The new 3D animated film Lupin III: The First will be releasing on DVD, Blu-ray, and in a limited edition Steelbook version from publisher on January 12th of next year and are now available for preorder.
GKIDS announced the upcoming release on their official Twitter page. The DVD and Blu-ray release will come in a normal and limited edition Steelbook version. According to the GKIDS online store there’s no difference in content, however the Steelbook is offered as a collector’s item and fits in with the rest of the GKIDS Steelbook media products.
The same announcement also confirmed the date the movie will become available for digital download. Viewers will be able to download-to-own Lupin III: The First on December 15th.
You can read a summary of the film and a rundown of special features from the official site below.
The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that have made LUPIN THE 3RD one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new.
- English Voice Cast Reunited**
- CG Model Gallery
- Animation Breakdown
- Yellow Carpet Premiere
- Theatrical Trailers & Promos
- Interviews with Director and Japanese Cast**
Lupin III: The First will be available for download-to-own on December 15th DVD and Blu-ray January 12th; and as we reported previously, the film will premiere in western theaters on October 18th.