Starring: Baisho Chieko, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuuin
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Studio: Dai-Won DVD
About This DVD
Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) takes moviegoers on an amazing new animated adventure that celebrates the power of love to transform and the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Brimming with a blend of imagination, humor, action, and romance, Howl's Moving Castle recently played to great acclaim at the 2004 Venice Film Festival, and has become one of the biggest blockbusters of all time in Japan - earning more than $193 million at the box office and still counting.
A simple young girl called Sophie is put under a curse by the evil Witch Of The Waste, transforming her into an ugly old woman. Ashamed of her appearance, Sophie deserts her hat shop and heads into the hills in search of a cure. She comes across the strange, yet awesome Moving Castle, the abode of the much-feared magician, Howl. Inside the castle, Sophie befriends the fire demon Calcifer, who can see through the spell and offers to help her return to her natural form. For his efforts, however, Sophie must help Calcifer break the contract he has with Howl, the details of which he is forbidden to explain. So Sophie assumes the position of the castle's cleaning lady and gets close to the young, handsome Howl, who takes a fancy to the young Sophie, whom he can also see behind her withered facade.
Director Hayao Mayazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away) has produced another masterpiece from his Studio Ghibli. A beautifully crafted, mostly hand-drawn animated feature, Howl's Moving Castle is the latest in an impressive catalogue of quite simply, some of the best animation ever committed to celluloid.
|Audio Format:||DD 5.1, DD 2.0, DTS ES 6.1|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)|
|Subtitles:||Japanese, English, Korean|
|Special Features:||Disc One
- The movie
- Interview with Suzuki Toshio
- Picture gallery
- Trailers (Japan and Korea)
- Howl Around The World - featurette
- Interview with original author, Diana Jones
- Interview with English dub director, Peter Docter
- No Subtitle
- Character Bios
- About Staffs
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