Nur auf Englisch verfügbar
I now plan to do some posts with screenshots, so that at least all the Blu-rays that I already own are at least mentioned here. Then I will than expand each article. I selected Laputa as the first one because I got it today^^.
I ordered the movie in addition to Katanagatari Vol. 9 at HMV to use some of my points that I gathered. Customs was very interested in this package: They opened the package and also the Laputa BD – at least it looks like they were careful. Perhaps the promotional flyer by Disney convinced them that the movie is not dangerous. There’s also a cut in the the Katanagatari Vol. 9 shrink-wrapping but only on the outside…of course I had to pay customs…
The Laputa packaging itself looks very similar to the one of the Nausicaä BD. I can’t remember if Nausicaä also had user prohibitions on the disc that don’t allow to switch between audio and subtitle tracks – which makes it harder to find the correct audio and subtitle tracks. There are some trailers, the script, the textless OP and a short (~12 minutes) making of on the disc. Furthermore, the movie can be watched as storyboards and the US version is also available (English with forced Japanese subtitles) – I think the movies was split up into several files to allow inserting the US version’s opening and maybe some other stuff . I checked some other languages and subtitles and it looks like they can be enabled and disabled for the normal version via the menu.
MPEG-4 AVC Video 33342 kbps 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Dolby Digital Audio English 640 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps / DN -4dB
DTS-HD Master Audio Japanese 1732 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1732 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit / DN -4dB)
Dolby Digital Audio Chinese 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB / Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Audio Chinese 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB
Dolby Digital Audio French 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB / Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Audio German 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB / Dolby Surround
Dolby Digital Audio Korean 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB
English, Chinese, Finnish, French, Japanese, Korean
I checked few scenes in the movie and it’s still grainy but I think it’s a little bit less compared to Nausicaä (or that’s my imagination^^). On the other hand the movie is really sharp so I’m totally fine with the video quality because of the age of the movie.