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By uttering a single magic word young Billy Batson transforms himself into the world’s mightiest mortal, Captain Marvel. The acronym of the first letters of the names of the six elders who train Billy with their respective special gifts: Solomon, wisdom; Hercules, strength; Atlas, stamina; Zeus, power; Achilles, courage; and Mercury, speed, in a word...SHAZAM! Now, the entire series is available in this 3-disc set featuring every exciting episode of this classic television show!

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  • Actors: Michael Gray
  • Directors: Hollingsworth Morse
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Archive
  • DVD Release Date: October 23, 2012
  • Run Time: 588 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009M4KT3I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,053 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mark Daniels on November 26, 2012
I've been waiting now for Filmation/Warner Brothers to release the "Shazam!" DVD for a seeming eternity; it was my favorite Saturday morning program when I was young, and - as a result - Captain Marvel was my favorite superhero. I drew pictures of him at school and in my spare time, and owned the Mego action figure. (Remember those?) I preferred Jackson Bostwick (first season) as Marvel over the later John Davey, and recall being shocked at the sudden appearance, mid-season, of an entirely different-looking Marvel. Jackson Bostwick, in full costume, once came to my city for a Cerebral Palsy Telethon, and I was too shy to go see him or even call the station to speak with him.

Viewed now from a more cynical perspective, the show itself is the epitome of 70s cheese, and it doesn't hold up well in the new millenium. Still, it's good viewing for nostalgia's sake. Teenager Billy Batson and Mentor perpetually travel the "highways and by-ways" of America in a Winnebago, like Jack Kerouac with wanderlust, yet never seem to leave California. "The Elders" (six animated Greek gods whose initials provide Shazam with his name) deliver fortune cookie riddles to Billy, which then become clear later in the episode - after Billy has encountered a troubled youth of some kind. "In times of dire need," Billy turns into comic book hero Captain Marvel by uttering the word "Shazam" and being struck by a bolt of lightning... but the Captain Marvel of the show isn't your typical superhero: he never fist fights, he stops wrong-doers by lifting the rear wheels of their car off the ground or jamming their car between two trees, he brings in the cops when things get too intense, and he provides a brief moral lecture directly to us at each episode's closing. This Cap doesn't throw punches, he "develops understanding.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. O'Neill on October 14, 2012
...This show was part of my Saturday mornings, as a kid. Good, clean, positive fun. Nostalgic adults and kids can still enjoy this.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Joel Bowers on February 24, 2013
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I haven't seen this show since I was 15 in 1976. So I'm glad to see it's out on dvd. The picture & sound quality are as good now as ever. But this version of Captain Marvel is only partially faithful to the original comic books. There's no origin story except the brief explanation by the narrator at the beginning of each episode. We see the six ''elders''- the Greek gods from which Shazam's name is derived in animated form. But where is Shazam himself? Also the role of Billy Batson is made to appear to be about 20 years old. In the original Whiz Comic books Billy was a young paperboy around 10-11 years old. That doesn't stop this from being an enjoyable show. Micheal Gray handles the role of Billy Batson very well as does Les Tremayne as Mentor.Not much has been heard of from Micheal Gray or Les Tremayne since. Does anyone know what are they doing today? Jackson Bostwick looks great as Captain Marvel.He's clearly the best Captain Marvel onscreen thus far.This is a fine show that teaches us morals and values without being overbearing. John Davey took over the role for reasons unknown after Bostwick made the first 17 episodes. Davey's ok in this role except his voice shakes a bit when he says Shazam. On some of the episodes the cartoon images of the elders looks a bit foggy. Was this the effect the filmmakers hoped to achieve? Or is this the result of aging after 39 years? Either way I can easily forgive this because the technology we have today didn't exist back in 1974. Nearly all of the episodes focus on teenagers & the troubles they get into. This is a show everyone can still enjoy today.I do wonder though why is this a 3 disc set? It could easily have been reduced to 2 discs because we get no bonus features at all.Read more ›
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Trewthe on December 16, 2012
Just a heads up to let you know, i ordered directly from Warner Archive so that i could get the variant cover art and to my surprise I actually received real dvds!Don't know if it has to do with ordering directly from them or not, all the other titles in my order were purple dvd-r's. Still in hate with dvd-r's, because as a rule they are inferior, but what a nice surprise to not have to worry about it with one of my favorite shows from my childhood!:)
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By retro tv junkie on October 19, 2012
This Live Action Superhero T.V. series aired on Saturday Mornings
starting in 1974, and continued in its 1st run for about 3 years.
It was Filmation's 1st Live Action t.v. series. In the 2nd year,
"SHAZAM!" was paired up with another Live Action show "ISIS",
creating the SHAZAM!/ISIS Hour (each show running its own 30 minute
time slot). "ISIS" (later re-named "THE SECRETS OF ISIS") was about
an original Female Superhero(ine) who was not originally a comic
book hero, like Captain Marvel was. "ISIS" was the 1st t.v. series
to have a female superhero who was the featured "STAR" of the show.

Captain Marvel was an immensely popular comic book superhero back
in the 1940's. In those years, Captain Marvel (at times) outsold
Superman Comic Books. In the original Captain Marvel Comic Books,
Billy Batson was a 12 year old boy, who, by yelling out the word
"SHAZAM", would be "struck" by a lightning bolt, and transformed
into the world's mightiest mortal, "Captain Marvel".

The t.v. series "SHAZAM!" differs somewhat from the original
"Captain Marvel" comic book. On the t.v. series, Billy Batson
is slightly older, I'd guess about 16 or 17 years old. He is
accompanied by a mature gentleman, whom Billy calls "MENTOR".
MENTOR is a sort of Philosophical Teacher who travels with
Billy from town to town (in a recreational vehicle), teaching
and guiding him with sage advise, helping Billy to understand
and to help others (typically, helping a person out of a
difficult situation of his or her own making). Billy helps
out, both as himself, and as a transformed Captain Marvel.

The series ("SHAZAM!
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