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Introduce your entire family to CASTLE IN THE SKY, featuring a timeless story of courage and friendship with stunning animation from acclaimed Academy-Award(R)-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (2002, Best Animated Feature, SPIRITED AWAY). Plus, this 2-Disc Special Edition DVD includes never-before-seen bonus features that transport you deeper into the film's amazing world! This high-flying adventure begins when Pazu, an engineer's apprentice, finds a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, wearing a glowing pendant. Together, they discover both are searching for a legendary floating castle, Laputa, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around Sheeta's neck. Their quest won't be easy, however. There are greedy air pirates, secret government agents and astounding obstacles to keep them from the truth -- and from each other. Add CASTLE IN THE SKY to you DVD library, and this magical and uplifting classic from Studio Ghibli and Disney will thrill and amaze your family for years to come.
Inspired by "Gulliver's Travels," the fantasy-adventure Castle in the Sky (1986) was Hayao Miyazaki's third feature, and helped to establish his reputation as a visionary in both Japan and America. The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the legendary sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world. Castle echoes elements in Myazaki's earlier Nausicaä, and anticipates imagery in his later films, from My Neighbor Totoro to Spirited Away. Disney's new English dub, which features Anna Paquin (Sheeta), James Van Der Beek (Pazu), and Cloris Leachman (pirate matriarch Dola), is lively and close in tone to the original Japanese, if a bit talkier. The exciting flying sequences, appealing characters, and fantastic vision of a steam-powered future Jules Verne might have imagined make Castle in the Sky a must-have for fans of Japanese and Western animation. (Unrated: suitable for ages 10 and older: violence) --Charles Solomon
The bluray disk is undamaged, The DVD is undamaged, the packaging is good
However, there is on major problem. Read more
I've seen this movie a few times now and while I do like it. the story is a bit slow, but that is okay because you watch it for the beautiful animation and the journey to see how... Read morePublished 18 days ago by steenrod
Good story. Good adventure. Fun characters. Blu ray is definitely better than the dvd, but you can see the segments where no attempt was made to clean up the picture. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Joseph Delisle
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|Questions on the new 2010 release...||
Yes, the new release of CASTLE IN THE SKY (well, 2010) has unfortunately omitted the remixed score as well as most of the extra dialogue from the dub. A lot of Ghibli purists, believe it or not, DETESTED the new score and think the older one, which isn't so constant, is superior, but personally... Read More
Apr 16, 2010 by Jonathon Turner | See all 6 posts
YES! It's true, it's the same in Kiki's Delivery Service.
Castle in the Sky, and Kiki's Delivery Service, were both released on dvd in 2003. Try your hardest to get those releases! Even if you had to buy them used, like I did. I know the English dubs on those releases depart more from the... Read More
Jul 5, 2013 by Goats | See all 3 posts
|Does the blu-ray release have the same awful problems?||
Nope. It's basically the 2010 release in HD. If it means anything, the Hong Kong Blu Ray has real subtitles and it's perfectly compatible for North American Blu Ray players.
Jul 14, 2013 by Tyler J. Nieuwendorp | See all 2 posts
I think it's funny that people are saying the two are unrelated without any proof. There is in fact much more evidence supporting the theory than disproving it.
It is very likely that the golems of Laputa were eventually developed further into the giant warriors. Their designs are unquestionably... Read More
Jan 1, 2014 by Jack | See all 4 posts
|Will This Be Released On Blu-Ray?||
I don't know if it will, but if it does come to BluRay, it'll probably be in Japan first. I think it may happen though.
Jan 1, 2010 by Jonathon Turner | See all 8 posts
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