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Howl's moving castle [videorecording] = Hauru no ugoku shiro /

by Miyazaki, Hayao; Jones, Diana Wynne; Bale, Christian; Simmons, Jean; Bacall, Lauren; Crystal, Billy; Mortimer, Emily; Danner, Blythe; Okui, Atsushi; Hisaishi, Joe; Walt Disney Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2006]Edition: Widescreen.Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 078886145X:.Language note: Japanese, English or French dialogue ; subtitles in English.Title notes: $21.99 3/3/2007Other title: Hauru no ugoku shiro.Subject(s): Witches -- Drama | Wizards -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | DVD-Video discs | Feature films | Fantasy films | Children's films | Animated films -- Japan | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | DVD-Video discs | Closed captioningVoices: Christian Bale, Jean Simmons, Lauren Bacall, Billy Crystal, Emily Mortimer, Blythe Danner.Summary: 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 the 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.
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Sophie, who helps out at her late father's hat shop, is transformed one day by a witch into an old woman. Sophie seeks out the help of the wizard Howl, who has an amazing moving castle which is fueled by a fire demon named Calcifer.

$21.99 3/3/2007

DVD.

Japanese, English or French dialogue ; subtitles in English.

Voices: Christian Bale, Jean Simmons, Lauren Bacall, Billy Crystal, Emily Mortimer, Blythe Danner.

Director of photography, Atsuchi Okui ; art directors, Yaoji Takeshige, Noboru Yoshida ; editor, Takeshi Seyama ; music, Joe Hisaishi ; key animators, Makiko Futaki ... [et al.].

Based on the novel "Howl's moving castle" by Diana Wynne Jones.

SDH (Subtitling for Deaf and Heard of Hearing).

Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.

MPAA rating: PG; for frightening images and brief mild language.

For private home use only.

Special features include interviews, studio visits, TV spots, trailers and storyboard.

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 the 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.

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