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Lupin the Third (DVD) (Standard Edition)(Japan Version)
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For the first time in 40 years, Lupin the Third is hitting the big screen as a live-action feature film! Director Kitamura Ryuhei (Versus, Azumi) brings the adventures of the world's top thief to a new generation of fans, bringing together talents from around the globe to create an exciting beginning for a new Japanese blockbuster franchise. Featuring a new origin story written with the approval of author Monkey Punch, the new Lupin the Third film takes Lupin and his partners on a heart-stopping adventure to avenge the death of his beloved mentor and retrieve a priceless treasure from a diabolical villain.

Dominating the screen with dashing good looks and plenty of charisma to spare, Oguri Shun (Crows Zero) effortlessly steps into the shoes of the iconic character. The superstar is joined by a stellar supporting cast that includes Kuroki Meisa (Space Battleship Yamato) as the sexy Fujiko, Tamayama Tetsuji (Girl in the Sunny Place) as Daisuke Jigen, Ayano Go (Gatchaman) as master swordsman Goemon, Asano Tadanobu (Parasyte) as the relentless Inspector Zenigata and F4's Jerry Yan as Lupin's new nemesis.

This edition includes both the Japanese and the international multi-language audio tracks of the film. It also includes trailers.

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Product Title: Lupin the Third (DVD) (Standard Edition)(Japan Version) 雷朋三世 Standard Edition (DVD)(日本版) 雷朋三世 Standard Edition (DVD)(日本版) ルパン三世 スタンダード・エディション Lupin the Third (DVD) (Standard Edition)(Japan Version)
Also known as: Lupin The Third 魯邦三世 鲁邦三世 Lupin The Third Lupin The Third
Artist Name(s): Oguri Shun | Asano Tadanobu | Jerry Yan | Tamayama Tetsuji | Kuroki Meisa | Ayano Go | Kim Jun | Rhatha Phongam (Yayaying) | Vithaya Pansringarm | Thanayong Wongtrakul | Yamaguchi Hiroyuki 小栗旬 | 淺野忠信 | 言承旭 | 玉山鐵二 | 黑木美紗 | 綾野剛 | 金俊 (T-max) | 芽芽茵 | Vithaya Pansringarm | Thanayong Wongtrakul | 山口祥行 小栗旬 | 浅野忠信 | 言承旭 | 玉山铁二 | 黑木美纱 | 绫野刚 | Kim Jun | 芽芽茵 | Vithaya Pansringarm | Thanayong Wongtrakul | 山口祥行 小栗旬 | 浅野忠信 | 言承旭 (ジェリー・イェン) | 玉山鉄二 | 黒木メイサ | 綾野剛 | キム・ジュン (T-max) | Rhatha Phongam (Yayaying) | Vithaya Pansringarm | Thanayong Wongtrakul | 山口祥行 Oguri Shun | Asano Tadanobu | Jerry Yan | Tamayama Tetsuji | Kuroki Meisa | Ayano Go | 김준 | Rhatha Phongam (Yayaying) | Vithaya Pansringarm | Thanayong Wongtrakul | Yamaguchi Hiroyuki
Director: Kitamura Ryuhei 北村龍平 北村龙平 北村龍平 Kitamura Ryuhei
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Publisher Product Code: EYBF-10318
Language: Japanese
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1037922343

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[アーティスト/ キャスト]
小栗旬 / 玉山鉄二 / 綾野剛 / 北村龍平 (監督) / モンキー・パンチ (原作)

[特典情報]
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[テクニカル・インフォメーション]
スタンダードエディション版
製作国 : 日本 (Japan)
公開年 : 2014

