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Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Arsène Lupin III (voice)
... Fujiko Mine (voice)
... Daisuke Jigen (voice)
... Goemon Ishikawa XIII (voice)
... Inspector Kôichi Zenigata (voice)
... Lady Clarisse d' Cagliostro (voice)
Tarô Ishida ... Count Lazare d' Cagliostro (voice)
... Gardener (voice)
... Jodo (voice)
Tadamichi Tsuneizumi ... Gustav (voice)
Kinpei Azusa ... Archbishop (voice) (as Kinzô Azusa)
Shôzô Hirabayashi ... Interpol Secretary General (voice)
Mikio Terashima ... West German Delegate (voice)
Akio Nojima ... Japanese Delegate (voice)
Minoru Midorikawa ... Servant (voice)
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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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15 December 1979 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Arsene Lupin and the Castle of Cagliostro  »

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JPY 5,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This is the only Hayao Miyazaki film to have not been scored by Joe Hisaishi. See more »

Goofs

In the clock tower, Lupin undoes a bolt by turning it clock-wise. 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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Crazy Credits

The film title in the original Japanese version has Lupin III's name written on a paper stuck to the screen with a knife, and the "Shiro" ("Castle") is in the shape of a castle. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons Movie (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Honô no Takaramono (Treasure of the Flames)
Lyrics by Jun Hashimoto
Music by Yûji Ôno
Performed by Bobby
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Check out the "Madman Cinema" DVD!!!
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I just saw this on Madman Cinema DVD. I don't know if this is just an Australian distributor, but believe me, they've got their hearts in the right place! I swear I saw this movie when I was a kid, but I always feel that way when I watch Miyazaki's films. This one is my favourite. In terms of adventure movies, I'd say it's second only to "Raiders of the Lost Ark"! At first it's joyous, exhilarating and kind of sweet. Then watch it again and you'll see how clever the writing is and how tightly written the plot is. It does things in adventure movies that could never be done in live action. If this were a traditionally (Disney) animated film it would have sucked. Same if it were done with puppetry, stop-motion animation or CGI. But in the world of Manga, it's a perfect fit. I found it at a local library. See if you can do the same! It's a masterpiece!!!


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