G. P. Simon | Earth, Milky Way, Universe # 1 | 12/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is (also) a review of the REMIX VERSIONS. I won't go into the awesomeness of Cowboy Bebop other than to say that it is the best anime series ever, I'd even call it one of the best television shows ever!
While it has been universally noted on various postings about the remix versions that the sound is significantly better than the original sessions, there are multiple varying reviews on the PICTURE QUALITY. Some say there is no difference at all, some say it's a bit better, some say it's a lot better, all say they have "checked" both versions. Well, I took it a step further. I watched both versions side by side on an Avid Nitris Professional video editing system with high definition high resolution (HDHR) monitors and here is the DEFINITIVE ANSWER. There is a difference, they lightened it and did a very slight color correction. Basically, the old versions were a bit dark and some of the detail went unnoticed while the remix versions are lighter and there is more visible detail and color. In terms of viewing expeirience this means that a majority of the scenes look noticibly (if marginally) better. There are certain scenes, however, where the lightness works against it. Some of the more noirish scenes look a bit bleedy. Overall I would say that there is a difference in video quality and that the difference is mostly an improvement. But, even to the die hard fan the difference is negligible.
If you don't own the originals, if they're scratched, if you're a huge fan, if you have an awesome theatre system with good surround, or if you have a crappy small tv and can't see the detail in the image, GET THE REMIX. If not, while they are cool, they're not worth the $30 a pop."
The best only got better....
M. J. Kramer | Compton, CA USA | 02/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cowboy Bebop is a HUDE landmark in anime. The visual quality, the music is awesome, and the whole series is mammoth in scope. It is by far the best I have ever seen as far series go. And this is in ANY TYPE of show.
The new sound is great in 5.1, and it makes you feel as if you were really there..
This review will be short as far as mine usually go and that is because, everything said, characters, story, ingenuity, creativity, everything about the show can be summed up into one word sentence.
THE BEST EVER MADE."
Fantastic episodes on this disc, wish there were more specia
Lesley Aeschliman | Enumclaw, WA | 01/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the last volume of Cowboy Bebop episodes, and the episodes contained on this volume are fantastic. On this disc, you see the crew of the Bebop trying to track down the mastermind of a new religious cult, Faye and Ed find links to their pasts that cause them to leave the Bebop, and Spike and Julia are reunited.
The only special feature on this disc is an audio commentary for episode twenty-four ("Hard Luck Woman"), featuring the voice actors for Faye Valentine and Ed. Although it's disappointing that there aren't more special features on this final disc, at the same time, it's pretty much expected. However, it doesn't change the fact that I wish a little more effort had been gone to for special features."