‘Castle in the Sky’ Finally Comes to Blu-ray May 22, 2012

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One of my all time favorite animated movies is finally arriving on blu-ray this year, and I couldn’t be more excited! The movie comes from Studio Ghibli, the studio that brought us ‘Spirited Away’. I’ve been hoping this would get a blu-ray release sometime soon, because this is one movie I haven’t been able to get on DVD, so it has been a long time waiting for me to see it again. May 22 can’t get here soon enough! Hit the jump for the full press release.

Synopsis:  “Castle in the Sky,” a timeless story of courage and friendship, is now more thrilling than ever with the magic of Blu-ray! The pristine hand-drawn animation fromacclaimed Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (2002, Best Animated Feature, “Spirited Away”) and a new digital master––featuring the original Japanese score––make this epic adventure soar like never before!

Pazu, an engineer’s apprentice, finds a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, and discovers they are both searching for a legendary floating castle, Laputa. Together, they embark on a daring quest and encounter greedy pirates, secret agents and astounding obstacles that keep them from the truth––and from each other.

For the first time ever on Blu-ray, “Castle in the Sky” is a must-own for families!

Cast:

  • Anna Paquin (Academy Award®-winner, “The Piano”) as voice of Sheeta
  • James Van Der Beek (TV’s “Dawson’s Creek”) as voice of Pazu
  • Cloris Leachman (TV’s “Raising Hope”) as voice of Dola
  • Mark Hamill (“Star Wars” franchise) as voice of Muska

Director:  Hayao Miyazaki

Producer:  Isao Takahata

Bonus Features:

  • Disc introduction by John Lasseter
  • Original Japanese Storyboards
  • Behind the Studio

Explore the film’s fantastic world in these featurettes:

·       The World of Laputa

·       Creating “Castle in the Sky”

·       Character Sketches

·       Producer’s Perspective: Meeting Miyazaki

·       Scoring Miyazaki

·       Original Japanese Trailers

·       Behind the Microphone – with voice talent from the film

Street Date:   May 22, 2012

Rating:   G in U.S. and G in Canada Bonus materials not rated

Feature Run Time: Approx. 125 minutes

Suggested Retail Prices: 2-Disc Blu-ray (Blu-ray + DVD) = $39.99 U.S. and $46.99 Canada

Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray:  1.85:1 1080p High Definition DVD: 1.85:1/Widescreen

Sound:

Blu-ray: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio French 2.0 Dolby Digital Language Track Japanese 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio Original Production  English ESL & SDH and French Subtitles
DVD: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Track
French 2.0 Dolby Digital Language Track
Japanese 2.0 Dolby Digital Original Production Audio

English SDH and French Subtitles

 

 

 

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One thought on “‘Castle in the Sky’ Finally Comes to Blu-ray May 22, 2012

  1. I Howl’s Moving Castle or Castle in the Sky coming out in Blu-ray? The title says Howl’s Moving Castle and the picture is Howl’s Moving Castle but the description is for Castle in the Sky.

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