Watch: ハウルの動く城 2004 123movies, Full Movie Online – A love story between an 18-year-old girl named Sophie, cursed by a witch into an old woman’s body, and a magician named Howl. Under the curse, Sophie sets out to seek her fortune, which takes her to Howl’s strange moving castle. In the castle, Sophie meets Howl’s fire demon, named Karishifâ. Seeing that she is under a curse, the demon makes a deal with Sophie–if she breaks the contract he is under with Howl, then Karushifâ will lift the curse that Sophie is under, and she will return to her 18-year-old shape..
Plot: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
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Great provided you are not a huge Diana Wynne Jones fan or watch the film with one!
I went to see this film with my anime and Diana Wynne Jones-loving teenage daughter. And while I enjoyed the film immensely due to its excellent animation, story and overall sense of fun, it was also interesting to see how much my daughter hated it! It was as if we saw two entirely different films. Why? Well, she is a huge Diana Wynne Jones fan and has read and re-read just about everything she ever wrote. And, according to her, the story was so different and so inferior to the book that she disliked the film and said some very nasty things about director Miyazaki. However, my advice is DON’T read the book and just go and see the movie. Then, after enjoying it, read the book ONLY if you are 100% sure you can do this without freaking out because they are so different!! I didn’t know the difference and had a great time seeing the film!
Fire, Magic and a boy’s heart
From the Island of Japan comes this incredible story of an enchanted and magical castle. A young girl, named Sophi is bewitched and accidentally encapsulated into a traveling fortress. Unaware her brief meeting with a handsome and powerful wizard prince, will enrage the Witch of the Waste, Sophie is thus drawn into the struggle to find a lasting peace to a ongoing war. The story is interesting to be sure, but the animation and picturesque scenery add more than enough action and drama to offset traditional venues. Within the film are the talented voices of Jean Simmons and Emily Mortimer as the voice of Sophie, Christian Bale as Howl, the Bird Prince, Lauren Bacall as the Witch of the Waste, Blythe Danner as Madame Suliman, the Sourceress. Josh Hutcherson as Markl and of course Billy Crystal is terrific as Calcifer, the Fire Demon. This fine cast adds resilience to the inspirational tale as does the colorful and touching film. To anyone who enjoys children’s stories which endure the test of time and mesmerize modern audiences, this is one for the complete library. A classic in the making. ****
Original Language ja
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Animation, Adventure, Family
Director Hayao Miyazaki
Writer Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones
Actors Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 14 wins & 20 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Imagica Corporation, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan (prints)
Film Length 3,271 m (Sweden)
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema