One of my favorite Miyazaki films of all time is Laputa: Castle in the Sky.  Now that Rodrigo has stopped snickering, many of you may remember the title when it was released by Disney as simply Castle in the Sky.  Though James Van Der Beek wasn’t my first choice to play Pazu, the American dub does have Mark Hamill as Muska.  In May, the movie gets a high def release from Disney.

  “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.

The good news is the release will not only include the English dub, but also the Japanese 2.0 DTS-HD audio version.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Cal
    April 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    I love the Studio Ghibli films! Although I’ve just finished buying the DVD collection, now I’ll have to obsess about getting them all on Blu-ray!

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