I just picked up my copy of Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, and have a couple of questions for anyone familiar with it's Japanese version, Knockin' On Heaven's Door (KoHD). First, I've seen and love the series so I am fairly familiar with the characters and style. I'm at work, so I closed my door and only watched the first 15 minutes or so (I'll watch the whole movie tonight). The thing that struck me is that there seems to be a very pop feel to the soundtrack instead of the jazzy/bebop music that runs throughout the TV show. I switched between the English and Japanese soundtracks, and the songs seem to be the same on both. I heard three pop songs in that first 15 minutes and I'm really hoping that the music takes on more of the TV series feel as the movie progresses. I know that the series used a wide range of music styles, but this first couple of chapters left me - well, "worried" is too strong a word, but it really stood out as "radio friendly" whereas the TV series music complimented the visuals more. Again - this question may be early since I've only seen a small part of the film and I'll know the answer tonight, but was the music on the Japanese KoHD release different? If so - how much? Do I need to seek out an R1 compatible copy? As to the disk, it looks gorgeous and I can't wait to hear the 5.1 (just a pair of decent speakers here are work, with the sound kept low). The Bebop and Faye's ship are gorgeous in all of their movie budget glory. And the extras look good too. It's a real treat to finally see the people behind the voices from both countries. I've been waiting to see this from the day it was announced, and I can't wait to position the comfy chair, turn the phone ringer off and get immersed in some serious Bebop goodness in a few hours.