The Five ...
- The unremastered 1985 broadcast Robotech edition, available on ADV's Robotech Vol. 1 "First Contact" and as a part of both the Robotech: The Macross Saga Complete Collection and the Robotech Legacy Collection Box Set 1.
- The original 1984 Harmony Gold English dubbed Macross pilot episode, available on the extras disc included in ADV's Robotech Legacy Collection Box Set 5.
- The remastered (and refoleyed) Robotech edition, available on the ADV Films Robotech Remastered Volume 1 two-disc box set and as a single-episode Ani-Mini disc, also from ADV.
- The super-remastered Japanese langauge Macross edition (subtitled in English), available on the first volume of AnimEigo's nine-volume Macross TV series collection, available originally in a complete box set and later in three three-disc mini-boxes. This version is currently out of print since AnimEigo lost their license at the beginning of 2005.
- And now, finally, comes ADV's newly English dubbed Macross edition, available on the first volume of their upcoming rerelease of the original 1982 Macross TV series (available with or without collectible series box for all the volumes you WILL buy ... in the meantime, it's a fine way to earmark the shelf space for them).
I believe there actually is another version of Robotech's "Boobytrap," with a different edit of the background music than the version that's been available off and on since the early 90's through FHE, Streamline, and ADV, but I've never seen it it, and besides, we're just talking about versions available on DVD. Someone brought up "Clash of the Bionoids," but that's a version of the 1984 feature film, "Macross: Do You Remember Love?" (oft abbreviated "DYRL"), which is a whole 'nother can of worms. Though of course, it is another English dubbed version of Macross, nigh to unwatchable as it may be ... it was strange watching that awful little tape for the first time, hearing those oddly accented voices coming out of these oh-so-familliar characters' mouths, and I suppose it'll be another adjustment hearing another slate of voices coming out of them anew.
Blogging from work, so no, no, no, you have to wait 'til the eve to see if I've finally finished working over Prelude #1 thoroughly.