PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Adventure
While attempting to win the affections of a beautiful rival, a master thief risks death to learn the secret intentions of a wealthy and seemingly immortal, but certainly ruthless, recluse.
In the trailer, there's a brief clip of a formula 1 race car crashing that doesn't appear in the film. That clip was from the first episode of Lupin III (1971-1972).
The process has its limitations.
Fujiko Mine: Limits?
Mamo: The transfer of the chromosomal data is never accomplished with complete fidelity. There are... anomalies, infinitesimally small in each case, but the cumulative effect of such - chaotic - pollution... can be...
When Lupin tells Goemon and Jigen that they should travel towards the ocean, his lips don't move at all, despite his face being clearly visible throughout. This error was repeated in the Toho and Manga dubs, but was corrected for the Streamline and Geneon dubs - Lupin does not say anything in the Streamline dub, while a related line is given to Goemon in the Geneon dub.
The opening credits set up the film's theme of cloning by depicting the growth of an embryo.
The masters for this film provided by TMS for Pioneer Entertainment to release on US DVD in 2003 were edited to remove certain product logos, such as real-world cigarette brands. The earlier VHS release by Streamline Pictures in 1995 did not have such alterations.