PG-13 | | Animation, Adventure, Family
A dashing thief, his gang of desperadoes and an intrepid policeman struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches, and learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.
Some "Lupin III" fans criticize the film for presenting a different characterization of Arsène Lupin III: he is seen as a nobler, more heroic character in the film, while in the manga he is portrayed as a arrogant, shrewd playboy (however the film has Lupin mentioning he was like that at the beginning of his career).
We got five billion in various denominations! It's a shower of bills, look out!
Lupin III: There's a lot of them, isn't there? More! Bury me with them!
Daisuke Jigen: What's wrong, Lupin?
Lupin III: Dump them.
Daisuke Jigen: WHAT?
Lupin III: These are fakes. Good ones, but fakes.
Daisuke Jigen: These? It can't be! We stole these ...
In the clock tower, Lupin undoes a bolt by turning it clock-wise.
The film title in the original Japanese version has Lupin III's name written on a paper stuck to the screen with a knife, and the "Shiro" ("Castle") is in the shape of a castle.
German VHS release by VCL was cut by around 16 minutes. The DVD release from Anime Virtual is uncut.
Japanese, English, French