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Digimon: Digital Monsters - The Official First Season
Digimon: Digital Monsters - The Official First Season
DVD ~ Michael Reisz
Price: $43.95
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Official: Even has Toei Animation Logo, October 11, 2012
This release of the complete (and, YES, OFFICIAL!) first season of Digimon: Digital Monsters is as official as it gets! Finally!
For one thing, for the first time ever, you will see the OFFICIAL Toei Animation (the animators of "Digimon") logo on the back of the box (aka rear cover art) -- that's something you will NOT see on a bootleg and was not on all those past bootlegs from Canadian company Alliance Entertainment. I wouldn't be surprised that the Toei Animation logo WILL appear on these official videos (on your TV screen) themselves (yet another indication that this OFFICIAL set is not a bootleg).
In addition, the company that released this official first season (of all 54 episodes), NewVideo, is the same company that works with major studios such as A&E, The History Channel, and official videos of Major League Baseball (MLB). NewVideo puts out on DVD some of your favorite complete seasons of TV shows from A&E and The History Channel, as well as documentaries from these two major networks as well as from other major networks.
I also love how they spread out all 54 episodes across 8 discs -- a true indication of top-notch quality and care that went into the mastering of these NewVideo episodes (the Alliance set had it's 54 eps spread across only six discs, resulting in a bit poorer quality and some more noticeable artifacting). Also, in the Alliance set, you don't get the opening titles/theme and closing credits/theme on every single episode -- you will on this NewVideo set (just like when we watched them on Fox Kids and ABC Family back in 1999-2002).
I'm not going to complain about the packaging of the NewVideo set. Why? Because virtually every studio (Even Warner, CBS Video, and Disney) are using the exact same packaging and DVD storage units as this "Digimon" set -- it's the current trend for DVD and Blu-Ray "set" storage.
If you are a DigiFan, get this set -- fast! But do please order it out of WalMart as it is the least expensive ($80 Amazon vs. $34's a no-brainer!) You'll also see these NewVideo sets at DVD Planet and DVD Empire in the $40s and $50s.
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The End of the Innocence
The End of the Innocence
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5.0 out of 5 stars The End of the Innocence UltraDisc, March 31, 2012
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This ex-Eagle's album of late-80's classics sounds even better in this UltraDisc CD from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. The overall sound is one you will not find in any CD, remastered or otherwise. Another great CD from MoFi!

SilverHawks: Season 1, Volume 2 (4 Discs)
SilverHawks: Season 1, Volume 2 (4 Discs)
DVD ~ Maggie Wheeler
Price: $29.49
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SilverHawks Now Complete, February 8, 2012
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I should first say how rapidly I received this, the long-delayed second half of the 80s animated series Silverhawks. It was an early Christmas gift, and I didn't expect this to come out until early January!
At any rate, I checked out some episodes and I can't complain about the quality -- well done.
Also, don't freak out when you look at the playing surface of the discs of Volume 2 (they have a purplish appearance as opposed to the shiny, full color spectrum appearance). It must be some copy-proof thing. But they will do just fine in all DVD players (including my Arcam DVD player).
I'm glad we now have all 65 episodes of this 80s classic!
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A Season For Miracles (Hallmark Hall of Fame)
A Season For Miracles (Hallmark Hall of Fame)
DVD ~ Kathy Baker
Offered by GivePerfectGift
Price: $24.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars A neat holiday movie, January 5, 2012
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I first discovered this movie on Hallmark Channel a couple of years ago, and it is such an enjoyable tale. A real feel-good movie for my favorite time of the year. The DVD is even better because it doesn't have commercials. :)
You'll also like the short "making of" featurette of the movie that's included.

The Wall
The Wall
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great service!, September 19, 2011
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This review is from: The Wall (Audio CD)
Great, fast service! The discs looked very good, much better than you described to me. Great that I now have Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wall on UltraDisc.

Thanks again!

