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The Castle of Cagliostro and The Little Norse Prince in October

Optimum Asia have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Hayao Miyazaki's The Castle of Cagliostro and Isao Takahata's The Little Norse Prince for 17th October 2005. These anime classics from the two visionary animators who founded Studio Ghibli will be priced at £19.99 each.

The Castle of Cagliostro, made in 1979, was Miyazaki's first feature film in which he directed and co-wrote the screenplay. Features on the DVD include:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Japanese Stereo with optional English subtitles
  • English Stereo (Original Dub)
  • Introduction by Jonathan Clements (6:13mins)
  • Storyboard to Screen (Multi-Angle Feature)
  • Design Sketches (4:02mins)
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Little Norse Prince, directed by Takahata and animated by Miyazaki in 1968 was also Takahata's directorial debut and draws on an ancient Japanese myth transposed to Scandinavian folklore.

Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen with Japanese Stereo sound and optional English subtitles, the only bonus feature is the original trailer.

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