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Home video releases of Castle in the Sky. This list only includes releases that are distributed by Disney.

Japan

Cover Released Notes
VHS
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September 18, 1998

Standard ReleaseContains Japanese voice track.

DVD
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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 Ghibli ga Ippai Collection laserdisc set (Released by Tokuma Shoten) 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 on CD, Robot figure, and novel. It was limited to 10,000 sets.

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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
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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

Cover Released Notes
VHS
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.

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April 15, 2003

Standard ReleaseContains English voice track.

DVD
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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:

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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
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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
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May 22, 2012

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

France

Cover Released Notes
VHS
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January 22, 2004

Standard ReleaseContains French voice track.

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January 22, 2004

Bipack versionDouble-pack with Princess Mononoke

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January 22, 2004

Bipack versionDouble-Pack with Spirited Away

DVD
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January 22, 2004

Standard ReleaseContains French, English and Japanese audiotracks with English and French Subtitles.

Bonus Features:

  • Short storyboard sequence with alternate angle feature
  • Japanese Trailers
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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

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October 25, 2006

Double-PackDouble-pack with My Neighbor Totoro

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October 10, 2011

Double-PackDouble-pack with Kiki's Delivery Service

October 19, 2011

Double-PackDouble-pack with Howl's Moving Castle

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October 23, 2013

Double-Pack re-releaseRe-Release of the Castle in the Sky/Totoro double-pack with different packaging

Blu-Ray
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September 28, 2011

Standard ReleaseIncludes a single Blu-Ray Disc with French and Japanese voicetracks and French subtitles.

Bonus Features

  • Storyboards
  • Promotional Video with Hayao Miyazaki interview
  • Japanese Trailers
October 4, 2019

Futurepak EditionIncludes the standard-edition DVD and the Blu-Ray in a Futurepak cover. It was exclusively sold through FNAC stores and their online shop.

Taiwan

Cover Released Notes
DVD
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unknown 2001

Standard Release

The DVD was reissued by Deltamac on November 1, 2006, but with the same cover.

Blu-Ray
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July 22, 2011

Blu-Ray and DVD Limited EditionDouble-pack set that contains a Blu-Ray and DVD. The packaging is Multi-lingual, with the Slip-cover in Mandarin, and the Blu-Ray cover in Japanese. Distributed by Deltamac for Disney.

Other Countries

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

Cover Released Country Notes
VHS
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November 10, 2003 United Kingdom

Standard ReleaseContains English voice track.

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February 11, 2004 Italy

Standard ReleaseContains Italian voice track.

DVD
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November 10, 2003 United Kingdom

Standard Release Same release as the French DVD.

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February 11, 2004 Italy

Standard Release Contains Italian, English, Japanese, and Spanish voice tracks with Italian, English and Spanish subtitles. Same special features as the French DVD.

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October 15, 2003 Spain

Standard ReleaseSame release as above.


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