expired 30% off Studio Ghibli Movies at JB Hi-Fi

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JB Hi-Fi has 30% off Studio Ghibli movies until May 15th or whilst stock lasts, as per a post on Facebook.

Studio Ghibli movies are rarely discounted apart from standard JB Hi-Fi 20% off promotions, and none of the movies are available to stream or even purchase digitally.

For those interested in checking one of their movies out, I would recommend Spirited Away.

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  • +3 votes

    Awesome! I have the complete DVD collection, was looking at making a Blu Ray collection but then notice these 25th anniversary editions, even though I already have the art books… I love these movies so much, especially Porco Rosso

    Wish they had a Blu Ray complete collection though.

    • +2 votes

      Which would you say are the top 3?
      I saw the Grave of the Fireflies and I didn't expect to feel so utterly gutted as I was at the end of that. So beautiful. Any suggestions are appreciated. cheers

      • +9 votes

        Princess Mononoke
        My Neighbour Totoro
        Kiki's Delivery Service
        Ponyo
        Spirited Away
        Howl's Moving Castle
        Laputa
        Castle of Cagliostro
        My Neighbour's the Yamadas

      • +8 votes

        Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke and My Neighbour Totoro if you haven’t seen those. That’s my top 3 personally. Porco Rosso has it all from action to art style to story and character development. I rate it highly.
        Spirited Away is near given for most to of seen or Howls Moving Castle.
        Kikis Delivery Service is nice too. Decent story.
        A more “Disney” feeling Ghibli movie would be From Up on Poppy Hill.
        Pom Poko is a hidden gem too.

        Grave of the Fireflies is a real kick in the gut, hasn’t been many movies I’ve seen that portray that side of war so well.

      • +3 votes

        I refused to catch Grave of the Fireflies again, beautiful story and I get goosebumps just by thinking of how it ended.

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          I have goose bumps just reading your post! Only anime to ever make me cry. Such a powerful and emotional story of the catastrophic impact of war

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            @DannersAU: I watched it when it came out some decades back and left a pretty deep emotional scar on me, there is little doubt in my mind it happened in real life even in the 21st century.

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          Might grab Grave for my son's birthday Saturday.
          Hopefully can be found in-store

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        Spirited Away is the most sublime movie ever.

      • +5 votes

        Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is my favourite, I would recommend the manga by the same director after watching the movie

      • +1 vote

        Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke are my top 3.

      • +3 votes

        My Top 3 are:
        1) Nausicaa Valley Of The Wind
        2) Laputa Castle In The Sky
        3) Princess Mononoke

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          The first list that makes sense!

          TBH spirited away didn't do it for me. Kiki was just too dull (in fact I made the mistake of subjecting others to it during my first watch and the whole room thought it was boring).

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          Now there's a list I can support. But damn howls should be in there haha

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        Nahhh you can't list just 3…

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        Howl's Moving Castle
        Princess Mono
        Arriety

        close 4th - totoro

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      There was a Hayao Miyazaki Collected Works on Bluray a few years back.

    • +2 votes

      Spirited Away
      Howl's Castle
      Tortoro

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      Any idea if they have a complete works box set or something for Ghibli? That would be nice to have as it would save me hunting down the individual copies. But I assume they wouldn't have such a thing due to the vast collection of movies that would be in it.

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    Finally I can finish the collection, awesome deal. Has anyone seen The Red Turtle and recommends it? Still quite pricey.

    • +1 vote

      It's ok but definitely not on par with the rest of ghibli's works. I wouldn't really class it as ghibli tbh, they're only named as collaborators or something along those lines. Animation style is different but still pretty nice. Plot is slow. It's a mostly speechless movie, save for some grunting lol

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      The Red Turtle was not what I expected at all from a movie with ties to Sutdio Ghibli, with that said I was in awe of the film for the majority of my watch - although I wasn't as satisfied with the ending as others were online. I streamed it for free via SBS On-Demand.

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        Thanks for the heads up about it being on SBS on demand. It's still available there.

        I'll watch it there then decide if it's worth the astronomical "sale" price.

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      How many titles in total?

  • +5 votes

    There should be a buy 1 get 1 free for all movies in May that'll beat this.

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      Thanks, I’ll wait and hopefully there will still be some Studio Ghibli Blu-Rays in stock.

