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Trancers - The Definitive Collection

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Trancers: Welcome to Angel City, 2247, Trooper Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) is wiping out the last disciples of Whistler, who used his psychic power to âtrance' those with inferior minds, forcing them to follow his every desire. Trancers II: Los Angeles, 1991, Jack Deth has gotten used to life with his wife, Lena (Helen Hunt), in the six years since they killed Whistler. Trancers III: Jack, beginning to get his life back together, is time jacked back to 2247 to save Angel City from a new wave of trancers. Trancers IV: Jack is back to the future. Trancers V: Welcome Jack back for another round with the trancers; he must find his way home.

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  • Actors: VARIOUS
  • Directors: C. Courtney Joyner, Charles Band, David Nutter
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: Unrated
  • DVD Release Date: January 16, 2007
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000K6L9CM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,743 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Mattman Omega on October 22, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This review is specifically about the DVDs themselves, not about the movie "Trancers" or its sequels. Good or bad, I happen to love these movies...which is why I keep subjecting myself to the repeated disappointment of testing each DVD release in hopes of finding one that is adequate quality.

I'll try not going to go into too many details about this "Ultimate Deth Collection" is nothing but a repackaging of Kangaroo Video's "Trancers: The Definitive Collection". Everything about the content of the discs is identical, right down to the "Definitive"-labeled menus.

The only real difference is the price and the packaging. This "Ultimate Deth Collection" retails for roughly half the price of the "Definitive" set. And, the discs are packaged in a single-width 5-disc DVD case, which saves quite a bit of space compared to the "Definitive" box.

For those not yet familiar with the "Definitive" boxed set, the quality of the film transfers is passable. Movies II through V appear to be sourced from the video masters Full Moon created for their original LaserDisc releases. So, they're roughly standard-definition broadcast quality.

The movie that, sadly, suffers the most in quality is the original "Trancers". It has been mastered directly from the Vestron LaserDisc. So any visual artifacts from that disc are present in this release. Additionally, since that LaserDisc was double-sided, the movie abruptly cuts to black midway through and then fades back in. The DVD authors could not be bothered to edit that portion out.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A. Gammill VINE VOICE on March 5, 2007
Format: DVD
During the home video revolution of the mid-to-late 80's, a low-budget film company called Full Moon Entertainment helped usher in a new genre of films: The direct-to-video feature. These are commonplace today, and often are comprised of cheapskate sequels to successful feature films. I'm not sure if Full Moon was the first company to take this approach, but in the late 80's and early 90's, they did it often and did it. . .well, pretty well. And they wore their low-budget suits like a badge of honor--they were certainly among the first companies to pack their VHS releases with exclusive "making-of" documentaries and sneak peeks at upcoming projects.

For the unintiated, the original TRANCERS (1985) was, in fact, released theatrically in the U.S. The film, set in the near future, was an obvious attempt to cash in on the success of THE TERMINATOR. A future cop with the unlikely name of Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) is sent back through time to protect the ancestors of present-day judges who will sentence a criminal named Whistler to die. Whistler himself pursues Deth, who is befriended by a woman named Lena (a young Helen Hunt). Oh, and Whistler is also creating an army of zombies--"Trancers." It's all done on the cheap, but works surprisingly well. Thomerson is a wry anti-hero--think Kurt Russell's Snake Plisksen if he cared about grooming ("Dry hair is for squids.") and you'll get the picture.

The direct-to-video sequels began in the early 90's, as Full Moon honcho Charles Band was cranking out such cult items as Dollman, Puppet Master and Demonic Toys. TRANCERS 2: THE RETURN OF JACK DETH reunites most of the cast, as Jack struggles to free his thought-to-be-dead wife from a cult.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Runk VINE VOICE on December 18, 2008
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The Trancers series is fun stuff. It's one of the more top of the line franchises Full Moon has to offer, but make no mistake, it's still cheap!
The first Trancers film was directed by Charles Band before he started Full Moon, so it's not officially a Full Moon film, but it might as well be. It even had a theatrical release, and I believe it did fairly well, but most likely got overshadowed by the bigger budget sci-fi films of the time.
In the future, Trooper Jack Deth is brought before the high council and sent on a mission to find his nemesis, Martin Whistler. Whistler makes and controls, "trancers", which are zombie-like minions under Whistler's control. I'm not quite sure just what their purpose is. They seem to be used mainly as lousy assassins, but most of the time they're just a flat out nuisance(one is a waitress in a diner and another is a mall Santa). Whistler has traveled back to 1985. Why? His plan is to kill the council members by killing their ancestors. So, Jack is sent back to protect the ancestors and capture Whistler to return him to the future for his trial. Whistler is responsible for the death of Jack's wife, so he holds a big grudge.
The time travel gimmick here is similar to the one used in Quantum Leap, as the consciousness of the person travels, but not the physical body. The consciousness must be sent to an ancestor of the traveler(kind of a neat plot device actually). Luckily Jack's ancestor is a cop, and is also played by Tim Thomerson. Whistler's ancestor is the chief of police. Once in 1985, Jack feels his way around with the help of new girlfriend, Lena(Helen Hunt). Soon both are killing Trancers, searching for council ancestors and going after Whistler.
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