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Title: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Akai Shuichi on February 05, 2016, 03:47:45 pm
https://www.facebook.com/147168055312297/photos/a.196378827057886.55668.147168055312297/1241497819212643/?type=3&theater

This is great news. If you count the fansubs, this means every TV Special, after this is released, will have good subtitles.

Well, that is, besides Italian Game.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: VampireNaomi on February 05, 2016, 04:18:14 pm
Awesome news! I've always wanted to see this one, and I was a bit worried that Discotek would work their way through all the specials that were already released by Funimation before getting to this, or that they wouldn't do it at all.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: SolHerald on February 05, 2016, 04:48:49 pm
Although I do enjoy that they are mostly going in chronological order, it is nice to seem them grab random one's here and there. I wonder why they decided to pick this one up?
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: JAG2045 on February 05, 2016, 05:35:39 pm
Great news, will have to pick this up!

I only wish we could get more releases LOL
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Rhys2753 on February 05, 2016, 07:54:52 pm
Great news indeed, i think I remember enjoying this one to some extent. What worries me though is what order they'll go through from here on out. If they'll go Funi/new/funi/new/funi/new etc. If that's the case gonna be quite some time before we see Island of Assassins.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: GATSU on February 06, 2016, 02:58:56 am
Yeah, and I really hope we don't get Nostradamus again. Though I guess if Discotek wants to cash in on Fujiko-service from that spin-off, then it'd make sense to bring back Gemini and/or possibly Columbus Files.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Shin Lupin Sansei on February 06, 2016, 07:10:27 pm
Just saw the news, great pick up DT!!!!


Yeah, and I really hope we don't get Nostradamus again. Though I guess if Discotek wants to cash in on Fujiko-service from that spin-off, then it'd make sense to bring back Gemini and/or possibly Columbus Files.

I don't understand the Nostradamus hate. While not one of the top tier films it is a solid entry and far superior to almost any given TV special and far better than the Gold of Babylon nonsense that everyone clamors for. Also the animation is quite nicely drawn and animated.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: GATSU on February 06, 2016, 07:53:38 pm
It's just too hoakey for my tastes. But, yeah, because it has a dub, there's a better chance of it getting rescued than Babylon.  :'( On the positive, though, at least Discotek would remove those terrible unskippable trailers which plagued the FUNi discs.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Shin Lupin Sansei on February 06, 2016, 11:37:50 pm
It's just too hoakey for my tastes. But, yeah, because it has a dub, there's a better chance of it getting rescued than Babylon.  :'( On the positive, though, at least Discotek would remove those terrible unskippable trailers which plagued the FUNi discs.

Now those DO deserve some hate!!! ;D
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Reed on February 08, 2016, 12:19:13 pm
Just saw the news, great pick up DT!!!!


Yeah, and I really hope we don't get Nostradamus again. Though I guess if Discotek wants to cash in on Fujiko-service from that spin-off, then it'd make sense to bring back Gemini and/or possibly Columbus Files.

I don't understand the Nostradamus hate. While not one of the top tier films it is a solid entry and far superior to almost any given TV special and far better than the Gold of Babylon nonsense that everyone clamors for. Also the animation is quite nicely drawn and animated.

I did a write-up (https://sites.google.com/site/lupinthethirdcom/anime/films/-1995-die-nostradamus/review) on the film if you want a better understanding of why it isn't more beloved.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Shin Lupin Sansei on February 09, 2016, 09:43:19 pm
I did a write-up (https://sites.google.com/site/lupinthethirdcom/anime/films/-1995-die-nostradamus/review) on the film if you want a better understanding of why it isn't more beloved.

I've seen it a few times and while it could be considered a disapointment compared to Cagliostro, Mamo, or DOA I still think it is a solid entry and far superior to nonsense like Babylon, and nearly all the TV specials. Granted as a feature film it might have set expectations too high for some but I still find it far more enjoyable than most of the Lupin I've had to endure. If I remember correctly reading years back (probably in Animerica) this was the film that inspired Monkey Punch to "do it right" and direct one himself? That always left me scratching my head as there was some really crappy content before Nostrodamus that he let slide, not to mention the subsequent TV specials almost rendering the series unwatchable to someone not familiar with the better films. Guess we will just have to agree to disagree, lol.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: GATSU on February 11, 2016, 04:16:01 am
Shin: I have a feeling Monkey Punch did the next one, because TMS was trying to appease fans who: 1)Were missing Yamada and 2)Really hated that special. Notice that was also one of the rare years when you saw two Lupin specials: DOA and Gemini. As for why he stepped aside, it might be the fact that he's not really an anime director. He's done some shorts on his computer, but he's not an industry professional in that area.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: mikezilla2 on February 11, 2016, 08:50:02 am
DOA is a film tho , GEM is a tv special .............
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: DrFurball on February 13, 2016, 01:10:04 am
If I remember correctly reading years back (probably in Animerica) this was the film that inspired Monkey Punch to "do it right" and direct one himself? That always left me scratching my head as there was some really crappy content before Nostrodamus that he let slide, not to mention the subsequent TV specials almost rendering the series unwatchable to someone not familiar with the better films.
I've always felt that was something that fans came up with to explain his involvement, which makes sense at first, with Lupin's sudden philanthropist tendencies in the movie clashing against Monkey Punch's "Lupin doesn't steal from the rich and give to the poor. That's not cool," philosophy, especially since there's no real reason for it, unlike in, say, Cagliostro. But, like you said, there was much worse Lupin anime out there *cough*Babylon*cough* that didn't seem to bother him as much.

