Sophie also falls in love with Howl, a childish yet kindhearted soul on the run from the king's head sorceress, Madame Suliman (Blythe Danner), who has drafted him to fight in the terrible war. While the plot sometimes becomes a bit convoluted, “Howl's Moving Castle” offers a compelling and unpredictable adventure.
The combo packs include the Japanese, English and French versions of the films. Although the bonus materials are recycled from previous DVD releases, the discs are loaded with several making-of featurettes, original Japanese trailers and feature-length storyboards. For those who want to experience that Studio Ghibli magic on the big screen, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is showing the anime house's latest film, 2011's “From Up on Poppy Hill,” at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.okcmoa.com.
— Brandy McDonnell