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The Castle of Cagliostro

The Castle of Cagliostro

1979
Action
Adventure
1h 42m
A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to. (imdb)
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The Castle of Cagliostro

1979
Action
Adventure
1h 42m
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Rated 28 Mar 2016
92
84th
Very fun caper/adventure film with that unmistakable Miyazaki touch. It's impossible to watch without a big grin on your face.
Rated 15 Apr 2007
83
96th
Exaggerated anime physics rarely adds this much to the progression and fun. Chateau rooftop and clock tower finale scenes are my favourites.
Rated 09 Sep 2009
85
96th
I must say I was very positively surpised by this. The visuals are stunning, the soundtrack is among the best ever in ANY anime and the fantastic attention to detail makes this a must-see. Funny, entertaining and captivating. Make sure you watch this in original japanese with subtitles and then go download the fan-made commentary track and be prepared to have your mind blown by all the things you've missed!
Rated 01 Aug 2009
74
74th
Early Miyazaki is still a treat, even if in reality "The Castle of Cagliostro" gets nowhere near the greatness of his later masterpieces. Watching this movie you can see all the elements of what makes Miyasaki great, but there are only flashes of his genius. He would go on to improve on this slightly unstructured and messy film by some distance, but even so, this is still good fun.
Rated 12 Aug 2009
80
72nd
Is this really Miyazaki's first movie? If so, then it is all the more impressive as a debut. Either way, it stands very well on its own as a Romantic Adventure with Gothic overtones. Beautifully designed, too. BUT -- under NO circumstances should it be watched in ANY of the available English language versions, all of which are just HORRIBLE. Choose the original Japanese with subtitles to avoid ruining the whole picture!!
Rated 25 Aug 2011
81
69th
Miyazaki's debut lacks the fantastic imagination and whimsy of his later work. But it packs a lot of fun. An action tale featuring Lupin III, something like a mix of James Bond and Robin Hood. The animation doesn't have a lot of wow factor, but it looks nice. I could do without the exaggerated facial expressions, and in fact a lot of the attempts at comedy are just too goofy. But I enjoyed these characters and their antics. There's a lot of nifty situations and it's told at an enjoyable pace.
Rated 24 Apr 2007
81
67th
A fabulous adventure. The car chase is particularly memorable.
Rated 19 Jan 2019
59
24th
Lightweight Saturday morning heist on the art of the counterfeit. The lesson - anytime you want to telegraph that a guy is a villain just title them 'count'. Counts are always bad guys, even the cereal mascot and Jim Henson puppet are vampires. Only my first taste of Miyazaki but this one seems more for the kids.
Rated 20 Jul 2015
82
81st
It was a lot of fun. I'm not too familiar with Lupin in either manga or anime form, but I thought I'd check this out for it being Miyazaki, and I really, really enjoyed it. Interesting characters, a fairly engaging story, and Miyazaki's touch. Makes for a good anime.
Rated 12 Oct 2017
4
74th
I hope you like antics, because this is heavy on ingeniously choreographed, physics-defying set pieces which would give Looney Tunes a run for their money. It's about as fun and funny as Miyazaki's work would ever be.
Rated 01 Aug 2014
75
65th
The Castle of Cagliostro is a fun adventure with charming characters that's impossible to disagree with, but due to Lupin III's lack of continuity is free of consequence and doesn't resonate on any deep emotional level. Animation quality often falls short of a theatrical feature, and antagonists are simple and stockly villainous. I can accept its position as a classic and safely recommend it to anyone, but there's no aspect of it that stands among a peak quality of animated movies.
Rated 14 Aug 2018
80
60th
The first half is a PERFECT blend of delightfully-animated action sequences, subtle character-development, and delicate interludes (the scene where Lupin quietly, thoughtfully explores a ruined castle for like 5 minutes of the film's runtime is one of its most exquisite). The second half, however, is messy and unevenly-paced.
Rated 20 Feb 2007
85
89th
Excellent adventures film. It's so good you'll forget it's animation and will simply be driven by the thrills and excitement.
Rated 13 Apr 2020
78
66th
A pretty fun movie from a time where the divide between anime and western cartoons was an easily bridgeable gap. I haven't seen a whole lot of "Lupin III", but I like what I have seen and this feature adaptation is no different.
