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Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

Chieko Baisho
Director: Hayao Miyazaki Cast: Chieko Baisho
Chieko Baisho
, Emily Mortimer
Emily Mortimer
, Christian Bale
Christian Bale
Hayao Miyazaki

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Hayao Miyazaki, the Japanese animation director who wowed audiences worldwide with his award-winning film Spirited Away, brings another visually spectacular tale of imagination to the screen. Sophie is an 18-year-old girl who toils in the hat shop opened years ago by her late father. Often harassed by local boys, one day Sophie is unexpectedly befriended by Howl, a strange but flamboyant wizard whose large home can travel under its own power. However, the Witch of the Waste is displeased with Sophie and Howl's budding friendship, and turns the pretty young woman into an ugly and aged hag. Sophie takes shelter in Howl's castle, and attempts to find a way to reverse the witch's spell with the help of Calcifer, a subdued but powerful demon who exists in the form of fire, and Markl, who protects the four-way door which can instantly take visitors to other lands and dimensions. Howl's Moving Castle was released in North America by Walt Disney Pictures, who distributed the film both in its original Japanese and in a dubbed English version; the English-speaking voice cast includes Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer, Jean Simmons, Lauren Bacall, and Billy Crystal.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2020
UPC: 0826663208375
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 3,280

Special Features

Exclusive Booklet; Feature-length Storyboards; Behind the Microphone; Interview with Diana Wynne Jones; Miyazaki's Visit to Pixar; The Birth Story of the Film Soundtrack; Explanation of CG; Original Theatrical Trailers; TV Spots; English SDH subtitles; 1080p High Definition

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chieko Baisho Sophie
Emily Mortimer Sophie (English Version)
Christian Bale Howl (English Version)
Takuya Kimura Howl
Lauren Bacall Witch of the Waste (English Version)
Akihiro Miwa Witch of the Waste
Billy Crystal Calcifer (English Version)
Tatsuya Gasyuin Calcifer
Josh Hutcherson Markl (English Version)
Ryunosuke Kamiki Markl
Jean Simmons 90 Year Old Woman (English Version)
Mitsunori Isaki Servant
Yo Oizumi Prince
Akio Ôtsuka King of Ingary
Daijiro Harada Heen
Haruko Kato Madam Suliman
Blythe Danner Voice Only

Technical Credits
Hayao Miyazaki Director,Screenwriter
Joe Hisaishi Score Composer
Shuji Inoue Sound/Sound Designer
Yumi Kimura Songwriter
Atsushi Okui Cinematographer
Takeshi Seyama Editor
Toshio Suzuki Producer
Yoji Takeshige Art Director
Shuntaro Tanigawa Songwriter
Noburo Yoshida Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Howl's Moving Castle
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
21. Chapter 21
22. Chapter 22
23. Chapter 23
24. Chapter 24

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