“From Up on Poppy Hill” Blu-ray Unboxing

Hello, all! It’s been a while since I last posted; school has been quite busy and I just haven’t been able to find the time to blog as much as I want to. But, as you can see from the title, I’ve taken some pictures of my unboxing of Goro Miyazaki’s From Up on Poppy Hill, which was released earlier this week. I got it in the mail on Wednesday (which is much quicker than I normally get it), and picked it up on Thursday. So, for your enjoyment, here are some pictures of the Blu-ray/DVD set released by GKIDS:

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It’s rather gorgeous, isn’t it? Of course, it’s different from the other Studio Ghibli Blu-ray releases from Disney, and that’s probably for the better. Disney would never include text-based bonus features in a booklet. There are also quite a few bonus features on the disc, including:

  • Storyboards (the entirety of the film in storyboard form; luckily, GKIDS kept this tradition as the Disney releases always included the storyboards of the films)
  • Director Goro Miyazaki on Yokohama (17:37)
  • Yokohama—Stories of the Past and Present (22:36)
  • Summer of Farewells Music Video (5:45)
  • English Voice Cast Featurette (21:48)
  • Press Conference—Theme Song Announcement (39:33)
  • Hayao Miyazaki’s Speech After the Staff Screening (6:14)
  • Japanese Trailers and Teasers (7:11)
  • U.S. Trailer (2:25)

I have yet to watch the film or the bonus features yet, but I am hoping to watch the film sooner rather than later (perhaps tonight or tomorrow afternoon). It’s a much more mature and realistic film than the majority of Studio Ghibli’s films, and I think that definitely works in its favor. I can’t wait to watch this film again, and to see if the English dub is, at the very least, satisfactory (which I hope it will be).

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