This epic, magnificent film has now been released as part of Optimum's Studio Ghibli collection but in spite of the riches of the film, the DVD is something of a disappointment...
Roger Ebert calls it, "One of the most beloved of all family films" and he's not wrong as Hayao Miyazaki takes us on a flight of fancy with two lonely young girls and three woodland creatures of very different sizes...
Hayao Miyazaki's latest masterpiece, <i>Howl's Moving Castle</i>, arrives on DVD in North America courtesy of Buena Vista. Michael Mackenzie has reviewed this 2-disc Region 1 release, which features an impressive transfer and thoroughly satisfying English and Japanese audio options.
Anthony Nield takes a look at Optimum's forthcoming Region 2 release of <i>Howl's Moving Castle</i> which sees the film getting the two-disc special edition treatment and a rather fine transfer to boot.
Anthony Nield takes a look at another of Optimum's Region 2 Studio Ghibli releases, 1988's delightful <i>My Neighbour Totoro</i>. The film comes in fine condition, and much better than other Optimum Ghibli discs, but are we getting it in the correct ratio?
Anthony Nield takes a look at another of Optimum's Region 2 Ghibli titles, in this case 1986's <i>Laputa: Castle in the Sky</i>, famed for being the first official Studio Ghibli venture.
Anthony Nield takes a look at the latest Studio Ghibli back-catalogue from Optimum, the utterly charming <i>Kiki's Delivery Service</i> from 1989.
Noel Megahey reviews the Korean Region 3 two-disc Special Edition of Hayao Miyazaki's latest marvel of animation. A wonderful film presented on a stunning DVD.
Released on the same day as Pom Poko, Porco Rosso, or the Crimson Pig, is a bounty hunter working in the Adriatic, whose pursuit of the air pirates who operate in the area has them putting a bounty on his head...
Anthony Nield reviews Optimum's recent Region 2 release of <i>The Castle of Cagliostro</i>. An improvement on the previous UK Manga edition, this is nonetheless an NTSC-PAL transfer which will no doubt infuriate the collectors.
Anthony Nield reviews the Region 2 release of <i>Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind</i>, finally granted a UK release courtesy of Optimum releasing.
Hiding from humanity because of his appearance as a pig, Porco Rosso, the Crimson Pig, is a bounty hunter who makes a living off the pirates in 1930's Adriatic. Noel Megahey reviews the recent Region 1 release of Hayao Miyazaki's 1992 feature.
Comparable in depth and scope to Lord of the Rings, Hayao Miyazaki's landmark 1984 post-apocalyptic, environmentally conscious, action-adventure anime receives a fine two-disc Region 1 release from Buena Vista and is reviewed courtesy of Loaded247.
Colin Polonowski takes a look at the Japanese Region 2 release of one of Hayao Miyazaki's early films, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. An inventive and imaginitive story set in the future that lays many of the seeds and ideas for Miyazaki's later films.
Reporting from the 2004 Venice Film Festival DVDTimes reader and guest reviewer Eddie Shannon was lucky enough to attend the World Premiere of Studio Ghibli’s latest feature. Read on with envious eyes as he reviews Miyazaki’s latest masterpiece…
Bex has reviewed the UK Region 2 release of Castle in the Sky, another classic Miyazaki film. The story follows Pazu and Sheeta on their journey to unravel the mysteries of the floating island Laputa, while being chased by the military and by pirates - and it's a superb blend of humour, action and story.
Bex has reviewed the recent UK R2 release of Kiki's Delivery Service. It's a whimsical masterpiece from Hayao Miyazaki that follows a year in the life of Kiki, a young witch setting out from home to learn her inner abilities and strengths and falling into all sorts of friendships and adventures on the way.
<b>Bex</b> has reviewed the US theatrical release of <a href="index.cgi?page=CinemaReview&id=151&story=3742">Spirited Away</a> - along with the Disney-provided English dub of this popular film by Hayao Miyazaki and the Studio Ghibli team. <p>
<b>Dave Foster</b> has reviewed the Region 2 Japanese release of <b>Spirited Away</b>. Long overdue I decided it was about time I posted my review for Hayao Miyazaki's latest masterpiece as it is now gaining momentum on its US Theatrical run and the recent news of a promising French DVD release has surely sparked some interest. Read on to find out why you should have no qualms about purchasing either this or the IVL Region 3 alternative (for which a brief comparison is included) and of course to find out just why I love this movie so much...