Cine Outsider header
front page    disc reviews      film reviews    articles    interviews  
news archive
Older news stories have been archived by year and month, most recent first. They can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
  2020 2019
2018 2017 2016
2015 2014 2013
2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007
2006 2005 2004
 
Howl's Moving Castle 15th Anniversary Collector's Box Set in December

14 November 2020

From Studio Ghibli, the legendary creator of Spirited Away and Laputa: Castle in the Sky, comes the masterpiece Howl's Moving Castle in a special limited-edition boxset to celebrate the film’s 15th Anniversary, available exclusively on Amazon from 14 December 2020. The special edition is the third in an exclusive collector’s series from StudioCanal following the recent releases of My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service.

Based on the book by British author Diana Wynne Jones and directed by the Oscar-winning Miyazaki Hayao, the English language cast features Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson and Billy Crystal.

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world.

The Collector’s Boxset includes the DVD & Blu-ray Doubleplay edition of the film, packaged in a deluxe oversize box with brand new exclusive artwork, joining the previous special collector’s editions of My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service as the third in the deluxe series. The boxset also includes a hardback The Art of Howl’s Moving Castle book, as well as the following exclusive items: oversized art cards, a poster featuring the original Japanese theatrical artwork, a trolley coin keyring, a drawstring bag featuring the anniversary logo, and a set of drinks coasters.

Howl's Moving Castle 15th Anniversary Collector's Edition pack shot

Howl's Moving Castle – 15th Anniversary Collector's Box Set will be released on 14 December 2020 exclusively through Amazon at a whopping RRP of £75.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Interview with author of the original novel, Diana Wynne Jones
  • Interview with Pixar’s Pete Doctor
  • Hayao Miyazaki Visits Pixar
  • Explanation of CG Featurette
  • The Sounds of Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Behind the Microphone Featurette
  • Alternative Angle Storyboards
  • Original Japanese Trailers
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Studio Ghibli Trailer Reel