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Home video releases of Howl's Moving Castle. This list only includes releases that are distributed by Disney.

Japan

VHS

Cover Released Notes
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November 16, 2005

Standard Release Contains Japanese voice track.

DVD

Cover Released Notes
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November 16, 2005

Standard Release The first disc includes the movie with Japanese, English, and French voice tracks and subtitles. Disc 2 contains the bonus features.

Bonus Features

  • Storyboards
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • The World of Howl Featurette (US version of the movie being promoted at the Venice International Film Festival)
  • Interview with Diana Wynne Jones
  • Interview with Pete Docter
  • Ghibli ga Ippai Collection Trailer
  • Trailers
    • Ghibli ga Ippai SPECIAL Short Short (Ghibli ga Ippai Collection SPECIAL)
    • The Triplets of Belleville (Ghibli Cinematic Library)
    • The Heart and Ways of Japan (Ghibli Academic Library)
    • Hayao Miyazaki and Ghibli Museum (Ghibli ga Ippai Collection SPECIAL)

The first print copies of the DVD contained a single frame from the film sealed within an acrylic cube, titled "1/24 Second".

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November 16, 2005

Special Edition Four-disc collector's set. Disc 1 contains the movie with Japanese voicetrack and no subtitles. Disc 2 contains the movie with with Japanese, English, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese voice tracks and subtitles, Disc 3 is the same as Disc 2 in the standard edition, and Disc 4 contains extra Bonus Features.

Bonus Features (Disc 4)

  • Moebius and Miyazaki Conversation Featurette
  • US Premiere Interviews with Hayao Miyazaki and the English-language cast at the Museum of Modern Art
  • Hello Mr. Lasseter: Hayao Miyazaki Visits Pixar Animation Studios Featurette
  • How to Move Howl's Moving Castle featurette

The first print copies of the DVD contained a single frame from the film sealed within an acrylic cube, titled "1/24 Second".

July 16, 2014

Re-Release Remastered edition based on the HD master. Same Special Features as the standard DVD but without the trailers.

Blu-Ray

Cover Released Notes
November 16, 2011

Standard Release Contains Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Cantonese, and Mandarin voice tracks and subtitles. Same Bonus Features as the DVD releases but without the trailers and the addition of a one-off TV program called The Scoring, Sound and Scenery of Howl's Moving Castle.

North America

DVD

Cover Released Notes
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March 7, 2006

Standard Release Disc 1 contains the Disney produced English (without Subtitles) and the special features, while Disc 2 contains storyboards, as well as the movie with English, Japanese, and French voice tracks and English subtitles and dubtitles.

Bonus Features:

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March 7, 2006

French-Canadian Release Same release as above but with multilingual English/French packaging.

Blu-Ray

Cover Released Notes
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May 21, 2013

Standard ReleaseComes with Blu-Ray and DVD (Disc 1 of the above release). Contains English, French, and Japanese voice tracks and English dubtitles, English subtitles, and French subtitles.

Bonus Features:

  • Storyboards
  • TV Spots and Trailers
  • Behind the Microphone
  • Interview with Pete Docter
  • Hello Mr. Lasseter: Hayao Miyazaki Visits Pixar Animation Studios Featurette
May 21, 2013

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

France

DVD

Cover Released Notes
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January 18, 2006

Standard Release Includes Japanese and French voicetracks and French subtitles. Also includes a Japanese trailer.

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January 18, 2006

Collector's EditionDisc 1 is the same as above, while Disc 2 includes bonus features.

Bonus Features

  • Storyboards
  • Interview with Pete Docter
  • Hello Mr. Lasseter: Hayao Miyazaki Visits Pixar Animation Studios Featurette
TotoroHowl French.jpg
October 25, 2006

Double-PackDouble-pack with My Neighbor Totoro

Nausicaa Howl's Moving Castle.jpg
October 24, 2007

Double-PackDouble-pack with Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Castle In The Sky Howl's Moving Castle Double-Pack.jpg
October 24, 2007

Double-PackDouble-pack with Castle in the Sky.

It was exclusively sold through FNAC stores and their online shop.

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October 20, 2010

Double-PackRe-release of the Castle in the Sky double-pack in new packaging.

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October 20, 2010

Double-PackDouble-pack with Spirited Away.

It was exclusively sold through FNAC stores and their online shop.

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October 23, 2013

Double-PackRe-release of the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind double-pack in new packaging.

Blu-Ray

Cover Released Notes
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July 4, 2012

Standard Release Includes a single Blu-Ray Disc with French and Japanese voicetracks and French subtitles. The Bonus Features are the same as the Japanese DVD releases but without the trailers for other movies.

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October 17, 2018

Triple-PackTriple-Pack with Kiki's Delivery Service and Castle in the Sky.

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

DVD

Cover Released Notes
Howl's Moving Castle DVD Taiwan.jpg
January 16, 2006

Standard ReleaseDisc 1 has the movie with Mandarin and Japanese voicetracks and English, Mandarin, and Japanese subtitles. Disc 2 contains Bonus Features.

Bonus Features

  • Storyboards
  • Interview with Diana Wynne Jones
  • Interview with Pete Docter
  • Hello Mr. Lasseter: Hayao Miyazaki Visits Pixar Animation Studios Featurette

The initial release of the movie was the last Studio Ghibli film to be released by Buena Vista Home Entertainment Taiwan as a stand-alone company. The DVD was reissued by Deltamac a few months later, on November 1.

Blu-Ray

Cover Released Notes
Howl's Moving Castle Blu-Ray Taiwan.jpg
April 6, 2012

Blu-Ray and DVD Limited Edition Double-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.

Bonus Features

  • Storyboards
  • Interview with Diana Wynne Jones
  • Interview with Pete Docter
  • Hello Mr. Lasseter: Hayao Miyazaki Visits Pixar Animation Studios Featurette
  • The World of Howl Featurette

The 2020 Blu-Ray reissue of the movie from Deltamac is not Disney branded.

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