Speed Racer: The Complete Classic Series Collection
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As for the quality of the DVDs, they are top notch as far as video & audio. There is some speed up in some episodes to fit them all on the discs, but it is hardly noticeable. The packaging is the new sleeved package that have been seen recently in discount DVDs. In my opinion, they're well worth the price. If you like the show, get it. Period.
It's not the best animated cartoon and it can be very kitschy (the '60s influence does date the cartoon). In regards to interesting mechanical designs this alongside the other two cartoons made me appreciate how seriously animators took their work. And let's not forget the toys. Although, sadly, I never did see any Speed Racer toys alongside the Voltron, RoboTech and Transformers gear. But I was a kid and didn't know much about shopping at the time.
Still, it's a nice little cartoon. The version I received was packaged in a plastic dual-disc DVD case with two extra holders added to hold the extra discs (one in the front and back cover and one disc on each side of the extra holders). I'm glad I didn't get the collectible "car". That would've taken up too much room! ;-)
All the episodes of the cartoon are here along with "The History of Speed Racer" featurette, the making of "Speed Racer: The Next Generation" and an episode of that aforementioned series. Fortunately no mention is made of The Wachowski Brothers' movie.
I thought the Mach 5 case would be cool, but when I opened the package I saw how HUGE it was - of course it doesn't fit on my shelf. Also, the DVDs are packed in a cardboard sleeve that scratches them when you pull them out! I ended up putting the discs in standard cases, and left the Mach 5 on top of my shelf as a decoration.
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Though the whole series may be considered the apex of world civilization, by which all other works of art are judged, informed viewers list episode 22, "Mach 5 vs. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Michael J. Connor
Now this is the series I grew up watching and loved! This made it's debut in the year I was born, 1967. It is one of the only things I remember watching from my childhood. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Mr and Mrs White
A great cartoon series from my childhood dealing with the exploits of Speed racer and his car the Mach 5Published 2 months ago by katvilani
I love speed racer. I have this series.but this DVD is ridiculously overpriced. I paid $29.99 at f.y.e.Published 4 months ago by Lynnette215
I did the voices of Trixie, Spritle , Moms Racer and all the women, plus little boys.
I am the only living member of the cast.
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Im interested in knowing also, it definitely needs a good restoration.
Feb 10, 2014 by KJ | See all 2 posts
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I don't know but I would like to find out. When I originally saw this years ago it was around $30 and then it went up as high as $200 but now it is still around $90. I am waiting until it drops again to buy it.
8 days ago by M. Hughes | See all 2 posts
|Your favorite Speed Racer episode?||
The Mammoth Car.
Dec 28, 2011 by ellison | See all 2 posts
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