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The Castle of Cagliostro

  • 1996
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • 100 mins

Summary

Animated mystery adventure directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Notorious thief Arsene Lupin lll steals some money from a Monte Carlo casino, only to discover it's forged. He sets off to the small country of Cagliostro to discover the source of the counterfeit cash, but becomes embroiled in the plight of a beautiful princess.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Master thief Lupin infiltrates an impenetrable stronghold that contains more hidden tricks, traps and secrets than a Magic Circle convention, in this outstanding action adventure anime. Directed with cinematic style and pace by Japanese pioneer Hayao Miyazaki, who went on to further success with such modern classics as Princess Mononoke, it combines the neat gadgetry and death-defying confrontations of James Bond with the comic irreverence of silent slapstick. The simplistic character animation doesn't detract from an elaborate, highly entertaining story that never stops moving and even those normally disconcerted by the genre's deep philosophising will gain pleasure from Lupin's clear-cut mission to get the girl, beat the bad guy and take the treasure.

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Credits

Cast

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Arsene Lupin lllBob Bergen
Count CagliostroMichael McConnohie
JodoJeff Winkless
Clarisse d'CagliostroJoan-Carol O'Connell
Daisuke JigenSteve Bulen
Inspector Koichi ZenigataDavid Povall
Fujiko MineEdie Mirman

Crew

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DirectorHayao Miyazaki

Details

Languages
Japanese
Guidance
Contains some violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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