'Cowboy Bebop: The Movie' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Mar 8, 2011 at 06:00 AM PST by

The 2001 big screen adaptation of the smash hit anime franchise is coming to Blu-ray this summer.

In an early announcement to retailers, Image Entertainment is bringing 'Cowboy Bebop: The Movie' to Blu-ray on June 28.

Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction. On the spaceship "Bebop," Spike Spiegel and his crew of bounty hunters (Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Ed and Ein) are bored and short of cash. But with the news of the reward everything changes. Based on the wildly popular TV series, Cowboy Bebop, the big-screen smash 'Cowboy Bebop: The Movie' pits Spike and Co. against their deadliest adversary ever. Featuring stunning, state-of-the-art animation, this action-packed sci-fi adventure builds to a breath-taking, nail-biting climax, guaranteed to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and there doesn't appear to be any supplements.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $17.97.

You can find the latest specs for 'Cowboy Bebop: The Movie' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under June 28.

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Blu-ray)
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