Lupin the 3rd Alcatraz Connection DVD

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About Lupin the 3rd Alcatraz Connection DVD

Secretly operating his cruiser as a casino at sea isn’t enough for California mafia don Lukino Marcano. He’s also looking for the gold-laden boat wreckage worth the budget of a small country!

Lupin sniffs out the plan to recover this long-lost treasure and brings along his partners Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko for the ride to crash Lukino’s party.

But Inspector Zenigata is always on Lupin’s tail, and this time he’s got an unusually aggressive local cop for a partner! Watch as Lupin uncovers the true mystery behind the Alcatraz island prison and the sinister syndicate, the Secret Seven!

Spoken Languages: Japanese with English subtitles.

Details

  • Publisher: EASTERN STAR
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Comedy
  • Themes: Adventure
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 90
  • Release Date: 6/7/2016
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.5
  • Region Code: 1

Ratings & Reviews

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Lupin in Transition

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If I was going to compare the Lupin franchise to the James Bond franchise, this would definitely be a Pierce Bronson: the look and style of the mid-late 90s is all over this movie and the tone will fluctuate between the goofiness of the 80s Lupin and the more serious Lupin of the Fujiko Mine and even the Blue Jacket series. It's still a fun watch, though: the entire film takes place in the U.S. and it's basically a take on big American action movies of the 90s with all the explosions and gun fights you would expect. The plot isn't the tightest (it gets a bit repetitive in places), but I'd definitely recommend it for fans of Lupin.

lupin does it again.

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great movie. lupin is wily as ever. he knows how to get Zenigata's hair while pulling another fabulous case.

Lupin & the gang are the REAL San Francisco treat

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At just 90 min, 'Alcatraz' is perfectly paced, flowing from beat-to-beat with tons of energy. Backed up by some frenzied, polished animation and a terrific score, Lupin & the gang've rarely looked or sounded better. Sadly, the story falters a bit, juggling too many balls for it's own good (7 villains, 5 protagonists, the Kennedy Assassination, an underground city, an underwater treasure, and more). Eastern Star's work here is nowhere near Funimation's quality with Lupin either; there's no dub (Tony Oliver/Sonny Strait & co. are sorely missed) and the script is pretty rough. Definitely could've used another pass; some of the lines get pretty nonsensical. Finally, Lupin himself isn't so much “the Smartest Man in the Room” here, and leans a bit too much on deus ex machina and lampshading. Thankfully, none of these are huge issues, and the breakneck pace keeps the focus on what's entertaining. This 2001 Lupin caper is far from his smartest adventure, but it sure is a blast!