While the movie is truly beautiful, the english dub on the dvd leaves a lot to be desired.

I am not a total purist on this matter, I watch most of my anime dubbed simply because it is easier to watch things again and work at the same time but the english speech takes a lot away from the movie. Yes you still have the breathtaking shots and the excellent fight scenes, but english over the scenes leave them lacking in authenticity.

Even worse, some of the more dramatic exchanges become normal and moot without the power of the original language behind them. Less poetic, less meaningful and less interesting to listen too.

On the upside, whomever they hired to actually do the english voice overs were at least close matches to the original voices so you do not have some strange voice coming over instead of your favorite characters'.