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HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE

Howl's Moving Castle

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Starring Hayao Miyazaki, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Christian Bale, Jean Simmons, Billy Crystal, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson
Written by Hayao Miyazaki, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Christian Bale, Jean Simmons, Billy Crystal, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson
Staff Review

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Joel
HPB Staff

Howl's Moving Castle

by Hayao Miyazaki
One of the greatest Studio Ghibli movies

This is my favorite movie from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Adapted from a novel by Diana Wynne Jones, the movie is so beautifully animated that it will make you wish you could live in such a perfect world. The characters are so complex and fun, you'll feel like you know them and the story will stick with you for a long time. A wonderful and non-traditional love story sits in the background, while you watch our young (old?) protagonist, Sophie, learn who she is and what she wants in life. All the while she overcomes all the obstacles in her way. Wrap that up in a magical and whimsical world, with a snarky yet lovable fire demon, and you have the perfect movie for all ages.

 
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A young woman named Sophie flees to the moving castle of a notorious wizard named Howl after she is cursed to look old beyond her years; while at the castle she falls in love with Howl who can see Sophie's true self despite the curse.

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
    • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
    • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
    • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
    • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: DVD
  • Sold by: HPB Greenbriar
  • Seller rating:
  • Publisher: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
  • UPC: 786936296662
  • Region: Region 1


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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
Conditions Guide
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