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Title: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: GATSU on August 13, 2017, 02:27:03 pm
Link (https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/status/896782994647777280). Thanks to Vintage Anime Fans for the tip.
Title: Re: The real best Lupin, ever, Babylon, finally gets picked up by Discotek.
Post by: VampireNaomi on August 13, 2017, 02:55:36 pm
It's going to be great to get Babylon in good quality. I've got an old Finnish DVD that looks so bad it might just as well be a worn out VHS. It seems to be a popular opinion that this movie is bad, but if I had to make a list of my top-5 least favourite Lupin movies, this wouldn't even be on it. I love how silly and bizarre it is while also including action and adventure. The only problem I really have with it is that some parts are really cringy to watch, especially the Miss ICPO beauty contest.
Title: Re: The real best Lupin, ever, Babylon, finally gets picked up by Discotek.
Post by: SolHerald on August 13, 2017, 03:04:28 pm
I was really hoping that they got the Goemon movie, but until they do, I'll be happy with this. I'm gonna love showing this one to family.
Title: Re: The real best Lupin, ever, Babylon, finally gets picked up by Discotek.
Post by: Akai Shuichi on August 13, 2017, 03:33:37 pm
The original VAP release has a BGM-only track and I hope that carries over onto this. I've not seen any other Lupin release ever include an extra like that before.
Title: Re: The real best Lupin, ever, Babylon, finally gets picked up by Discotek.
Post by: GATSU on August 13, 2017, 04:46:15 pm
Akai: Music rights might be a bitch on that, but I'll try to ask, if they post it on FB.
Title: Re: The real best Lupin, ever, Babylon, finally gets picked up by Discotek.
Post by: Lupus Zeniga on August 13, 2017, 05:11:55 pm
Cool news.
Title: Re: The real best Lupin, ever, Babylon, finally gets picked up by Discotek.
Post by: Aelia on August 13, 2017, 06:16:32 pm
I thought I'd never see this get released after it was put on hold so many years ago. Looking forward to picking it up.
Title: Re: The real best Lupin, ever, Babylon, finally gets picked up by Discotek.
Post by: SolHerald on August 13, 2017, 06:55:57 pm
The original VAP release has a BGM-only track and I hope that carries over onto this. I've not seen any other Lupin release ever include an extra like that before.
Discotek's Fuma release has a BGM-only track, so it is possible.
Title: Re: The real best Lupin, ever, Babylon, finally gets picked up by Discotek.
Post by: Aelia on August 14, 2017, 08:31:41 am
Wait a minute, is this seriously the first time this movie will be on Blu-Ray?
Title: Re: The real best Lupin, ever, Babylon, finally gets picked up by Discotek.
Post by: GATSU on August 14, 2017, 08:46:58 am
Aelia: In America. [Not quoting YuGiOh Abridged guy.  :P]
Title: Re: The real best Lupin, ever, Babylon, finally gets picked up by Discotek.
Post by: Aelia on August 14, 2017, 09:55:54 am
Aelia: In America. [Not quoting YuGiOh Abridged guy.  :P]

You absolutely certain? The only reason I asked is because of a shot apparently taken from their presentation claimed that it was the first time it's going to be released on blu-ray worldwide.
Title: Re: The real best Lupin, ever, Babylon, finally gets picked up by Discotek.
Post by: Reed on August 14, 2017, 04:27:10 pm
Aelia:
http://www.blu-ray.com/Lupin-III-Legend-of-the-Gold-of-Babylon/369079/#Releases
Title: Re: The real best Lupin, ever, Babylon, finally gets picked up by Discotek.
Post by: Aelia on August 14, 2017, 05:54:47 pm
Aelia:
http://www.blu-ray.com/Lupin-III-Legend-of-the-Gold-of-Babylon/369079/#Releases

Thanks Reed. I probably should have checked there first before rambling here.   :-[
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: JAG2045 on August 15, 2017, 12:16:53 pm
Despite it being a VERY weird movie I'm still happy this will finally get a release (after over a decade since Discotek originally announced it would be coming out!) and we will finally have all the theatrical movies on DVD  ;D

*UPDATE* Here's the announcement from Discotek to http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/news/2017-08-13/discotek-licenses-cyborg-009-the-cyborg-soldier-tomorrow-joe-project-arms-niea_7-lupin-iii-the-legend-of-the-gold-of-babylon/.120065

Also glad to see the next Part 2 collection is planned for a December release  :)
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 15, 2017, 12:47:23 pm
I'm pleased.

