Over the weekend Diskotek Media took to the stage to announce that their upcoming Blu-ray release of Lupin the Third: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon would feature an all-new English-language voice track featuring the cast of the Lupin the Third: Part IV English dub. Following a seemingly never-ending hold put on the original DVD release of the animated film back in 2005, for many in North America, this will be their first time watching the 1985 animated classic. So who better to join them on that journey than the most recent voices?
You wanted more dubbed Lupin… and we’re giving you more dubbed Lupin. #LupinThe3rd: The Legend Of The Gold Of Babylon is coming to Blu-ray starring @TonyOliverVA, @RichardEpcar, @LexLang, @MichelleRuffvo1, @DougErholtz & @ellynstern as Rosetta! pic.twitter.com/4djMssjNxg
— 💿Discotek Media💿 (@discotekmedia) May 25, 2018
Originally released domestically in Japan in 1985, the Seijun Suzuki co-directed animated film would make for the third feature film from the Lupin the Third universe. With a somewhat convoluted past within the field of home release outside of Japan, the animated film would originally be released in North America back in 1994, over nine years after initial release, under the name Rupan III name. The film is described below:
Lupin searches for a gigantic hoard of hidden treasure originating in ancient Babylon, with the help of his usual team, a set of stone tablets, and a drunken old woman by the name of Rosetta. Complicating matters is Inspector Zenigata, who has been roped into judging the “Miss ICPO Beauty Contest” and must now drag a group of nominees around with him, all eager to prove themselves as agents.
While there is yet to be an official release date for the Blu-ray home release announced just yet, Discotek Media did share the timeframe of “later this year” in the announcement trailer. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as further information is announced regarding the animated film.