We’re extremely excited about bringing Speed Racer to fans, and pre-orders have already been moving fast! Owning the complete series of Speed Racer on Blu-ray or DVD is a great way to see it again, or introduce new fans to this loved title.
For both of these packages, we’re including the original 52 episodes of Speed Racer, with the English audio from the 1967 broadcast run.
Fans will note there is an error on the Blu-ray packaging only, as it indicates Japanese audio with English subtitles is also present - this is incorrect. The DVD packaging has the correct audio indicated.
We correct this issue on future prints of the packaging for the Blu-ray version, although some copies will be released with the incorrect audio/subtitle indication. For any fans that have issues or questions about this release, you’re welcome to contact our Customer Service team.
And, for fans still looking for more, we have the collectors’ edition including both Speed Racer and Mach GoGoGo releasing later this year! Stay tuned for more Speed Racer news!
This movie is one of the most visually stunning, if most underrated movies to come out of the 00’s. An adaptation of the classic Japanese anime, this movie was over shadowed by Iron Man at the box office and thus, not many people have seen it.
Despite the problems that the films have, the visually stunning racing sequences are something to behold. If you haven’t seen this movie, I implore you to go and check it out.
On one hand: I could just shamelessly project my own taste and say:
On the other hand: It’s so much more fun to construct an argument from canon.
So, let’s see:
The only specific points of reference I recall from the comics with regards to Scott’s taste in movies (adult Scott, mind–not the time-displaced kid) are that he loves Mr. Smith Goes to Washington–and Jimmy Stewart flicks in general, IIRC–and digs the Bond movies at least enough to rent multiple ones at a time.
In other words, dude’s into sincerity, categorial triumph of good over evil, cool cars, improbable gadgets, super-spy stuff, and good villain speeches. We also know–again, canonically–that he’s got a lot of feelings about family and a fraught but really overprotective relationship with his somewhat estranged little brother.
So: I’m gonna go ahead and say that in the Marvel Universe, at some point during the Mutant Revolution era, some smartass mash-up artist probably sold bootleg RACER X WAS RIGHT* t-shirts; and Scott Summers probably owned one that he pretty much never wore in public.
*someone please make these, because now I really want one.