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Speed Racer (Collector's Edition)

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Product Description

The world's favorite high-octane animated hero is back! Roaring into action aboard his trusty Mach-5, it's the intrepid young race car driver who sparked an international cult phenomenon: the one and only SPEED RACER! Now, for the first time ever, the first 11 episodes of this classic hugely popular "Japanimation" series are brought together in this special limited edition DVD. Turbo-charged with all of Speed Racer's trademark animated thrills, offbeat humor, unforgettable characters and cliff-hanger racing action, these collectible, specially remastered episodes are the stuff of every fan's dreams. So fasten your seatbelts - and join Speed, girlfriend Trixie, Speed's two brothers, one mischievous monkey, and an outrageous assortment of villains for one fast-lane, no-brakes, nonstop adventure after another! Ready...Set...Go, Speed Racer, Go!

One of the first "Japanimation" series to air in the U.S., Speed Racer (Mach Go Go Go) debuted in syndication in September 1967. Eighteen-year-old Speed Racer wants to become a race car driver, but his father, automotive engineer "Pops" Racer, "blows a gasket" at the idea. Pops, who designed the amazing Mach 5, relents when Speed demonstrates his extraordinary driving skills. He embarks on a series of fantastic adventures that pit him and his friends against Skull Duggery, Snake Oiler, Mr. Wiley, and the Alpha Gang. With their wide chins, large mouths, and small eyes, the Speed Racer characters reflect the influence of contemporary Hanna-Barbara series, rather than the indigenous style the Japanese animation industry would later develop. Members of Gen-X who grew up watching the original show will enjoy this "collector's edition" that offers the first 11 episodes, a theme song sing-along, a villains' gallery, and an interactive demonstration of controls of the Mach 5. (Unrated: suitable for ages 6 and older: mild cartoon violence) --Charles Solomon

Special Features

  • The first 11 episodes: The Great Plan parts 1 & 2, Challenge of the Masked Racer parts 1 & 2, The Secret Engine parts 1 & 2, The Race Against the Mammoth Car 1 & 2, The Most Dangerous Race parts 1-3
  • Digitally mastered
  • Limited-edition "rubber tire" packaging
  • Info about Tatsunoko Productions
  • U.S. translation notes
  • Theme song info and lyrics
  • Biographies of U.S. voice cast
  • Interactive Mach 5
  • Villains gallery
  • Clip from The New Adventures of Speed Racer (1993)
  • Merchandise gallery

Product Details

  • Actors: Katsuji Mori, Peter Fernandez, Corinne Orr, Jack Grimes, Jack Curtis
  • Writers: Peter Fernandez, Tatsuo Yoshida
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Collector's Edition, Color, Full Screen, Limited Edition, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Family Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 22, 2003
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008IHAV
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,314 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Speed Racer (Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

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