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Old 04-17-2013, 04:58 PM   #21
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So, what about this?
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:47 PM   #22
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what about it thats the new series , the topic was about the old series.
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:31 PM   #23
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Someone on eBay was selling the entirety of the US DVD releases of the red jacket series. I gave in and bought it even though I own more than half already (Hoping I can make my money back by selling the duplicates). Excited to get them, though it's a little sad that the hunt will be over.

I'm hoping Discotek or a similar company pick up the remainder of the series for release. I know dubbing the rest of the episodes (76 in total) wouldn't be feasible, but even a bare-bones, subs-only release would be appreciated.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:38 PM   #24
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I'm hoping Discotek or a similar company pick up the remainder of the series for release. I know dubbing the rest of the episodes (76 in total) wouldn't be feasible, but even a bare-bones, subs-only release would be appreciated.
Me too. Discotek did mention that they would be releasing a Lupin III title on Blu-ray this year, but so far they haven't announced what it would be. I'm hoping for The Castle of Cagliostro, which is likely (I hope) seeing as though it's out on Blu-ray in Japan already and Discotek already released the film on DVD.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:17 AM   #25
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Been a fan of Lupin III since I came across one of these in the arcade back in 1983




http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_de...p?game_id=7352


Still play this every so often using emulation.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:32 AM   #26
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Also, Discotek never released the film on DVD. There are only two R1 releases in the US, both by Manga and both look absolutely horrible. That's why the current 1080i JP BD makes it at least watchable. But as much as I would love to see Discotek release it in the US on Blu... it really needs to be picked up by Studio Ghilbi and properly restored for the master Miyazaki.
Whoops, you're right, I don't know why I thought Discotek put it out on DVD since the Manga release went OOP. I bought the Manga DVD a few years ago after getting the feeling that it would go OOP. It's good enough for what it is, but I'm really hoping to be able to upgrade the film to Blu-ray one of these days.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:51 PM   #27
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Me too. Discotek did mention that they would be releasing a Lupin III title on Blu-ray this year, but so far they haven't announced what it would be. I'm hoping for The Castle of Cagliostro, which is likely (I hope) seeing as though it's out on Blu-ray in Japan already and Discotek already released the film on DVD.
I saw that when they announced The Hemingway Papers was coming in May. My bet's with Cagliostro since they confirmed it isn't Mamo and Cagliostro is not only the Lupin film that would best utilize an HD transfer, but is guaranteed to sell given the Miyazaki connection. Heck, I may well buy it if they release it and that would be a quadruple-dip. Farewell to Nostradamus would be a welcome surprise, though.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:03 PM   #28
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Also, check what came in the mail today.



There was a time I thought I'd never own every volume, but here we are. I've got an alternate view (showing the cover images) posted on the anime haul thread.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:26 AM   #29
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Also, check what came in the mail today.
Those look great together like that! I was lucky enough to find "Love Heist" at a Goodwill near me last year for $3. Ever since then I have been looking for more but no such luck.
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Well, there ya go Cat - MJW will buy all your doubles off of you, now...
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This will be amazing:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...ravestone-film

Jigen movie in the style of Redline and The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:23 AM   #32
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This will be amazing:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...ravestone-film

Jigen movie in the style of Redline and The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.
That, indeed, is good news, though I'm going to retain an outlook of cautious optimism. Koike is talented, no doubt. I haven't gotten around to watching The Woman Called Fujiko Mine so I can't speak to the quality of this imagining of Lupin, but it looks promising. Focusing on Jigen will give the franchise a chance to explore new thematic grounds, but I'm always worried about projects that try to fill in the back-story of established characters. By now Lupin III has had so many iterations and re-imaginings that a bad movie can't cause too much harm, so like I said, cautious optimism.

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Well, there ya go Cat - MJW will buy all your doubles off of you, now...
Well, MJW, if you actually are interested, let me know. I was planning on listing these on eBay soon, anyways. It also came with a copy of The Secret of Mamo which I also plan on unloading if anyone's interested (it's the Pioneer Entertainment version).
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That, indeed, is good news, though I'm going to retain an outlook of cautious optimism. Koike is talented, no doubt. I haven't gotten around to watching The Woman Called Fujiko Mine so I can't speak to the quality of this imagining of Lupin, but it looks promising. Focusing on Jigen will give the franchise a chance to explore new thematic grounds, but I'm always worried about projects that try to fill in the back-story of established characters. By now Lupin III has had so many iterations and re-imaginings that a bad movie can't cause too much harm, so like I said, cautious optimism.
Well, I suppose my comment pertained more to the visuals. We can never be too sure about the content until we see it, so I definitely agree with your position.

