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

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

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!


  • 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


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




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