‘Speed Racer’ heads to J:Com

Wachowskis film to be available on demand

TOKYO — The Wachowskis’ “Speed Racer” will be available on demand on J:Com, Japan’s biggest cabler, on Nov. 19, the same day as its DVD release in the country.

Released theatically in Japan in July by Warner, “Speed Racer” is based on the Japanese TV toon “Mach Go Go Go.” J:Com will also offer the 52 episodes of the original 1967 toon on its on-demand service, as well as the 34 episodes of the 1997 remake.

J:Com had 2.9 million subscribers Aug. 31 in the Sapporo, Kanto, Kansai and Kyushu regions.

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