Rated 20 Jun 2012
80
78th
I do like the show Lupin III (or, as I like to call it Roo Panda THIRD~! because I'm a terrible racist), it's like Speed Racer for people that eat only one bowl of cereal a day and pass on the sugar. The movie's at least as good as the show, but with a bit more polish. It's Miyazaki hacking it up, but a fine hack he was.
Rated 20 Mar 2019
55
39th
Not great. My least favorite Miyazaki film.
Rated 24 Sep 2019
90
87th
Hayao Miyazaki's directorial debut is the second theatrical film based on the popular television series adapted from Monkey Punch's manga series. The animation style is consistent with the established look of the series, but it's as rich and detailed as we have come to expect from him. Miyazaki has a very very strong debut. This is a thrilling comedic adventure ... not at all what one would expect from an entry in the middle of a long running series.
Rated 03 Nov 2011
87
85th
There is no part of this movie I did not enjoy. It is just so genuine and endearing that I can't not love it.
Rated 29 Oct 2009
60
46th
The first film of Hayao Miyazaki was a nice start to his formidable career.
Rated 30 Jul 2018
65
42nd
Characters make up for their uninteresting visual designs with fun and charm, and the film itself is nothing more than a silly little romp. Pleasant, shallow entertainment.
Rated 13 Aug 2015
60
43rd
It was alright. It had some cute moments, and you can see glimpses of where Miyazaki was heading. But the story's not very interesting, and most of the characters aren't either. It wasn't as sophisticated as Miyazaki's later works, but the animation was still beautiful. The music was also really great. It's a perfectly fine anime, but is downright basic and simple when compared to the future Ghibli films.
Rated 13 Aug 2008
60
54th
The storytelling is muddy in some parts but this animation is principled and hilarious. I also have to say the villain's death is one of the best villain-deaths I've ever seen. He gets crushed between the hour and minute hands of a giant clock.
Rated 30 Jan 2009
5
80th
The most fun I've had with an anime feature. 100 minutes and [despite a sap-filled ending] never loses its charm & energetic pace.
Rated 07 Mar 2014
7
67th
Fun.
Rated 01 Jan 2022
66
29th
Miyazaki does Bond - enjoyably silly caper/action film is too light-going and bland to be memorable, but does come into its own during the action sequences, which are energetically staged and excitingly executed, (and sometimes hilariously fooling around with laws of physics that could never be forgiven in a "live action" setting!) Lacks the substance, and heart, that Miyazaki would make a trademark, but still good, undemanding fun.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
21st
Cheesy 70s anime film from Hayao Miyazaki with a fairly predictable plot which is made enjoyable through energetic voice acting.
Rated 23 Sep 2015
85
82nd
Miyazaki and Lupin III have two personalities that are tough to mesh, but it turns out they're meant for each other. Though it's probably not as raw as Lupin or touching as Miyazaki, it's funny, action-packed, and amazingly animated. I like it better than secret of Mano, but that just may be preference. Great anime, and I'm excited to continue.
Rated 12 Jan 2010
85
76th
Miyazaki and Lupin: two legends of their field that combine incredibly well.
Rated 29 Jul 2009
95
97th
A visually delightful, light-hearted adventure movie that manages to achieve everything it should.
Rated 05 Apr 2013
76
76th
There isn't really enough here to make it stand out from the rest of the standard anime stuff, which is strange coming from Miyazaki, but that doesn't mean it isn't a LOT of fun, with a beautiful soundtrack and animation to boot.
Rated 02 Apr 2013
1
20th
[Dubbed -badly] Good looking but with horrible overacting (if cartoons can overact) 70s crime caper.
Rated 10 May 2007
80
87th
Another memorable film from Miyazaki with some great action sequences reminissent of the classic action/adventure films. Surprisingly good.
Rated 02 Sep 2009
68
12th
Eh. Definitely not one of Miyazaki's best, but a pretty entertaining anime (even though I am not much a fan of the genre). A bit silly, but pretty fun overall.
Rated 17 Jun 2021
9
92nd
Near-perfect adventure comedy with a good dose of atmosphere and intrigue for background visuals and mood. The animation doesn't reach the splendor of Miyazaki's later work, but it's still great and captures the charm of old-school 70s anime.
Rated 15 Jan 2011
76
75th
Great adventure film held back somewhat by its reverence to the series. Did Fujiko or Goemon need to be in this?
Rated 13 Oct 2008
75
42nd
In my opinion, the weakest of Miyazaki's movies.