But.. at the same time I'd rather have a GOOD transfer of Farewell to Nostradamus. My lasedisc of Rupan: The Legend of Gold Babylon is fine considering how infrequently I want to watch that movie.
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: JAG2045 on August 30, 2017, 02:05:10 pm
Discotek have posted a trailer on their Twitter page https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/status/896782994647777280
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: DragonmasterDan on August 31, 2017, 04:41:31 pm
Discotek have posted a trailer on their Twitter page https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/status/896782994647777280

I like that they had to add in "For real this time"
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: Reed on September 05, 2017, 12:46:15 pm
That was Brady's idea. I was going to have it say "Coming in 2018 to BD and DVD" and then the brief send-off card saying "from Discotek Media" with the logo, but I didn't have the high-res logo art handy. So we reworked it. I thought it was a fun idea.

There will be more news to come about the features of the release, so stay tuned.
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: JAG2045 on September 19, 2017, 06:40:39 pm
Discotek have posted a trailer on their Twitter page https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/status/896782994647777280

I like that they had to add in "For real this time"

Ha ha yeah, I noticed that to  ;)
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: JAG2045 on September 19, 2017, 06:42:31 pm
That was Brady's idea. I was going to have it say "Coming in 2018 to BD and DVD" and then the brief send-off card saying "from Discotek Media" with the logo, but I didn't have the high-res logo art handy. So we reworked it. I thought it was a fun idea.

There will be more news to come about the features of the release, so stay tuned.

It was a nice touch! Can't wait to find out more about this release!
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: Akai Shuichi on February 01, 2018, 06:56:40 pm
It's streaming subbed in 1080p on Crackle now if anyone's interested.
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: SolHerald on May 25, 2018, 07:48:01 pm
Discotek's has dubbed the movie: https://twitter.com/discotekmedia/status/1000157512874721280

I assumed they were gonna dub it. Its nice to have the Part IV cast do more Lupin, especially this one, I hope they had fun doing it.
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: GATSU on May 25, 2018, 08:58:54 pm
Someone liked my Leisure Suit Larry joke, and Tony dubbed it that way, huh? :)
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: penguintruth on May 27, 2018, 12:35:21 am
Kind of a crummy movie to dub, but I'm glad that cast is getting more work in Lupin features. I might get it just to review for a video.
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: Fujiko Lover on May 27, 2018, 10:03:15 am
Cool! I actually wasn’t planning to get this one since I don’t exactly love the movie, but with a dub from my favorite cast included, I’ll pick it up.
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: JAG2045 on May 28, 2018, 07:01:35 pm
Even though I'm not a fan of the film I'm still glad to see it dubbed by the Part IV crew, I just hope this may lead to them finally dubbing the rest of Red Jacket to!
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: JAG2045 on September 27, 2018, 05:08:10 pm
Gold of Babylon is now up for preorder with a release date of 27th Nov https://www.rightstufanime.com/Lupin-the-3rd-The-Legend-of-the-Gold-of-Babylon-Blu-ray

(Although annoyingly its blu ray only and not a combo set like the previous releases!  >:()
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: Rhys2753 on October 03, 2018, 01:10:30 am
Yeah I'm kinda bummed at the BD only as well, I'll have to buy the DVD one when it comes out and make my own combo pack.
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: Reed on October 04, 2018, 01:32:28 pm
I suspect the general policy is: combo packs for stuff that's been on DVD for a while in the US, like the ex-Funimation specials have been,
 while brand-new releases get separated. Of course, DVDs are kinda on the way out in the anime market anyway, so who knows how much longer it will even be an issue. And Cagliostro didn't get a combo pack either, so obviously my guess at the policy isn't perfect.
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: JAG2045 on October 22, 2018, 06:04:10 pm
Not sure if this is real or a ghost listing but amazon.com has Gold of Babylon listed for a DVD release in Dec (one month after the blu ray relase according to rightstuf

