My Neighbour Totoro

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Who can tell me where online I can buy the Japanese R2 DVD of 'My Neighbour Totoro'? The US version looks pretty crappy, and worst of all is dubbed -- I want a japanese version with English subtitles. I have found various Ghibli box sets online which include it but they seem to be bootlegs of dubious quality.

Any help appreciated...

Mog, Wednesday, 1 October 2003 13:21 (sixteen years ago) link

try j-list.com (or something like that)? not sure of the region, but some of their dvds are region 0...lots of studio ghibli stuff there.

petite verte (petite verte), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 00:28 (sixteen years ago) link

pokerindustries.com

PVC (peeveecee), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 06:39 (sixteen years ago) link

eleven years pass...

http://i.imgur.com/ve61g1c.jpg

, Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:11 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

i recently showed this, the greatest movie ever made, to my 17-month-old daughter and she’s become obsessed with it and watches it over and over

which means i can no longer deny the obvious: the catbus has catballs

https://preview.redd.it/1tol6z5fj1k31.jpg?auto=webp&s=c154ba421d7fbe7f82d8f93790e6baab5728f7e1

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 12:07 (four months ago) link

If you haven't already seen it, urgently seek out Pom Poko for more on this Ghibli subtext.

Stevie T, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 14:01 (four months ago) link

what the hell

https://i.imgur.com/pINe2.gif

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 14:43 (four months ago) link

AKA Studio Ghibli's Chock Full 'o Nuts

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 14:48 (four months ago) link

Prominent scrotums are an integral part of tanuki folklore, and they are shown and referred to throughout the film, and also used frequently in their shape-shifting. This remains unchanged in the DVD release, though the English dub (but not the subtitles) refers to them as "raccoon pouches".

I can just imagine the brainstorming session.

jmm, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 14:48 (four months ago) link

the next time i watch ponyo i’m going to realise she’s actually a bollock aren’t i

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 14:49 (four months ago) link

those sad and beautiful stone robots in castle in the sky? they’re nutsacks, son, pure and simple

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 14:52 (four months ago) link

wikipedia used to have this:

It is a large creature, depicted as a grinning male[1] cat...

References
1. ^ab My Neighbor Totoro. Event occurs at 79-81m.

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:41 (four months ago) link

The Totoro and US Politics threads are on a similar vibe right now.

jmm, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:52 (four months ago) link

tbf I don't think anyone expected the president to just whip them out like that in public

War Crimes Tribunal of the Network Stars (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:57 (four months ago) link

oh no, my catbus soft toy is missing a feature

important tanuki balls news - there's even a nursery rhyme:
http://gailsensei.blogspot.com/2009/07/sometimes-japans-little-nuts.html

PS your daughter has excellent taste

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 19:53 (four months ago) link

i’m thrilled that nudging her to share my obsessions has paid off this well tbh

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 19:55 (four months ago) link

(maybe the swinging tanuki balls song is in Pom Poko, can't remember where I first heard of it, in which case apologies)

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 19:58 (four months ago) link

I just asked my wife to confirm that my daughter's catbus plush (purchased in Japan) has balls but she (Mrs. Brocolli) replied that it does not.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:02 (four months ago) link

yeah, my wife got our daughter a plush catbus and totoro when she was in tokyo a few weeks ago and catbus has def been neutered

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:05 (four months ago) link

Has anyone seen the featurette short set in the Totoro world that screens occasionally at the Ghibli museum? I looked for a copy online but there only exists beyond hilariously low-def quality. You'd figure with those HD spyglasses someone would upload a better copy but this is all I could find:

Mei & the Kittenbus
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x68vr66

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:06 (four months ago) link

no but i showed my girl a picture of mei riding in kittenbus and she lost her shit with excitement

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:17 (four months ago) link

I have only seen the low-quality bootleg. To my knowledge it's only shown at the museum.

My niece was obsessed with the feature movie when she was 3-4 years old, especially the bus stop scene. Something about the movie really appeals to young children.

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:26 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://www.ifccenter.com/films/my-neighbor-totoro/
35mm on 1/13 and 1/16. One of the few ghiblis where i dont mind seeing the english dub.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 13 December 2019 19:42 (three months ago) link

Which dub?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 13 December 2019 20:27 (three months ago) link

the one i know is the one that was on the clamshell vcr tape. they did another one?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 14 December 2019 05:40 (three months ago) link

they did one in 2005 with dakota and elle fanning as satsuke and mei, which i assume is later than the vcr dub?

Receive Your Simulated Fluids Before The End of The Year! (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 14 December 2019 08:53 (three months ago) link

oh yeah, you're right. I have see the fanning dub; it's pretty good too!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 14 December 2019 17:09 (three months ago) link

a dub that was 100% a boombox recording of me repeatedly farting into a tin bucket would only slightly tarnish the magic of my neighbour totoro tbf

Receive Your Simulated Fluids Before The End of The Year! (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 14 December 2019 17:23 (three months ago) link

you're describing the kiki dub imo

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 14 December 2019 17:36 (three months ago) link

When my kids were younger and "Rock the Casbah" came on the radio, they would sing the chorus as "Rock the Catcar."

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 14 December 2019 18:11 (three months ago) link


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