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Cowboy Bebop on BD in 2014, plus meteor shower tonight & Karen Black RIP

August 11, 2013 - 1:13 pm   |   By 

We’ve got a quick Sunday post for you with a bit of breaking release news...

As expected FUNimation officially announced at the Otakon convention yesterday that they’re going to release Shinichiro Watanabe’s landmark sci-fi anime series Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray and digital (via Daisuki) in 2014.  There’s no other details available yet other than “coming in 2014” but no matter – we can’t wait to see it.  Meanwhile, here’s the official trailer (below).  Be sure to watch in 720p.  Sure looks good in HD!  3... 2... 1... Let’s jam!  [...]

Also, we just wanted to take a moment this afternoon to acknowledge the passing (on Thursday) of actress Karen Black, who appeared in such films as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Family Plot, Nashville and many others.  She was 74.

And finally, tonight is the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower and it promises to be a pretty good show this year.  Could be as many as 50-100+ good shooting stars per hour at peak, with some nice fireballs (something the Persieds are known for).  The best viewing time is 11 PM to 4:30 AM wherever you may be.  Just go out, find a nice dark location away from city lights, lay back in a lawn chair and look Northeast.  Enjoy the show!

Back tomorrow morning with reviews of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Four and Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Two on Blu-ray.  Stay tuned... 

- Bill Hunt

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