Howl’s Moving Castle – 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Announced for December Release

StudioCanal are once again treating Studio Ghibli fans to a premium Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray release of a classic film, as today the French based distributor have announced plans for a 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition release of Howl’s Moving Castle.

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world.

Due for release on the 14th December 2020 within the UK this 15th Anniversary Edition of Howl’s Moving Castle will feature the standard Blu-Ray and DVD Combo Pack release of the film presented alongside a wealth of premium content including a hard back artbook and drawstring bag that will be presented inside collector’s packaging. The set will have an RRP of £100, but at the moment is available on Amazon UK for just £75.

15th Anniversary Edition Contents:

  • Howl’s Moving Castle (Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack)
  • Hardback Artbook
  • Drawstring Bag
  • Trolly coin “Door Portal Colours” Keyring
  • Art Cards
  • Japanese Poster
  • Drinks Coaster Set
  • Collector’s Box

Blu-Ray Special Features:

  • Interview with Author, Diana Wynne Jones
  • Interview with Pixar’s Pete Doctor
  • Hayao Miyazaki Visits Pixar
  • Explanation of CG Featurette
  • The Sounds of Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Behind the Microphone Featurette
  • Alternative Angle Storyboards
  • Original Japanese Trailers
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Studio Ghibli Trailer Reel

This isn’t the first time that a Studio Ghibli film has been treated to a ‘Anniversary Edition’ as previously StudioCanal have also released My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service as a 30th Anniversary Edition Packs. Both of which are packaged and presented in the same manner as this 15th Anniversary Edition of Howl’s Moving Castle.

This 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray of Howl’s Moving Castle is expected to be released on the 14th December 2020 and is now available to pre-order on Amazon UK.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

One Response to Howl’s Moving Castle – 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Announced for December Release

  1. Pingback: STUDIOCANAL To Release 20th Anniversary Edition of Spirited Away in September | AnimeBlurayUK

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: