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Lupin III: Dead or Alive (movie)

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© Monkey Punch • TMS

Alternative title:
Lupin III : Mort ou Vif (French)
Lupin III: Trappola mortale (Italian)
Lupin III: Vivo o muerto (Spanish)
Rupan Sansei: Dead or Alive (Japanese)
ルパン三世 DEAD OR ALIVE (Japanese)
루팡 3세 데드 오어 얼라이브 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Lupin, Goemon, and Jigen take a mini-helicopter and head to the mysterious “Drifting Island” looking for a treasure rumored to be hidden somewhere on it. Through their exploration of the island, the trio encounters the lethal “Nanomachine,” the island’s security system. The trio triggers the alarm, springing “the Nanomachine” to life. The key to solving the island’s mystery lies in the small nation of Zufu. This once prosperous nation is now ruled by the ruthless, knife-collecting, General Headhunter. Fujiko does her usual probing and hacks into General Headhunter’s computer hoping to find some crucial information. Zenigata has received a video message from Lupin in which Lupin announces his desire for the priceless treasure. Oleander, a fiery blond officer with some hidden secrets of her own, steps in to help Zenigata. Armed with their newly found information, Lupin, Goemon, Jigen, and Fujiko go back to “Drifting Island,” but this time they are followed by General Headhunter.
User Ratings: 159 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Excellent: 14 votes (dub:8, sub:5, others:1
1 Arabic subtitled
 Very good: 50 votes (sub:30, dub:17, raw:2, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Good: 53 votes (sub:29, dub:21, others:3
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 31 votes (sub:21, dub:8, ?:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
 So-so: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
 Not really good: -
 Weak: -
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 386 users, rank: #2515 (of 9409)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.113 (Good), std. dev.: 1.4097, rank: #3172 (of 9518)
Weighted mean: 7.105 (Good), rank: #3034 (of 9518) (seen all: 7.10)
Bayesian estimate: 7.135 (Good), rank: #2735 (of 7150)
Running time: 97 minutes
Vintage: 1996
Premiere date:
1996-04-20 (Japan)
Ending Theme:
"Damage no Amai wana [The Sweet Trap of Damage]" by Media Youth
Trivia: We have 10
The first Lupin III feature (and only one so far) to be directed by creator Monkey Punch. 
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Lupin III: Dead or Alive (Blu-ray) 2022-10-25 (from $24.95)
DVD (Region 1)
    Lupin III - Movie Pack: First Haul [Movies 1-5] (DVD) 2006-11-07 (from $34.24)
    Lupin III: Dead or Alive (DVD) 2005-02-22 (from $32.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Hiroyuki Yano
Director: Monkey Punch
Screenplay: Hiroshi Kashiwabara
Original Concept: Maurice Leblanc
Original creator: Monkey Punch
Character Design: Marisuke Eguchi
Chief Animation Director: Marisuke Eguchi
Mechanical design: Isamu Imakake
Director of Photography: Hajime Hasegawa
Dolby Film Consultant: Mikio Mori
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Music Editing: Seiji Suzuki
Production Committee:
Chō Masumori (Nippon TV Music)
Hidehiko Takei (Nippon Television Network)
Hiroshi Saitō (Nippon Television Network)
Hiroshi Takahashi (Nippon Television Network)
Kazuhiko Watanabe (Nippon TV Music)
Kisoko Aoi (Nippon TV Music)
Koji Shibata (Nippon TV Video)
Manabu Tamura (VAP)
Megumi Aoki (Nippon TV Video)
Rikio Yoshida (Tokyo Movie Shinsha)
Ryōsuke Kumai (Tokyo Movie Shinsha)
Satomi Shimazaki (Nippon TV Video)
Seiji Urushido (Nippon Television Network)
Shin'ichiro Maeda (Nippon Television Network)
Shunzō Katō (Tokyo Movie Shinsha)
Tadahito Matsumoto (Tokyo Movie Shinsha)
Tadashi Nakajima (VAP)
Taketaka Hosaka (Nippon Television Network)
Tetsuya Otomo (Nippon TV Service)
Tomoyasu Miyazaki (Nippon Television Network)
Toshifumi Tadokoro (Nippon TV Service)
Toshio Nakatani (Nippon Television Network)
Tsuneo Hayakawa (VAP)
Umeo Ito (VAP)
Yasuyuki Matsumura (Nippon Television Network)
Yuji Shoji (Nippon TV Service)
Recording Director: Satoshi Katō
Sound Effects: Yukiyoshi Itokawa
Theme Song Composition: Yuji Ohno
Theme Song Lyrics: Goro Matsui
Eiko Masuyama as Fujiko Mine
Gorō Naya as Inspector Zenigata
Kanichi Kurita as Arsene Lupin III
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Jigen Daisuke
Makio Inoue as Goemon Ishikawa XIII

Tōru Furuya as Prince Panish

Banjou Ginga as Headhunting General
Chafurin as Police Informer
Chisa Yokoyama as Emera
Nachi Nozawa as Crisis
Ryūzaburō Ōtomo as
Police Officer
Shigeru Chiba as Spunky

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Tokyo Movie Shinsha
CG Production: Celsys
Dolby Film Consultant: Continental Far East Inc.
Music Production: VAP
Photography: TMS Photo
Processing Station: Tokyo Laboratory
Recording Studio: Aoi Studio
Sound Production: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Sonny Strait
Script: John Burgmeier
Translation: Clyde Mandelin
ADR Engineer: Justin Pate
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez
DVD Menu Design: Kris Pierce
DVD Production Assistant:
Alese Watson
Stacie Jolley
Mix Engineer: Evan Jones
Script Supervision: Jeremy Carlile
Christopher R. Sabat as Daisuke Jigen
Meredith McCoy as Fujiko Mine
Mike McFarland as Goemon Ishikawa
Phillip Wilburn as Inspector Koichi Zenigata
Sonny Strait as Arsene Lupin III

Bill Townsley as General Headhunter
Chris Patton as Crisis
Chris Rager as Spanky
Colleen Clinkenbeard as
Sonny Strait as Prince Pannish

Antimere Robinson as Female Wrestler
Brad Jackson as
Cafe Owner
Policeman C
Prisoner A
Street Magician
Street Thug A
Caitlin Glass as
Biker Woman
Screaming Woman
Zufu Orphans
Chris Rager as
Fruit Vendor
Policeman A
Prisoner B
Justin Pate as
Street Thug B
Vice Warden
Zufu Boy
Kyle Hebert as
Angry Customer
Policeman B

English companies
Broadcaster: FUNimation Channel
DVD Authoring: Vision Wise, Inc.
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2022)
FUNimation Entertainment (Expired)
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Danièle Hazan

Adaptation: Hélène Monsche
Bruno Magne as Lupan

Adrien Solis as Prince Pannish
Caroline Mozzone as Oleander
Constantin Pappas as
Goemon Ishikawa
Inspecteur Zenigata
Gilbert Levy as
Général Kubikari
Hervé Caradec as Daisuke Jigen
Nathalie Homs as Fujiko Mine
Sasha Supera as Princesse Emerah
Thierry Kazazian as Crisis

Danièle Hazan as Femme Sumo
Gilbert Levy as Directeur de la prison
French companies
Distributor: Dybex
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Sylvia Garcel (Latin American dub)
Armando Coria as Goemon Ishikawa XIII (Latin American dub)
Juan Alfonso Carralero as Daisuke Jigen (Latin American dub)
Laura Ayala as Fujiko Mine (Latin American dub)
Luis Daniel Ramirez as Inspector Zenigata (Latin American dub)
Ricardo Tejedo as Arsene Lupin III (Latin American dub)

Gerardo Reyero as Panish (Latin American dub)
Rebeca Manriquez as Oleander (Latin American dub)

Ana Maria Grey as Emera (Latin American dub)
Jesse Conde as Crisis (Latin American dub)
Miguel Angel Ghigliazza as Headhunter (Latin American dub)
Victor Mares as Spanky (Latin American dub)

Benjamin Rivera (Latin American dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: The Film Zone
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Roberto Del Giudice
Art Director: Andrea Sergio

Dubbing Assistant: Daniela Inserra
Editorial Director: Anna Marani
Licensing: Mandy Mometti
Managing Director: Massimiliano Rella
Marketing Director: Giorgio Pulini
Mixing: Claudio Toselli
Partners Coordination:
Alice Quaglino
Gianluca Aicardi (Ad Libitum)
Product Manager: Simona Stanzani
Production Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta
Project Manager: Carlo Cavazzoni
Alessandra Korompay as Fujiko Mine
Antonio Palumbo as Goemon Ishikawa
Roberto Del Giudice as Lupin III
Rodolfo Bianchi as Ispettore Zenigata
Sandro Pellegrini as Daisuke Jigen
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Italia 1
Dubbing Company: EDIT

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