Rated 13 Jan 2021
7
84th
Finally watched this after it being the one missing link in my Miyazaki knowledge for literal decades I think, and hey I enjoyed it. Not so much in the way of deeper themes like future Miyazaki, but certainly a fun, zippy and visually appealing adventure.
Rated 06 Mar 2011
60
49th
Miyazaki's debut might be a bit too cartoonish, or even distant from his greatest fantasies, but it's great entertainment.
Rated 12 Oct 2014
83
87th
A great adventure tale from Miyazaki.
Rated 16 Nov 2008
7
70th
A basic plot pulled off in a great way.
Rated 18 Sep 2007
80
79th
Good early Miyazaki, although I winced several times at all the chivalry.
Rated 05 Aug 2012
89
84th
Tons of fun, with quite a few laughs and a lively, adventurous tone. Lupin and Daisuke Jigen are a great on screen pair.
Rated 19 Jun 2014
89
65th
Incredibly fun.
Rated 18 Jan 2021
80
75th
A tad uneven, but this is a nice little adventure film that's fun and hilarious right from the very first minute. Strong start from Miyazaki. Also features probably the most brutal death in any of his films.
Rated 19 Nov 2020
77
90th
An interesting mix. A bit tame compared to other Lupin the Third movies, more of a kid-friendly take on it. Nice animation at times. Kids could like it as a different kind of fairy tale
Rated 07 Sep 2015
82
67th
Fun adventure with entertaining characters.
Rated 18 Nov 2020
80
80th
a better heist than the majority of those we get today. the plot is simple but clever, with each moment progressing naturally into the next without wasting time on pointless fodder. and it's also just an effective and entertaining watch from start to finish
Rated 10 Sep 2012
100
71st
I discoverd the character of Lupin the Third with this movie and it is still one of my favorite Lupin movies. Miyazaki shows wonderful sceneries with a cute and action packed story, as strange as that may sound. Highly recommended!
Rated 26 Jan 2019
65
47th
A fun Tintin-like mystery caper, and decent debut, but nowhere near Miyazaki's later masterpieces.
Rated 22 Mar 2013
75
56th
Miyazaki's feature film debut (after plenty of tv work) doesn't at all seem like a Miyazaki film: his usual thematic traits aren't here, and instead we get a light-hearted, action-packed screwball comedy. Still even if it isn't a Miyazaki film in the strictest sense, he still pays quite a bit of attention to detail. And even if it isn't perfect, it is fun.
Rated 01 Jul 2012
89
98th
A true classic definitely the best of the Lupin III movies and shows.
Rated 23 Jan 2010
40
24th
didn't like it as much as the other Ghibli animations
Rated 21 Oct 2010
72
42nd
While it was a bit dull, it was quite interesting to see. I'm not sure whether or not this deviates from the TV series, but this was clearly a massive influence on Cowboy Bebop.
Rated 01 Feb 2021
73
80th
It's interesting how this is the most popular film in the Lupin franchise and likely the only exposure a lot of people have had with the character considering how much more noble and heroic the main cast is portrayed in contrast to the convention of the series. As a flick, it's definitely solid - it has a lot of fun with its non-sensical rules for physics which is elevated by beautiful scenery and fun setpieces. The characterization is a bit dry even for Lupin standards, but it's fun throughout.
Rated 08 Jan 2024
80
54th
Watching this you wouldn’t necessarily think Miyazaki was going to become one of the greatest filmmakers of all time but you would think he was a cool guy who knows how to make an extremely fun movie! This shit is such a blast, a classic and wildly entertaining adventure.
Rated 30 Apr 2019
70
53rd
Inspector Zenigata: "Look, counterfeit money from all over the world. I came in after Lupin and found this terrible crime. What shall I do?"
Rated 13 Mar 2021
80
58th
Good capery fun in an imaginative setting.
Rated 15 Jan 2017
65
42nd
A goofy, shallow story, with utterly forgettable characters, yet thanks to what I'm assuming is Miyazaki's influence it still manage to be warm, funny, and charming. It's definitely not one of his classics, but it's a solid movie that doesn't overstay its welcome (like anime movies have more recently tended to do).
Rated 30 Apr 2016
90
93rd
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Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
96th
My favourite Miyazaki movie. Seems very much like an older adventure film.
Rated 14 Mar 2008
80
89th
Fabulous!