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    Will these ever go 4k?

    Good movies but overpriced as hell

    • +2 votes

      I was curious too so had a quick look. Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro will be released in 4K in Japan on 24th July. That's Miyazaki's first film as director, before Ghibli even, so hopefully the rest of the back catalogue is coming soon (there are some references, e.g. on the Amazon page for Princess Mononoke, to 4K remasters being used for the previous 2K releases, so maybe there's hope?)

      • +1 vote

        The original is THE BEST Animation Movie ever. Storytelling, graphics, car chasing……….

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          I have huge nostalgia for the car chase scene, to the point I have a very hard to find diorama of it. I'm not the person who buys anime dioramas either. But after all these years it doesn't hold up as well in reality as it does in my head.

          Still, I would absolutely recommend everyone buy Lupin 4k anyway, after holding out for a boxset (sadly I already have the bluray boxset so upgrading to 4k is going to be too poor value).

  • +1 vote

    I'll probably cough up the cash whenever the next box set (à la Hayao Miyazaki Collected Works) gets released, in the meantime I view this deal as a good opportunity to pick up to or three favourites. :) Thanks for sharing.

  • +2 votes

    Why are animes a premium over normal Hollywood blurays?

  • +1 vote

    is this the cheapest place to buy legit copies?

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    Good deal. I think I'll wait for JB's annual buy 1 get 1 free sale on all blu-rays in a month or two. That way it's basically 50% off.

  • +2 votes

    These are great films. But the average price is $25 each. Seems fairly expensive. Hopefully Disney's upcoming streaming subscription will include Ghibli movies.

  • +1 vote

    If you haven't seen The Castle of Cagliostro, it's a gem from the early days. Must see!

  • -1 vote

    Does Laputa mean what I think it means?

    Hmm, yes indeedy:

    As it has been said before, the Spanish meaning of “la puta” is “the whore.”

    The word “Laputa”, article and noun merged, comes from Swift's Gulliver's Travels. In the book, the kingdom of Balnibarbi creates a flying city from where the scientists rule. It has been suggested that this city in the sky represents the tyrannical rule of Britain over Ireland. The choice of the Spanish term was Swift's means to express his acerbic opinion of British rule: Britain = whore.

    Hayao Miyazaki recovered the word in his movie Laputa: City in the Sky (天空の城ラピュタ - Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta). Rapyuta seems to have been the best kana approximation to “Laputa”. The first Spanish translation of the movie renamed it Lapuntu, but the last translation, in 2010, restores Laputa.

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    DO you guys mainly buy the normal or the pricier Anniversary Editions?
    Missed out on Howl's Moving Castle and Kiki's Delivery Service Anniversary Editions so now not sure if I should continue collecting the rest… ;(

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    Are these worth getting on Blu Ray or do you think DVD is fine?

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    Any comments on the movies that aren't Miyazaki?

    Ronja, the Robber's Daughter
    Red Turtle (this one is already discussed in above posts)
    Ocean Waves
    When Marnie Was There (I've been thinking about getting this one in particular)
    Arrietty
    Pom Poko
    Tale Of The Princess Kaguya, The
    Cat Returns, The
    Tales From Earthsea
    Grave of the Fireflies (this one is already discussed in above posts)
    Whisper Of The Heart

    • +1 vote

      In terms of ones that haven't been discussed:

      Marnie is basically a coming of age / slice of life story, if you're into that type of thing. If you're wanting something whimsical or fantasy based like the more famous Ghibli productions it probably won't fit the bill.

      Cat Returns, Whisper of the Heart and Pom Poko are all quite low-key productions. Nice stories but nothing on the scale of the better known Ghiblis.

      Kaguya has an awesome story if you can appreciate the more minimalist animation style.

      Arrietty gets close to the best of Ghibli, imho. It's a bit like Kiki.

      I also really liked Earthsea but it was quite polarising when it was released. If you're wanting to see a retelling of the source material you'll apparently be disappointed and the animation isn't quite as meticulous as most Ghiblis.

      I haven't seen the others that haven't been talked about already.

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      Kids and I love Arriety

  • +1 vote

    Next time when you going to Tokyo make sure to visit ghibli museum. It is a great experience. You will need to book the tickets a month ahead. It gets very popular.

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    And my top 2 would be totoro, castle in the sky,