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Laputa: Castle in the Sky - Preview & competition

Laputa: Castle In The Sky

Preview by Jack Foley

FROM the creators of Spirited Away comes Hayao Miyazaki’s homage to Jules Verne and Jonathan Swift.

Laputa: Castle In The Sky was the first feature film from the now legendary Studio Ghibli and combines the Japanese master director’s twin obsessions of eco-thriller and aerial escapades and turns a treasure hunt into a fight against evil for an unforgettable adventure.

Orphan Pazu dreams of escaping from life in his dreary mining village, until the day that the beautiful Sheeta literally falls out of the sky.

Round her neck she wears a glowing crystal, a relic of the mighty Levitation Stones that once kept ancient cities floating in the air.

Caught up in a race between sky pirates and sinister government agents, Pazu and Sheeta go in search of Laputa, the last of the fabled castles in the sky.

Extras: Storyboards (PiP) / Promotional Video (12 mins 38) / Behind the Studio (11 mins 46) (new): The World of Laputa, Creating Castle in the Sky, Character Sketches, Producer’s Perspective: Meeting Miyazaki / Textless Opening and End credits / TV Spots / Original Japanese Theatrical trailers.

Laputa: Castle in the Sky (cert. PG) is released on Double-Play (Blu-ray and DVD) by Optimum Home Releasing on Monday, May 9, 2011.

Win Laputa: Castle in the Sky on Double Play

To celebrate the release of Laputa: Castle in the Sky on Doube Play, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs Laputa: Castle in the Sky?

Simply send the answer to Laputa competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email