Master thief Lupin III, a.k.a. "The Wolf", and his right-hand
gunman Jigen are hot on the trail of a counterfeiter. But when
their search leads them to the secluded European country of Cagliostro,
they find far more than they bargained for. Lupin unwittingly
attracts the attention of the nation’s mysterious monarch when
he tries to help a damsel in distress escape the Count’s henchmen,
and in the process stumbles upon the key to finding the lost fortune
of the Cagliostro clan. With the help of the beautiful Fujiko,
the Stoic Swordsman Goemon and the bumbling Interpol inspector
Zanigata, Lupin tries to penetrate the defenses of the Count's
fortress, rescue the girl, break up a counterfeiting scheme and
escape with the hidden treasure of the Castle Of Cagliostro. Written
and directed by anime pioneer and visionary Hayao Miyazaki (Princess
Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service), anime fans will enjoy this
lighthearted romp which Steven Spielberg once called one of the
greatest adventure movies of all time.
• Region 1 encoding
(US and Canada only)
• Color, Animated
• Dual Language: English (Dubbed) or Japanese, both with
optional English subtitles
SECRET(S): None that I know of
OF CAGLIOSTRO is considered an anime classic. It features one
of the early works of popular director Hayao Miyazaki and also
one of the most popular anime characters of all time, Lupin.
film is over 20 years old and was released in the US over a decade
ago via STREAMLINE on VHS and LD. Manga Entertainment has since
acquired the rights and gave us a new English dub.
far from what I watched that the DVD version looks beautiful for
an older anime film and since it is pretty old (Japan is known
for not keeping good archives for films), there's not much you
can do especially with the Japanese audio track. I have watched
a little of the dub English track and it sounds very good. People
should be happy because it doesn't include Carl Macek's changes.
Lupin is Lupin and I'm happy with that.
in all, this is an anime classic that hardcore anime and Lupin
fans...especially Miyazaki fans will own.
THE DVD EXTRAS: C-
THE DVD OVERALL: B+
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