SPEED RACER COMPLETE CLASSIC SERIES COLLECTION
Go back to the roots of the animation-craze and relive the classic SPEED RACER series from the beginning as Lionsgate releases the SPEED RACER COMPLETE CLASSIC SERIES COLLECTION. The collection, sure to be on any fan’s holiday wish list, is packaged in a stylish tin shaped like the classic Mach 5 and features all 52 episodes of the hugely successful animated series on 5 discs. The set also features a sixth disc packed with bonus material, including “The History of Speed Racer” featurette, a look at the all-new franchise, SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION, plus an actual episode from the new series. SPEED RACER COMPLETE CLASSIC SERIES COLLECTION will be available on October 7th for the suggested retail price of $49.98.
In 1967, SPEED RACER made its debut, igniting one of the first Japanese anime cartoons to ever succeed in the United States. Originally titled MACH GO GO GO, the English-dubbed series SPEED RACER became an instant classic. Four decades 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.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
• “The History of Speed Racer” featurette
• “A Look at SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION” featurette
• SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION TV episode
*Special features subject to change
Type: Children’s Non-Theatrical
Rating: Not Rated
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captioned
Format: Full Screen
Feature Running Time: 1288 Minutes
DVD Audio Status: 2.0 Stereo
Street Date: 10/7/08
DVD SRP: $49.98
For more information on both the original SPEED RACER and the new Warner Brothers’ motion picture please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- Here He Comes! Here Comes SPEED RACER!
- Part 1: Go Speed Go! A Series Overview
- Part 2: Racers Start Your Engines! How it All Began
- Part 3: Speed Racer is Born! MACH GO GO GO Comes to the U.S.
- SPEED RACER Production Notes
- SPEED RACER: Interview with Rain
- First 7 Minutes of SPEED RACER
- Part 4: The Aftermath of Speed: Remakes and Sequels
- Part 5: Speed Racer Now!
- RETROSPECTIVE AND REVIEW: SPEED METAL
- SPEED RACER Coming to Blu-ray and DVD
- SPEED RACER DVD and Blu-ray Cover Art