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Gigantor: The Collection, Vol. 1


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  • Actors: Ray Owens, Billie Lou Watt, Peter Fernandez, Gilbert Mack, Sonia Owens
  • Writers: Ray Owens, Billie Lou Watt, Peter Fernandez, Sonia Owens, Fred Ladd
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Box set, Black & White, Dolby, Full Screen, Restored, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: E1 Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 5, 2009
  • Run Time: 650 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001SGVDPQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,321 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Gigantor: The Collection, Vol. 1" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

“Gigantor the Space Age Robot is at your command!”
The First 26 Episodes of the Classic Series Digitally Transferred from the Original 16mm Film

Premiering in the ‘60s, “Gigantor” blazed a new trail in America for Japanese animation. The influential series was one of the first featuring a giant, heroic robot and was designed with a cinematic sensibility that thrilled and captivated audiences.

When terrorist groups, evil criminals and hostile aliens become too powerful for Earth’s armed forces, the virtually-indestructible robot is built to combat them. Commanded by Jimmy Sparks through a remote control, Gigantor must battle to save the world from a never-ending assault by ruthless villains.

BONUS FEATURES:
Interview with director/producer/writer Fred Ladd
Interview with anime historian Fred Patten from Animation World Magazine
Select audio commentary with Fred Ladd
Gigantor comic book issues 1-6 (DVD-ROM content)
PLUS 16-page companion guide with episode summaries and archival publicity materials

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Gigantor animation was very crude.
THE AUTISTIC WEREWOLF
I chose the 5 scale rating, because I have always been a huge fan of Gigantor since my childhood, and I am still a dedicated fan.
Sandra Rankins
The video and audio quality is good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KCCF46 on February 6, 2014
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A great way for me to re-live youthful memories, although, as an adult, I'm now just realizing how much wit and humor the series contained. For animation buffs, this is a must have collection as it is an important series in tracing the beginnings and evolution of anime (before the term was coined). The masters used for the DVD are from newly-minted 16mm release prints which is how the shows were sent to the network and stations in those days. The overall quality is good. Even better is the commentary track from Gigantor's original American producer, Fred Ladd. Trivia: Did you know that the Gigantor theme song was recorded in an upper room at New York City's Radio City Music Hall by the NBC chorus while they were on break? Now that I have Gigantor in my collection, I can't wait to get my other fave series from that era, Kimba The White Lion.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Doyle138 on March 22, 2011
I agree with the previous reviewer. A strange defect also prohibits me from going straight into the episodes. Usually if I fiddle around with the skip of FF button I can eventually navigate to the shows. I give it 3 stars because the show is great but there is also some kind of techinical problem. I guess mine just wasn't as bad as the last guy's.
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By Jack B. Feinberg on June 19, 2014
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Love this series. Great annimation. I always watched this when I was younger. I would recommend this to anyone who loves this series.
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By Alberto on May 22, 2014
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Classic gigantor, a little something to bring back the kid in the older generations. This is also a great cartoon for anyone to get into.
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I was so young when this first series aired that I only just barely remember Gigantor, I remember Series two much better but I remember both well enough. Watching Gigantor introduced me to what became my life long love of science fiction. Long before even the original Star Trek I loved racing to the TV on Saturday Mornings to watch Gigantor. I never understood why but even my parents knew Gigantor was special to me. I was more non verbal when I was young but, I loved singing the Gigantor theme song. I'd most ly sing the GI-GAN-TOR part only!

Gigantor was a very large powerful robot that defended the Earth from all sorts of wild weird super villians. Gigantor animation was very crude. Gigantor was rendered as a collection of large geometric shapes not because; the cartoon anime artists of the time lacked the eye for detail. In the time that Gigantor was created TV as a medium was in its infancy. Television resolution was often terrible by todays HDTV standards rendered strictly for primative black and white sets.

Notice how the black to white contrasting on Gigantors body is bold without subtle shading. Notice how Gigantor has basic regions of monochromatic shading. Gigantor could not be elaborately drawn because on a primative black and white set's low resolution the detail would turn to mud manking the image look fuzzy. Gigantor stories were often good if you remember the age of the kiddie audience it targets. The weird things about Gigantor is many times the powerful robot goes after terrorists that cause trouble in this futuristic time almost as if it foretold the times we live in today.

Unfortunately for us today some fifty years in the future we lack a Gigantor like robot that can kick terrorist butt.
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By Juan Loren Zerimar on February 17, 2014
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These videos are so extremely prophetic of the things that have come to pass...A must see! Look also for the 8th Man Collection.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Candy on March 18, 2011
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This is an old school must have. I just wanted to add it to my collection. It's a remember this show. My friends always want to watch it. Fast shipping, excellent quality.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Emilio Villegas Jr. on September 7, 2013
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Watching this cartoon as a kid, was awesome now I have the whole series
brings back memories, and I could share it with my Grandsons.
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