Howl's Moving Castle

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This is one of my favorite romantic movies ever! I never thought a japanime could be so good. It has adventure, an unexpected storyline and for the guys who need blood and action in order to watch a "chick flick," here's a movie! I think I've written a review for this when I bought it for myself, but this time I bought this as a birthday present for a friend because he borrowed mine and hasn't returned it yet! He watched the movie three times in the same day!!! So it MUST be good for fantasy lovers! I watched it many times in the same week. I also recommend Spirited Away, Whisper of the Heart, The Cat Returns, Kiki's Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro. I hope Miyazaki comes out with more soon - I just love his movies!

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One of Miyazaki's best! A movie for fantasy lover

on 3/19/2007

This is one of my favorite romantic movies ever! I never thought a japanime could be so good. It has adventure, an unexpected storyline and for the guys who need blood and action in order to watch a "chick flick," here's a movie! I think I've written a review for this when I bought it for myself, but this time I bought this as a birthday present for a friend because he borrowed mine and hasn't returned it yet! He watched the movie three times in the same day!!! So it MUST be good for fantasy lovers! I watched it many times in the same week. I also recommend Spirited Away, Whisper of the Heart, The Cat Returns, Kiki's Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro. I hope Miyazaki comes out with more soon - I just love his movies!

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by Ceil on 9/14/2010

Purchased for our 17yr. old daughter who is an anime' afficienado. She was completely thrilled while we got the best price anywhere on a 2 disc version rather than the simple one disc movie she expected. A wonderful gift. Highly recommended.

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In Hayao Miyazaki's latest animated masterpiece, journey beyond imagination and enter a fantasy world filled with adventure, humor and heart. Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a spell on Sophie. In a life-changing adventure, Sophie climbs aboard Howl's magnificent flying castle and enters a magical world on a quest to break the spell. Featuring the voice talents of Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, and Billy Crystal, Miyazaki's artistry comes to life on DVD with inventive characters, unique storytelling and richly detailed animation.

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Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 202109051
UPC 786936296662
UPC 14 00786936296662
Format DVD
Release Date 5/17/2015
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Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Bale,Christian
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Cast & Crew
Atsushi Okui - Cinematographer
Billy Crystal - Actor
Christian Bale - Actor
Cindy Davis Hewitt - Screenplay
Diana Wynne Jones - Based On Novel By
Donald H. Hewitt - Screenplay
Hayao Miyazaki - Executive Producer
Hayao Miyazaki - Screenplay
Hayao Miyazaki - Director
Jean Simmons - Actor
Joe Hisaishi - Original Music By
John Lasseter - Executive Producer
Lauren Bacall - Actor
Takeshi Seyama - Editor
Youmi Kimura - Original Music By
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ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Almost the first sight we see in "Howl's Moving Castle" is the castle itself, which looks as if it were hammered together in shop class by wizards inspired by the lumbering, elephantine war machines in "The Empire Strikes Back." The castle is an amazing visual invention, a vast collection of turrets and annexes, protuberances and afterthoughts, which makes its way across the landscape like a turtle in search of a rumble. I settled back in my seat, confident that Japan's Hayao Miyazaki had once again created his particular kind of animated magic, and that the movie would deserve comparison with "Spirited Away," "Princess Mononoke," "My Neighbor Totoro," "Kiki's Delivery Service" and the other treasures of the most creative animator in the history of the art form. But it was not to be. While the movie contains delights and inventions without pause and has undeniable charm, while it is always wonderful to watch, while it has the Miyazaki visual wonderment, it's a disappointment, compared to his recent work.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1); Dolby Surround Sound, Interview, TV Spots, Trailers, Storyboards
Product Attributes
Actor Bale,Christian
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Video Format DVD
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Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times ...breathtaking fantasy world...

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