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In 1985, Miyazaki Hayao was fresh off the success of Nausicaa: The Valley of the Wind and decided to start his own animation studio with Takahata Isao. Studio Ghibli was officially established with Laputa: The Castle in the Sky as its first film, and the rest is history. The mythic adventure is not only one of the most important films in Studio Ghibli's history; it's also one of its best. Taking place in a fantastical world with flying pirates, glowing crystals, and floating cities, Laputa is an exciting adventure with iconic images and a timeless message about peace. Still voted by Japanese audiences as one of the best animated films of all time, Laputa: Castle in the Sky comes to Blu-ray for the first time with both the Japan and American versions of the film. Featuring slightly different scores and other minor adjustments, both versions were approved by Miyazaki himself.

Pazu's lifelong dream is to find the legendary Laputa ("City in the Sky"), which his father saw before he passed away. One day, he rescues Sheeta after she descends from the sky, and he finds out that she is the keeper of Laputa's secret, hidden in the mysterious flying stone she carries. Soon, they are pursued by ruthless members of the government and a band of pirates, who are all after the secret for their own purposes. The chase takes Pazu and Sheeta on a perilous adventure that brings them closer and closer to unlocking the secret of Laputa.

In addition to the alternate American version of the film (in English with Japanese Subtitles), this Blu-ray edition comes with storyboards, dubbing script, the credit-less versions of the opening and ending, and various promotional materials. The Japan version also comes with the French, German, Korean, Cantonese, and Mandarin dubs of the film, as well as its original Japanese soundtrack.

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Product Title: Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Blu-ray) (Multi Audio & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version) 天空之城 (Blu-ray) (多國語言配音 / 字幕) (Region Free) (日本版) 天空之城 (Blu-ray) (多国语言配音 / 字幕) (Region Free) (日本版) 天空の城 ラピュタ 【Blu-rayDisc】 Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Blu-ray) (Multi Audio & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version)
Artist Name(s): Tanaka Mayumi | Yokozawa Keiko | Nagai Ichiro | Tsuneta Fujio | Terada Nori | Kotoe Hatsui 田中真弓 | 橫澤啟子 | 永井一郎 | Tsuneta Fujio | 寺田農 | 初井言榮 田中真弓 | 横泽启子 | 永井一郎 | Tsuneta Fujio | 寺田农 | 初井言荣 田中真弓 | 横沢啓子 | 永井一郎 | 常田富士男 | 寺田農 | 初井言榮 Tanaka Mayumi | Yokozawa Keiko | Nagai Ichiro | Tsuneta Fujio | Terada Nori | Kotoe Hatsui
Director: Miyazaki Hayao 宮崎駿 宫崎骏 宮崎駿 Miyazaki Hayao
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2010-12-22
Publisher Product Code: VWBS-1189
Language: Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, French, German
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Finnish
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Publisher: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Other Information: Blu-ray Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1023488874

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タイトル:天空の城 ラピュタ: 【Blu-rayDisc】
出演:田中真弓/横沢啓子/初井言榮/寺田農/常田富士男/永井一郎/糸博/鷲尾真知子
監督:宮崎駿(原作)/宮崎駿(脚本)/宮崎駿(絵コンテ)/宮崎駿(監督)/高畑勲(プロデューサー)/久石譲(音楽)/丹内司(作画監督)/野崎俊郎(美術)/山本二三(美術)/保田道世(色指定)/スタジオジブリ(制作)

空に浮かぶ伝説の島、ラピュタを発見したものの、人々に信じてもらえないまま亡くなった父を持つ、見習い機械工のパズー。彼はある日、空から落ちてきた少女シータと出会う。彼女は胸に青く光る石のペンダントを身につけていた。実は、彼女はラピュタの王位継承者であり、そのペンダントこそが空に浮かぶ力を持つ“飛行石”だったのだ。ところが、二人はラピュタを捜索している国防軍に捕まってしまい、シータを残してパズーだけが釈放されることに。彼は、同じく飛行石を手に入れようとしていた空中海賊ドーラ一味の協力を得て、シータを国防軍の手から救い出す。そして、とうとう伝説の島ラピュタと遭遇することになるが……。

テクニカル・インフォメーション
:カラー
画面:16:9
言語/音声:日本語:dtsHDステレオ/フランス語:ドルビーデジタル2.0chサラウンド/ドイツ語:ドルビーデジタル2.0chサラウンド/韓国語:ドルビーデジタル2.0chサラウンド

その他の情報
製作年:1986
著作権:(C)1986 二馬力・G
備考:1枚組
ピクチャーレーベル
映像特典収録
日本小売価格:¥6800

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Professional Review of "Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Blu-ray) (Multi Audio & Subtitled) (Region Free) (Japan Version)"

April 25, 2006

This professional review refers to Laputa: Castle in The Sky (Taiwan Version)
Hayao Miyazaki's follow up to Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is a distinct change of pace. Perhaps as a reaction to Nausicaa's overly dense plot and general grimness, Miyazaki creates a film that lets its elements breathe.

