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Howl's Moving Castle DVD Release


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17716 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2005 - 01:53 AM

Howl's Moving Castle (or Hauru no ugoku shiro in Japanese) was just released on DVD here in Japan.

The films director, Hayao Miyazaki, is a legend here so its no suprise that Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara had this big display setup outside the store.

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It's a great movie, but I think I enjoyed Spirited Away a little bit more.
If you haven't checked out a Miyazaki film, get your ass to a video store!

#2 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   68376 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 01:58 AM

That's a pretty cool display, I can't wait for the DVD to get here. I recommend Pom Poko to those Miyazaki fans that haven't seen it yet.

#3 WhipSmartBanky   Bring on the free hooch! CAGiversary!   15314 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 02:02 AM

Heh...lifesize display...that's almost creepy!

#4 dcfox   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   21317 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2005 - 02:58 AM

Howl was good but not his best stuff though. Cool display nonetheless.

#5 thorbahn3   Everyone talks too much! Super Moderators   4201 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2005 - 03:51 AM

Cool. Reminds me of something at a Disney ride except no movement, or was there. Anyways yeah I like Miyazaki anime films. Princess Monanoke is my favorite though. I it has everything from sword fights to creepy yet cute tree sprits

#6 karmapolice   Resistance is useless CAGiversary!   3278 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 03:56 AM

Castle in The Sky is my personal favorite of his, but I have yet to see this. I totally missed it in theatres.

#7 thorbahn3   Everyone talks too much! Super Moderators   4201 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2005 - 03:59 AM

Castle in The Sky is my personal favorite of his, but I have yet to see this. I totally missed it in theatres.


Everyone did, unless you're lucky enough to have a select theatre near you.

#8 CapAmerica   Dead or Alive Fanboy CAGiversary!   1401 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 04:10 AM

I got a preview copy of the DVD on firday, I Love the movie it has to be my favioret Hayao Miyazaki movie. The english dubbing was pretty decent, the cast of voices were really good.

Anyone have an idea on when it is coming out on DVD?

#9 karmapolice   Resistance is useless CAGiversary!   3278 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 04:20 AM

Everyone did, unless you're lucky enough to have a select theatre near you.


I was, Green Hills theatre in Nashville was showing it for awhile, but I didnt realize it had started.

#10 dcfox   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   21317 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2005 - 04:37 AM

Everyone did, unless you're lucky enough to have a select theatre near you.

Luckily I have a Landmark theatre right in my city. They're always good about showing independent movies and smaller run movies.

#11 Dkellar   D I Y CAGiversary!   4455 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2005 - 05:57 AM

FYI, the US DVD release for this is set for: March 7th, 2006.

#12 woobacca   Shrunken Shuriken CAGiversary!   868 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2005 - 05:23 AM

Man I wish I could spend just a day in Akihabara, or even Tokyo for that matter, to see something like this. Miyazaki is one of my favorite directors. This movie was awesome, though Castle in the Sky was my favorite. I got lucky and was able to catch it in New Haven back when it did the limited showing.

#13 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:26 AM

Sorta hijacking the thread here but all the pictures you've been taking in stores (like the ones with from your camera thread, and this one, and the woody train one) are they all from the same store? If they're not it seems like a lot of stores there in Japan are extremely well light yet very bland and uncolorful - sterile perhaps even.

#14 ratzombie   aka yunkie CAGiversary!   12864 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2005 - 02:04 AM

Miyazaki isn't just a legend in Japan, he is a legend all over the world. I still think my personal favorite film of his would be Spirited Away.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 09:13 PM

I would totally knock out a wall to make room for that life size display

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:04 PM

I was lucky enough to see it in theaters. Amazing dub. Not the best Miyazaki film, but still excellent.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 01:06 AM

No way Grave of the Fireflies (if you're talking Studio Ghibli) will make the hardest man cry like a 4 year old girl with a skinned knee. Still, though I'd probably agree Spirited Away is his best work, although for sheer enjoyment My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service are really good too.

By the way someone mentioned the spirits from Princess Mononoke, if they have keychains would you send some my way?

#18 WanganRunner   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   17 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 07:48 PM

Shit, I thought that Castle in the Sky = Howl's Moving Castle.

Oh well, now I'll just buy both.

I just got The Cat Returns, have yet to watch it. Miyazaki pwnz me.

#19 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5586 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2006 - 04:04 AM

For people complaing about not seeing shit in theaters I was lucky to catch "Princess Mononoke" and that's because a theater took a chance in presenting it and wasn't the typical theater chain around here. Unless it's under Disney, AMC, Dickinson and Fine Arts Group won't bother and make that a no for Fine Arts if it's Disney because they're part of the Art theaters bit. Also if Disney doesn't push the movie enough or release it here it ain't happening. Take "Whispers Of the Heart" for example. I think the movie came out between "Princess Mononoke" and "Spirited Away" and I never heard about it in theaters here really. For "Spirited Away" the dub isn't bad but when I watched the sub I had some real beef with what was lost in the process, the witch saying she HAS to give people a job that ask because of an oath she took, the other bath worker who worked with Chihiro, when she leaves for Haku and the boiler room worker and her have a conservation it's directly put out there she doesn't have a heart. "YOU wouldn't understand, it's called love." or maybe it was vice versa but the same accusation remained while in the sub it was totally absent and this is why I don't like dubs.
Haven't seen Howl's yet but I'll probably end up renting it online.

#20 RBM   do I look like I'm joking CAGiversary!   978 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2006 - 04:17 AM

By the way someone mentioned the spirits from Princess Mononoke, if they have keychains would you send some my way?


Of all the lame bobble-head dolls which I've seen perched on people's dashboards, I'm amazed nobody has made an authorized Kodama doll. Not one with a head that bobbles, but one with springs so that you could "crank" its head a few degrees, counter-clockwise, and then release it so that a pebble inside would rattle loudly as the head rebounded.

An enterprising entrepreneur ought to make hand-made Kodama rattle-head dolls at a roadside kiosk on the road to Studio Ghibli's museum in Misaka, Japan. They could even tout irregularities as a bonus, since they're so non-uniform in the movie, as well.

#21 zewone   Thursday CAGiversary!   43156 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:52 AM

Princess Monoke is the hottest fire.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:51 PM

Lets hope that the Howls Castle US dvd release follows in Spirited Aways footsteps. Spirited Away was the first US release Miyazaki film that wasnt totally butchered by MiramAxe. They ban importers from selling the asian release of films, then put out substandard versions with edits and changes made to suit 'american' tastes. WTF does that even mean? No amount of editing is gonna get someone to like Anime if they dont, and all they are doing is pissing off the real fans who would have bought the dvd. Luckily some knocked some sense into them and the Spirited Away dvd was great. But all my other Miyazaki dvds are imports.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 06:07 PM

No way Grave of the Fireflies (if you're talking Studio Ghibli) will make the hardest man cry like a 4 year old girl with a skinned knee.


QFT. I cried, and im not afraid to admit it. GotF is my favorite movie of his with Mononoke right behind.

#24 Ecofreak   That's Ah Bingo!!! CAGiversary!   4109 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 January 2006 - 01:54 AM

QFT. I cried, and im not afraid to admit it.


True that.

I'm a bigger fan of Mononoke Hime, personally. The epic music was a definite draw for me, along with the story line. And any movie with giant talking white wolves gets a big + in my book.

#25 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5586 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:52 PM

Lets hope that the Howls Castle US dvd release follows in Spirited Aways footsteps. Spirited Away was the first US release Miyazaki film that wasnt totally butchered by MiramAxe. They ban importers from selling the asian release of films, then put out substandard versions with edits and changes made to suit 'american' tastes. WTF does that even mean? No amount of editing is gonna get someone to like Anime if they dont, and all they are doing is pissing off the real fans who would have bought the dvd. Luckily some knocked some sense into them and the Spirited Away dvd was great. But all my other Miyazaki dvds are imports.


You have to give them credit that they don't do remakes though, that's about the ONLY thing I will give them credit for there. Honestly I HATE how Dreamworks has to remake almost EVERY foreign property they buy, GOTS2 being the only one they haven't and "My Sassy Girl" is currently being butchered by them by being remade.

#26 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   37011 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2006 - 10:48 PM

You sonsabitches made me go watch Grave of the Fireflies.

And, for the record, you're dead right about it. This wasn't any bullshit "feel-good story ending" tear or two. This was me trying (successfully) to hold back some fuckin' righteous-ass hardcore bawlin'.

I'm not ashamed. It's a hell of a movie, and one I wouldn't have watched if not for the recommendation here.

#27 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5586 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2006 - 04:49 AM

You know that's based on a true story right myke? If you liked that you may wanna watch "Barefoot Gen" which is based off one too but it's more inspirational. I will warn you though it IS graphic at times.

#28 sblymnlcrymnl   married ... with children CAGiversary!   30091 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 03:27 PM

I didn't like Grave of the Fireflies, and it wasn't sad/depressing at all. Though I feel the same way about Requiem for a Dream and I love it just the same.

#29 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2006 - 03:52 PM

...But did it help move 360s?

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 05:12 PM

Spirited away is my current fave, but the only other one i've seen was Princess Mononoke, which was the first anime I'd ever seen. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw that first battle with the possesed boar. the animation of the blobby skin stuff blew my freakin mind mang.

that said, i do wanna see howl's moving castle and grave of the fireflys.