Pirates Of Dark Water (4 Disc)
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As if the fate of the world wasn't enough, Ren must also defeat the evil pirate Lord Bloth, who follows Ren's sails intent to steal the treasures he uncovers. For washbuckling action, you'll find that a pirate's life is for you: grab the seagoing bounty of the 5-Disc, 21-Episode The Pirates of Dark Water Complete Series Collection!
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After so many years of VHS tapes, illegal downloads, and streaming video, this series was finally released on DVD by Warner Brothers in 2010. It is a burn-on-demand product, so it should remain in-print for a long time to come. However, the audio and video have not been remastered for this DVD. No extras have been added either. Compared to the alternatives, this DVD set is well worth its $29.95 price tag.
Unfortunately the DVDs are unwatchable. The First Disc is stuck playing an infinite loop of the anti-piracy message and the few episodes that can be watched are jumpy and glitched.
I am very disappointed that this entire set is unwatchable. I do not know how a professional Media company can produce and ship a product this far gone. 10 seconds of quality control could have prevented this.
DO NOT BUY.
The show itself is still entertaining from what I've been able to watch. It deserves a better dvd treatment.
The premise is as follows: on the alien world of Mer, an evil and sentient tar-like substance known as Dark Water is threatening to envelop the entire planet, killing everyone and everything. 17 years prior to the show's start, King Primus of Octopon, the largest and most beautiful kingdom on Mer, sets out with his loyal captains to retrieve the lost Thirteen Treasures of Rule. These jewels are the only thing that can contain the Dark Water in Mer's center, where it originates.
After retrieving several of the Treasures, Primus is captured by the terrible Lord Bloth, a pirate intent on taking the Treasures for himself so HE can control the Dark Water. The rest of Primus' crew evade capture and scatter the Treasures around Mer so Bloth can't get them.
After 17 years of imprisonment aboard Bloth's massive ship, the Maelstrom, Primus escapes and manages to return to Octopon, left in ruins by Bloth and the ravages of the Dark Water. Our protagonist, Ren, a simple lighthouse keeper, spots Primus trying to swim ashore and dashes out to rescue him. Now an old and frail man after almost two decades imprisonment, Primus uses the last of his strength to tell Ren he is his father. He shows Ren a vision of a restored Octopon, and passes onto Prince Ren the Quest before dying and washing out to sea.
As young Prince Ren is to discover, not just Octopon, but all of Mer depends on him recovering the Thirteen Treasures of Rule.
And so begins one of the greatest epics ever put on TV. No doubt borrowing from countless sources, the story, characters,
exotic locals keep the story fresh and entertaining.Read more ›
Here is where the review turns negative... The barebones nature of the DVD set made me somewhat upset considering the set costs over $20. Also, one of the discs has an error that causes an entire episode to freeze. I was extremely disappointed with this disc defect considering I bought the set New.
The content/show is great for nostalgia purposes, and has potential to capture new fans, but the DVD quality is well below par.
1. The initial navigation menu is...minimalist.
2. When choosing an episode (instead of "play all") - I'm still not entirely sure what order they're listed in.
Other than that, quite pleased.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I suppose I should be grateful Dark Water got released at ALL, and at least it's the "entire" series in relatively decent quality. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Minzoku Bokumetsu
Better than I remember in a way and really enjoyed the memories watching it brought back. So very glad that I found this and now own it.Published 1 month ago by Michael T. Powell
Wonderful show! Got this for my brother as a Christmas gift this year, and now we can reminisce being kids again, but our kids can watch and we can see the looks on their faces as... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chase Cockrell
It's like I traveled back to 1991. I've been waiting for this series for years and finally got them. Thank youPublished 4 months ago by Roman Olek
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|Why does this take so long to ship?||
Warner Brothers may have had a batch made up already. Sometimes, discs have to be pressed, or in this case burned, before being shipped from a company to Amazon.
Mar 15, 2014 by Smug_Grinch | See all 2 posts
Hanna-Barbera doesn't exist anymore. It is a recognisable brand/holding company (name only) for the HB/Ruby-Spears and certain MGM (Tom & Jerry) animated properties and back catalogue.
HB changed hands at least thrice I know of Taft Broadcasting, Turner (early 1990s) and current owners... Read More
Dec 2, 2012 by P. Stark | See all 2 posts
|Buy this directly from wbshop.com for $30!||
I got it coming in the mail. When I receive mine I will post everything. Make sure you buy from wbshop.com cause its only 29.99 plus sales tax depending on state u live in I think it came out to 32.42 and I live in Texas. They just released Thundarr the barbarian as well if your interested.
Sep 30, 2010 by J. Scott | See all 2 posts