Rated 23 Mar 2014
84
79th
84.000
Rated 16 Jun 2022
50
29th
The dub-cast is really not good.
Rated 28 Jul 2018
83
93rd
This is just so much fun! A beautiful world with hot on your heels action 'n adventure and a mysterious castle to boot. The animation is phenomenal for the tone it sets. I keep coming back to this flick because i can never get enough of the lighthearted mischief.
Rated 22 Nov 2011
93
98th
I was always a fan of Lupin, and this makes for a fantastic movie adaptation. It stays true to the show, but builds on it and steps it up enough that it feels like more than an extra-long episode. It's great whether you've watched the show or not, and all the main characters are well-represented.
Rated 06 Aug 2021
60
18th
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Rated 17 Dec 2018
89
66th
https://movies.supertran.net/2010/11/lupin-the-3rd-the-castle-of-cagliostro-1979.html
Rated 16 Dec 2019
78
59th
Há 40 anos estreava no Japão o primeiro longa do gigante Hayao Miyazaki. É divertido, mas está anos-luz do que o diretor faria no Studio Ghibli. BlurayRip no MakingOff.
Rated 11 Feb 2021
79
68th
Miyazaki's signature style and obsession's are all on display in this early work, a fun adventure story in the Lupin franchise. For newcomers such as me, there is maybe not enough time taken to introduce some of the characters, but it's easy to get into nonetheless.
Rated 30 Mar 2012
80
79th
It certainly has the Miyazaki magic, even if it's not as polished as his later work. Probably would've enjoyed it even more if I had seen the series, as the film by itself is a bit short on character development.
Rated 20 Sep 2010
80
88th
The animation is not as refined than in Miayzaki's latter work (where he acts as the key animator) but the script is just absolutely wonderful! Characters like this can't come alive in any other format than animation. Loved Maurice Leblanc's books about Lupin's granddaddy as well..
Rated 28 Oct 2011
44
48th
Wonderful visuals marred by bland humor, weak dialogue, and a dose of cheese...but not the pleasantly piquant type. Better than modern anime by a mile, but still has all the failings associated with the genre.
Rated 26 Dec 2010
85
80th
85.250
Rated 13 Jun 2008
77
88th
very good
Rated 28 Jul 2017
60
44th
Lupin is my favorite Bondlike villain(hero).
Rated 28 Aug 2012
87
81st
Not great Miyazaki but so much fun.
Rated 25 Feb 2013
80
65th
A manic caper with some crazy setpieces and loveable characters.
Rated 30 Dec 2023
60
34th
that goemon guy fucks
Rated 22 Dec 2021
84
96th
More or less the embodiment of every European comic I read in the 1980’s. Also some of the best action scenes for an animated feature ever.
Rated 28 Feb 2010
6
70th
Miyazaki's first film is his weakest, but it's still pretty good.
Rated 06 Aug 2018
60
68th
Not as polished as Miyazaki's other films, it's a fun film that shows glimpses of mastery that would come later.
Rated 05 Jan 2009
82
67th
Classic. Timeless. Miyazaki.
Rated 21 Dec 2019
95
0th
gotta be one of the best heist movies ever right? the long slow moments make the tension more compelling while comfortably moving the plot forward. the character interactions feel rooted in history despite the movie diving right into the action. i think good heist movies should make the audience ask "how are they going to make it out alive" and answering that question with truly inventive solutions, which this move does with style and ease. gotta overlook some red flags, but its a masterpiece
Rated 16 Jan 2020
80
60th
Film, Monkey Punch’ın manga serisinden,Japon anime efsanesi Hayao Miyazaki tarafından 1979 yılında uyarlanmış olup aynı zamanda onun ilk filmi olma özelliği taşımaktadır.Maurice Leblanc’ın roman serisinin centilmen hırsızı Arsen Lüpen’in torununun maceralarının anlatıldığı bu seriden Miyazaki,oldukça yaratıcı ve güzel çizimlerle sizi ilk dakikadan sarmalayan hızlı ve akıcı öyküsüyle eşsiz bir film çıkarmayı başarmış.Efsane yönetmenin sinemasını
Rated 15 Jul 2020
95
97th
immediately convinced that anime car movies are cooler than western ones. fun action anime with good tension building scenes
Rated 06 Oct 2023
60
61st
How can this be a 1979 film? The creativity is so good.

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