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Speed Racer: The Complete Classic Series Collection

4.7 out of 5 stars 96 customer reviews

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In 1967, "Speed Racer" made its debut, igniting the first Japanese anime cartoon to ever succeed in the United States. Originally titled "Mach GoGoGo," the English-dubbed series "Speed Racer" soon became an instant classic. Four generations later, it continues to impact American anime and rev up the hearts and imaginations of over 45 million fans as one of the most beloved animated series of all time. Speed Racer fans can now enjoy the incredible "Speed Racer The Complete Classic Collection" and be thrilled as Speed, the intrepid young race car driver, races for the flag, chases notorious villains, and pursues fast-action adventures. Join the full-throttle excitement with an unforgettable supporting cast including Pops Racer, Trixie, Spritle, Chim Chim, and the mysterious Racer X. "Go, Speed Racer! Go!"

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Product Details

  • Actors: Peter Fernandez, Jack Grimes, Corinne Orr, Jack Curtis, Katsuji Mori
  • Format: Animated, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: October 7, 2008
  • Run Time: 1288 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001D11A6I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,486 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I think I just read the funniest review ever on Amazon. It was written by WinfieldLizzie on this product. They claim that the "C" word is used in an episode & that there is probably other bad language. Well, I wasn't even going to bother looking it up, but was going to say that they must have misheard the word, as it would never appear in a TV cartoon from the 60s. But my curiosity got the best of me & I threw in the DVD. I went to the spot they mentioned & put on my closed captioning. If WinfieldLizzie had done this, it would have saved them a lot of trouble & saved them from looking like an idiot. The word in question is actually the word "con". Truth be told, it sounds a bit like the "C" word, if you're listening for it. Anyway, feel free to buy this set, as there is nothing offensive in it. I would have commented on WinfieldLizzie's review, but they didn't allow commenting on them. Understandable. Too bad their bad review affects the product's rating, as it is brought down due to stupidity.

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.
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I have been waiting for this Speed Racer complete collection for years. Don't let the recently released movie deter you from getting this excellent collection of cartoons. My 8 year oold son and myself love watching these old cartoons. It brings back a lot of happy memories from my childhood to see these again.
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Creative writing, incredible characters, top notch animation (for its time), great voice actors, thunderous action sequences, imaginative art and design and amazing atmosphere lead to one thing: a legendary, iconic, revolutionary, pop cultured filled and amazing cartoon that can never be duplicated. I grew up watching "Speed Racer", "Ultraman", "Jonny Quest", "Land of The Lost", the "Banana Splits" and "Valley of The Dinosaurs". "Speed Racer" is a multi-generational, multi-cultural event in the world of television and cartoons and it is second to none. Rather it be the haunting "GRX" episode, the stunt-filled episodes with the "Car Acrobatic Team", the haunting "X-3", the brutality of the car wrestling match, the mayhem of the "Mammoth Car" or the destruction of the "Monster Car". This cartoon blows away almost anything out in the last 30 years. My children love this cartoon too. 10/10.
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If you don't mind antiquated animation and hilariously awkward sound effects, then you should definitely consider purchasing the complete Speed Racer box set. I was a fan of the show as a kid and my love for it was renewed after watching the recent live action feature film by the creators of the Matrix. The DVD menu is very clean and easy to use and also includes lots of bits of facts and bonus features. It's a great show for kids and adults alike and it all comes in a nice six disc case.
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as a cult classic, you gotta love Speed Racer. known for its super-fast speech, this one kind of reminds you of those martial arts films where the mouths don't match the words in the least in that you know it was originally in Japanese. and that fast talking is what it is known for to my friends and I who caught it on MTV at the time. so if it is compressed well imho that adds to that aspect. it also is telling in that there are so many words to get the idea across that for those of us who find it charming we find there is also stuff going on in these adventures. Speed hooks you like a soap opera in that many of its episodes have multiple parts. there is no bad language, but being it was really a Japanese cartoon the tone of the story was somewhat dark at times as compared to US animation from its time. however, speed is a race car driver who is the good guy who invests himself to save the day even though it involves a lot of danger and it isn't certainly isn't required of him to do anything. i find that he has to have a lot of virtue to do that. the humorous rate of speech and Speed's virtue are uplifting and while the show is dark in tone at times these things give it a reassuring feel as does the theme song in the beginning and end. the catchy theme song is also a part of its being a cult classic and is on the upbeat side and i find myself singing it. you should see the Japanese version of the opening theme on youtube after you watch the series. it's neat to see the contrast between the versions from the two cultures. you should also check out wikipedia's explanation of the play on the word "go" which is kind of interesting.
a decent series and a cult phenomenon at that! Go Speed Racer go!
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Purchased this Series for my two and half year old son. He is enjoying the series as much as I did as a child. Quality of the product was great but could have been packaged better as the collectable tin was bent from shipping.
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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. I loved the racing and how utterly cool the cars looked. More than that, I think I was in love with Speed Racer himself. Now don't laugh, a child younger than 5 can have a crush on anyone she wants to right?

But back to the story line and this set of DVDs. Action, adventure, mystery, fast cars and lots of humor. What little boy didn't want to be Steve Racer or little girl Trixie? Or the other way around, it doesn't matter. And I wanted a monkey too. Did I buy this to relive some weird childhood fantasy? Of course not, I bought it for my grandchildren who were 6 and 5 back then. Some of the cartoons they have these days can become a little monotonous after a while. So why not get them something that I would enjoy watching too? In fact, the whole family got into watching these episodes together. Every Saturday morning for the longest time we watched these, every single episode for I don't know how many months and then they were off again picking favorite episodes to watch over and over again.

I knew with Speed Racer I didn't have to worry about any language, it was against Federal Broadcasting Regulations (or whatever it is called, lol) back then wasn't it? There isn't any awkward adult situations or comedy. There are fight scenes but I would much rather have those fight scenes than the things they portray in some children's animation today. Just some clean wholesome fun that we could all enjoy together. Kids want you to be fully engaged with them. They don't like it if you are not in the room with them or even if you are in the room but occupied with your smart phone or tablet.
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