In an effort to keep more up-to-date with other retooled Victorian-lit heroes than I am with Sherlock Holmes, I got ahold of a copy of the recent Arsène Lupin
film. (Yes, it's from 2004, but if there's an English-language fandom I haven't seen it.)
Sidenote: Are there Lupin-Holmes crossovers? Fandom ones, that is; I know about the canon ones. What about Sherlock
fics that bring in modern!Lupin as a character? In particular, what about Sherlock-Lupin III
crossovers? If anyone can rec me any of the above, but in particular a Sherlock-Lupin III
crossover, I swear, I will get you a pony.
The movie's common genes with Lupin III
were evident; you can see how much the anime didn't just take the name, but paid attention to the source. Although I gotta say, the parts where Lupin is wearing a full-head mask that changes the shape of his face without ever looking unnatural are a lot more impressive in live-action.
Trouble was, I wound up with a version of the film without subtitles. Rather than try to track down a subbed version, I decided to lean on my (t)rusty knowledge of French and follow along as best I could. It's kind of the kaitou
version of a mindless action movie, so most parts weren't too hard to follow. Others...were hilariously baffling.
So I capped the whole thing and took notes. Now you, too, can enjoy my confused attempts to hang to the plot, and the general prettiness and excitement inherent in stealing jewelry, jumping out of windows, and making things blow up.Notes:
Contains just over 300 screencaps (collected in this ZIP file
). The brightness and contrast is all over the place, because sometimes I had VLC Player turned up so I could make out what was going on and then didn't turn it down for well-lit scenes. Also, some of these are NSFW, and others are bloody and/or fire-y, and live-action makes the scene of a character peeling off his face a lot more creepy. Proceed at your own risk.( There is a dramatic struggle! Lupin wins. )