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JHSKSX2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1540245771&sr=8-2&keywords=gold+of+babylon

The adventurous, treasure-loving master thief Lupin the Third is at it again. This time, Lupin’s after the long-lost Gold of Babylon! With the aid of his partners Jigen and Goemon, Lupin treks the globe unraveling clues and dodging the violent New York Mafia, all while escaping the cuffs of the tenacious Interpol Inspector Zenigata and his team of five beautiful and determined policewomen. But what does the enigmatic and flirtatious old booze hound named Rosetta have to do with the fabled Babylonian gold deposit? Co-directed by the cult favorite film director Seijun Suzuki and matched with Yuji Ohno’s infectious breed of jazz, this animated romp is a bizarre and colorful adventure that whisks viewers from New York to the Middle East (and back!) in search of a fabulous treasure inspired by the biblical Tower of Babel. Released for the first time on DVD in the US, this includes a brand new English dub featuring the Lupin Part II cast!
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: Reed on October 23, 2018, 02:46:45 am
Yeah, the DVD is coming a bit later than BD so if you're a DVD person, its not far behind.

To be clear, it's really the Part IV cast which is 80% the same as the Part II one...the "original" Zenigata is not back for this one.
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: JAG2045 on October 23, 2018, 01:28:59 pm
Yeah, the DVD is coming a bit later than BD so if you're a DVD person, its not far behind.

To be clear, it's really the Part IV cast which is 80% the same as the Part II one...the "original" Zenigata is not back for this one.

Great to hear that, thanks for confirming Reed!

Is there any word on any other extras (aside from the new dub) for either the BD or DVD? Neither rightstuf nor discotek mention anything
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: LoneCynic on November 11, 2018, 08:57:04 pm
As long as it has some linear notes and the usual background stuff I will be pleased.  I really enjoy learning about the history behind some of these specials and movies.  You can tell that the people involved really care about delivering a quality product.  I try to buy every Lupin release that they put out to show that I want them to continue licensing and releasing Lupin material.  It is really a shame that Lupin has never really caught on in a big way in North America.  It is my second favorite anime franchise ever, and I really enjoy collecting stuff from it.  This franchise has been around since before I was born, and is still going strong in Japan.  It is amazing how many specials there are that I have never seen yet.  There is still a chunk of Red Jacket that I have never seen, as well as Pink Jacket.  I started watching Part III on Hulu when it was on there, but they dropped it before I could get through all of it.  If Discotek continues to release Lupin stuff, I will continue to purchase it.   
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: Reed on November 12, 2018, 06:50:04 pm
Yeah, the DVD is coming a bit later than BD so if you're a DVD person, its not far behind.

To be clear, it's really the Part IV cast which is 80% the same as the Part II one...the "original" Zenigata is not back for this one.

Great to hear that, thanks for confirming Reed!

Is there any word on any other extras (aside from the new dub) for either the BD or DVD? Neither rightstuf nor discotek mention anything

Sorry, I didn't think to reply to this.

The LupintheThird.com staff has written up some liner notes, and there are trailers, and I think an art gallery is on the BD.
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: LoneCynic on November 30, 2018, 08:55:59 pm
That's good to hear, I love the linear notes.  That's always what I go to immediately after watching a new Lupin release.  Thank you for adding those to so many of these releases. 
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: MGFanJay on December 09, 2018, 10:14:30 pm
Got my Blu-Ray copy via a BBY.com order a couple weeks ago and loved it. I didn't like this film in the slightest when I first saw it eons ago, but the English voice cast definitely makes it more palettable and the transfer looks fantastic.
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: GATSU on December 09, 2018, 10:16:05 pm
MG: I’m glad you loved it and I know the cast and staff worked extra hard on it. And sorry I thought of an inappropriate comment right now, but I’ve been under a lot of pressure lately. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Legend of the Gold of Babylon re-announced by Discotek for BD & DVD, 2018.
Post by: GATSU on December 17, 2018, 12:16:26 pm
Anyway, ANN review (https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/shelf-life/2018-12-17/.140875).