Castle in the sky
Originally released as a motion picture in 1986 under the title "Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta." English version released in 2003
Special features: The world of Ghibli: visit Castle in the sky featurettes: "Enter the lands:" meet the characters and hear the story of the movie [and] "Behind the studio:" discover the inspiration through documentaries, including new interviews with Hayao Miyazaki; introduction by John Lasseter; storyboard presentation of the movie
"Behind the Studio" special features (disc 2): 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 the English voice cast)
disc 2. Bonus features
CHV rating PG frightening scenes
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital surround ; digitally remastered, NTSC ; enhanced for 16x9 televisions
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital surround, digitally remastered, NTSC
Action and adventure films
Action and adventure films-Japan
Japanese language films
Films for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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Sheeta and Patsu must outrun both the Dola Gang and a group of government agents and military backed by Muska to discover the floating city born of legends, Laputa.
I wish I want a glowing pendant that floats down and up like Emily from Amulet and she wears a stonekeeper.
In the movie's backstory, human civilizations built flying cities, which were destroyed during an unspecified catastrophe, forcing the survivors to live on the ground as before. Just one city, Laputa, remains in the sky, concealed by a thunderstorm. In the opening scene, an airship travels though the clouds. On board are a girl named Sheeta and Muska, the government agent who abducted her. Without warning, an air pirate gang led by an old but vivacious woman named Dola attack the airship. Like Muska, they want Sheeta and her stone. The pirates invade the ship, and during the ensuing chaos, Sheeta manages to knock Muska unconscious and steals a blue stone. The pirates break into her room, and she tries to hide by escaping out a window and clinging to the outside of the ship. However, she loses her grip and falls into the night sky. As the unconscious Sheeta hurtles toward the ground, the blue stone emits a mysterious light slowing Sheeta's descent. From a small mining town (Slag's Ravine), a young boy named Pazu sees the light of the stone descending from the sky and runs to investigate. Upon reaching the mineshaft, he reaches out to catch the falling girl. To his amazement, she appears weightless (that is, until the stone stops glowing). Pazu decides to take her to his home. He tells Sheeta about the floating city of Laputa and his deceased father, a pilot who had taken a photograph of the city.
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(Patsu) "What is this ship made of, CLOTH!?" (Dola) "And DON'T you RIP it!!"
(Patsu) *to Sheeta* "Well, you laugh like a normal person. With the way you fell from the sky, I thought you might be an angel or something."
(Dola) *gives Patsu a gun* The boy has become a man!
Louis:Dola: [sing-song tease] Pazu loves Sheeta!And Dola says,Be quiet!Whatever you says that makes my little sister Melody and me laughs.
Dola: [as Laputa soars away] That tree's gettin' away with our treasure!
Dola: Ah, what can I tell ya? They just really like dessert.
Dola: Will you shut up?
Henri: And I like chocolate cake with that... Oh, what's that frosting? It's kinda pink and swirly with...
Louis: I get to lick the spatula!
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"Creating Something Beautiful"-A Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki
Castle in the Sky Toonami Trailer
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