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Cowboy BeBop Special Edition DVD Coming in June

COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE

Critically-Acclaimed Futuristic Noir Thriller
Premiering June 24 on Special Edition DVD

Touted as one of the greatest Japanese anime imports ever, COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE, based on the enormously popular animated television show from acclaimed director Shinichiro Watanabe (Macross Plus, The Animatrix) and currently airing on Cartoon Network, will be premiering June 24 on Special Edition DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment following its successful national theatrical release.

Mars - 2071 A.D. On the eve of Halloween, a tanker explodes on a freeway in the crater of Alba City, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. When the surviving witnesses begin to die mysteriously, the police suspect a terrorist attack using a biological weapon and offer an astronomical reward for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction.

On the space ship "Bebop," Spike Spiegel and his crew of intergalactic bounty hunters (muscle-bound brute Jet Black, vixen Faye Valentine, computer whiz Ed and data dog Ein) are in dire straits as usual, but the news of the reward changes everything and this rogue vigilante crew gets on the case, each using his or her own tactics to stop the tragedy.

Spike begins his search to identify the poison on Moroccan Street, where "anything can be had." He obtains a vase containing a small round capsule from a guy named Rashid. Meanwhile, using his ISSP connections, Jet comes across a rumor that a pharmaceutical company may be involved in the incident. After analyzing an image taken from the scene of the crime, Ed and Faye discover that the prime suspect has a tattoo on his arm and further investigation leads to the information that he is a military officer named Vincent Volaju. The case becomes stranger as they learn, according to official records, that Volaju has been dead for some time and has a dangerous connection with Spike's love interest Elektra.

As the Bebop crew pieces the information together, the mystery takes shape. A suspect who died a long time ago. A pharmaceutical conglomerate. A special unit of the military. And a mysterious round capsule. It's obvious
that there was more to this incident than just a random terrorist attack.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
* Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
* Mastered in High Definition
* Widescreen Presentation
* "From the Small Screen to the Big Screen" featurette
* "International Appeal - What's Not to Like?" featurette
* "Spike: A Complex Soul" featurette
* "Faye: Intellectual Vixen" featurette
* "Ed: Resident Eccentric" featurette
* "Jet: No Ordinary Dad" featurette
* Character Profiles
* Music Videos - "Ask DNA" & "Gotta Knock A Little Harder"
* Conceptual Art Galleries (Characters / Aircrafts / Automobiles /
Monorail / Accessories)
* Four Storyboard Comparisons
* Theatrical Trailers
* Audio: English 5.1, Japanese 5.1, French (Dolby Surround)
* Subtitles: English, French
* Interactive Menus
* Scene Selections