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BLU-RAY REVIEW – Ponyo Limited Deluxe Edition + DVD

By Marty Mulrooney

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Optimum Home Entertainment have just released a special Limited Deluxe Edition (+ DVD copy) of Studio Ghibli’s most recent masterpiece, Ponyo, on Blu-ray. I reviewed the film for AMO when it was originally in the cinema, so I wasn’t planning to review the home release when it arrived. However, once I got my hands on this Limited Deluxe Edition I knew I would have to share my thoughts on this delightful set with as many people as I possibly could!

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FILM REVIEW – Ponyo (Studio Ghibli)

By Marty Mulrooney

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As a huge Studio Ghibli fan, it has been driving me somewhat mad knowing that Hayao Miyazaki’s latest animated feature film originally came out in July 2008 in Japan and was then released with an English dub in August 2009, but only in the US. It has only just arrived in the UK in February 2010! Frustrating to say the least. So was it worth the wait?

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc (Authors of Studio Ghibli: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata)

By Marty Mulrooney

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I recently reviewed the wonderfully comprehensive Studio Ghilbi: The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata (Kamera Books) by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc, awarding it 9 OUT OF 10 and declaring it to be ‘the authoritative English language text on Studio Ghibli.’ It was therefore a great pleasure to be able to catch up with the authors and discuss this seminal work for a special interview exclusive to Alternative Magazine Online.

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BOOK REVIEW – Studio Ghibli (Kamera Books) by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc

By Marty Mulrooney

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Western fans of the animation masters at Studio Ghibli will no doubt agree that, somewhat disappointingly, information about the studio is often severely lacking beyond the special features available to us on DVD. I was therefore highly intrigued when I noticed that Kamera Books were about to release Studio Ghbili: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. But would this finally be the book to accurately detail Ghibli’s history down on paper for English-speaking fans, or merely become a rehash of what we already know?

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