Howl's Moving Castle (Japan DVD - Special Edition)

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Howl's Moving Castle
Special Recording Edition
Howl DVD SE Japan Cover.jpg
Original title ハウルの動く城 特別収録版
(Hauru no Ugoku Shiro
Tokubetsu Shuuroku Han)
Media type DVD
Aspect Ratio  Anamorphic widescreen 1.85
Region 2
Country Japan
Language(s) Japanese, English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese
Subtitle(s) Japanese, English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese
Publisher Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Japan)
Released 16 November 2005
Video format NTSC
# of Discs 4
Runtime 119 minutes
Catalog # VWDZ-8084 ASIN: B000AOXE0Y

Price: ¥8925

Notes: This special edition 4-disc set is now out of print. The first press included "Howl's Moving Castle - 1/24 Second", a single frame from the film sealed within an acrylic cube.

Disc 1 contains:

  • The film itself - Japanese DTS ES 6.1 or Japanese DD 2.0 audio, no subtitles.

Disc 2 contains:

  • The film itself - Japanese, English, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese, all in DD 2.0 audio with selectable subtitles for each language.

Disc 3 contains:

  • Special menu
    • Complete storyboards in anamorphic widescreen 1.85 via the Alternate Angle function
    • Collection of Howl Japanese theatrical trailers and TV spots
    • The World of Howl - from the Venice International Film Festival to the premiere screenings across the US
      (9+05 - numerous languages, no English subtitles)
    • Interview with Diana Wynne Jones (7+31 - Japanese subtitles)
    • Interview with Pete Docter (7+19 - Japanese subtitles)
  • Ghibli ga Ippai Collection trailer covering years 1984 to 2004 (2+06)

Disc 4 contains:

  • A conversation between Moebius and Miyazaki - Miyazaki talks about Howl
    (16+41 - Japanese and French, no English subtitles)
  • Interviews with Miyazaki and the English-language cast at the US premiere screening at the MoMA in New York
    (10+54 - no English subtitles)
  • Hello Mr. Lasseter - at Pixar, Toshio Suzuki's surprise present to Hayao Miyazaki's good friend John Lasseter
    (16+25 - no English subtitles) (An English-subtitled version of this clip is included on the US DVD release.)
  • How to Move Howl's Castle featurette with Howl digital animation director Mitsunori Kataama (19+35 - no subtitles)

First press extra -1/24 SecondHowl's Moving Castle
First press extra -
1/24 Second
Howl's Moving Castle