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Home video releases of Castle in the Sky. As the Studio Ghibli library has had various distributors around the world including Disney, this page will only include releases released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Japan

VHS

Cover Released Notes
Castle in the Sky Japanese VHS
September 18, 1998

Standard ReleaseContains Japanese voice track.

DVD

Cover Released Notes
Castle in the Sky Japanese DVD 1
October 4, 2002

Standard ReleaseThe first disc contains the movie with Japanese and English voice tracks and English and Japanese subtitles. The second disc contains bonus features.

Bonus Features


The English Dub featured on this release is the older, Streamline Pictures distributed dub (although they didn't produce it) which was shown on Japan Airlines flights. This DVD, alongside the 1996 Tokuma Shoten Ghibli ga Ippai Collection laserdisc set are the only public releases of this dub of the movie.

October 4, 2002

Limited EditionSame as above, but comes in a box that also contains the re-scored soundtrack, Robot figure, and novel. It was limited to 10,000 sets.

Castle in the Sky Japanese DVD 2
July 16, 2014

Re-Release Remastered edition based on the HD master and replaces the older English dub with the Disney-produced dub. Same bonus features as the 2003 DVD.

Blu-Ray

Cover Released Notes
Castle in the Sky Japanese Blu-Ray
December 22, 2010

Standard Release Contains Japanese, English, French, German, Korean, Cantonese and Mandarin voice tracks and Japanese, English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese and Finnish subtitles.

Bonus Features

  • Storyboards
  • Dubbing Script
  • Creditless Opening and Closing
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV spots

North America

VHS

Cover Released Notes
1999

CancelledWas announced to be released in 1999 on a trailer seen on the Kiki's Delivery Service VHS and the Canadian copy of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, but was scrapped due to Princess Mononoke underperforming at the box office.

Castle in the Sky US VHS
April 15, 2003

Standard ReleaseContains English voice track.

DVD

Cover Released Notes
Castle in the Sky US DVD 1
April 15, 2003

Standard ReleaseThe first disc contains the movie with Japanese, English and French voicetracks, English subtitles and bonus features. The second disc contains the Storyboards.

Bonus Features

Castle in the Sky US DVD 2
March 2, 2010

Re-ReleaseRe-Release with new packaging to coincide with the Home Media release of Ponyo.

Bonus Features

  • World of Ghibli
    • Enter the Lands
    • Behind the Studio
      • interviews with Hayao Miyazaki
  • Storyboards
  • Introduction by John Lasseter


The movie itself is edited from the original 1998 Disney version, with the replacement of Joe Hisaishi's recomposed soundtrack for the original and the removal of extra bits of dialogue added in by Disney.

Blu-Ray

Cover Released Notes
Castle in the Sky US Blu-Ray
May 22, 2012

Standard ReleaseContains DVD (2010 release) and Blu-Ray. Blu-Ray contains the English (Same edits as 2010 DVD), Japanese and French voice tracks, English and French Subtitles and English Dubtitles.

Bonus Features

  • Introduction by John Lasseter
  • Storyboards
  • Behind the Studio
    • The World of Laputa
    • Creating Castle in the Sky
    • Character Sketches
    • Producer's Perspective: Meeting Miyazaki
    • Scoring Miyazaki
    • Trailers
    • Behind the Microphone
Castle in the Sky Canadian Blu-Ray
May 22, 2012

French-Canadian ReleaseSame release as above but with bilingual English/French packaging.

France

VHS

Cover Released Notes
Castle in the Sky French VHS
January 22, 2004

Standard ReleaseContains French voice track.

Le-Chateau-dans-le-ciel-Princee-Mononoke-VHS
January 22, 2004

Bipack versionDouble-pack with Princess Mononoke

Le-Chateau-dans-le-ciel-Le-Voyage-de-Chihiro-VHS
January 22, 2004

Bipack versionDouble-Pack with Spirited Away.

DVD

Cover Released Notes
Castle in the Sky French DVD
January 22, 2004

Standard ReleaseContains French, English and Japanese audiotracks with English and French Subtitles. Also features a short storyboard sequence with alternate angle feature.

Castle in the Sky French DVD 2
January 22, 2004

Collector's EditionSame as above but also comes with a film cel.

January 22, 2004

Bipack versionDouble-Pack with Princess Mononoke.

January 22, 2004

Bipack versionDouble-Pack with Spirited Away.

January 22, 2004

Triple-PackTriple-Pack with Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.

November 16, 2005

Bipack versionDouble-Pack with The Cat Returns.

October 25, 2006

Double-PackDouble-pack with My Neighbor Totoro.

October 19, 2011

Double-PackDouble-pack with Howl's Moving Castle.

Blu-Ray

Cover Released Notes
Castle in the Sky French Blu-Ray
September 28, 2011

Standard Release

October 4, 2019

Futurepak EditionExclusively sold through FNAC stores and their online shop. Includes the standard-edition DVD and the Blu-Ray in a Futurepak cover.

China/Taiwan

Note: The Hong Kong releases are not distributed by Disney, and so are not ineligible to be placed here.

DVD

Cover Released Notes
Castle in the Sky Taiwan DVD
unknown 2001

Standard Release

Blu-Ray

Cover Released Notes
Castle in the Sky Taiwan Blu-Ray
July 22, 2011

Standard ReleaseDistributed by Deltamac for Disney.

Other Countries

Versions distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment outside the main 4 countries Disney distributes for.

VHS

Cover Released Country Notes
Castle in the Sky UK VHS
November 10, 2003 United Kingdom

Standard ReleaseContains English voice track.

Castle in the Sky Italian VHS
February 11, 2004 Italy

Standard ReleaseContains Italian voice track.

DVD

Cover Released Country Notes
Castle in the Sky UK DVD
November 10, 2003 United Kingdom

Standard Release Same release as the French DVD.

Castle in the Sky Italian DVD
February 11, 2004 Italy

Standard Release Contains Italian, English, Japanese, and Spanish voice tracks with Italian, English and Spanish subtitles.

Castle in the Sky Spanish DVD
October 15, 2003 Spain

Standard ReleaseSame release as above.


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