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Howl's moving castle

(DVD - 2006 - Japanese)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Howl's moving castle


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A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste.
Statement of Responsibility: Walt Disney Studios presents ; Studio Ghibli ; Tokuma Shoten/Studio Ghibli, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Mitshubishi, and Toho present ; screenplay written by Hayao Miyazaki ; production, Sutdio Ghibli ; producer, Toshio Suzuki ; director, Hayao Miyazaki
Uniform Title: Hauru no ugoku shiro
Uniform Title (Original Script): ハウルの動く城
Title: Howl's moving castle
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Walt Disney Home Entertainment :, Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment,, [2006]
Country of Producing Entity: Japan
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 119 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
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This is definitely up there with my favorite movies of all time and is definitely my favorite Studio Ghibli movie! The characters are original and quite funny at times (There's no point in living if I can't be beautiful!), the story is great, and the visuals are spectacular! (Not to mention the music) The entire movie is really charming and just a great watch for everyone!

OMG! THIS IS AN AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME... you get it.

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  • modestgoddess rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Different from the book, but enjoyable in its own way. Nicely done.

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  • Ambur6 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I finally watched Howl's Moving Castle for the first time last year, and I absolutely loved it! The animation style is gorgeous, and the story is fantastic! I can't wait to watch more of the movies Hayao Miyazaki has directed, and to read the book that this fantastic movie was based off of!

BoboHutz-Aug 31, 2013. A classic with great soundtrack. It catches the attention which does not diminish throughout the movie.

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  • roronoa_z rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A must watch. It's definitely one of my favorites now.

Since I first saw this movie years ago, I have to watch it atleast a couple times every year. Its fantastical in the best of ways, it never gets old.

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  • Nephry rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Once again, Miyazaki brings us a beautiful story set in an awe-inspiring world. Children might be a little bored by this one, but it's definitely worth watching. Objectionable Content: During one scene, Howl comes downstairs dressed only in a towel, and it kind of slips in the back, eventually falling off later. Not too much is shown, however. Mild blood.

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  • NobleSix rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Christian Bale does the "Batman voice" in this movie. Much better than the soap opera book it was based on. Howl was so much more b.a. in the film (than the book that is).

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  • butterfly_wings rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

love it have it everyone must see them all.

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  • Disnerd rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: only a little fighting, but there is bombing from warships- and a bit of Howl's blood every now and then

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Markl: He's calling the spirits of darkness... I saw him do this once before when a girl dumped him!

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  • KathleenZ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"You're wearing that hat? After all the magic I used to make your dress pretty?" ~ Howl

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  • KathleenZ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"I give up. I see no point in living if I can't be beautiful." ~ Howl

Calcifer: Here's another curse for you- may all your bacon burn.

Calcifer: "SHE LIKES MY SPARK!!"

Howl: Wow Sophie! Your hair looks just like starlight! Sophie: You really think so? Well, so do I! (Hugs howl)

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  • Disnerd rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(Howl) "what possesed you to let them in here, Calcifer?" (Calcifer) "i didn't let them in here! Sophie crash-landed that plane into my FACE!!" (Howl) "ha-ha!!! i knew she'd make a great pilot!!"

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  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Creating Something Beautiful"-A Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

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