Castle of Cagliostro comes to DVD in a new special edition
By Patrick Luce Aug 15, 2006, 13:27 GMT
Reknowned international thief Lupin III (known as "Wolf" in the English dub) comes to the small European duchy of Cagliostro to investigate some excellently-forged money and stumbles across a national conspiracy going back some hundreds of years. Lupin and his friends must rescue the beautiful Clarice from the hands of the evil Count Cagliostro and solve the mystery of a hidden treasure dating back to the 15th century. ...more
Before he enthralled audiences all over the world with such magical animated features as Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke and the 2001 Academy-Award winning Spirited Away, renowned Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki held audiences spellbound in 1979 with his first feature-length animated film, The Castle of Cagliostro.
Now, Manga Entertainment (an IDT Entertainment company) proudly presents The Castle of Cagliostro Special Edition DVD - digitally remastered with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, and available August 29th at the suggested retail price of $24.98.
The Castle of Cagliostro (also known as Lupin III: Cagliostro No Shiro) spins the fantastic tale of master thief Lupin III, traveling to the European province of Cagliostro (pronounced “Cal-ee-os-tro”) to pull off a huge job. When a chance encounter with the Princess Clarice, engaged to the evil Count Cagliostro, distracts him from his original plans, he also stumbles upon a secret kept for over 500 years and now struggles to keep one step ahead of Cagliostro. Torn between his professional objectives and his increasing affections for Princess Clarice, Lupin is locked in a race to solve the mystery of a fabulous hidden treasure, dating back to the Renaissance…
Filled with Miyazaki’s trademark rich animation and imaginative storytelling, The Castle of Cagliostro Special Edition DVD takes the experience even further with a treasure chest of bonus features including:
Interview with Animation Director Yasuo Ohtsuka.
Complete Animatic – Storyboards with Feature Soundtrack;
Imagery from Original Storyboard
Original Character and Set Drawings;