Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro

Japan Release: 1979
Running Time:
100 minutes

Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro


Japanese Title

ルパン三世: カリオストロの城
[Rupan Sansei: Kariosutoro no Shiro]

Distributor: Production:

Toho
Tokyo Movie Shinsha

Thieves Arsene Lupin and Daisuke Jigen pull off a billion dollar heist on a government run casino. The pair escape, but find out that the money is counterfeit. Furthermore, Lupin recognizes the counterfeits as the infamous "Gothic Bills". As legend has it, they are created by a counterfeit ring that has been operating since ancient times. Lupin decides that their next job will be to go to the heart of the counterfeit ring. This quest sends them to the kingdom of Cagliostro, but during their travel they see a young girl being chased by thugs. They discover she is the princess, Clarisse, and will marry the local Count against her will. Lupin decides to save her, with the help of Jigen and the swordsman Goemon Ishikawa...

Anime

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews

Titles

International Title

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Initial US Title

The Castle of Cagliostro
US Distributor: Streamline Pictures (1991) / Time: -

Alternate Titles

Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro
[Literal translation]

Lupin the 3rd: Chateau de Cagliostro
[English Promotional Title]


Staff

Cast

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Writing credits Hayao Miyazaki, Tadashi Yamazaki, Monkey Punch
Produced by Yutaka Fujioka, Tetsuo Katayama
Music by Yuji Ono
Cinematography by Hirokata Takahashi
Film Editing by Mitsutoshi Tsurubuchi
Production Design by Shichiro Kobayashi
Assistant Director Mochitsugu Yoshizawa
Arsene Lupin III Yasuo Yamada
Jigen Diasuke Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Goemon Ishikawa XIII Makio Inoue
Fujiko Mine Eiko Masuyama
Zenigata, Inspector Goro Naya
Clarisse de Cagliostro Sumi Shimamoto
Count Cagliostro Taro Ishida
Gardener Kohei Miyauchi
Jodo Ichiro Nagai
Archbishop Kinzo Azusa
Gustav Tadamichi Tsuneizumi
Interpol Secretary General Shozo Hirabayashi
Soviet Delegate Junkichi Kamada
Japanese Delegate Akio Nojima
- Masayuki Kato
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Shigeharu Matsuda

Posters


Box Office

Release Date: December 15th, 1979 (Japan)
Budget: ¥500,000,000 / $2,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)
Distribution Earning: ¥305,000,000 / $1,250,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)
Total: ¥610,000,000 / $2,500,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 The Castle of Cagliostro Manga Video (2000) Order
United States Region 1 Lupin the III: The Castle of Cagliostro Manga Video (2006) Order
United States Region 1 Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro the 15th Anniversary Edition Discotek (2015) Order
Japan Region 2 Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro Buena Vista (2001)
Japan Region 4 The Castle of Cagliostro Madman (2001)
United States Blu-Ray Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro Discotek (2015) Order

CD Soundtracks

Compilations
Lupin the Singles
Lupin the Singles
(COCX-32150)

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Background and Trivia

  • The movie's budget of ¥500,000,000 was considered a selling point at the time of the film's release, even being mentioned in the movie's trailer.
  • The counterfiet money in the movie is noted as "Goth Bills" (ゴート札 - Goto Satsu), or "Gothic Bills". However, the Japanese word ゴート can be used for either goat or goth. As a result, early US versions of the movie opted for the goat variant. This is not just in subtitle tracks, but in dubbed tracks as well. It wasn't until Discotek's 2015 release that the Gothic variant was used.

Reviews

Anthony Romero Star Rating
January 9, 2006