Lupin the 3rd The Legend of the Gold of Babylon Blu-ray

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About Lupin the 3rd The Legend of the Gold of Babylon Blu-ray

Lupin the 3rd: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon anime film is co-directed by the cult favorite film director Seijun Suzuki.

The adventurous, treasure-loving master thief Lupin the Third is at it again. This time, Lupin’s after the long-lost Gold of Babylon! With the aid of his partners Jigen and Goemon, Lupin treks the globe unraveling clues and dodging the violent New York Mafia, all while escaping the cuffs of the tenacious Interpol Inspector Zenigata and his team of five beautiful and determined policewomen. But what does the enigmatic and flirtatious old booze hound named Rosetta have to do with the fabled Babylonian gold deposit? Co-directed by the cult favorite film director Seijun Suzuki and matched with Yuji Ohno’s infectious breed of jazz, this animated romp is a bizarre and colorful adventure that whisks viewers from New York to the Middle East (and back!) in search of a fabulous treasure inspired by the biblical Tower of Babel.

Released for the first time on Blu-ray in the US, this Includes a brand new English dub featuring the Lupin Part II cast!

Details

  • Publisher: EASTERN STAR
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Comedy
  • Themes: Adventure
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 100
  • Year Created: 1985
  • Release Date: 11/27/2018
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.5
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

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A great release for fans who want to check out what pink jacket Lupin could be like

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Before watching this film, I had never seen any pink-jacket Lupin. Even so, I very much enjoyed watching it. The new dub, featuring the voices from Part 2 & part 5 of the series, helped make this version of Lupin feel more like the stuff I have seen.
Included on the disc is a liner notes feature that helped explain some translation choices, as well as some other things, that helped improve my enjoyment of the film.
If you are a big fan of the Lupin the Third franchise, make sure to check this out!

One of the few anime features that got better for me the SECOND TIME

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Lupin III has always had a weird design style and for many people this will look more like an Italian/Spanish animated film than Japanese. I first saw this feature over 10 years ago and wasn't as enthusiastic about it as Fuma Conspiracy or the other Lupin III features I had seen it at that time.
My mind has changed. With the help of the new dub featuring the Lupin Pioneer cast, it's easier to appreciate this film for what it is -- an absurdist action film featuriing some of the best animated Lupin chase and stunt sequences.
Yes, it has a twist that makes it feel like "Ancient Aliens" instead of an Indy feature which is more appropriate for Lupin but stick with it and just enjoy the ride with our old friends! Here's hoping more of the Lupin features get restored and released to Blu ray with the classic dub cast!

A Cult Lupin Adventure

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A fun and bizarre romp with the Lupin gang with a production history just as interesting as the film itself a definite must watch for fans of Lupin The Third.