Sunday, 26 April 2015

Akira (1988)

Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, starring Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama & Taro Ishida

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2006

2-disc Steelbook Blu-ray bought in 2011
124m 28s

 2-disc Special Edition DVD

2-disc DVD extras -

Capsule option (English translation of graffiti)
Akira Production Report (49mins)
Akira sound clip by Geinoh Yamashiro Gumi (19mins)
Interview with director Katsuhiro Otomo (29mins)
Interviews with restoration staff
Over 4,500 stills of Production Material
Over 100 stills of Akira Glossary
Theatrical Trailers

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Directed by Isao Takahata and starring Tsutomu Tatsumi and Ayano Shiraishi.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2005

Complete storyboards
DVNR restoration featurette
Locations, Then and Now
Historical Perspective
Interview with Roger Ebert
Interview with director Isao Takahata
10 deleted scenes (as storyboards)
Complete screenplay
Japanese release promo
Theatrical Trailers

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, starring Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning & Tim Daly (dubbed version)

DVD bought in 2007
82m 52s

Complete Storyboards
Textless opening
Textless closing
Theatrical Trailers

The Land Before Time (1988)

Directed by Don Bluth and starring Gabriel Damon, Candy Hutson, Judith Barsi and Helen Shaver.

DVD bought in 2007
65m 53s

Adventures in the Land Before Time
Sing-Along Songs From Your Favorite Land Before Time Adventures
Dino-Stars text info on dinosaurs
Dino Activity Break the Code interactive game
Jurassic Park Institute

Oliver & Company (1988)

Directed by George Scribner and starring Joey Lawrence, Billy Joel, Cheech Marin, Bette Midler, 
Dom DeLuise and Robert Loggia.

DVD bought in 2006
70m 34s

Cartoon Short - Puss Cafe
The Making of Oliver and Company (5mins)
Return of a Classic
Disney's Animated Animals
Streets of Gold - sing-along song
Why Should We Worry - sing-along song
Scrap Book picture gallery

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, 
Kathleen Turner and Charles Fleischer.

2-disc Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2003

25th Anniversary Blu-ray bought in 2013


Blu-ray extras -

Audio Commentary with Robert Zemeckis, producer Frank Marshall, associate producer Steve Starkey, effects supervisor Ken Ralston, and screenwriters Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman
Toontown Confidential trivia track
Behind the Ears (37mins)
Three Roger Rabbit Shorts -
-Tummy Trouble
-Rollercoaster Rabbit
-Trail Mix-Up
Who Made Roger Rabbit?
Deleted Scene - Pig Head Sequence
Before & After
Toon Stand-Ins
On Set!

Willow (1988)

Directed by Ron Howard and starring Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Billy Barty, 
Pat Roach and Jean Marsh.

Special Edition DVD bought in 2002
Blu-ray bought in 2013
Steelbook Blu-ray bought in 2015

Steelbook Blu-ray


Blu-ray extras - 

Willow: Deleted scenes with Ron Howard (13mins)
The Making of an Adventure with Ron Howard (24mins)
From Morf to Morphing with Dennis Muren (17mins)
Willow: An Unlikely Hero - Personal Video Diary of Warwick Davis (11mins)
Matte Paintings montage

Beetlejuice (1988)

Directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara and Glenn Shadix.

DVD bought in 1999

Blu-ray bought in 2014
92m 06s


Blu-ray extras -

Isolated music score
3 Beetlejuice animated episodes
Theatrical trailer