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.