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The Castle of Cagliostro

Early work by Hideo Miyazaki is cheap fun but lacks the depth admirers of the animation master will recognise in his later works.

Director: Hideo Miyazaki

Country of origin: Japan

Length: 110 mins

Format (DV, 35mm, etc): animation

Genre: action fairy tale

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From any other director this would be a film to write home about - at least if you're an animation fan. But this early work from Miyazaki betrays its commercial roots