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Beast Wars: Transformers - The Complete Series (1996) (1993)

Scott Brady , Garry Chalk , Steve Sacks  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Scott Brady, Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett
  • Directors: Steve Sacks
  • Format: Animated, Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: November 1, 2011
  • Run Time: 1200 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0055UA1KO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,654 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

Retrospective featurettes, art galleries, new interviews

12 page book PLUS a 24-pg comic book Transformers Timelines “Dawn of Future’s Past” that is the exciting prequel to the Beast Wars series

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
Previously, on my review of Beast Wars Season 1: Put away the 80's synthesizer and pull out the 90's generic rock guitar! Created by the same company that created Reboot, this classic Computer Generated series is the follow up to the original Generation One Transformers. Beast Wars in America, Beasties in Canada (Canada has a rule that no show aimed at children can have war in the title, go figure). An enjoyable series that had previously been released in bare bones sets by Rhino (which I own and are now discontinued), it has now been rereleased by Shout! with new extras! Beast Wars has finally gotten a more deserving release!

1st Season:

Beast Wars (1)
Beast Wars (2)
The Web
Equal Measures
Chain of Command
Power Surge
Fallen Comrades
Double Jeopardy
A Better Mousetrap
Gorilla Warfare
The Probe
Dark Designs
Double Dinobot
The Spark
The Trigger (1)
The Trigger (2)
Spider's Game
Call of the Wild
Dark Voyage
The Low Road
Law of the Jungle
Before the Storm
Other Voices (1)
Other Voices (2)

The first season is more generic and simplistic as far as most of the stories go but it sets things up nicely and builds to a wonderful climax by season's end. The second half of the season really started to become inspired and storylines had more continuing arcs and characters were becoming much more developed and defined.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Just Prime! January 28, 2012
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This is the best transformers series there is. Unlike the others, this one keeps the main plot and main characters while adding acceptable additions. While it is targeting kids, it still has great humor every now and then."This guy's got bearings of chrome steel". If you loved it as a kid, buy it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great re-issue of a great show March 8, 2012
Rhino put out a solid DVD collection of this great series some years back. ShoutFactory! puts out nice DVD boxsets (nice art, nice packaging, nice bonus features, etc.) and looks to be carrying the mantle that Rhino used to carry given the depth and breadth of their offerings. I love this show so much I bought this 2nd issue to have as backup and available for lending to any family or friends who I can convince to give it a try. This isn't just a great kid's cartoon but a flat out great out sci-fi series. Turns out Larry DiTillio and Bob Forward had worked together on SheRa: The Princess of Power and Larry did a bit of work on Babylon5. Larry also wrote some of the more amazing episodes of the overall amazing 1984 Filmation HeMan and the Masters of the Universe cartoon series. Simon Furman- a revered writer of transformers stories for the UK comics- was even brought in to pen a great episode. Top writing. The voice acting is as amazing as it can get in any cartoon (thank you Gary Chalk and David Kaye). There were staff with some real bona fides behind this show and the show delivers from beginning to end with a great story arc that really entertains. When G1 transformers get referenced (Starscream, Ravage, Autobot Ark, the flagship of the Decepticon armada "The Nemesis") you get the goose bumps and chills of awesomeness flowing through you. I get the chills just thinking about Ravage's great lines in those amazing episodes aboard the Nemesis and you will too! You too will be speaking in Waspinator speak or para-phrasing dino Megatron's "Egggggsellent!" every chance you get too after taking in this beautiful show. I look forward to watching it again (and again) with my boys.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite shows! May 30, 2013
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And I speak as a late fan. I was, sadly, not a Beast Wars watchers as a child, however I have since caught up to it and wasn't dissapointed!
I admit I had originally been rebuked by the designs and the animation (the 90s CG that wasn't quite mastered at the time, remember?), but decided to try it after countless of good reviews and just deep affection for it.
I was hooked in the first ten minutes.
The characters' personalities are beautifully crafted, the storyline is one of those that makes kids understand that they are not taken for granted and adults appreciate a good show, the cast is truly wondeful (chosen by none other than Susan Blu, the original voice of Arcee in G1) and revealed some of the most loved voice actors out there (David Kaye and Scott McNeil as a prime example).
And the animation WORKS, it may be a bit stiff at the beginning but it gets better really quickly and by the end of the series you got a great example of a 90s CG series that rocked!
(plus, it has that nostalgia bonus for those who grew up with that type of animation).

This series is a most see, weither you like Transformers or not it will win your heart.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Dibble
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This was a fantastic tv series, one which blended CGI, good story telling, and characters that you actually cared about. As a child, this was one of my absolute favorite Saturday morning cartoons.
My friends and I all collected the toys, and played many hours re-creating the scenes from the show. In fact, several months ago, we pulled out all our old Beast Wars toys to reminisce.
This box set is solid, and the discs are great. What a fun way to re-live a part of childhood.
I would definitely recommend for children today. Even with the old CGI, it wont seem outdated, and the story telling is much better than the current crap out there for kids today.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Series
This whole series is great for kids and adults alike. Animation is good and the stories are solid storytelling. Highly recommend.
Published 1 day ago by Calinda Lucas
5.0 out of 5 stars Beast wars Collection
my tansformers collection came fast and was mint packaged! I am very pleased with my purchase and now get to relive some times I had as a kid watching the series again! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jeff
5.0 out of 5 stars A must!
This dvd set will bring back memories, and will be great to have if you're a collector. Highly recommended. Worth it.
Published 1 month ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars The Nostalgia is Killing me...
Me and my parents really love this show.
So what if the animation is dated and bad compared to modern Transformer series (like Prime)? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Summer Flack
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
Excellent quality I have been looking for this show for a while and could not be happier. I highly recommend it
Published 1 month ago by apercolini
4.0 out of 5 stars Happy with service
The discs were in great shape but the casings were cracked and some pieces were broken. I watched each disc and was glad that they did not suffer any damage. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dorothy Banner
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a good show.
I remember watching this show every week when I was a kid, and I have managed to get a hold of the whole show.
Published 2 months ago by APrasanchum
5.0 out of 5 stars very cool
I watched Beast Wars as a kid and this completes my life. Includes a comic book and cool extras! Buy!
Published 2 months ago by Robert Panza
3.0 out of 5 stars yup
i watched this series long ago and found it cool back then. Not so much now but its still worth watchin
Published 4 months ago by fred
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad to Revisit my Childhood
Excellent condition upon shipping. All discs play well, and it satisfies my 90s Nostalgia. The extras are enjoyable too. Read more
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