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Old 05-31-17, 08:31 AM
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Re: Speed Racer coming to Blu-ray from Funimation

Agreed. It's pretty amazing anybody would try to pass that off as a typo. They realized that they should split it all up and make more money.

The real shitty part is most places will not accept returns on opened BD packages. And the only many customers will realize they Japanese audio was left out is when they have opened their set and popped in the first disc.
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I sent a complaint email to Funimation. I'll post here if I get a response.
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Re: Speed Racer coming to Blu-ray from Funimation

https://www.funimation.com/blog/2017...cer-home-video
Important Update on Speed Racer Home Video

May 31, 2017

We’re extremely excited about bringing Speed Racer to fans, and pre-orders have already been moving fast! Owning the complete series of Speed Racer on Blu-ray or DVD is a great way to see it again, or introduce new fans to this loved title.

For both of these packages, we’re including the original 52 episodes of Speed Racer, with the English audio from the 1967 broadcast run. Fans will note there is an error on the Blu-ray packaging only, as it indicates Japanese audio with English subtitles is also present – this is incorrect. The DVD packaging has the correct audio indicated.

We correct this issue on future prints of the packaging for the Blu-ray version, although some copies will be released with the incorrect audio/subtitle indication. For any fans that have issues or questions about this release, you’re welcome to contact our Customer Service team.

And, for fans still looking for more, we have the collectors’ edition including both Speed Racer and Mach GoGoGo releasing later this year! Stay tuned for more Speed Racer news!
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In my email I suggested that when they release the Japanese version they send free copies to those of us who pre-ordered the current Blu-ray release on the assumption we were getting the Japanese version. No mention of that in their response.
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Re: Speed Racer coming to Blu-ray from Funimation

So it's just "Our bad!"
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Seems like they basically admitted that the BD was going to have both in the first release and now you have to wait and pay for the more expensive version down the line. So not only are customers SOL on the Japanese audio, the packaging is even going to say it has both when it doesn't.

Glad I held out and I hope people that did order get something extra out of all this. I'll be waiting till the version with Japanese audio gets to a reasonable price.
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I'm hoping that this will eventually get aggressive pricing like Funimation has done with Cowboy Bebop many times.
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Re: Speed Racer coming to Blu-ray from Funimation

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I'm hoping that this will eventually get aggressive pricing like Funimation has done with Cowboy Bebop many times.
That's exactly what I was thinking.
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Glad I held out and I hope people that did order get something extra out of all this. I'll be waiting till the version with Japanese audio gets to a reasonable price.
Same here. I already own the DVDs. I just want the Japanese audio.
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Re: Speed Racer coming to Blu-ray from Funimation

Since we're in a Speed Racer thread, did anyone here have those Resaurua figures from 1999? That was some high quality shit.
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Since we're in a Speed Racer thread, did anyone here have those Resaurua figures from 1999? That was some high quality shit.
I have most of the figures but didn't get all the variants and 2 Mach 5s. Too bad they went under before they produced Racer X's car.
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I paid $20 and change for the complete series on Blu-ray, but you can get the complete series on DVD for...$248.31!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...980_em_1p_0_ti
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I paid $20 and change for the complete series on Blu-ray, but you can get the complete series on DVD for...$248.31!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...980_em_1p_0_ti
Wow. My complete set with the fancy wheels and tires and stuff must be worth at least double that then!
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See what is coming to theaters and home video this year as announced at the Funimation Announcement Panel at Anime Expo!

Speed Racer coming soon to home video. Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Limited quantity availabe. Features the head of Speed Racer with sound chip. Includes Speed Racer - The Complete Series and Mach GoGoGo. Releasing Fall 2017.
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https://www.funimation.com/blog/2017...ed-otakon-2017

Speed Racer + Mach Go Go Go (Blu-ray / DVD CE) - 11/7
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the series, the Collector’s Edition will come complete with Speed Racer, Mach Go Go Go, and Mach Go Go Go: Restart in the first-ever official U.S. release of the Japanese audio.

Collectible Speed Racer Bust with Sound Effects, Complete 1967 Speed Racer Collection on DVD and Blu-ray, Complete 1967 Mach Go Go Go Collection on DVD and Blu-ray, Complete 1997 Mach Go Go Go Restart Collection on DVD, Collectible Speed Racer Key Chain, Bonus: 2017 Interview with Trixie voice actor CorinneOrr
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Re: Speed Racer coming to Blu-ray from Funimation

via Funimation Shop & TRSI:

Speed Racer + Mach GoGoGo: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray / DVD Combo) - 3450 minutes - $299.98 - 10/31/17
- https://www.funimation.com/shop/home...ombo-bld-00594
Complete 1967 Speed Racer Collection on DVD and Blu-ray
Complete 1967 Mach GoGoGo Collection on DVD and Blu-ray
Complete 1997 Mach GoGoGo Restart Collection on DVD

Speed Racer Collector's Edition contains all 52 episodes of the original 1967 Speed Racer (dubbed), all 52 episodes of the original Mach Go Go Go (subbed) and all 34 episodes of Mach Go Go Go: Restart (1997, subbed) plus a collectible Speed Racer keychain with art from the Mach Go Go Go series.

This Collectible Speed Racer Bust with sound effects includes 5 phrases from the original Speed Racer and a movable visor.

Special Features: 2017 Interview with Trixie voice actor Corinne Orr.
EDIT: Funimation Shop has updated the release date to October 31 (was November 7).
EDIT 2: release has been corrected again to November 7.




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Old 08-16-17, 09:29 PM
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$299.98?! I don't want it that badly.
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Re: Speed Racer coming to Blu-ray from Funimation

WTK, is this the only way that we can get Mach Go Go both 1967 and 1997 sets? Are they going to be released separately?
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WTK, is this the only way that we can get Mach Go Go both 1967 and 1997 sets?
That's correct. Funimation Shop and RightStuf are both selling the CE at full retail price. It will be interesting to see if other retailers will do the same.
Are they going to be released separately?
It's unknown. We probably won't see it any time soon if there is one.
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Thank you for your quick response. As much as I like to have the original Japanese set and the 1997 version, I cannot see myself spending that much money.
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Re: Speed Racer coming to Blu-ray from Funimation

Is there really a huge market for Speed Racer still left in the US? Its primary American demographic is quickly getting older and older. This feels like 15 years too late.

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