Entries tagged Blu-ray Disc

Porco Rosso: Coming to Blu-ray Disc in July!

Hayao Miyazaki fans rejoice! After several months without any new Blu-ray Disc announcements from Studio Ghibli AV Watch now reports that Miyazaki’s 1992 Porco Rosso will get a high resolution release in Japan on July 17th. Next to other languages the disc will include English subtitles and English audio. Check out the Asian Blu-ray Guide listing for more details.
Now what about Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, huh?


Battle Royale: Limited Edition Blu-ray Disc Cover & Features

Arrow Video has released package shots and further details for their upcoming (November 29th) Blu-ray Disc (and DVD) release of Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale. The Blu-ray Disc edition is limited to 10.000pc and is currently available at Amazon.co.uk for £16.99. According to a tweet (can’t find the link right now) from Arrow, the Blu-ray Disc will be region free!

Brand new restored transfer in high definition 1080p of both theatrical and director’s cut
Brand new subtitle translation on both features
Limited edition packaging numbered #/5000 with certificate
Limited edition exclusive special features

Disc 1 – Theatrical Cut
Original theatrical trailer, The making of Battle Royale: The Experience of 42 High School Students, Conducting Battle Royale with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

Disc 2 – Special Edition (Director’s Cut)
Special Edition Trailer, TV Spot: Tarantino Version, Shooting the Special Edition, Takeshi Kitano interview, The correct way to make Battle Royale [Birthday Version], Tokyo International Film Festival Presentation

Disc 3 – Special Features
Opening day at Maru no Ichi Toei Movie Theatre, The Slaughter of 42 High School Students, Premiere Press Conference, The Correct way to fight in Battle Royale, Royale Rehearsals, Masamichi Amano conducts Battle Royale, Special Effects Comparison, Behind the Scenes featurette, Filming on Set, TV Spots, Promos and Commercials, Kinji Fukasaku Trailer Reel

32 Page Comic
36 page booklet including: ‘A Battle Without An End’ by Tom Mes, author of ‘The Midnight Eye Guide to New Japanese Film’, Printed interview with director Kinji Fukasaku, ‘Today’s lesson is… you kill each other’ by Jay McRoy, author of ‘Japanese Horror Cinema’ [LE Exclusive], Extract from Koushun Takami’s original novel [LE Exclusive], Original promotional material including director’s statement, cast and crew biogs [LE Exclusive]

16 page booklet including: Concept artwork and drawings for the limited edition set [LE Exclusive]

[via DVD Times & Amazon.co.uk]


Battle Royale UK Blu-ray Disc from Arrow Films in October

After the crappy sequel and the recent reports of an impending 3D “upgrade” of the 2000 original we’re finally getting some good news for Battle Royale.
According to the Cult Labs Forum, Arrow Films will release Kinji Fukasaku’s cult classic on Blu-ray Disc in the UK on October 4th. No further details regarding remastering measures or bonus materials have been announced yet.
Arrow Films has already released several films on Blu-ray Discs, some of these releases were region free while others were locked to Region B.


Blu-ray Disc Spotlight: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind [Japan]

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – WDHE

Specifications [BD50]
Region: ABC
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video 1080p 23,976fps
Audio: Japanese: LPCM / 2304kbps / 2.0 / 48kHz / 24bit
English: Dolby Digital / 256kbps / 2.0 / 48kHz
German: Dolby Digital / 192kbps / 2.0 / 48kHz
French: Dolby Digital / 192kbps / 2.0 / 48kHz
Mandarin: Dolby Digital / 192kbps / 2.0 / 48kHz
Cantonese: Dolby Digital / 192kbps / 2.0 / 48kHz
Korean: Dolby Digital / 192kbps / 2.0 / 48kHz
Subtitles: English, Japanese, French, Korean, Traditional Chinese
BDInfo Report

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind @ Asian Blu-ray Guide