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Monday, 24 November 2014 14:09

New Ghibli BD details, plus The Beyond & Black Friday Week deal on Star Trek: TNG BDs (74% off!) on Amazon

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All right, we have details for you on the extras you’ll find on Disney’s forthcoming Studio Ghibli titles, due on 2/3/15. Pom Poko will include original Japanese storyboards and trailers. Porco Rosso will include original Japanese storyboards and a trailer, an interview with Toshio Suzuki, and a Behind the Microphone featurette. Finally, Tales from Earthsea will include original Japanese storyboards, trailers, and TV spots, and 2 featurettes (Birth of the Film Soundtrack and Origins of Earthsea). I should note that I’ve also informed Disney of the problem with the subtitles on the recent Princess Mononoke Blu-ray (and that they should check to make sure a similar screw-up doesn’t happen on these three new titles). When and if they get back to me with word on what they plan to do about Mononoke, I’ll let you know.  [Read on here…]

Meanwhile, I mentioned that GKids will release another Ghibli title, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, on Blu-ray Disc in February or March. Street date is still TBA, but you can see the cover art (with Amazon pre-order link) below.

Speaking of Amazon, if any of you have been waiting to pick up CBS’ amazing Star Trek: The Next Generation seasons on Blu-ray, now is absolutely the time to do so. Amazon is having a crazy Black Friday Week sale on all the previous seasons for just $31.99 each. Season One is just $19.99. This is Blu-ray we’re talking here! That’s at least 75% off the regular retail price, so seriously don’t wait to take advantage. You’d be hard pressed to ever get them for lower than this. Cover links are below.

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And in other news, Grindhouse Releasing is bringing The Beyond to Blu-ray on 2/10 in a 3-disc set that includes 2 BD discs and a soundtrack CD. Features will include “a spectacular hi-definition digital transfer of the original UNCENSORED director’s cut, breathtaking 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound re-mix by Academy Award winner Paul Ottoman, a provocative commentary by stars Catriona MacColl and genre superstar David Warbeck, optional Italian language soundtrack and original mono mix, a new in-depth interviews (with stars Catriona MacColl, Cinzia Monreale and Giovanni De Nava, U.S. production manager Larry Ray, make-up artists Giannetto DeRossi and Maurizio Trani, cinematographer Sergio Salvati, writer Dardano Sacchetti, producer Fabrizio De Angelis, composer Fabio Frizzi, original U.S. distributor Terry Levene, and Antonella Fulci), rare archival interviews with director Lucio Fulci and David Warbeck, lost German pre-credit sequence in FULL COLOR, liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun and EuroHorror expert Martin Beine, extensive still galleries and theatrical trailers, an a BONUS CD of original soundtrack album by Fabio Frizzi newly remastered in stunning 96khz sound from the original studio master tapes. You can order it here at Diabolik DVD for $25.99.

All right, here’s some of that Studio Ghibli cover art again, along with purchase links for all of the Star Trek: TNG Blu-rays...

Tale of Princess Kaguya (Blu-ray Disc)    Porco Rosso (Blu-ray Disc)    Pom Poko (Blu-ray Disc)

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season One (Blu-ray Disc)    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Two (Blu-ray Disc)    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Three (Blu-ray Disc)

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Four (Blu-ray Disc)    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Five (Blu-ray Disc)    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Six (Blu-ray Disc)

Back with more  tomorrow. Stay tuned...

Bill Hunt


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