.
#10
Which 2 would you recommend?
#11
hot hot!
#12
What a great deal!

Princess Mononoke and My Neighbour Totoro are two of my favourite films.
1 Like #13
miffy93
Which 2 would you recommend?



Spirited Away - Probabily the best anime film ever made


Grave Of The Fireflies- Honestly the saddest film I have seen but its brilliant

Depends what you like; Not alot of action ones but alot of these are just classics
#14
miffy93
Which 2 would you recommend?

All of them!

But to make things easy I'd say choose two from Nausicaa, Laputa, Mononoke, Totoro, Spirited Away and Kiki.

My personal favorites are Whisper of the Heart and Totoro - but not so many folks like Whisper of the Heart as it's not fantasy.

I'd say watch Grave of the Fireflies on Film 4 - it's a must see some folks are deeply moved by it, but I'm not sure it's a film you'd watch over and again.


Edited By: wombat6025 on Sep 14, 2010 19:34: spelting etc.
#15
miffy93
Which 2 would you recommend?


any of these
spirited away
pom poko
Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind
Princess Mononoke
My Neighbour Totoro
ponyo
#16
steve1221
That_Bloke
steve1221
Anyone tempted to order Laputa - Castle In The Sky. Be warned this is the US revoiced version not the original.
Are you sure on that one? From the language and subtitles section it looks like it has both the Japanese and English audio and English subtitles.These films are fantastic. I just have to try to convince myself not to buy the lot!
Yup, gone through 2 copies with Play and both have had the same audio and both have gone back. This is the, I think, Disney sound track with James Van Der Beek as Pazu.Also Disney have a policy that if there's more than 5 seconds of silence they fill it with music !! So in the opening shot where in the original the airship goes across the screen with just the sound of is rotors, in this version there's music instead. Although it say its the 1986 version it's really the 2000 version. When I sent mine back they said they were going to change the info screen, looks like they couldn't be bothered. . .The original with the Japanese translation into English is as rare as rocking horse poo.

Doesn't this have the original Japanese? (Or is the issue the subtitles?).

Thanks for that info anyway - I'd been thinking of buying this for consistency with my other Ghibli's - I have an older US version fortunately it's widesceen and has pretty OK subtitles and the old dub so I'll stick with that :3
#17
tomqman
any of these
spirited away
pom poko
Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind
Princess Mononoke
My Neighbour Totoro
ponyo

I might have said Pom Poko but didn't have the balls.:p

Edited By: wombat6025 on Sep 14, 2010 19:45: spelting etc.
#18
Heat added.
#19
magical series, not just for children, just as powerful for adults too.
#20
I thought I had all the Ghiblis except Ponyo but I see Ocean Waves there, never heard of it before, never saw it advertised. Don't know whether to buy those two together now considering that people say that Disney messed with them. Hope any future bluray releases would be untampered with but I doubt it.
#21
wombat6025
steve1221
That_Bloke
steve1221
Anyone tempted to order Laputa - Castle In The Sky. Be warned this is the US revoiced version not the original.
Are you sure on that one? From the language and subtitles section it looks like it has both the Japanese and English audio and English subtitles.These films are fantastic. I just have to try to convince myself not to buy the lot!
Yup, gone through 2 copies with Play and both have had the same audio and both have gone back. This is the, I think, Disney sound track with James Van Der Beek as Pazu.Also Disney have a policy that if there's more than 5 seconds of silence they fill it with music !! So in the opening shot where in the original the airship goes across the screen with just the sound of is rotors, in this version there's music instead. Although it say its the 1986 version it's really the 2000 version. When I sent mine back they said they were going to change the info screen, looks like they couldn't be bothered. . .The original with the Japanese translation into English is as rare as rocking horse poo.


Doesn't this have the original Japanese? (Or is the issue the subtitles?).

Thanks for that info anyway - I'd been thinking of buying this for consistency with my other Ghibli's - I have an older US version fortunately it's widesceen and has pretty OK subtitles and the old dub so I'll stick with that :3


It may have. I didn't keep any of them long enough to check. One listen to the opening was enough for me to send it back. . .
#22
So tempted to go for this but can't decide which to get!

My 10 year old dd loves Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke & is part way through Graveyard... so which would you recommend?

Been wanting to get Howl's, Laputa & Kiki for quite sometime, but the comments on Laputa kinda put me off.oO

Suggestions please!:D
#23
Thanks.

Gone for Spirited Away & Ponyo.
#24
thanks - i recorded Spirited Away last year off the tv and thoroughly enjoyed it (although it somehow got deleted). I had to buy a copy and my 9 year old daughter is now a fan and i have just ordered Laputa - Castle In The Sky and Princess Mononoke.

