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Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors - Escape from the Garden of Evil (1985)

Darrin Baker , René Bériard  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Darrin Baker, René Bériard, Jean Chalopin, Gilles Laurent, Gilles Guillot
  • Writers: Barbara Hambly, Bill Schienkai, Bruce Reid Schaefer, Dale Kirby, Daniel Pitlik
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: United American Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 3, 2004
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001GH70Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #548,263 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors - Escape from the Garden of Evil" on IMDb

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In an effort to stop planetary hunger, Jayce’s father, Audric, accidentally creates evil plants that want to consume the minerals and water on every planet they cross. The Universe’s only hope is Jayce and his ragtag crew, who must travel the universe in search of his father and a way to defeat Saw Boss and his evil plant followers, the Monster Minds. Features the episodes "Escape from the Garden", "The Vase of Xiang", and "Steel Against Shadow". Includes the bonus episode, "Flora, Fauna, and the Monster Minds."

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Story BUT Collectors Beware! April 20, 2004
Format:DVD
This dvd is a great start for anyone starting/wanting to collect mid 80's cartoon-scifi. 4 excellent episodes from the great series of 65 episodes
But BEWARE this is NOT the beginning of the collection from the start. These are 4 episodes pick from the complete series at random. For example:
DVD Episode 01 - Series Episode 01 - Escape from the Garden
DVD Episode 02 - Series Epsideo 58 - The Vase of Xiang
DVD Episode 03 - Series Epsideo 41 - Steel Against Shadow
DVD Episode 04 - Series Epsideo 04 - Flora, Fauna and.....
So if you want to follow the story in a linear way I suggest you hold fire until (if they do) they release the full range of this random collection.
All the best
Chris-C
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally, Jayce comes to DVD July 16, 2004
Format:DVD
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors is one of the best animated shows I have ever seen.
Since it was intended for children, you can't put it in a catagory with Cowboy Bebop, FLCL or Evangelion but the animation is nonetheless fantastic and the show itself was very ahead of its time.
With a complicated plot and its plethora of memorable characters, viewers can watch Jayce grow from a spoiled upstart to a humaintarian leader who puts the safety of others above his own needs. Jayce's willingness to sacrifice earns him several friends and additional enemies over the course of the series including the deplorable Dr. Zorg, a once dear friend of his father who now serves the series main villan Saw Boss, a tyrannical monster bent on universal domination.
This sustains the show for its 65 episode run and allows viewers to enjoy individual episodes while still weaving a larger narrative. Although volume I's episodes are not chronoligical, they are perfect for introducing Jayce to a new generation. If you are a fan of 80's cartoons or an anime fanatic pick this up and you won't be dissapointed.
By the way the cover art does not do this show justice, I don't know what monkey they had in charge of packaging but don't let it deter you from giving the show a chance.
Four out of five for the most unexpected anime from American TV in the 80's.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best 80s cartoon series! February 16, 2004
By "wkjun"
Format:DVD
At last, the first DVD of this exciting series! I hope there are more to come. The music and atmosphere in this series is so fantastic, it was always my second favourite after The Transformers.
EPISODE LISTING:
- "Escape from the Garden" - With the help of a magical ring of great power, Jayce starts his quest to find Audric and the good plant he created that is the only way to destroy the Monster Minds.
- "The Vase of Xiang" - Jayce and his crew discover a message from Audric on a vase but it is stolen before they can decode it.
- "Steel Against Shadow" - Gillian tells the story of Valroth, a powerful weapon maker who made living armor to protect his people many years ago.
- DVD BONUS EPISODE: Flora, Fauna and the Monster Minds - Monster Minds are planted aboard the Pride to contaminate the water supply and force the ship to land on an uninhabited planet.
Try this cheap offer and become a fan too!!!! Mind that there will only be more episodes if this DVD sells good enough.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I loved this cartoon when I was little specifically because it did not talk down to it's audiences. It assumed that we would be interested in and then capable of following along a complex storyline.

Yes (like many cartoons in the 1970's and 1980's) there was lots of tie-in-merchandise for us to bug our parents about. But this series was always so much more than a transparent toy commercial. It is a powerful tale about humanity, biology, science, ethics, technology, and justice.

Audric is a scientist, but one of his experiments goes bad and creates the Monster Minds. Led by the psychotic Saw Boss, these machine-plant hybrids are bent on world domination. Taking over Audric's lab, the Monster Minds subsequently make it their lair.

Meanwhile Audric must reunite with his son, Jayce if the Monster Minds are to be defeated.

Audric created a magic root to defeat the Monster Minds, but it was split into two halves and his son has the other. If the world will be saved, that root has to be reunited.

Jayce is only 19 years old this season (and still acts brash) but he demonstrates considerable maturity in the face of everything he has to deal with on a regular basis.

Jayce is aided by Gillian (the technowhiz who designed the vehicles and the pragmatic pacifist).

Flora is Gillian and Audric's experiment which turned out right. She was literally born of a plant and thus can communicate with plants and animals. This also means that she can sense when the Monster Minds are near--and it is time for battle. Jayce and the other people think of her as a little sister, but she really has a pivotal role in this series. Because I was around her age when the series originally aired, she was my favorite character.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ring of Light, Magic Might! April 3, 2004
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
THE CARTOON:
Excellent animation. Great characters. Balanced storytelling. Superp series---one of my favorites before the dawn of the Thundercats (and even after). Makes me want to renew my childhood ambition of producing my own animated serial. Would purchase the entire Wheeled Warrior series on DVD in a heartbeat.
THE DVD:
Easy naviagtion. Great picture and sound. No digital snags. My only lament is that the opening sequence plays at the beginning of the DVD and not at the beginning of each episode, and that the closing sequence plays at the end of the third and bonus (fourth) episode.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
This brought back good memories, they should have put the first four
eps in order.
Published on August 1, 2007 by E. Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bab 5 connection
I first discovered Jayce and the WW when I was a fresman in college and found it, to my surprise, very engaging and fairly mature for a "cartoon". Read more
Published on March 24, 2006 by Andrew Yaworski
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius
This series of cartoons is absolutely genius and certainly one of the best cartoon series I remember from the 80's. Read more
Published on September 24, 2005 by Ronnie Clay
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it, my brother hated it.(Why?!)
I remember this, though I wasn't a "child" I was a HS freshman or something, but I still loved it.(It is better than Cowboy B. S. Read more
Published on September 3, 2005 by Black Cat de La Bear
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good DVD
I finally decided to pick up this dvd after recently picking up some other classic 80 toons. The show, although dated, holds up quite well in terms of the animation and storyline. Read more
Published on April 5, 2005 by Shawn Brady
5.0 out of 5 stars Ring of Light, Magic Might!
THE CARTOON:
Excellent animation. Great characters. Balanced storytelling. Superp series---one of my favorites before the dawn of the Thundercats (and even after). Read more
Published on April 3, 2004 by M. Rhodes
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent first volume with some minor quirks
Well now, finally got the title after waiting a week to recieve it from Amazon and I can't tell you how absolutely awesome this DVD is! Read more
Published on March 30, 2004 by Bryan J Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars super why not regio 2
I,m a big fan of J&WW but i live in europe and that's regio 2
damn
Published on February 11, 2004 by LDijkhuizen
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