However, I think the real reason he directed Dead or Alive is because (if memory serves), the studio couldn't find another director, and (despite being credited a director) Monkey Punch didn't even direct most of the movie, his involvement didn't seem to extend past directing the opening and ending (as well as inspiring the character designs, I suppose), with most of the work being done by the assistant director.

As for why he stepped aside, it might be the fact that he's not really an anime director. He's done some shorts on his computer, but he's not an industry professional in that area.
Pretty much. Despite not being the main director, he found the experience exhausting and doesn't seem to want to direct any more anime. He's still very passionate about manga (once stating that he'll keep drawing comics until he dies) and eager to try new techniques, but doesn't share the same enthusiasm for making anime.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: GATSU on April 16, 2016, 08:37:58 am
Amazon listing (https://twitter.com/WTK/status/721118089237037057).
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Shin Lupin Sansei on April 16, 2016, 11:01:46 pm
Hey DT can we get a delay on this so it can be a BR/DVD combo like Voyage to Danger? Not to pick on Voyage to Danger again but to me it is one of the most boring specials in the franchise (not necessarily bad, just boring). I would MUCH, MUCH rather have this on Blu-Ray!
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: GATSU on April 22, 2016, 01:59:24 am
It probably depends on the demand for Jigen's Gravestone and/or Voyage to Danger.

Edit: Now it's available for pre-order at Right Stuf (https://twitter.com/WTK/status/723274692212068353).
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: SurrealBrain on April 23, 2016, 04:40:54 pm
As for me? DVD, Blu-Ray, I'm just glad it's coming.

Due to circumstances beyond my control, though, I can't say if pre-ordering is a wise move.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Akai Shuichi on April 25, 2016, 10:09:51 am
no point in releasing this one on Blu-Ray. Starting with Alcatraz Connection up to Last Job all the TV Specials were digitally animated in 480p standard definition.

Voyage to Danger benefits from it because every TV Special before Alcatraz Connection was animated on film and is much higher resolution.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Rhys2753 on April 25, 2016, 02:18:26 pm
I wouldn't be surprised that (if Discotek gets more anyway) the ones previously released by Funi will have Combos as an incentive to the folks who have the Funimation releases to at least look into getting these.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Thief in a Red Jacket on April 25, 2016, 05:52:44 pm
I would absolutely love it if the Funimation releases get Blu-Ray/DVD combos from Discotek! I recently got the Funi releases of Die! Nostradamus, Tokyo Crisis, and $1 Money Wars, and the A/V quality on those are pretty lackluster in my opinion. I'm going to hold off purchasing any more and just wait for the inevitable (and far superior) Discotek release.

A Blu-Ray/DVD combo for Tokyo Crisis and Money Wars would be great...I'm not entirely sure if I'll be purchasing Nostradamus again...
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: SurrealBrain on April 25, 2016, 06:13:07 pm
After having personal experience with the Funimation edition of Dead or Alive, I agree. You can't wait, they're better than nothing, but if you can, that might be the ideal option.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Akai Shuichi on May 11, 2016, 08:28:25 am
It's up on RightStuf: http://www.rightstufanime.com/Lupin-the-3rd-Alcatraz-Connection-DVD

It says the release date is: 6/7/2016

Edit: also up on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lupin-3rd-Alcatraz-Connection/dp/B01EBB4NC4/
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: SurrealBrain on June 13, 2016, 10:01:02 pm
I got the DVD in the mail today. Didn't get Nostrodamus yet, but I can watch this one.

Of course, I've got tons of other anime fighting for my attention. Lupin's been the winner, so odds are, I'll watch it now.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Psycho_Kenshin on July 05, 2016, 03:37:07 am
I look forward to rewatching this with subs that make sense!   ;D I think the one I saw had nonsense HK bootleg subs or something, this being years before the more reliable fansub groups started doing Lupin special. I liked it anyway though, I'm sure it's even better when it makes sense.
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: mikezilla2 on January 20, 2018, 07:51:08 am
there Was no Com track with this Was there ?
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Rhys2753 on January 21, 2018, 05:06:26 pm
nope
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: blackjacket on April 25, 2018, 08:13:54 pm
Alcatraz Connection is STILL NOT out in US?? Hate all the delays...
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: mikezilla2 on April 26, 2018, 06:28:02 am
Alcatraz Connection is STILL NOT out in US?? Hate all the delays...

Release Date: 6/7/2016

https://www.rightstufanime.com/Lupin-the-3rd-Alcatraz-Connection-DVD

Yep those Delays !
Title: Re: Discotek gets Alcatraz Connection
Post by: Akai Shuichi on August 16, 2019, 09:50:31 am
I've had this since release so maybe only limited amount of copies before they had distribution problems.