Lupin the 3rd - The Secret of Mamo
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KEY SALES POINTS: Lupin is one of Japan's biggest pop culture icons, spawning 6 theatrical films, 10 television films and 228 TV episodes. This is the first THEATRICAL FEATURE of Lupin series (theatrically released in 1978) Digitally High Definition Remastered for DVD release.
DVD FEATURES: Bilingual format (new English dialog 5.1 and original Japanese audio with optional English subtitles), interactive animated menus, scene access. Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation DVD extras include Conceptual Art Gallery, Excerpts from the original movie program and promo poster
BONUS - FREE INSIDE: Lupin Magic keychain (while supplies last), Collectible reversible cover, Booklet of Interviews, movie information, character information and more!
- Digitized Original Movie Program (Translation In Booklet)
- Original "Coroner's Report"
- Conceptual Art
- Collectible Reversible Cover
- 12 Page Booklet - Includes Character Guide, Behind The Scenes Comments From Original Japanese Cast And Lupin Creator Monkey Punch
Top Customer Reviews
In that classic film, viewers were introduced to an honorable and altruistic Lupin that deviated greatly from the
one they saw in the manga. It was this film that set the tone for essentially all Lupin films to follow; in
every subsequent entry, while Lupin still kept his ways of thievery and womanizing, he went about his affairs in
a bit more pure-hearted kind of way (two of the best examples of this are "Dead or Alive" and "The Secret of
Twilight Gemini".) But when Lupin was first put onto the big screen back in 1979, the director's aim was to give
audiences a taste of the lecherous, murderous thief they had grown accustomed to in Monkey Punch's original manga.
Enter "The Secret of Mamo".
Fans of "Cagliostro" beware: this is Lupin like you've most likely never seen him portrayed in more recent specials
and movies. This version of the world's greatest thief is an irresponsible buffoon, who chases after women even
if it leads him into a trap that could spell his death, and who hits people in his car without a second a second thought.
It's scary to think this man also houses what could be one of the world's greatest minds. No matter the situation, Lupin
is able to escape from any ordeal imaginable, by using his unique brand of logic coupled with a questionable brand of
strategy. Watching Monkey Punch's most famous creation at his zany, perverted, brilliant best is worth more than the
But that's not all you're going to get from this film. Also housed is an excellent plot, one of the best I've ever seen
in a movie in this series.Read more ›
It contains a lot of mystery. Mamo is really a mysterious character and is said to be Lupin's biggest enemy!
This is anime, but it has a very deep theme, "Is to be immortal really make people happpy?"
People call this move "great humbug", It contais a lot of scenes which many people consider silly but we enjoy it because it is silly. There're not so many movies that we are fond of because they are silly.
Actually, this movie has been translated into English FOUR TIMES! One for Japan Air Line, one for USA(translated by other company under the title of "Mystery of Mamo") and one for UK(under the title of "Secret of Mamo"). This is the fourth translation. This fact proves how good this movie is.
This DVD OF COURSE has both English and Japanese dialogue. All Lupin and anime fan will enjoy it. But it may be hard to understand for small children.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are two releases for this, the old release and the modern release by Eastern Star/Discotek. Needless to say, Amazon has managed to combine the two releases into one listing. Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by Kenneth A. Arromdee
I love Lupin the 3rd and I am happy I was able to add this to my collection. But in the way of Lupin movies, this one is lacking. Read morePublished on April 26, 2013 by newagealchemist
Oh, what a huge difference a director makes. Where Lupin the III: The Castle of Cagliostro (Special Edition) had atmosphere, inventive visuals, coherence and plot Mystery of Mamo... Read morePublished on June 28, 2008 by Inspector Gadget
The artwork in this movie is a little different from the usual Lupin the 3rd art. But I thought the movie was really good. You'll watch it more then once.Published on May 9, 2007 by DaveGrohlLover
This is the best adaptation of Monkey Punch's Manga. Unlike the acclamed 'Castle of Cagliostro', this film is very true to its original form. Read morePublished on February 12, 2006 by Ronnie Clay
Whatever the name for the first theatrical film outing for Lupin the Third and Co., this is certainly an oldie but a goodie. Read morePublished on May 5, 2005 by D. Engelhardt
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