For the Fujiko series, Koike was character designer and art/animation director. As a whole it probably wasn't so much his vision, but the very strong visuals were. Popular opinion on Redline is that it is style over substance. But that "style" is just so strong, I can't help but be excited for this. Of course, it would be ideal if it could deliver on all fronts.
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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...ravestone-film

Jigen movie in the style of Redline and The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.
official site > http://jigen-movie.com
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Well, I suppose my comment pertained more to the visuals. We can never be too sure about the content until we see it, so I definitely agree with your position.

For the Fujiko series, Koike was character designer and art/animation director. As a whole it probably wasn't so much his vision, but the very strong visuals were. Popular opinion on Redline is that it is style over substance. But that "style" is just so strong, I can't help but be excited for this. Of course, it would be ideal if it could deliver on all fronts.
Seems you're right, Koike was only involved directly with the art department. I thought he'd written/directed the series. Well, I thought Redline was great. Lupin III hasn't endured for so long because of it's substance as it were. The characters have distinct personalities and have latched themselves onto the hearts of millions of fans without being what is often referred to as deep. If the movie turns out as good as Redline, then it will be a success and, given the property, audiences and critics might be more forgiving if the story isn't substantive.

Part of me is hoping that the movie is given the subtitle that Geneon used for one of the red jacket episodes, "Gettin' Jigen With It".

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DVD? DVD. Noooooooooooo!
As long as good things come out on the format, I'm happy to buy more DVD's (given that said good things aren't also available on Blu-ray).
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Discotek Media just announced on Facebook that they will release Hayao Miyazaki's 1979 film Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro on Blu-ray in late 2014 or early 2015:



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I've been waiting for this FOREVER!
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The film will still be interlaced (unless Discotek know how to inverse it), so it’ll be almost exactly like the VAP and Studio Canal releases. I already have the Japanese version, and whilst serviceable, someone needs to author a new master to get it up to scratch. I don't really want to buy another 1080i copy again.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:08 PM   #39
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Great news I can finally get rid of my manga release. Good start to my day.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:19 PM   #40
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Discotek Media just announced on Facebook that they will release Hayao Miyazaki's 1979 film Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro on Blu-ray in late 2014 or early 2015

I've been waiting for this FOREVER!
Just noticed this last night. Turns out, my suspicions were correct. I've already got the UK Blu-ray from Studio Canal, but Discotek usually does such a good job, it's likely I'll double dip. Nelson Reed is going to do a commentary track and I've been impressed with his work on The Fuma Conspiracy, Episode 0, and, of course, the original series. Also, it would be nice to have both dubs. I do wonder if they'll use the poster image they included with their announcement as the cover. This one:



I like how different it is from the pictures used on other editions of Cagliostro. It gives off a dark, mysterious vibe. Kinda like the original Manga DVD (
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Yeah DVD sucks...
DVD's do not suck, my young sir. Why, before your fancy Blew-rae digital discs came on the scene, all we had to entertain ourselves with (besides video games, cable TV, mp3 players, sports and classic literature) was the very same DVD's you so casually deride. You'd be smart to spend a fortnight's worth of time watching naught but Mystery Men and the second season of Seinfeld on plain old, oatmeal DVD. Then you'll know what your forefathers had to live with and how to truly appreciate the simple things in life, like not having to rewind a tape every damn time you watched it.

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... but if I remember correctly, Geneon made the best quality DVD's back when they were still in business, so it could be a score after all.
Actually, I have not heard this about Geneon. The Lupin III DVD's are nothing impressive.* Discotek's release of the original series looks better, though other factors than the quality of the DVD mastering may explain that (plus, Discotek's release is much more recent). There's nothing as far as special features either. I do give them credit for making a dub. They were a little too loose with the translation, but, unless you're a purist, it's decent and the voice actors are really suited to the roles. Even if Geneon had a reputation for making quality products, I think they sank because they banked on too many series that weren't popular enough to turn a profit. I think companies have come to find that releasing anime series bit by bit is not a feasible way of running their business. Especially with a series as long as Lupin III. Only a nutcase would buy all fifteen releases.


*I'm speaking of the video quality and other technical factors. The show itself is wonderful and totally worth owning.
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