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Cowboy Bebop Remix Volume 5

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

The Cowboy Bebop Remix Volume 5 DVD features the 19th through 22nd episodes of the series.

In these episodes we learn how Spike acquired his fighter, the Swordfish; we meet the daughter of one of Jet's old acquaintances, who is gifted in the art of Feng-Shui; and we meet a literal-looking "space cowboy," who makes a hobby out of bounty hunting, and becomes a thorn in Spike's side. Bounties in these episodes include three individuals trying to infect ships with a virus, a seemingly invincible psychotic killer and "The Teddy Bear Bomber" (a man trying to get attention for causes he believes in by planting bombs in and blowing up teddy bears, and dressing up in a teddy bear costume).

When the main menu for this DVD comes up, it's just like the menu on the earlier Remix DVD releases. The menu is animated and interactive, but the navigation on the main menu can be a little troublesome. However, once you access the sub-menus, the navigation is a lot easier.

Just like on the previous Remix volumes, when you access the main menu, you can choose from the following options: you can choose to play the episodes, go into the setup menu, or watch the bonus features. In the setup menu, you can choose one of the following audio options: English Stereo, Japanese Stereo, English Dolby Digital 5.1, or Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1; in this menu, you can also choose whether or not you want to see the subtitles. I definitely appreciate this layout for the setup menu better than how the setup selections were done on the original DVD pressings of these discs.

For an extra, this set includes a Cowboy Bebop Session #0. This is a roughly half-hour long Cowboy Bebop documentary. The documentary includes stats and information on the main characters, interviews with the animation front liners, the director, the series composer, the producer, and the voice actors for Ed, Jet, Spike, and Faye. I noticed that segments of this documentary had been previously released as extras on the original pressings of the Cowboy Bebop DVDs. Also included were an "unaired TV episode digest" (which included "Asteroid Blues," "Gateway Shuffle," "Ballad of Fallen Angels," and "Sympathy for the Devil"). A "music" video for the Cowboy Bebop theme song and a textless version of the Cowboy Bebop ending credits were also included. Tacked on after the documentary was a video for a remix of the Cowboy Bebop theme song done by DJ FOOD; personally, I really didn't care all that much for the remix. After this, an "information" section is included, which lists the various DVDs and CDs and video games available to purchase.

The bonus features also include trailers for other Bandai DVD releases (Mars Daybreak, Eureka Seven, and Gundam Seed). This section also features the DVD credits.

If you only want the episodes and really don't care about bonus features or remixed audio, then the original pressing of Volume 5 will be sufficient. However, if you want more bonus features, remixed audio, and a better-looking menu, then you might want the Volume 5 Remix DVD.

In order to write this review, I checked out a copy of this DVD through the King County Library System. My husband and I later purchased our own copy.

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