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Speed Racer is back again! Now, for the first time ever, these original episodes (12-23) are available on this special collector's edition DVD. Follow Speed and his turbo-charged Mach-5 as he races around the globe and defeats colorful villains.
In this second set of adventures, Speed and his friends race against a madman's robot-controlled car in "Race for Revenge." Trixie gets jealous when Speed pays too much attention to the pretty title character in "The Girl Daredevil." In "The Desperate Desert Race," the gang is taken prisoner by rebel army leader Ali ben Schemer, a character who may offend Arab-American viewers.
When Mach Go Go Go debuted in syndication in the U.S. as Speed Racer in 1967, the series had been extensively re-edited to excise much of the violence. These edits cause some continuity problems: in "Girl Daredevil," new tires appear on the Mach-5 between two scenes, and a villain steals the car, although it was out of gas minutes earlier. As the exploits of Speed, Trixie, Sparks, Spritle, and Chim Chim remain a touchstone for fans who grew up watching them, members of Gen-Y are unlikely to be troubled by these awkward moments. (Unrated, suitable for ages 6 and older: cartoon violence, tobacco use, minor ethnic stereotypes) --Charles Solomon
I loved this show as a 5 year old - - it made a big impression on me - - shocked me, scared me, but I loved it and was amazed by it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Green Manalishi
Our grandson likes this Speed Racer right now. So we watch. He has to get used to the newer version. Even at 5 they don't like changes.Published 14 months ago by Valerie A. Lutzen
Speed Racer always has been a favorite cartoon of mine,
The Mach 5 is always being pushed to the limit,
Even though Speed is a racer there is more to him than... Read more
I grew watching these as a kid, and the perfect cure for nostalgia is more nostalgia! These have been preserved well and look great on a big screen.Published on December 17, 2012 by O. Guzman