[ストーリー]
ユリウス・カエサルがクレオパトラ7世に贈った“世界で最も美しいジュエリー”…<光の首飾り>に<真紅のルビー>を埋め込んだ究極の宝物・・・【クリムゾン・ハート】。それはかつて何者かによって盗み出され、以来、歴史の闇に消え去った。そして現代。ルビーと首飾りそれぞれの所有者=東洋・西洋を代表する2人の大富豪が互いの秘宝を狙い合っていた。アジアの闇社会を牛耳るMr.プラムックと、かつて怪盗ルパンの相棒として名を馳せた老盗賊・ドーソン。インターポールの銭形警部は、世界中の泥棒たちがドーソンの邸宅に集合するという情報を入手。ドーソンは、大盗賊団=ザ・ワークスのリーダーであったが引退を表明し、その場で次期リーダーを発表するらしい。次々集まる名だたる泥棒たちの中には、国際指名手配犯・ルパン三世の姿もあった。そこにはルパンの仲間である峰不二子、マイケル・リーや、ドーソンの用心棒・次元大介も…だが、この会合を混乱に陥れることを狙ったプラムックは、ルパンをライバル視するマイケルを操って、ドーソン暗殺に成功。首飾りを手に入れて、ついに【クリムゾン・ハート】を完成させた。ドーソンの遺志を継ぎ、秘宝奪還を誓うルパン。そのありかは、地図に載らないジャングルにあり、地雷原と武装兵によって守られる難攻不落の要塞型セキュリティシステム—その名も【方舟(ジ・アーク)】。ルパン三世は、次元大介、峰不二子、石川五ェ門とともに、この「絶対不可能」なミッションに挑む!

[解説]
不可能を狙え!世界一の大泥棒、ついに参上!/主役のルパン三世を小栗旬、ルパンの相棒となる天才ガンマン・次元大介を玉山鉄二、居合の達人・石川五ェ門を綾野剛、ルパンを惑わすヒロイン・峰不二子を黒木メイサ、そしてルパン一味の宿命の敵ICPOの銭形幸一警部を浅野忠信がそれぞれ熱演!/

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Customer Review of "Lupin the Third (DVD) (Standard Edition)(Japan Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10 (1)

Kevin Kennedy
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September 30, 2015

This customer review refers to Lupin The Third (2014) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
3 people found this review helpful

Misconceived mess Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10
The "Lupin the Third" animated franchise has been called the 'comfort food' of the anime world. Watch a Lupin anime and you know what you'll get: an entertaining, fast-paced, light-hearted caper film filled with familiar characters delivering snappy patter amidst elaborate plots and thrillingly narrow escapes. Oh, how I wish this live action "Lupin the Third" film had followed that familiar formula.

Instead, director Kitamura Ryuhei attempts to do for Lupin what Christopher Nolan did for the Batman franchise, i.e., turn it into a darker, deeper, more compelling story. What we get is an overlong, plodding, brutal exercise in tedium. The film's opening sequence tipped me off that something was amiss. Depicting a heist of a beautiful necklace, the scene is intended to be a razzle-dazzle display of the Lupin team's skills. Alas, we've seen almost exact copies of this scene many times before, perhaps most memorably in John Woo's "Once a Thief". Overly-familiar sequences pop up again and again in the film.

Things go downhill from there, due in large part to the filmmakers' decision to have much of the dialogue spoken in English. Watching Japanese, Taiwanese, and Thai actors delivering lines in English so heavily-accented that it requires subtitles to be understood is excruciating, turning every conversation into a slow-motion momentum-killer. Speaking of killers, an additional conceptual flaw is to up the ante on bloody violence. The body count in this film is astronomical and the violence too often is not cartoonish, but graphic.

Oguri Shun attempts to breathe life into his Lupin character, but the film's dark tone is ill-suited for his wisecracking character. Tamayama Tetsuji is brilliant as Jigen, while Ayano Go does nicely as Goemon. Asano Tadanobu tries gamely as the always-infuriated Inspector Zenigata, but his limited English language skills undercut the comic effect. Kuroki Meisa brings a Veronica Lake-style glamor to her Fujiko character.

If, as the producers intended, this live-action Lupin becomes a franchise, one can only hope that in future films the stories will embrace the style of their anime predecessors, with tighter plots, snappier dialogue, and much, much more fun.
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