The Castle of Cagliostro (8/10)

I was familiar with about the first fifteen minutes of this movie from the old laser disc video game, Cliffhanger. I always preferredCliffhanger to Dragon’s Lair because you were given move hints on screen. Anyhow, it turns out that Stern just used footage from this Miyazaki film and shoehorned a game on top of it. The movie is actually really good and doesn’t have the heavy-handed back-to-nature message of Miyazaki’s more recent films. It’s just lots of action and well-paced fun.

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