I went to Barnes and Noble one time and got this movie. I am very proud to consider myself lucky because it was the last copy in the whole store, so I can savor every minute (no, every SECOND) of the movie.
I tell ya, Barnes and Noble reminds me of a library I went to when I was little (and seldom still visit to this day) because it has a lot of books and movies not available in stores anymore. The only difference is that in Barnes and Noble you get to keep what you get, as opposed to the library in which you have to return the book/movie within a certain time.
It's strange that Barnes and Noble has a lot of movies that haven't even left the shelves. I mean, The Cat Returns was released on DVD in the year 2002, and what I got was the 2002 DVD. I was worried I wouldn't get it for Christmas Eve because it's SOOOOO hard to find. I haven't seen any newer releases of that movie before, so that was what I assumed.
Ah, the library asking to return the book or movie... I haven't seen it for a while ^^
They're plenty of movies that stay on the shelves because no one wants or searches them, while some like The Cat Returns are so good that a lot of people try to get them so they disapear from the stores very fast and often. It's the same for video games, for example Ace Combat Zero is hard to find because it looks awesome (didn't find it T_____T) and is part of a great saga.
Or maybe it's because of the audience... it depends.
But I'm glad you found it because it's really a great movie ^^ !
By luck in France there's a huge community of people fan of Ghibli Studio so we can find this kind of mivie very easily.
Speaking of video games, however, I found a game that Ace Combat Zero can relate to: Kirby Canvas Curse (or in Europe, Kirby Power Paintbrush). Of all the Kirby games released for the Nintendo DS, this is the one I see less of, if not never at all, every time I go to a store. Not even GameStop has this game. It looked so amazing when I first saw it. I even listened to the music for that game; it's all remixes of songs from past Kirby games, but they sound terrific in this game.
I've played Yoshi: Touch & Go the same day I first got a Nintendo DS, and it was really enjoyable playing the ground levels (the ones with Yoshi); they were more fun than the sky levels (with Baby Mario). However, I thought Canvas Curse took everything I liked about Yoshi: Touch & Go and made it 10 times better, and that is what made me want to get it. Sadly, I never did. Luckily, I was close to getting it one time when GameStop actually DID have it, but my luck ran out when I realized I didn't have enough money to buy it. I don't know why Canvas Curse is never on shelves when I'm around. It can't be because no one wants it, right?
; w ; this is my 5th fav movie
of Miyazaki's movies xD
1. Nausaca the Vally of the Wind
3.Howls Moving Castle~!
4.Secrect world of Aritety~!
5.The Cat Returns~! > w <