Video Region: 2
Retail price: 49900Lire (each volume)
italian mono (1979)
italian remixed on DD5.1 from mono master
DVD Format: DVD5 (single side, single layer) for all 5 discs
Volume numbers: 5 (for whole series: 23 episodes + Pilot Film)
Item Codes: YD-0002~YD-0006 Subtitles: none (but in 5th volume there is Pilot Film with
only japanese track and italian subtitles)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Running time: 120 min each one (100 only for last)
Lupin III is grandson of famous french thief Arsene Lupin. His gang is
composed by Daisuke Jigen, a great gunman, Goemon Ishikawa XIII, the
you can cut everything with his own Zantetsuken, and Fujiko Mine,
girlfriend but often his rival. Lupin is followed by inspector Zenigata
of Tokyo Metropolitan Police.
About DVD version
At last it’s available whole 1st TV series with censorship. This
contains 1st italian dub made in 1979, in fact it has got many errors
dialogues and it is poor in voice numbers (only 4 actors into 1st part
of series), but main voice characters are very good (most of all Lupin
(Roberto Del Giudice) and Zenigata (Enzo Consoli) ).
TV series has divided on 5 discs.
Each volume (1~4) contains:
1. five episodes
2. special features:
a presentation (or file) of 4 pages with original settei'
TV Series) of each personage: 1st volume on Lupin, 2nd one on Jigen,
one on Goemon, 4th one on Fujiko and last one on Zenigata
5th volume contains:
Last three episodes
italian trailer of DVD version;
all original opening and closing songs (4 openings and 1
is one error, because there aren’t two variations of 2nd opening and
two variations of closing);
Pilot Film (13 min of presentation of characters, it made in
two versions: Cinemascope (letterbox) and in Full screen [this movie is
only in japanese language with italian subtitles].
Episodes are edited as a movie, namely without opening and closing,
trailers has been cut because they dubbed in italian in 1979. In the
there is original italian opening song of 1979, it has got same video
last japanese opening, but it has as audio: Planet O, a song in english
sung by Daisy Daze and The Bumble Bees, here in Italy it’s considered
beautiful than original japanese song: Lupin ‘71. In the end
is original japanes closing song with italian credits.
The video has got from japanese tape masters, in fact image is clean,
colors, some defect (if you are perfectionist) because of film age.
is some artifact into opening and closing, into episodes in dark scenes
if you are very careful.
The japanese video has got good, also if it has interlaced frames,
but (only for this episode) into 2nd part of episodes #17 (4th disc)
is a change of tape, the detoriation is much evident, worse contrast,
image, dirty colors. I think that this detoriation is of original
tapes, I have listent that it is present also on anime-comics version
That italian is very good ^_^, it’s been cleaned and there is also a
in DD5.1 (I prefered italian subtitles :( ), but it isn't very
because TV series born in mono in Japan.
Original japanese track has got a lower volume then italian mono, it
isn’t been cleaned.
I advise to all japanese fans, because it is cheaper for them ^_^,
american fans could help with scripts there are on the Net.
I watched them on my PC with Realmagic Hollywood Plus,
ADI ProVista E55, resolution at 1024x768, SoundBlaster 128 PCI.