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Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979)

A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.

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Jodo (voice)
Tadamichi Tsuneizumi ...
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Kinpei Azusa ...
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Reknowned international thief Lupin III (known as "Wolf" in the English dub) comes to the small European duchy of Cagliostro to investigate some excellently-forged money and stumbles across a national conspiracy going back some hundreds of years. Lupin and his friends must rescue the beautiful Clarice from the hands of the evil Count Cagliostro and solve the mystery of a hidden treasure dating back to the 15th century. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Arsene Lupin and the Castle of Cagliostro  »

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JPY 5,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Hayao Miyazaki would go on to direct two episodes of Lupin the 3rd (1977) (Lupin the 3rd: Wings of Death: Albatross (1980) and the finale Lupin the 3rd: Farewell My Beloved Lupin (1980)) under the name of Tereki Tsutomu, before finally leaving the "Lupin III" franchise. See more »

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Lupin's skin tone changes from fair to medium (pink) multiple times throughout the film, most prominently when he consoles Clarisse near the end of the film. See more »

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[first lines]
Daisuke Jigen: We got five billion in various denominations! It's a shower of bills, look out!
[a pile falls on Lupin]
Lupin III: There's a lot of them, isn't there? More! Bury me with them!
[Jigen buries Lupin with the bills as ordered, but sees Lupin look downcast]
Daisuke Jigen: What's wrong, Lupin?
Lupin III: Dump them.
Daisuke Jigen: WHAT?
Lupin III: These are fakes. Good ones, but fakes.
Daisuke Jigen: These? It can't be! We stole these from the vault of the national casino!
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The opening credits are a montage of Lupin and Jigen on their way to Cagliostro. See more »

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Honô no Takaramono (Treasure of the Flames)
Lyrics by Jun Hashimoto
Music by Yûji Ôno
Performed by Bobby
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Worthy of respect it's denied
16 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

Hilarious comedy, tasteful romance, intense action, and colorful characters.. . No one who sees this movie would believe it was a low-budget 1979 flop. With world name director Miyazaki (few of his movies rank under 9 even on this database), the highly successful Lupin cast and the angelic Shimamoto as Clarisse, who WOULD believe it failed? This movie is the most underrated movie of all time.

Just make sure you acquire a GOOD translation, if one exists. Carl "the Butcher" Macek's Streamline Pictures release got horrible ratings due to his unchecked editors, unfaithful translators and third-rate voice actors. Fan-made subtitled copies are far more enjoyable, but quality is still not guaranteed. Good luck hunting; this movie is gold.


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