LUPIN THE 3RD: THE COMPLETE FIRST TV SERIES on Region 1 DVD
1971 Anime Arrives June 26th
Source: Discotek Media
On June 26th, distributor Discotek Media will release a 4-Disc DVD set of the first LUPIN THE 3RD (ルパン三世, Rupan Sansei, 1971) anime series based on the long-running manga franchise by Monkey Punch. LUPIN THE 3RD: THE COMPLETE FIRST TV SERIES contains all 23 episodes — including episodes directed by Studio Ghibli founders Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki — plus both the widescreen theatrical and alternate television versions of the LUPIN THE THIRD Pilot Film from 1969.
Hard-boiled, cocky, classy and silly. These words only begin to describe the amazing master thief Lupin the Third. With the help of some quick gunplay by his partner Jigen, Lupin takes on the world in elaborate heists, classic car chases, and nasty explosions. Fujiko, a buxom redhead with a penchant for betrayal, always gets tangled up in Lupin’s capers. The stoic but swift swordsman Goemon is just as inclined to kill Lupin as he is to help him. And Lupin can never seem to lose the relentless Tokyo Police Inspector Zenigata. What sort of trouble will this band of misfits get into next?
Lupin the Third: Yasuo Yamada
Daisuke Jigen: Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Goemon Ishikawa: Chikao Ohtsuka
Fujiko Mine: Yukiko Nikaido
Inspector Zenigata: Goroh Naya
DVD: Region 1
Release Date: June 26, 2012
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 – 4:3 Full Frame (OAR)
Audio: 5.1 and 2.0 Japanese
Running Time: 575 Minutes
Both versions of the LUPIN THE THIRD Pilot Film
Extensive notes written and compiled by Reed Nelson (Lupinthe3rd.com)
Audio commentaries on select episodes by Lupin enthusiasts and experts
Essays by Daniel Thomas MacInnes (The Ghibli Blog)
A wealth of data including weapons, vehicles, song lyrics, and more!