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So another run of a muck 70s Slasher flick about a Japanese's guy who brutally murders people with his samurai sword. There are some Meany flaws to start with and a very poorly done idea. I have said it before and I will say it again I hate Slasher flicks to me there not that good or original. This movie was made likely because of the success of Halloween.
The plot begins on August 10 in a California drive-in theatre, and concerns a killer on the loose, with the victims beheaded with a large sword. Two police are sent to investigate the killings, and question the owner of the drive in and his "assistant", and a local peeping Tom, before going undercover to catch the killer themselves.
The story sounds cool but it's poorly done with errors and flaws and all that stuff. The acting is nothing good sometimes it's strong other times very bad and annoying. The special effects are very fake but there the only thing that keep you watching with all the death scenes. Music, editing, all that stuff Poor okay.
Here are some facts I found.
The poster featured the following warning: "DRIVE-IN MASSACRE has been deemed by an independent film board to be too terrifying for viewing by the average theatre patron. For this reason, it is suggested that those of you with severe emotional disorders or chronic coronary dysfunction NOT see this movie. The risk is entirely yours."
The original video release also includes the theatrical trailer, in which the title is misspelled as Drive In Masacre. This was retitled 'Drive In Killer' for its West German release
The title is shown as though it were written in letters on the marquee of an actual drive in theatre.
Overall my final verdict is not recommended but if you like horrors go right ahead.
Hayao Miyazaki in his young days? Funny he still has that amazing talent he days these days but his first feature length film is genus... He is still without a doubt my fav director ever and I don't think people could argue with my saying. If you hate Hayao Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli you must be stupid.
I would truly agree if someone said it was one of the greatest Adventure of Heist films ever made but I can deny when I say it doesn't live up to the TV show in terms of some aspects (But nothing negative after that). But no-less it's the most well-known Lupin the 3rd film.
After pulling off a heist at a Monaco Casino, Lupin and Jigen soon discovered that they just stole counterfeit money, which gives Lupin an idea on what their next job should be. So they set off for Cagliostro, a small European nation that's known for the Goat Bill Counterfeiting. When they entered the country, they saw a Girl in a car being chased by another car with a group of thugs. Lupin & Jigen tailed them, and got rid of the thugs, Lupin prevents the Bride from falling from a cliff, but he fell and broke the Bride's fall. The Girl left but was captured by another group of thugs. Jigen checked if Lupin was alright, Lupin got up, only to discover that the Girl left him a ring. Which he remember seeing sometime in the past.
The Story is pretty much Flawless like in all of Miyazaki's films and the way he tells it is still amazing (still it's funny and everything). The way I would rank his films...
1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
2. Castle in the Sky
3. Princess Mononoke
4. Howl's Moving Castle
5. The Castle of cagliostro
6. Spirited Away
7. My Neighbour Totoro
8. Porco Rosso
9. Kiki's Delivery Service
Their all prefect and each one of them I would give a 90% or more. The Story to this is great but again it doesn't live up to the TV show in terms of story-wise but no-less I liked it... Entertaining and funny ECT.
The Voice acting is great and I have never seen the English dub but it has all the cast members from the show. The Animation is fantastic looking (I see the Disney influence their) but old yes... Still spectacular to look at along with the settings and Music ECT.
Here are some facts I found.
The 100-minute film was produced in four months (July-November 1979).
Hayao Miyazaki would go on to direct two episodes of Rupan sansei: Part II ("Albatross: Wings of Death" and the finale "Farewell My Beloved Lupin") under the name of Tereki Tsutomu, before finally leaving TV animation (and the "Lupin III" franchise).
Lupin provides a bilingual calling-card for the Count, which holds printing in Japanese and French. The Japanese text shows Lupin's name, while the French text reads "Seigneur le Volupteur! Veux voler votre fiancée. Je me presenterai prochainement." (meaning: "Lord Hedonist! I want to steal your fiancée. I will arrive shortly.").
The film was initially a flop in Japan as it set a lighter, more cartoonish tone than normally seen in the manga; however, it achieved classic status through reruns and re-releases. In contrast, in the U.S.A. it achieved incredible popularity, where the film's DVD had more sales than Rupan sansei: Part II DVD.
Because the film had such a tight production schedule (production took only four months), Hayao Miyazaki claimed he had to alter the script in post-production to complete the film on time for release. He has never revealed what his original scripted idea was ever since, and has only expressed dissatisfaction with the completed film.
The remastered Manga Entertainment Region 1 DVD release in 2006 features an edited opening titles sequence that uses stills from the animation. This was apparently done at the request of TMS to remove the Japanese-language titles and credits.
Overall excellent is all I can say, and I might re-viste to a 100% later on. My final verdict is highly recommended and I hope you like this Bethann!