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Castle In The Sky

4

Fans of Japanese animé will already own an imported copy of Hayao Miyazaki's Castle In The Sky. But for those who've only just stumbled across the gifted helmer with Spirited Away, the timing of this UK DVD release couldn't be better. What's more, another 10 movies from Miyazaki's back catalogue will emerge during the next year.

Boasting a bonkers story about a lost orphan, air pirates and a magical castle (the clue's in the title), it delivers a fantastic adventure, its epic scope and noggin-noodling imagination recalling the work of Terry Gilliam. The good news doesn't stop there: the disc offers original language and dubbed versions of the film, the latter rounding up Anna Paquin and James Van Der Beek to do the honours.