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Video: How Does The Disc Look?
Totoro on Blu-ray is certainly a step up from its last incarnation in standard-def, but this isn’t perhaps the eye-popper fans are expecting. The picture is pretty sharp – a necessity in a Miyazaki film as so much detail is in the backgrounds and nuance in the character animation – and color accuracy is solid, with natural hues and intense primary colors appearing authentically with no smearing. But there are hints of aliasing to mention here, though, so as nice as it is to welcome My Neighbor Totoro to Blu-ray, with Disney’s track record of high-def knockouts, this one is just a little disappointing.
Audio: How Does The Disc Sound?
We get Japanese, English, and French DTS-HD 2.0 Master Audio sound mixes here, and all of them come through cleanly and appropriately. Dialogue is always intelligible, music and sound effects are mixed perfectly and the film’s fidelity is impressively dynamic. One wishes that the movie would expand into surround channels, but as far as preserving the movie’s original design, these lossless tracks are keepers.
English SDH and French subtitles are included.