Hauru no ugoku shiro

Hauru no ugoku shiro

Howl's moving castle

DVD - 2006 | Japanese
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A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2006]
ISBN: 9780788861451
Branch Call Number: DVD TEEN
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Howl's moving castle


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Calcifer: I don't cook! I'm a scary and powerful fire demon!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Old Sophie: All right Calcifer, lets get cooking.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Old Sophie: What a dump. When I think of castles, it's not what I picture.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Old Sophie: Er, You can just call me Grandma Sophie. I'm your new cleaning lady. I just started work today.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Howl: And you are... who?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Howl: Not just anybody can do that.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Calcifer: Not on purpose! She bullied me!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Howl: [Quietly amused] Calcifer? You're being so obedient.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Howl: I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't torment my friend.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Howl: You're wearing that hat? After all the magic I used to make your dress pretty?


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Aug 09, 2016

Hayao Miyazaki has a way with creating charming, inventive anime to the point that even those who don't like anime tend to love his films. It's tough to pick a favorite out of his string of successes, but Howl's Moving Castle is one that I find myself recommending more than his others. This is a story that teaches about peace, love, compassion, and friendship and their powerful effect on the human soul. This is a beautiful movie that all ages will enjoy.

Nov 30, 2015

The DVD didn't work in my laptop or DVD player. I think it may be scratched.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

this movie was really good amazing and rlly epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

STeubner May 18, 2012

Absolutely addictive, hilarious and entertaining. It will leave you with warm and fuzzy feelings for weeks on end. If you like Disney movies, but are older now, give Howl's Moving Castle a try, I bet you won't be able to get enough. If you like this try "Spirited Away" too.


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Sophie, a hatter, is a responsible 18-year-old girl who on her way to the bakery to visit her sister encounters a mysterious wizard by chance. This encounter arouses the Witch of the Waste, who comes to the hat shop and curses Sophie, transforming her into an old woman. As the curse prevents her from telling anyone of her condition, Sophie decides to leave and seek out a cure.
Sophie meets the fire demon Calcifer, who powers the castle and recognizes that Sophie has been cursed. Calcifer offers to break the curse in exchange for Sophie's help in breaking the spell he's under, which keeps Calcifer bound to the house. When Howl appears, Sophie announces that she is the castle's new cleaning lady, hired by Calcifer because he was sick of how dirty the castle was.


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