Laputa can almost be viewed as the base clay of Miyazaki's career: it features a surprising number of themes and elements that recur throughout his work. The danger inherent in the abuse of technology is at the core of Nausicaa. There is a fantastic and idealised European setting (actually based on a Miyazaki trip to Wales) that also gets a workout in Kiki's Delivery Service and Porco Rosso. The hugely entertaining and bumbling sky pirates reappear in Porco Rosso. The sky pirates's leader, Ma Dolo, is another of Miyazaki's strong female protagonists, and a mysterious girl with a magical gem is a character at the center of Nadia - Secret of Blue Water, a Miyazaki-initiated project that ended up at Gainax.

Laputa is a pure delight and has plenty to offer viewers of any age. Pazu and Sheeta flee the different groups in one spectacular chase after another. When the pair finally reach the city in the sky, Miyazaki creates a serene environment that makes the viewer contemplate that, although the lives of the pioneers of potentially dangerous technology may be transient once the power is released, it cannot be taken back.

Laputa's influence is everywhere. Its spectacular ending seems to have imprinted itself on Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Metropolis, Steam Boy) and even Gonzo's recent (and fantastic) Last Exile owes plenty to this Miyazaki masterpiece.

10 robot gardeners out of 10

by Andrew Symons - heroic-cinema.com

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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.9 out of 10 (8)

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August 9, 2010

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I'm afraid that I don't get it... Customer Review Rated Bad 2 - 2 out of 10
I know that many people love this film, so I'll apologise in advance for this negative review.

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As someone who usually loves a Hayao Miyazaki movie it's quite frustrating that I can't even bring myself to even like Laputa. A lot of it just seems cobbled together: leftover airships that didn't make it into Nausicaa, Laputa the flying island from Gulliver's Travels, and a pair of protagonists who are essentially just copies of those from Miyazaki's earlier work 'Future Boy Conan'. Add to this mix some totally unsympathetic antagonists, that range from greedy and stupid at best to utterly psychopathic at worst, and a few scenes of sudden and surprising brutality and death and this is the resulting movie.

There may be a Miyazaki movie under there somewhere but I'm afraid that I can't find it - and not for lack of trying. Unfortunately I just end up liking this movie less an less every time I see it. Finally I couldn't really bring myself to watch it any more and found myself giving this movie away, which I guess means that I'll always have a Miyazaki collection that's incomplete by one movie.
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July 20, 2006

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Fantastic! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I've watched this so many times that my sister is getting bored of it... It's about a girl with a stone on a necklace that contains powers that the good and evil side both wants. The little girl tries to protect it to prevent evil and only she knows how the stone really works. She eventually meets this very genki boy that helps her escape. Many things happen until they reach the "Castle in the sky"... I reaslly recommend this because it's quite interesting and has excitemnet in it...
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May 22, 2004

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masterpiece Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Laputa is a triumph of animation and the pinnacle of awesome storytelling. Integrating elements of fantasy, romance, adventure, and science fiction, Miyazaki has put together a legendary story of epic proportions that is already considered a classic (well, it has almost been 20 years since the movie's release). Laputa is a story about a boy with a dream of reaching the Castle in the Sky, and the girl who posesses the key to reaching Laputa. This movie is unique in the Ghibli collection as there is a well-identifiable "evil" antagonist: this character contrast results in a much greater sense of urgency and risk, unlike later movies such as Totoro or Spirited Away. The animation itself is top-notch, as every explosion, runaway rail-car, and dragonfly plane are drawn to perfection with vibrant colors and full action. With excellent voice acting and music score to accompany, Laputa provides the viewer with one of the most unforgettable animation experiences ever been created. For those who haven't seen it - get to it quick! And watch all the other Ghibli films while you're at it. For those who have already seen it, recommend it to all your friends! Laputa: Castle in the Sky is without question my favorite (and in my opinion, the best) of all the Ghibli films, and I'm sure you'll all love it as much as I did.
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November 7, 2003

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Walt Disney released English Version Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Walt Disney recently released this film on DVD under contract with GHIBLI.... The movie is excellent.
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November 13, 2002

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childhood xmas Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
i saw this at xmas as a child and havent stopped looking for it since
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