Settle in for some retro auto action with this classic 1960s anime series. Join intrepid race car driver Speed Racer (in his trusty Mach-5, of course), his pet chimpanzee Chim Chim, his faithful girl Trixie, his mechanic Sparky and the mysterious Racer X as they embark on a series of turbo-charged adventures. Packed with offbeat humor, unforgettable characters and plenty of racing action, this is one race you won’t want to end.
|Peter Fernandez||Jack Grimes|
|Corinne Orr||Jack Curtis|
THE AV REVIEW:
Does it sound repetitive? Well, the show is a constant loop of the same plot over and over again. Supposedly, the original Japanese cuts make sense and present a well-formed continuity. Personally, I think that’s just the meanderings of Anime fans that want to read a lot more into their cartoon fantasies. The special features were rather flat and they contained an episode of the latest Speed Racer cartoon. The A/V Quality is good for a show of its age, but it all feels like a retread of the previously released season sets. If you own those, there’s no reason to pick up this release. But, if you want a one-stop buy…then grab this title.