@kentmonkey The full listing is given in my earlier post |
The Cat Returns (11:00am) and Porco Rosso (16:35) tomorrow!
Edited by HiddenAway at 23:20:34 27-03-2013
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I'd forgotten just how brutal Mononoke is at times; fortunately my 8 year old seemed fine with it (though I'm glad my youngest was off playing Polly Pocket).|
Never seen either of today's films but both are on the planner. Sky box is filling up quickly! We have Kiki already which is tomorrow's film, but that's also out on blu-ray in a couple of months.
The blu-rays we have already (Arrietty, Ponyo, Totoro and Howl's) all look bloody wonderful.
|I never 'got' Ponyo. I loved Princess Mononoke but I just didn't get the love for Ponyo. It went a bit too drugged out crazy for me.|
I never 'got' Porco Rosso, love the rest of Ghibli's output though.|
Edited by RobAnybody at 09:37:35 10-04-2013
kentmonkey wrote:It seems to me that everyone has their own opinion on which Ghibli films are the best and the worst.
Ponyo is not my favorite, but I like it more then the films I consider to be their worst. It's definitely batshit insane, especially towards the end, but I actually appreciated that. It allowed them to use their visual inventiveness to its maximum. Other things that I liked about it: the relationship between the mother and the son; how the wind blows through grass in the storm shots - it's just so beautiful; Ponyo herself was absolutely adorable; "Ponyo loves Sosuke".
Edited by marilena at 09:05:52 28-03-2013
|Shame most of these have been in japanese, my 5 year old doesnt like it. Not that id have let her watch monokoke last night anyway. Did notice one weird thing watching it last night, film 4 are airing the japanese voice track on english films! All of the credits were for the english dub voice actors|
Porco Rosso was the first one I ever saw, back in 93, but I think I would love it even if I'd come to it later. Its background art is just breathtaking, but it's also romantic in a way that none of the others can match, IMO. |
OK, Cat Returns is kinda romantic, I guess. But Porco is like Bogart.
Edited by localnotail at 20:25:52 28-03-2013
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
|Porco is one cool motherfucker. I went to the Ghibli museum and agonised for ages over buying this massive poster of him.|
|I quite agree.|
|Stupid question: is there a film4 playback thingie, like iplayer?|
|Don't think 4od shows movies though. Though you can rent some from there.|
Fans of Studio Ghibli should check out Oblivion Island.|
I think you'd like it!
"An animated romp for the young and the young at heart! This internationally acclaimed feature film blends Japanese folklore and storybook charm reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland into an exhilarating tale sure to amaze animation fans of all ages. Sixteen-year-old Haruka is on a mission to find her mirror—a precious childhood gift from her late mother that has disappeared. On her search, she follows a strange fox-like creature to Oblivion Island, a mystical world overflowing with once-cherished items taken from their neglectful owners. Trouble follows Haruka and her new friend Teo at every turn as they contend with the island’s overbearing ruler, who will stop at nothing to use the mirror for his own sinister plan!"
|I've been seeing lots of adverts for the US-voiced From Up on Poppy Hill. How does the film compare to the classics?|
So caught up on some Ghibli movies that I've never seen. Wasn't as taken with Porco Rosso as I'd hoped; perhaps it's his attitude towards life (and women) that turned me off him (although I finally understand the Bogart comparisons)! Cat Returns was great; girls absolutely adored it too. Finally, Castle of Cagliostro... Slow start for me on this one but by the end I thought it was brilliant. Such great humour in it too.|
Missed Tales from Earthsea the other day. Did I miss much?
Edited by Murbal at 08:18:16 10-04-2013
|Not much. Earthsea is pretty much the dullest Ghibli film around, IMO. Even the secondary characters outshine the dislikable main characters and I can only describe the story as meh.|
|English language version of Princess Mononoke today.|
Is there a box set of Studio Ghibli films? Had a look on Amazon but couldn't find any.|
I've only seen four but I'm kinda hooked on them. However there's no way I can afford to buy the lot as standard releases, so hoping for a box set type arrangement.
|Last I heard Criterion were compiling several Blu-Ray box sets of different Ghibli films but I haven't heard anything about that in a while.|
@murbal Thing about Porco Rosso that really got me was just how much Crimson Skies borrowed from it's style. I loved CS, so it was nice to see what i believe it's visual roots were. But yeah, his attitude puts me off a touch too. |
Oh and playing Ni No Kuni is a real treat for Ghibli buffs. Sooooooo many references. =)
Faves for me are Laputa, Howl, Spirited Away.
|Laputa was excellent but Nausicaa is my new favourite|
kentmonkey wrote:The cheapest way to to watch Film4; the regularly do Ghibli film seasons.
|I have a DVD box from around 2000 - just before Spirited Away came out. Contains all the stuff from before SA. And yes, it was pretty expensive back then.|
Just began (finally) trawling through the films I'd recorded during the Studio Ghibli season on Film 4. |
I started tonight with Princess Mononoke. And I was impressed. Thought it was fantastic. Although darker than the ones I've seen already (Ponyo/Howl/Arrietty).
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