Lupin III: Legend of the Gold of Babylon

1985

Action / Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Crime / Fantasy / Mystery / Sci-Fi

140
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 475

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Adolf Hitler as Self
Cindy Robinson as Chinjao / Zakskaya / Saranda
Richard Epcar as Daisuke Jigen / Additional Voices
Todd Haberkorn as Additional Voices
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937.05 MB
1280*720
Japanese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
100 min
P/S N/A / N/A
1.88 GB
1920×1080
Japanese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
100 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 5 / 10 / 10

Lupin at his weirdest, proof that not everything to do with Lupin is golden

'Lupin III: The Gold of Babylon' has somewhat of a bad reputation among Lupin fans, and it is not all that hard to see why. Personally didn't think it was that bad, but for a Lupin film it is disappointing. Have to agree that 'Gold of Babylon' is one of the weaker Lupin films, and that it has nothing on the previous two Lupin films. The very impressive first feature film of his, 'The Secret (goes under Mystery too depending on where you're from) of Mamo', despite a confused and strange final third it is the boldest Lupin film and the most faithful perhaps to the manga. And the outstanding 'The Castle of Cagliostro' (my first Lupin film and my favourite), also one of my favourite animated films and Lupin at his funniest and most exciting. It is watchable, though really for Lupin completests as a one-time viewing. Starting with the good things, most of the animation is not bad. The backgrounds are nicely detailed and fluid and the colours are lively. The music score is dynamic, beautiful and groovy and a good fit with what's going on. As always, Lupin's friends are very entertaining and it is hard not to image a Lupin film without film because they add so much. Some of the action is fun, if never on the same level as the helicopter, police and lorry chase in 'The Secret of Mamo' and particularly the opening chase sequence in 'The Castle of Cagliostro'. The voice acting is quite good. On the other hand, while the rest of the animation is not bad, the character designs are quite ugly and sloppy in movement. Particularly for the secondary characters, that are more at home in heavily stylised US animation. For those wanting humour and excitement, they will find themselves a little short-changed, there are odd splashes of humorous moments but too far and between and other action-oriented parts lack lustre (for a big Lupin chase sequence, this one is pretty pedestrian). Zenigata served very little point to the story and his subplot added nothing and felt rather irrelevant and the villain is shamefully underused and incredibly dull. Lupin is at his least likable and most annoying (when he is usually fun and charismatic) and there are stereotypes that won't bode well. Faring weakest here is the story, which has far too many uncomfortably bizarre touches that feel misplaced for Lupin and a lot of it is ludicrous and even for Lupin implausible. Then there is the final act, where the weird completely spirals out of control and the final twist is bizarrely ridiculous. In conclusion, has one-time completest watchability value but far too strange and proof that not everything to do with Lupin turns to gold. 5/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by msejdb 6 / 10 / 10

Atrocious

Terrible Lupin mainly because if I'd seen this one first I probably would never have bothered with the rest - which if you are reading this and wondering about Lupin - are vastly superior. Lupin himself is reduced to a ridiculous figure one minute scrambling up walls to avoid an old woman's sexual advances then deriding Zenigata by having an incredibly boring motorbike race or something over a giant vertical face (It has to be seen to be believed - what were they thinking!) So please do not judge Lupin on this piece of trash - watch some of the others which are great fun. The plot is very predicable with Lupin 'working out' where the gold of Babylon is without any use of intelligence - it was pretty obvious about 30mins earlier before he headed off to Iraq. The aliens plot device bit is insane and adds nothing - maybe the Indy Jones Crystal Skull debacle was based on this! All in all get hold of any other Lupin and you will have a much better time.

Reviewed by lost-in-limbo 6 / 10 / 10

Fun ride, in spite of the bumps.

The third theatrical animated feature sees Lupin III going after the gold of Babylon with the New York mafia led by a fly-swatting Polish criminal boss, a mysterious old bag-lady and five beauty contestant policewomen under the control of Lupin's long-suffering foe Interpol inspector Zenigata also on the trail. Interesting to see Lupin III not in the recognizable green or red jacket, but decked out pink. Nice touch. This treasure hunting adventure is fairly screwball (motorbike pursuit) and ridiculously out-there (aliens/gods), where it's the unfocused plot that takes it down a notch. At least something is always going on, despite not knowing completely what. Once it hits Babylon the pace and thrills do pick up with those police women coming into their own. However the New York scenes can plod. That's mainly in the second half. Still the chase element is alluring, because of the familiar actions (playful double-crossing) and strong characters (Lupin & Co) involved. Animation looks basic, if scratchy, as the details are minor. For me it's one of Lupin's lesser outings, yet nevertheless, this caper is enjoyable enough.

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