CASTLE IN THE SKY's timeless story of courage and friendship is now more thrilling than ever with the magic of Blu-ray! The pristine hand-drawn animation from acclaimed Academy Award(R)-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. For the first time ever on Blu-ray, CASTLE IN THE SKY is a must-own for families!
Inspired by "Gulliver's Travels," the fantasy-adventure Castle in the Sky
(1986) was Hayao Miyazaki's third feature, and helped to establish his reputation as a visionary in both Japan and America. The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the legendary sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world. Castle
echoes elements in Myazaki's earlier Nausicaä
, and anticipates imagery in his later films, from My Neighbor Totoro
to Spirited Away
. The exciting flying sequences, appealing characters, and fantastic vision of a steam-powered future Jules Verne might have imagined make Castle in the Sky
a must-have for fans of Japanese and Western animation. (Unrated: suitable for ages 10 and older: violence) --Charles Solomon
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