Edited By: scarper on Sep 14, 2010 21:09: typo
#25
Hot I loved Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. Ponyo is great but to be honest it looks so good on blu ray if anyone is tempted get it on blu ray. Anyway, went for Princess Mononoke and Grave Of The Fireflies, should have looked a little more carefully as Grave Of The Fireflies is 'awaiting stock'
#26
wombat6025
Doesn't this have the original Japanese? (Or is the issue the subtitles?)

The DVD I have (which has a different cover to the one on Play and looks like this one, but I'm sure the differences end there), has 5.1DD English and French and 2.0DD Japanese.
#27
I have Grave of the Fireflies, its such a sad film. Not as kiddie friendly as some of the others.
Love the films, got Ponyo - even though disney has made it all shiny and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, brilliant films.
Thanks op.
#28
Ohhh. Porco Rosso is really fun (personal favourite). Fireflies is incredibly sad. Mononoke is an eco/Avatar style classic. Totoro is just brilliant. Spirited is the Oscar winner. Cannot chose a favourite, they're all special. At this price I may buy the collection.
#29
HappyCanMan
miffy93
Which 2 would you recommend?



Spirited Away - Probabily the best anime film ever made


Grave Of The Fireflies- Honestly the saddest film I have seen but its brilliant

Depends what you like; Not alot of action ones but alot of these are just classics


+1
#30
I've added 5 Ghibli titles into my shopping cart which are eligible for 2 for £10 and they are all showing up as £5 each. Anyone else getting this too?
#31
Does anyone remember watching Laputa back in the mid to late 1980s when it was on terrestrial tv (possibly ITV) on a saturday afternoon??? That's the original dub dvd I want - not the Van der Beek version!


Edited By: loop on Sep 15, 2010 00:55: .
#32
i used to have these in one of those asian bootleg sets plus the howls moving castle korean limited edition but sold them i dont think i ever watched them either but always meant to, problem is now with bluray about id rather wait for them on that format. or just wait until dvd is pretty much finished and then grab them for 2 quid each lol. also id prefer the special editions so it sucks they arent in the deal.
the only one of these type of films i saw was a forerunner to ghibli, namely castle of cagliostro i saw on film 4 about 6 years ago. very good film.
#33
one of the things i love about these movies is their cross-over appeal.
Spirited Away is one of my favourite movies ever, and also happens to be one of my 10yo's favourites as well (and she usually has shockingly bad taste) :)
#34
Excellent thank you. £5 is a great price for any Studio Ghibli film. I've now completed my collection.
:-)
#35
madtriad
I've added 5 Ghibli titles into my shopping cart which are eligible for 2 for £10 and they are all showing up as £5 each. Anyone else getting this too?

Yep. When you add the third one it comes to £15. This deal just became hotter because you can any amount for £5 each!
1 Like #36
inkaholic
So tempted to go for this but can't decide which to get!My 10 year old dd loves Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke & is part way through Graveyard... so which would you recommend?Been wanting to get Howl's, Laputa & Kiki for quite sometime, but the comments on Laputa kinda put me off.oOSuggestions please!:D

I love Kiki's Delivery Service but My Neighbour Totoro is my all time favourite
#37
Glad this deal has helped people out :)

My fave is Spirited Away, I have a scene from that in my avatar, but they are all great, there's something about them that blows you away everytime.

Edited By: Spanna182 on Sep 15, 2010 11:07: Grammar
#38
Lawlost
Hot I loved Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. Ponyo is great but to be honest it looks so good on blu ray if anyone is tempted get it on blu ray. Anyway, went for Princess Mononoke and Grave Of The Fireflies, should have looked a little more carefully as Grave Of The Fireflies is 'awaiting stock'


I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned Howl's Moving Castle - I really enjoyed that movie and would highly recommend it.
1 Like #39
I recommend the Blu-Ray + DVD version of Ponyo if you can find a good deal on it. The extras from the 2 DVD set are included on the Blu-Ray. I bought this when it was £8.49 at the time it was less than £2 more than the single DVD.

miffy93
Thanks.Gone for Spirited Away & Ponyo.

You shouldn't be disappointed - I just hope the deal is still on when you've watched them so you can come back for more. :D

inkaholic
...the comments on Laputa kinda put me off...

It's better to see it Disneyfied than not at all.

Ghibli films tend to be light on dialogue so there's no no reason on any of these not to watch the subs with Japanese audio...

The English dub versions of most Ghiblis are very good - The performances on Spirited Away are especially good IMO better than the original Japanese.

Edited By: wombat6025 on Sep 15, 2010 12:25: spelting etc.
#40
Just seen Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind for the first time recently. Absolutely brilliant. HOT but remember the Blu-Rays will be coming out soon.....

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