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Highly acclaimed director of Japanese animation Hayao Miyazaki lends his exceptional talents to the beautifully imaginative 'Howl's Moving Castle'. Lonely Sophie works tirelessly in her hat shop, until one day she meets and befriends a strange man named Howl. This causes a witch to transform her into an old woman. Sophie seeks refuge in Howl's castle, a place of magic that moves from one location to another. Within the castle she hopes to restore her youth while making friends with a talking fire named Calcifer and a boy who tends to the castle's door. Originally distributed in North America in 2004 by Walt Disney Pictures, this 2-disc DVD was later released in March 2006 and may be played in English, French, or Japanese.

Product Details
Number of Discs: 2
Rating: G
Film Country: Japan
UPC: 786936296662

Additional Details
Genre: Childrens
Format: DVD

"[S]tunningly beautiful and strangely moving....Miyazaki has a very good handle on it and lavishes his customary heart, humor, and inventiveness on every situation he depicts."
Premiere - Glenn Kenny (06/01/2005)

"Admirers of his work, which is wildly imaginative, emotionally intense and surpassingly gentle, will find much to appreciate in this film because it demonstrates, once again, his visual ingenuity and his sensitivity as a storyteller."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (06/10/2005)

"Clever and often enchanting....This movie often soars, blending a childlike sense of wonder with sophisticated emotions and motives."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (06/10/2005)

"[Miyazaki has a] gift for wonder, an ease with fantasy that makes enchantment second nature..."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (06/10/2005)

"As HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE makes ravishingly clear, coming into one's own is the most heroic -- and magical -- experience of all."
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (06/17/2005)

"[T]his is subtle, profound and ravishing; once again, Miyazaki brings an original sense of wonder to cinema."
Uncut - John Mulvey (10/01/2005)

"The riches of nature are present, correct and ravishing....HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE serves as an index of Miyazaki motifs..."
Sight and Sound - Nick Bradshaw (10/01/2005)

3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his Oscar-nominated Japanese animation wanders into seriously trippy territory....Relentlessly imaginative..."
Rolling Stone - Barry Walters (03/23/2006)

4 stars out of 5 -- "Tremendously imaginative and charming."
Uncut - Damien Love (05/01/2006)

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