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My Neighbours The Yamadas - Double Play (Blu-ray + DVD)
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Classic Japanese anime feature from Studio Ghibli, following the adventures of the eccentric Yamada family in modern day Tokyo. Takashi (voice of Toru Masuoka) and Matsuko Yamada (Yukiji Asaoka) negotiate life, love and work, while dealing with their sharp-tongued grandmother, their morose teenage son, and their boisterous young daughter.
Available for the first time in high definition on Blu-ray Double Play courtesy of Studio Ghibli, My Neighbours the Yamadas invites you to join the adventures of the quirky Yamada family brilliantly presented in an unique, visually striking comic-strip style.
Takashi Yamada and his wacky wife Matsuko, who has no talent for housework, navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, marriage and family life. Amongst their brood is the sharp-tongued grandmother who lives with them; a teenage son who wishes he had cooler parents; and a pesky daughter whose loud voice is unusual for someone so small. Even the family dog has issues! This film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives with tales that range from the humorous to the heart-breaking, we see this family cope with life's little conflicts, problems and joys in their own way.
The beauty of Studio Ghibli can now be enjoyed on both the original DVD and all new Blu-ray with this Blu-ray Double Play edition.Special Features include:
- NTV Special Program: Super TV "15 Months Exclusive Coverage: Secrets of My Neighbours the Yamadas"
- Behind the Microphone
- TV Spots
- Original Japanese Theatrical Trailers
- Studio Ghibli Collection Trailers
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As the title suggests it's about a family called the 'Yamadas', the story basically follows them on their daily lives and has a lot of funny moments.
I really enjoyed this Studio Ghibli film, so top stars from me!
My neighbors the yamadas is filled with humor, satire, grief and quite possibly everything else a middle class experiences. Everyday life incidents you can relate to and situations you can identify with, mentioning any of which here, may spoil the fun for those who havent seen the film.
Lets look at the dvd now. My neighbors the yamadas happens to be the only studio ghibli film released by disney as a single disc dvd. Presented in anamorphic widescreen, picture quality of the disc looks absolutely crisp and flawless and so is the sound. As usual, both English and Japanese tracks, rendered in dolby digital 5.1 are available on the disc. English dub featuring the voices of Jim belushi, Molly shannon and others doesnt disappoint and is quite decent. Bonus features include a "behind the microphone" featurette (approx 6 minutes) showing the english dubbing process and original trailers and tv spots which run a little more than 15 minutes. Fans of rough animation would be delighted to see the first trailer, which shows one complete segment from the film in line drawings without any colors filled. Movie has been rated PG for mild thematic elements.
Only disappointing thing, few may find, about this disc is the storyboards. Unlike all previous ghibli releases, there's no entire storyboard version of the film here. Instead, for some strange reason, it is a gallery of tiny sketches which you cant even enlarge. Inspite of it all, a worthwhile disc and a great buy too, just for the main feature itself.
With an experimental film like my neighbors the yamadas, studio ghibli has once again proved how versatile their artists are and how simple, yet unusual and globally appealing, their choice of subjects could be. My neighbors the yamadas is a simple and beautiful, fun-filled film without any sugarcoating or modern day formulas.
A great disc to watch and own.
This film is probably better well known for the break in style than for the actual content of the film. The entire film is presented in pastel colours with lots of white space. The film looks like an animated story board, a work in progress. There are no highly detailed backdrops or characters - but the animators still manage to convey exactly what is a required using basic but effective facial expression. This 'rushed' look seems to reflect the quick pace of modern family life. The style does change briefly for a scene later in the film - you'll know it when you see it as it looks like the music video for A-Ha's `80s pop classic 'Take On Me'! The film also employs use of highly symbolic imagery - for instance when talking about life being a journey, we see the family in their living room aboard a ship smashing through the waves.
The dub is very Americanised, and there are variations between the dub and the subtitles. Having said that though, the voices seem to match the characters well in the dub, though I'd recommend watching the original Japanese soundtrack with the English subtitles. One thing you don't really notice until you're watching a scene with little dialogue is the lack of soundtrack. There is one of course - but it's not always apparent. There are many scenes which have moments of silence, and like the doodle visuals they almost feel unfinished, but they also add to a more real-life reflection of family life - after all, you're not followed around by incidental music.
By the end of the film you'll feel that you know the Yamada family quite well, and you'll recognise similarities between them and your own family. This is an interesting film with it's deviation from the style and artistry we've become accustomed to with Studio Ghibli. Although I enjoyed the film, it did seem to drag at points and I wasn't as enthralled as I was with other Ghibli titles. It does has an individual charm and the strength of this film isn't that it highlights the cultural differences between a typical Japanese family and the family of the viewer - but that it unifies families the world over by showing the characteristics that we all have in common.
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