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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Limited Edition

Spike Spiegel and Jet Black lead a team of bounty hunters. Together with Faye Valentine and Ed the computer freak they usually get their job done quick and decent. When Faye one day is following a truck to catch a computer hacker, it explodes and an unknown virus is released that immediately kills 500 people. The strange thing is that right before the explosion a man left the truck and didn’t seem to be affected by the virus. When a huge bounty is put out that will be given to anyone who can help give any information on the new virus and who is responsible for it, the “cowboys” all head their own way to find information to get to the bottom of this matter.

Sound and Vision:
Next to some edge enhancement and small damage (white spots) there are also stability problems but overall the quality is decent. Level of black, depth, contrast and colors are very good and you’ll be impressed with the overly dynamic image.

Te soundtrack is really terrific. All channels are used very well and both effects and music will fill your living room, especially during the action scenes. Meanwhile, the dialogues remain clear and understandable so we don’t have any bad words for this.

Extras:
From the Small Screen to the Big Screen: short feature on how the series became a full movie
International Appeal – What’s Not to Like?: Feature on the popularity of the Cowboy Bebop series outside Japan
Character features: 4 features that give info on the main characters Spike, Faye, Ed and Jet.
Character profiles, videoclips (Ask DNA” and “Gotta Knock a Little Harder”), Concept-art gallery, Storyboard comparisons, Trailers (Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Metropolis, Memories)
Illustration Art Book: Next to the dvd’s you also get a nice book with a ton of concept art, designs etcetera. A real treat for the fans.

Conclusion:
Cowboy Bebop is a nice manga/anime movie with enough influence from the US to make it enjoyable for the casual viewer. The storyline is rather shallow for those that don’t know the original series but still decent enough to keep you interested. The overall quality of this Deluxe Edition including the extra book make it well worth the money.

Our Score:
7.0

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