The Castle of Cagliostro

The Castle of Cagliostro

DVD - 2000
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"Master thief Lupin III, a.k.a. 'The Wolf,' and his right-hand gunman Jigen are hot on the trail of a double-crossing couterfeiter. 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."--Container.

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lukasevansherman
Jan 14, 2014

The great Miyazaki's first film from 1979 is based on a manga, which in turn is based on the French novel "Lupin," about a gentleman thief. This is quiet a bit different in tone and content than many of his better known films. It's more a traditional comic adventure film with more violence and swearing than his fantasy-based films. Aside from that, it's very entertaining, with some great chase sequences and typically gorgeous animation. The finale on a clock tower has some similarities to "Back to the Future," made a few years later.

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Love_Legolas_111
May 28, 2013

Very interesting and funny. It's cute despite the bad instances of language. I'd watch it again if I could get a language dubber.

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Love_Legolas_111
Jun 20, 2013

Meet Lupin, dangerous and wanted thief. After stealing billions of dollars with his sidekick Jigin from a casino, the sneaky bandits discover that the cash they've just stolen is fake. In other words, they've stolen a bunch of funny money. But this funny money looks frighteningly real. As Lupin investigates, he realizes that to stop a major counterfeiting operation, he must defeat an evil Count who lusts for a hidden family treasure...the secrets of which only the girl he's forcing to be his bride can unlock. Join Lupin as he saves his friends and finds love along the way. (Please read my notice on this movie).

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Love_Legolas_111
Apr 13, 2013

Coarse Language: Many different instances of bad language that really spoiled the dialogue for this film. the story is cute and very creative, but, even though the description may seem like a robin hood film, this is not for children under 12. Language consists of several cuss words (son of a b-tch, taking the name of Jesus in vain, d-mn, I think d-ng, possibly even sh-t).

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