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Go, Speed Racer, Go!

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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Postby lhb412 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:37 am

Just finished the original series.

Speed Racer, like many, many, many anime has that problem where they ran out of budget and/or time in the final run of episodes. Just take episode 50, which valiantly ties up a lot of loose ends from the series and is sort of a sendoff of Racer X, but is also crazy rushed and feels like it's mostly stock footage (where you see how much better the animation was in the earlier episodes firsthand). Luckily, they do pull out all the stops in the final two-parter to produce the craziest, most over-the-top race (Formula-one cars! Boats! Planes! Submarines!) and give a chance for almost every member of the main cast to shine. Would have liked to have seen a victory kiss between Speed and Trixie like in the movie, but I suppose that kind of thing may have been off-limits in a boys adventure cartoon of the time.
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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Postby lhb412 » Thu May 28, 2015 8:24 pm

http://www.comicbookresources.com/artic ... new-series

I am certainly down for a new Speed Racer show!
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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Postby Specium Ray » Thu May 28, 2015 9:04 pm

I'm certainly down for a good one! A shame no one liked the movie, I thought it was a pitch-perfect adaptation of the original.
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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Postby lhb412 » Fri May 29, 2015 12:26 am

^You'll find a lot of love for the Wachowski's Speed Racer movie on this board.
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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Postby jellydonut25 » Fri May 29, 2015 10:40 am

A new Speed Racer show would HAVE to be better than that awful, AWFUL movie. Right?
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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Postby sentaison » Fri May 29, 2015 11:54 am

I'm certainly up for a new series. It's been quite a few years now since that great movie!
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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

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Re: QUANTUM LEAP, NASH BRIDGES & SPEED RACER!

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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Postby lhb412 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:27 am

It'll be interesting seeing how they approach the dual versions of the show for the release.
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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Postby Specium Ray » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:27 am

The picture is beautiful on that set. They're having a signing with Corrine Orr in NYC when that set comes out, very tempted to take the day off from work and go.
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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Postby EricDent » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:23 pm

I might try to pick it up when the Japanese version comes out from Funimation.
While I enjoyed the American version, it still was pretty silly.
Though I must admit, that the Speed Racer live action movie was good, but it was missing the "fast talking" thing.
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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Postby O.Supreme » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:57 pm

Hopefully they release a set that doesn't have the novelty head I'm definitely wanting all the content
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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Postby EricDent » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:47 pm

Well I would hope there is a normal version as well, cause yeah that head is rather disturbing looking...
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Re: Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Postby lhb412 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:04 am

It's like some weird flashback to the height of DVD when you'd have these insanely shaped box sets.

We just want nice looking box art and a package that takes up relatively little space!
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