Less than three months ago, at the end of May, Funimation released Speed Racer - The Complete Series: Episodes 1-52
on both DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc. Now the studio - just weeks after Sony Pictures Television Networks purchased a substantial majority
of Funimation - has announced a further Speed Racer
title. And it's a BIG one!
Speed Racer - The Ultimate Collection
is a Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo set packaged in a giant bust (head) of Speed himself. Priced at $299.98 SRP, this collector edition will be available on November 7th
. Amazon.com has a listing
for the title, but it isn't accepting pre-orders just yet; our thanks to reader John O'Brien for pointing that out to us.Here's what Funimation has to say about the item, which sports 10 Blu-rays and 16 DVDs, followed by several pics of the packaging:
READY SET, GO! GO! GO! Speed Racer dreams of becoming a professional racer. When meddling crooks keep him from the finish line, he finds a way to make it through. An endearing classic since 1967, Speed Racer has captivated audiences from every corner of the globe. Preserve one of the most beloved racing shows of all time and share it with generations to come. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the series, the Collector's Edition will come complete with Speed Racer, Mach Go Go Go, and Mach Go Go Go: Restart in the first-ever official U.S. release of the Japanese audio.
includes the following:
- Collectible Speed Racer Bust with Sound Effects
- Complete 1967 Speed Racer Collection on DVD and Blu-ray
- Complete 1967 Mach GoGoGo Collection on DVD and Blu-ray
- Complete 1997 Mach GoGoGo Restart Collection on DVD
- Collectible Speed Racer Key Chain
- Bonus: 2017 Interview with "Trixie" voice actor Connie Orr (30 mins)