Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro - Original Soundtrack
International Title
 Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro
Music By: Yuji Ono
Record Label: Columbia
Running Time: 51:22/48:09 Discs: 2
Release: November 1994 CD Number: COCC-12210/1
Anthony Romero
To be completely honest, I knew next to nothing about this release before purchasing it. In fact, all I did know was the title and that it was a two disc set, as further information about it was nonexistent on the web at the time. My hopes was for an unrivaled presentation of the movie's soundtrack, containing every last cue from the movie along with some possible extras to fill the second disc. What I got, though, was a two disc "radio drama", in other words the exact audio from the film including music, voice acting, and sound effects. The only difference I noticed between this and the audio track from the actual movie was some added noise from Lupin during the "roof jumping" scene, which had previously been a music only sequence. Otherwise, there isn't much to this release, as the movie's audio isn't even broken down into smaller breaks but simply two long tracks located across the two discs. So if you enjoy radio dramas, you might enjoy this, although Columbia certainly didn't do much to enhance the experience like they could have; however, in their defense, the clarity of the mono presentation here is at least very clean and sounds about as good as one could have hoped for given the single channel format. On a side note, this release also comes with a small double sided poster, which displays stills from the movie and a very small shot of the production's theatrical poster.
Rating: Star Rating
    Disc 1
  1. The Treasure of the Flame
    Disc 2
  1. The Treasure of the Flame