Brand : Hayao Miyazaki

Kiki Delivery Service - Kiki Entregas a Domicilio Blu-ray En EspaƱol Latino Multiregion



Kevin faultner |

Kiki's delivery service is one of miyazaki's finest features, and this blu-ray is a wonderful representation ...

Kiki's delivery service is one of miyazaki's finest features, and this blu-ray is a wonderful representation of the enduring classic. the video looks stunning, the audio is clear and full-bodied, and there's a solid array of special features. but the big sticking point a lot will have with this blu-ray is with the dub. when kiki originally made her mark on vhs and laserdisc in 1998, she did so with a rather unique english dub. it gave jiji (played by the late phil hartman) a number of extra lines (including one at the end that arguably meddles with the message of the film), augmented joe hisaishi's sweeping orchestrations with added piano pieces to pad out miyazaki's famed silences, and replaced the japanese opening and ending themes with newly-produced english songs. this version was later released in a solid 2003 dvd edition that included the original japanese dialogue track and subtitles (taken from the script of an earlier dub from streamline pictures, but whatever) as a separate option. the dub on here is the same dub from 1998, but with jiji's extra lines, the added piano pieces and the english pop songs all removed in an attempt to hew closer to the intent of the original japanese version. this has caused numerous fans no shortage of grief (something similar happened with the blu-ray of castle in the sky, which was even more notorious), and i'll admit that i was once in that boat. but as i saw the film again with both the new edit and the original 1998 track, i found myself greatly preferring the new arrangement. in hindsight, phil hartman might sound a bit on the obnoxious side for some, and yes, his added line at the end kind of betrays the morals of the film. the piano pieces tend to lessen the beauty of miyazaki's wonderful quiet moments and distract from the tranquility. and the pop songs are a matter of taste, and i didn't take to them like others did. i didn't grow up with this film on vhs like so many, so this is coming from a man with a more contemporary look on these features, and i feel the old version is kind of a relic. and hey, if you enjoy it, if you grew up with it, and want to share it with others, i completely understand. don't let me tell you what you can and can't do. but i'm very much for viewing a film as close to the original version in whatever form i desire, and for that, i'm very happy with the edited track. i get why some may cry foul, but i wouldn't go that far myself. but even with that said, this is still a superb release of a great movie. it's one of my favorite blu-rays yet.

Tina medders |

... movie for my son he loves it i personally enjoyed the movie myself and i am not into anime ...

Bought this movie for my son he loves it i personally enjoyed the movie myself and i am not into anime that much

R. sage |

Superb animation

I had wanted to see a movie by hayao miyazaki, and this was on tv late last night. this has got to be one of the best animations i have seen. there is definate japanese manga influence, but the characters appear to be british, american from the the 1940's. the animation has a wonderful 3-dimentional perspective. very unique! the story is a wonderful adventure about a 13 y.o. witch on her journey to the big city with her talking cat. what i found interesting, was that the witch's only powers seems to be the ablility to fly and listen to her cat. no evil spills or other witch-like behaviour. mortal humans are not judgemental against her, but see her as a curiousity.