Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Speed Racer Vol 3 - Episodes 24-36|
Actors: Katsuji Mori, Corinne Orr, Peter Fernandez, Jack Grimes, Jack Curtis
Director: Hiroshi Sasagawa
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
Thirteen episodes from the Original TV Series never before released on DVD. Speed Racer wants you to GO, GO, GO on thirteen high-octane adventures! Jump into the Mach-5 with Speed?s gang, Trixie, Sparky, Spritle and Chim... more »
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Great cartoons, but DVD has some deficiencies
Valnastar | Deep 13, USA | 08/27/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The cartoons are terrific, cheesy or both depending on your point of view, but they're pure Speed Racer so if you like nostalgia or sharing these old cartoons with your children, be sure to add this to your collection. I would give this set a higher rating just for the cartoons, but the packaging is a real issue for this volume in the Speed Racer collection, hence my 3-star rating.
All the problems with this release relate to the packaging, which does not live up to the quality and inventiveness of the previous two volumes. The packaging does not adequately protect the DVD and the fact that there are no extras is a real shame. It would be GREAT if the producers of this DVD collection would put the orginal Japanese version of the theme song and opening titles on one of these volumes as an extra feature. Instead, there are no extras at all, fun or not, on this release."
Unique Packaging and No Extras
N. Lim | Santa Clara, CA USA | 05/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike the first Speed Racer DVD in the series, this third installment comes with absolutely no extras. I watched the whole thing. It just has the episodes. If you have the first two, this one is more of the same.
The packaging for this DVD is unique. Instead of a traditional DVD case, the disk comes in a round, steel container. Inside is a piece of foam to protect the disk from scratching. During shipping, the disk rattles around in the container, which I think may still scratch the disk. The container sits on top of an open piece of cardboard box. The whole thing is shrink-wrapped to keep it all together."
Not the same quality as the first 2 seasons
Spookie | Antartica | 06/23/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Just a short feedback. I have the first 2 discs, their quality is OK, given the fact that this is an old cartoon. The second package is brilliant, very nice with the musical cover.
But this one, what a mess. Lousy package and bad video quality. What happened? The picture is not sharp, there are artifacts and the video is somewhat degraded. Are the originals ruined or did they just change the supplier, to a cheap and low quality one?
As I don't see anyone complaining, I wonder if I had bad luck and my disc is defective.
Please, if someone else reads this and agrees, please leave a feedback, so others can know about the quality before buying.
In any case, it was good to see those episodes once more. I hope they do better in the next volume."
Speed RULES!!! --- but WHERE ARE THE JAPANESE EXTRAS?!
Dadio | Florida | 09/15/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Speed Racer was my favorite cartoon growing up. I would pass up an after school KickBall game to watch Speed and the Coolest Car on Earth. I always laughed myself onto the floor watching Spritle's tears spraying out like a fountain. These cartoons were crude ... but they had a unique character and spirit that made refined art, sound, and production irrelevant. In fact the mismatched mouth movements (seemingly due to more than translation) and coarse animation only added to it's unique charm. I've waited a long time for a collection like this.
HOWEVER, I agree with other reviewers in that Lion's Gate should include the ORIGINAL JAPANESE theme song, and it would be GREAT to have a whole episode in Japanese as it aired in Japan. That would make this a much better collection.
Also, they should put forth some effort to improve the video quality. I have a VHS tape that provides better image quality. It's as if they are not using original masters. However, it's not BAD by any means."