Author Topic: It's like the Cagliostro BD, but w/none of the extras. (Miyazaki BD Set in USA)  (Read 8574 times)

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From the sound of it, it's basically a US "port" of the Japanese set. So no extras on any of the films, but they're using Ghibli assets. So Cagliostro looks and sounds like the Ghibli release. Speaking of Cagliostro, it includes only the Streamine dub. Also, it reuses the subtitles present on the Japanese Ghibli Blu-ray. They added an SDH subtitle track based on the Streamline dub, also. The only "extra" on the disc is an anti-smoking message labeled as an "exciting preview."

There's Disney previews and a new menu on it too. And yeah, it's the Streamline dub alright. I don't notice the transfer as being immediately different than the Discotek one.

Added in edit: Ugh, the subtitles are lousy.

I wouldn't say they're that bad, but they're a little stripped down in meaning. As far as simplification, they rest somewhere between the redid ones on the Discotek disc (accurate and occasionally lengthy) and the 1980 Theatrical subs (definitely over-simplified). But they're a good bit more accurate and informative than the 1980 ones, so they're okay.
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From the sound of it, it's basically a US "port" of the Japanese set. So no extras on any of the films, but they're using Ghibli assets. So Cagliostro looks and sounds like the Ghibli release. Speaking of Cagliostro, it includes only the Streamine dub. Also, it reuses the subtitles present on the Japanese Ghibli Blu-ray. They added an SDH subtitle track based on the Streamline dub, also. The only "extra" on the disc is an anti-smoking message labeled as an "exciting preview."

Screw judgement and criterion! It's in Japanese!!

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BTW, is Discotek actually credited in any fashion on these discs?

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BTW, is Discotek actually credited in any fashion on these discs?

There is a note on the back of the box that Cagliostro is used with permission from Eastern Star who I believe is Discotek's parent company (does anyone know if this is correct?).

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Dragonmaster: Should be. Thanks.