Ponyo loves home

March 2nd, 2010
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Ponyo arrives in stores on DVD and Blu-ray today. And by “arrives,” I mean “officially arrives,” not that misleading false start that I talked about in Cel Shaded last August.

This, of course, means I get to run this picture again:

EVERYONE'S going to the store to buy Ponyo on home video!

© 2009 Nibariki-GNDHDDT© 2008 Nibariki-GNDHDDT. All Rights Reserved.

Here on Oahu, Best Buy’s offering the 2-DVD set for $17.99; both Best Buy and Target have the Blu-ray/DVD combo set at $24.99. The best deal, though, may be in pairing one of the Blu-ray sets on sale with a coupon for $10 off that’s available at the Disney Web site, valid through Sunday. (Note that you’ll have to download a 1 MB application to get and print the coupon.)

I’m just disappointed that no one thought of a promotion offering free ham with every Ponyo purchase. The fish-girl does love her ham, after all. Or as Noah Cyrus-as-Ponyo put it, “HAAAAAAAAM! PONYO … LOVES … HAAAAAAAAAAM!” … a line that will join “Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind” from Lilo and Stitch in my collection of Disney-Released Films With Lines That Get Hammered Into Your Brain Until You Can’t Help But Remember Them.

If there’s anything worth noting about the Blu-ray, I’ll add a post later. I’m just glad I’ll be able to watch it on my PlayStation 3 without having to worry about it inadvertently partying like it’s 1999.

Also out today for you Hayao Miyazaki/Ghibli fans are re-releases of the My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky and Kiki’s Delivery Service DVD sets, for those of you who missed those in 2006. Making the decision of whether to buy those (again) tougher for me: the promise of new interviews, documentary footage and interactive features. If any of you out there buy those — and if you can even find them; they weren’t advertised for sale in Sunday’s ad circulars, which makes me think only specialty retailers will carry them — share what you think of ‘em with fellow readers in the comments.

Update, 9:15 a.m. 3/2: $17.96 DVD/$24.96 Blu-ray price points confirmed at Walmart as well. And yes, the coupon works.

One Response to “Ponyo loves home”

  1. kimonostereo:

    Found all of the Ghibli re-releases out at BestBuy today. Was very tempted to pick them all up but will think about it. I’ll probably rent the re-release from NetFlix if they have it to see if the digital remastering did anything great for the picture quality.

    Thanks for the coupon for Ponyo! Awesome!


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