About a month and a half ago we reported
that World Events Productions had passed along the timing for Media Blasters' first DVD release of the "Vehicle Force" episodes from Voltron: Defender of the Universe
. The timeframe given was "Late Summer/Early Fall 2008," but a short time ago today we found out the exact release date for this set, courtesy of Amazon.com!
A bit earlier today, Amazon added a pre-order listing
which identifies this release as "Voltron Vol 6: Vehicle Voltron
" (not expected to be the exact final title). According to information in the listing, the 3-disc package will be available on September 30th
. Running time is shown as 450 minutes, not counting bonus material that we expect to be included. Cost is $34.99 SRP, but as of this very moment (and subject to change without notice) Amazon's current discounted price is $23.99.
No further information is available there just yet, nor from Meda Blasters/AnimeWorks or from WEP. But stay tuned and we'll update you with further details, and package art, just as soon as we get them!
And, while you're waiting, you'll probably want to head on over to the WEP online store at Voltron.com, where they are now selling a Voltron soundtrack CD
! A spokesman for WEP tells us: "With 50 tracks of themes from Voltron plus a club remix, sound fx and bumpers Itried to give them all. That and...Denver and Saber Rider theme songs as bonus tracks. This is like the WEP greatest hits album!
" There's even talk of a "hidden" track, too. The CD is going for $14.95 at the moment, and - as we said - you can only get it from their online store! My copy's already here, and my son's basically stolen it from me...he can't get enough of it!