The Castle of Cagliostro
May 3, 2015
A blog devoted to our labor of love, the upcoming North American release of Hayao Miyazaki’s film debut, Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, by Discotek Media/Eastern Star. (Legal: Opinions shared are the maintainers’ alone, not Discotek’s/TMS’. Film and Materials © Monkey Punch / TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd… All rights reserved.)
Hello again everyone! Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro on Blu-ray is being pressed and should be making its way to those of you with Discotek Media Store pre-orders very soon, and widely available (for those who ordered elsewhere) sometime around June 23rd. In the meantime, we have some more extras to reveal! Today let’s talk about interviews.
Unfortunately, we could not secure the lengthy interview with animation director Yasuo Ohtsuka from the 2006 Special Edition DVD Manga Entertainment released, so if you must have that interview (and it’s good!), definitely hold onto your copies. However, we DID clear a shorter-but-denser interview with him, previously seen only on certain French releases! And it’s not just him.
[details=We also secured similar interviews with key animator Kazuhide Tomonaga (who, coincidentally, is now supervising the upcoming Lupin TV series!)…]
[details=…and Monkey Punch, Lupin the Third’s creator!]
This is the first time any of these interviews have been seen with an English translation!
[details=“But what about the English voices?” You might ask. Well, as you probably guessed…]
We had a wonderful audio interview with Bob Bergen, who voiced Lupin for Carl Macek’s 1992 dub of the film. He told us about how he got hired for the part and gave us some behind-the-scenes insights. It runs just over 15 minutes long!
[details=And we have one more interviewee to formally announce:]
It’s no surprise to many of you, but it’s David Hayter, Lupin’s voice from the 2000 English dub! The interview is over a half-hour long and both interesting and entertaining! Mr. Hayter was also kind enough to record a brief introduction for the film, which is what you see above. In his interview, David tells us his thoughts on why the film is such a pleasure, what he loved about playing the character, and lots of other neat stuff!
Naturally, we adapted the questions you folks submitted for both of these interviews, so hopefully you learn something you wanted to know!
Oh, and after Bob’s and David’s interviews, don’t cut back to the menu too early.