Photos - Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro (Blu-Ray 720p)

Might as well snap a bunch of photos from the Castle of Cagliostro Blu-Ray (fansub version, of course).  It's really nice to watch in a higher resolution, and it does look better than the existing DVDs, but the picture is still dirty and grainy.  This movie needs to be properly restored and remastered for high-definition.  Unfortunately, that's something a small Japanese publisher like VAP can do by themselves.  Frankly, I have no idea how they got the rights to the BD version.  Shouldn't that go to Studio Ghibli?  The DVD version was an early release on the Ghibli ga Ippai label (and featuring dubtitles, sadly).

In any event, this movie needs to be properly remastered to high-def.  It should look absolutely smashing on a big-screen tv set.  This version looks really good, but it deserves to be so much better.


Gnickerson said...

I recently watched CoC and decided to do a little experiment.

I watched it in English but with the subtitles playing. It was quite interesting to see all the changes that they did. Some things were just rephrasing to sound more natural, but other lines were changed entirely and for what reason I do not know.

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