Today’s deal on Amazon is great for fans of Studio Ghibli. Many of the studio’s animated features are 55% off right now on Blu-ray and DVD, including Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, The Secret World of Arrietty, and many many more. If you’re missing a couple for your collection or have yet to start snatching these up, now’s the perfect time. Click here to check out the deals.
Have you ever been watching one of the fine animated films from Studio Ghibli and thought to yourself, “Man, I really wish I could light this Djarum Black or start a small brush fire while showing off my appreciation for My Neighbor Totoro?” I know I have. Well now you can add a little flair to your smoker’s/arsonist’s lifestyle with these new Zippo lighters featuring notable characters from Studio Ghibli’s storied resume of films. Show your friends you still pine for Princess Mononoke, or that Ponyo and The Cat Returns remain unfairly underrated. Hit the jump to find out where you can buy them, along with more than 25 images of the various lighters for sale.
While the infamously awesome San Diego Comic-Con may be over for another year, Limited Paper’s coverage from last week’s “gathering of the geeks” is far from over: for the next week or so, we’re going to be bringing you a ton of post-Con coverage, including interviews with Olly Moss, Jason Edmiston, and rising screenprint superstar Mark Englert, video footage from the frontlines of Mondo’s biggest Comic-Con poster-drop (that’d be Moss’ The Dark Knight Rises) and much, much more. But before we get into all that, we wanted to share something a little different: a ton of photos, taken in and around “Club 437” (the wink-wink name a few of us gave to booth #437—the booth Mondo called home during the Con) by the latest addition to the Limited Paper team, Billy Garrett.
Want to see what you missed if you weren’t at SDCC last week? Meet me after the jump.
We’re only 24 hours or so into the 2012 SDCC, and already Mondo – the movie-poster producing arm of Tim League’s ever-expanding Alamo Drafthouse brand—has caused quite the stir: last night’s archive sale put a slew of Avengers posters into the hands of eager fans who’d been unable to catch them during their drop dates, and today the company unveiled three new posters—for The Dark Knight Rises, Princess Mononoke, and HBO’s Game of Thrones– that resulted in the kind of sprawling lines usually associated with theme park rides. Want to see Mondo’s latest, and hear about what it was like on the frontlines? Meet me after the jump, folks.
Earlier this year I was able to do a Hayao Miyazaki retrospective through Netflix DVD rentals, but his films lose their cinematic scope on the small screen. Characters in My Neighbor Totoro (tied with Spirited Away as my favorite Miyazaki film), Castle in the Sky, and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind soar through the air through massive landscapes and it would be wonderful to see these movies in theaters. Thankfully, that opportunity will come to New York’s IFC Center beginning December 16th when Studio Ghibli and distributor GKIDS do a 15-film retrospective, which will include Miyazaki’s films. The retrospective will run until January 12th, feature new 35mm prints, and will run both subtitled and English-dubbed versions.
But it gets even better. GKIDS plans to bring the retrospective to Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Toronto, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, and other major markets in early 2012. Fingers crossed one of those markets is Atlanta. And even if it isn’t, GKIDS is also planning limited releases of select Studio Ghibli titles, many of which have never been released theatrically in the US. If these movies swing by your city, make sure you check them out. Hit the jump for the full press release and list of movies playing in the retrospective. Advance tickets can be purchased at gkids.com.