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Aro Favourite Castle in the Sky


aka: Laputa
Japan 1986, 125 minutes, (with optional English language track)
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki
In Japanese with English subtitles
Rating: [G]
Genres: Family / Anime, Animation, Fantasy

Topics: Studio Ghibli.


Aroview: A triumph of craft and narrative sophistication, this is an epic, supremely imaginative feature from master animator/storyteller Miyazaki that will enthral children of all ages, and both sexes, over its two hour running time.

Borrowing a retro-industrial style as well as substance from sources as varied as Jules Verne, Herge’s Tin Tin and Japanese fairytales, the adventure takes flight when young girl Sheeta and young boy Pazu are drawn together to save an enchanted floating castle known as Laputa from the variously wicked intentions of the military forces, a corrupt Government agent, and a priceless gang of ‘Ma Baker’-style air pirates.

The optional English language track features the voices of Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, and Cloris Leachman.

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DVD Features

Note: Region 4 Sale version is a single disc version.

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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