I remember spotting an ad for this in an early 2003 issue of Anime Insider
and being so jazzed (pun intended) to see the Cowboy Bebop
movie on the big screen. Unfortunately, the film received a limited-release and, unless you were in select cities (like NYC, LA, etc), you likely missed out. Cowboy Bebop
hit theaters in Japan on September 1st, 2001, but it didn't get a release in the US until April 4th, 2003 and, finally, a DVD release later in '03.
And for those of you who still own the DVD and haven't made the "upgrade" to Blu-ray yet, you may want to pass. While the video transfer is better, the Blu-ray only has a 2.0 stereo sound mix (the DVD has 5.1) and it's missing all of the previously released special features. Lame.