Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

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Average of 1249 ratings: 4.0 Stars

2004 M Some scenes may scare very young children.

A love story between an 18-year-old girl named Sofî, cursed by a witch into an old woman's body, and a magician named Hauru. Under the curse, Sofî sets out to seek her fortune, which takes her to Hauru's strange moving castle. In the castle, Sophie meets Hauru's fire demon, named Karishifâ. Seeing that she is under a curse, the demon makes a deal with Sophie--if she breaks the contract he is under with Hauru, then Karushifâ will lift the curse that Sophie is under, and she will return to her 18-year-old shape.

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119 minutes
AV Channel
Fatso Top 100
Rated #43 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
1.33:1 Full Frame
Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0

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Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.78:1
English, Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

25 Member Reviews Write a review

3 by Joel. S

Brilliantly animated, but the script is sometimes vague on certain aspects of the story which bothered me. Also the scene are very long, and while the film doesn't even crack two hours, it feels like three.

4 by edcan

A Great movie. Another classic from Miyazaki. Loved the characters in there with great animations.

4 by Cogito

Fantastic. Miyazaki brings out the child in all of us.

5 by 4sept

great movie! if you liked this then you should watch the rest of the miyazaki/ghibli movies - kiki's delivery service, porco rosso, my neighbour totoro, the cat returns, spirited away, etc. highly recommend... Read more

5 by Mel

This is an excellent film, I remember reading the book years ago and how it was a great story then. Loved the animation it really brought the characters to life, I have found this animation company... Read more

4 by Cheriebee

This beautifully animated movie required a lot of imagination. My daughter was captivated by the magical story of a moving castle and the constantly transforming characters were intriguing. You never knew what was going to happen next!

5 by Bonzo1

Saw this movie at the film festival and have been hanging to see it since. Wonderful interesting story, exceptional production and something very fresh and new in cinematography.

3 by Ganny01

For some reason I just don't love Studio Ghibli like others do. What is wrong with me? I love the animation and imagination, though.

5 by Christing

It is fantastic! The story has lots of meanings. The meaning of love, and that appearance is not the most important thing. Love it! Rent it now!

5 by barbnm

Fantastic, great story and superb graphics. We want more children's material like this!