THE WIND RISES (BLU-RAY)

It’s a lyrical film that deals with passion and loyalty, and how far one should go in pursuit of both, as it unspools the fictionalized personal life of Japanese plane designer Jiro Horikoshi, who was responsible for his country’s infamous Zero fighter planes during World War II…

Posted on November 24, 2014 in Reviews by

PRINCESS MONONOKE (BLU-RAY)

Miyazaki’s classic film “Princess Mononoke” is now available in a Blu-ray + DVD edition, but, unfortunately, the bonus features aren’t up to par with its status as a classic.

Posted on November 19, 2014 in Reviews by

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (BLU-RAY)

If you’re a big Kiki fan, or you don’t own the film yet, this is a good release to pick up, but if you already have that 2010 DVD release, the question becomes whether the Blu-ray upgrade is worthwhile…

Posted on November 18, 2014 in Reviews by

THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (BLU-RAY)

“The Secret World of Arrietty,” based on the classic “Borrowers” series of books, is another solid outing from Studio Ghibli, but this Blu-ray release leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to bonus features, which is a shame given all the background material just waiting to be mined…

Posted on May 28, 2012 in Reviews by