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Speed Racer: The Movie (1993)

NOTE: This track is only available on the Pioneer DVD of Speed Racer: The Movie, and not the subsequent Speed Racer Vol. 1 collection.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Actors Peter Fernandez (Voice Actor for Speed Racer, Racer X and Voice Director) and Corrine Orr (Voice actress for Trixie, Mom Racer and Spritle Racer) Rating:7.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Brian Thibodeau on May 5th, 2004:Find all reviews by Brian Thibodeau
This moderately informative track is probably the weirdest DVD audio commentary I've ever heard, one for the so-bad-it's-good file. Fernandez voiced Speed and Orr did Spritle, and while the former rightly tailors his commentary to now-grown fans of the series, who might like to know how they did things back in those days (and even mentions other cartoons and movies his stable worked on!), the latter rather cluelessly, and repeatedly, aims her comments at the under-5 crowd, talking to Fernandez IN CHARACTER and apparently thinking many of us LITERALLY never grew up and/or that she really is the living incarnation of the characters she played, and dispensing McNuggets of morality accordingly. I'd started this track with the intention of cleaning up my place and doing a little reading while it played, but after a few minutes I flopped on the floor and just listened to this hilarious repartee, with Fernandez constantly responding with confused and/or frightened moments of dead air every time Orr flakes out, before returning to whatever it was he was talking about.

A unique experience to be sure...and worth the purchase price alone! But Fernandez' insightful chat is solely what keep this from rating much lower.