A month ago we broke the news
that VCI Entertainment and World Events Productions had signed a deal to bring Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs
to DVD at retail, from beginning to end. Now a pre-order listing at Amazon (see button link below) has revealed that the first title in the series, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs - Collector's Edition, Volume 1
will arrive on November 18th
. The 2-disc set will run 391 minutes long on 17 episodes, for $29.99 SRP (but you can get it for a discount through Amazon). Video will be full frame, audio in Dolby 2.0, and extras will an include a Production Art Image Gallery plus some Saber Rider
Commercials. Here's a look at the studio description of the release, followed by the cover art:
From the creators of Voltron comes Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs! Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs was a 1980s animated space western following a theme similar to The Galaxy Rangers and Bravestarr. Originally a 1984 Japanese anime series known as Star Musketeer Bismarck created by Studio Pierrot; the series is set in the future, when humankind has reached the stars. There are many outposts and settlement worlds in the galaxy with Old West influenced names. There are also outlaws, bounty hunters... and sheriffs.
Saber Rider is the leader of the Star Sheriffs. The Star Sheriffs are the special operatives of Cavalry Command, their main assignment is to protect the Galaxy from the growing threat of the Outriders. Due to the escalating menace of the Outriders, the Cavalry Command is forced to create RAMROD (voiced by Peter Cullen who voiced Optimus Prime in the 80s cartoon series Transformers ), designed and constructed by Commander Eagle, and his daughter, April. RAMROD can transform from an airborne battleship into a giant robot. When RAMROD undergoes the Challenge Phase transformation it calls out its rallying cry in a heavy Western drawl, "Head em up, move em out. Power stride and ready to ride!"
Volume One consists of episodes 1-17 from the hit TV series, as well as Saber Rider commercials and production art. Don t miss the chance to add an exclusive piece of animation history to your collection!