Lupin III: Legend of the Gold of Babylon (1985) torrent download

Lupin III: Legend of the Gold of Babylon

1985

Action / Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Crime / Fantasy / Mystery / Sci-Fi

6.3

Synopsis

In New York City, several stone tablets have been unearthed that tell a tale about the Gold of Babylon. 2 Mafia families are after it as well as Lupin the 3rd himself. An old drunken woman named Rosetta appears to know much about this treasure than meets the eye. While Zenigata has made a group of female partners that'll lure Lupin into handcuffs. But the race is on for the gold of Babel. Who is this Rosetta woman? and what is the connection between New York and the Gold?

Director

Shigetsugu Yoshida

Cast

Yasuo Yamada
as Lupin III (voice)
Gorō Naya
as Inspector Zenigata (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi
as Daisuke Jigen (voice)
Eiko Masuyama
as Mine Fujiko (voice)
Makio Inoue
as Goemon Ishikawa XIII (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka
as Kowalski (voice)

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by emasterslake N/A

Not the best Lupin the 3rd Movie but still still decent to view.

This is the 3rd Lupin Anime film. It's suppose to have the similar style from the 3rd TV series.

It takes place in New York mostly. Where we find Lupin being chased by Zenigata like always. After that he encounters an old woman who tells him that she holds the secret to the Gold of Babylon. Which is in fact the Babylon Tower itself that was meant to be the tallest structure known to man kind. As lupin progresses on his journey to unlooking the secret, he runs into the New York Mafia who also want the gold for themselves. With the help of his comrades and Zenigata using his own team of women to lure Lupin. This will be one crazy adventure for our favorite thief.

This one is nothing compared to Secret of Mamo or Castle of Cagliostro.

The animation is a little sloppy. Makes the animation in Secret of Mamo look better. Has some slap stick humor in it as well.

It's more like seeing one of those Cartoon shows in the 80s.

Has some laughs to it, but wouldn't say it's the best in the world.

I wouldn't recommend it to other Die-hard Lupin fans. It's something to see every now and then, but not on the top 5 list of an anime website.

I give it 6.5/10 for a decent Lupin anime to watch.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 5 /10

Lupin at his weirdest, proof that not everything to do with Lupin is golden

'Lupin III: The Gold of Babylon' has somewhat of a bad reputation among Lupin fans, and it is not all that hard to see why. Personally didn't think it was that bad, but for a Lupin film it is disappointing.

Have to agree that 'Gold of Babylon' is one of the weaker Lupin films, and that it has nothing on the previous two Lupin films. The very impressive first feature film of his, 'The Secret (goes under Mystery too depending on where you're from) of Mamo', despite a confused and strange final third it is the boldest Lupin film and the most faithful perhaps to the manga. And the outstanding 'The Castle of Cagliostro' (my first Lupin film and my favourite), also one of my favourite animated films and Lupin at his funniest and most exciting. It is watchable, though really for Lupin completests as a one-time viewing.

Starting with the good things, most of the animation is not bad. The backgrounds are nicely detailed and fluid and the colours are lively. The music score is dynamic, beautiful and groovy and a good fit with what's going on.

As always, Lupin's friends are very entertaining and it is hard not to image a Lupin film without film because they add so much. Some of the action is fun, if never on the same level as the helicopter, police and lorry chase in 'The Secret of Mamo' and particularly the opening chase sequence in 'The Castle of Cagliostro'. The voice acting is quite good.

On the other hand, while the rest of the animation is not bad, the character designs are quite ugly and sloppy in movement. Particularly for the secondary characters, that are more at home in heavily stylised US animation. For those wanting humour and excitement, they will find themselves a little short-changed, there are odd splashes of humorous moments but too far and between and other action-oriented parts lack lustre (for a big Lupin chase sequence, this one is pretty pedestrian).

Zenigata served very little point to the story and his subplot added nothing and felt rather irrelevant and the villain is shamefully underused and incredibly dull. Lupin is at his least likable and most annoying (when he is usually fun and charismatic) and there are stereotypes that won't bode well.

Faring weakest here is the story, which has far too many uncomfortably bizarre touches that feel misplaced for Lupin and a lot of it is ludicrous and even for Lupin implausible. Then there is the final act, where the weird completely spirals out of control and the final twist is bizarrely ridiculous.

In conclusion, has one-time completest watchability value but far too strange and proof that not everything to do with Lupin turns to gold. 5/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by lost-in-limbo 6 /10

Fun ride, in spite of the bumps.

The third theatrical animated feature sees Lupin III going after the gold of Babylon with the New York mafia led by a fly-swatting Polish criminal boss, a mysterious old bag-lady and five beauty contestant policewomen under the control of Lupin's long-suffering foe Interpol inspector Zenigata also on the trail. Interesting to see Lupin III not in the recognizable green or red jacket, but decked out pink. Nice touch. This treasure hunting adventure is fairly screwball (motorbike pursuit) and ridiculously out-there (aliens/gods), where it's the unfocused plot that takes it down a notch. At least something is always going on, despite not knowing completely what. Once it hits Babylon the pace and thrills do pick up with those police women coming into their own. However the New York scenes can plod. That's mainly in the second half. Still the chase element is alluring, because of the familiar actions (playful double-crossing) and strong characters (Lupin & Co) involved. Animation looks basic, if scratchy, as the details are minor. For me it's one of Lupin's lesser outings, yet nevertheless, this caper is enjoyable enough.

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