Register / Log in

View Classic Site
Latest News
Pink Panther Show, The
Blu-rays and DVDs in 2018 for 'The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection, Volume 1: 1964-1966'
Steven Universe
Cartoon Network/Warner Press Release Announces 'Complete Season 1'
DuckTales
'Woo-oo!' Disney Has Determined a Mid-December DVD Date for the New 2017 Design of 'DuckTales'. Do You Dive In?
Longstreet
VEI Announces 'The Complete Series' is on DVD...In 2 Weeks!
Animal Kingdom
Warner Home Video's 'Complete 2nd Season' Announced: Press Release
more news
Pick of the Week
Latest Review

Mystery Science Theater 3000
XXXIX

Togetherness
The Complete 1st Season

Speed Racer - New DVD Release: Cover Art & All The Info

Posted by David Lambert
3/05/2004
 
Last December we reported a May 18th street date for the second DVD release in the Speed Racer - Collector's Edition series.

This morning DVDEmpire confirms that date, with their new listing of that very DVD, now up for pre-order at their site. Here's the cover art:

News Graphic


While we haven't gotten official info from the studio yet, DVDEmpire seems to have. They show a $22.98 list price for 12 episodes said to be "never before released on DVD" (a claim which actually cannot be true, since every Speed Racer episode ever made for USA broadcast was included on this long-gone limited-edition item...but we'll look the other way!).

DVDEmpire's listing shows 300 minutes of running time for those 12 episodes, but there was running time confusion with the previous release, which TVShowsOnDVD mentioned in the "Description" area of our Vol. 1 release listing, and we think this applies to the new release as well. Expect that actual running time to clock in closer to 287 minutes or thereabouts. DVDEmpire doesn't list the individual episodes, but if shown in broadcast order (like the previous release), then we should expect to see the following stories (list is courtesy of Epguides.com):
  • Race for Revenge - Part 1
  • Race for Revenge - Part 2
  • The Desperate Desert Race - Part 1
  • The Desperate Desert Race - Part 2
  • The Fire Race - Part 1
  • The Fire Race - Part 2
  • Girl Daredevil - Part 1
  • Girl Daredevil - Part 2
  • The Fastest Car on Earth - Part 1
  • The Fastest Car on Earth - Part 2
  • Mach 5 vs. Mach 5 - Part 1
  • Mach 5 vs. Mach 5 - Part 2

The previous release had a limited-edition run of packaging that was made of rubber tire treads. So what gimmick did they come up with this time? According to DVDEmpire, and verified by the cover art above, this one's "Package Plays The Speed Racer Theme Song and Has Headlights That Light Up!" How cool...wonder how long the battery on that will last? Hurry and get yours soon, though, because DVDEmpire says "When they're gone...They're gone!"

Stay tuned, and if we get any more info about this release, we'll be sure to let you know. Go, Speed Racer...GO!

Twitter Graphic
 
 


Link to this page:
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Speed-Racer/1202
 
All news for this show:
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/shownews/Speed-Racer/5071
 
More info on this show:
Speed Racer


Copyright 2001-2017
CBS Interactive
Contact us - Sitemap - Privacy Policy - Terms of Use
A CBS Interactive Site