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The Original Outer Space Western Anime is back! From the creators of Voltron come Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs! Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs was a 1980's animated space western following a similar theme of The Galaxy Rangers and Bravestarr. Originally a 1984 Japanese anime series known as Star Musketeer Bismarck created by Studio Pierrot. The series is set in the future, where the Star Sheriffs are duly-deputized special operatives of Cavalry Command, Earth's space-going law enforcement arm and defense patrol organization out in space, and along the New Frontier. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs main assignment is to protect the Galaxy from the growing threat of the Outriders. With the help of April Eagle and RAMROD (voiced by Peter Cullen who voiced Optimus Prime in the 80s cartoon series Transformers), a battleship that can transform into a giant robot. When RAMROD undergoes the "Challenge Phase" transformation it calls out its rallying cry in a heavy Western drawl, "Head 'em up, move 'em out. Power stride and ready to ride!" Other than their wits, their courage, and their standard issue equipment, such as their blaster pistols, and RAMROD's array of electronics, they have no superpowers, just each other. When they do battle with the Outriders, it's a futuristic version of the code of the Old West. Volume Two consist of episodes 18-33 from the hit TV series, as well as never before seen extras and production art. Don t miss the chance to add an exclusive piece of animation history to your collection.Bonus Features:Audio interview with musical composer Dale Schacker, Original Japanese Opening, Ending and Transformation Sequence from Star Musketeer Bismarck, Image Gallery, Saber Rider Commercials, Bios.Product Specs:6-DVD9s; Dolby Digital; 1200 minutes; 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio; MPAA-G; Year - 1984; SRP - $39.99.
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CastRob Paulsen, Peter Cullen, Pat Musick, Townsend Coleman, Pat Fraley
DirectorFranklin Cofod
DVD Release Date:  October 20, 2009
Runtime:  1200 minutes
Studio:  VCI Entertainment
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review by . May 30, 2011
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A Finished Product Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
   Like so many other kids of the early 1980s, my very introduction to anime took place (without me even realizing it) thanks to the nation’s obsession with robots.  You may remember that period in time when Transformers (the first time), GoBots, and Turbo Teen but it turns out many of the “other” robot shows of the era were actually Japanese anime series that were spliced up, dubbed into English and packaged under a whole new name.  Among these: Robotech, …
review by . September 14, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
The Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs Complete Collection is a six-disc DVD box set that contains all fifty-two episodes of the series. In addition to this, special features appear on discs one, two, and four of the set.    The first disc contains two special features. The first is labeled as "Commercials." This contains four commercials for a Saber Rider fan club and each commercial runs for about thirty seconds each. Also, the only two characters featured in these commercials …
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