DVD ~ Gareth Thomas
Price: $17.89
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The British Sci-Fi Classic...Now in North America!, January 17, 2009
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This review is from: CHILDREN OF THE STONES (DVD)
I received this a few days ago and started watching this today, and I'm happy to say that I am glad this classic mini-series has finally made it to North America!
Of course, I first saw this on Nickelodeon's paranormal anthology series The Third Eye (over 25 years ago). It was such an involving, powerful, and terrifying seven episodes of science meeting mysticism -- and even today it still intrigues and haunts me to this day. Given that this British production is actually just over 30 years old, the video transfer looks quite acceptable (if you can stand good ol' film grain in the film segments, and the videotaped segments look quite good). Good mono audio, too -- in fact, on this DVD, I'm hearing elements that I never heard on the Nick broadcasts (this is a good dual-layer disc). The extra materials are quite good and informative, too.
Definitely recommend this to others who know and love this classic. If this sells well enough, we'll also get "Into The Labyrinth" from Acorn Media.
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Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Vol. 1
Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Vol. 1
DVD ~ Darrin Baker
Offered by Phase 3, LLC
Price: $11.99
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best 80s Toon You've NEVER Heard Of..., January 27, 2008
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"Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors" was one of my favorite 80s animated series. It's right up there with "ThunderCats" -- that good! But "Jayce" was rather overlooked compared to the likes of "ThunderCats", "He-Man", "She-Ra", "Voltron" and many other good animated series of that decadent decade.
"Jayce" has very good storytelling for starters: the basic premise is about a scientist named Audric (Jayce's father) who nearly succeded with ending starvation and hunger in vast star systems with the creation of genetically-engineered vegetation. Out of the blue, a cosmic explosion occurs and causes Audric's creations to wildly mutate into creatures with evil brains (called Monster Minds). Audric had to flee his laboratory with one half of a magical relic called "The Root" (Jayce somehow has the other half) that, when fused, would revert the evil creations and their machinations back to harmless vegetation. Jayce, with the help of an old and wise wizard named Gillian, an empathic girl named Flora, and an intergalactic traveling merchant named Herc Stormsailor, sets out to search for his father before the Monster Minds take over the universe. And I can't forget Jayce's little companion, a robot squire named Oon who believes his lance is "magic" (which adds a degree of cuteness to what is otherwise dramatic and thrilling stories).
"Jayce" was among J. Michael Strasyncski's ("of "Babylon 5" fame) first major efforts at sci-fi storytelling and was also co-producer of this series. It also has great music by Shuki Levy and Haim Saban (some of the most talented musicians for animated fare), and is pretty nicely animated by DIC (the creators of "M.A.S.K.", "Inspector Gadget" and "Where On Earth is Carmen Sandiego?).
I think "Jayce" is a timeless series and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, especially if you are a fan of 80s toons, or any 80s TV program for that matter.
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Vytor: The Starfire Champion
Vytor: The Starfire Champion
DVD ~ Peter Cullen
Price: $14.95

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a lost piece of animation history found, May 8, 2006
This review is from: Vytor: The Starfire Champion (DVD)
I was very happy to have received THE original four episodes of "Vytor: The Starfire Champion".

I believe that World Events Productions, Ltd. (The producers of "Vytor" as well as the legendary "Voltron" series) will be making "Vytor" available on DVD as a 2-disc set.

The first disc will contain the four episodes that were originally broadcast on US television in January 1989 (starring the voices of Michael Bell, Peter Cullen, Neil Ross, Allison Argo, Pat Fraley and others), as well as a second disc that took the four episodes and made it into more of a "telefilm" with a different voice cast.

The video looks pretty good on both of these discs. The audio on the original four episodes disc is truly spectacular! It has both stereo music and stereo effects.

Why did this show have only four episodes? The four episodes were first shown as a preview for the series in January 1989, but later in the year bankruptcy issues (I believe) prevented this series from being expanded.

It is truly a lost piece of animation history. It had a very rich and compelling story of how a perfect world fell apart at the hands of a greedy king. "Vytor" has great pro-social values and is great viewing for any one at any age. It is timeless, and certain elements of it (the advanced technology within this otherwise primitive world) can still be fully appreciated today. It's not too violent, and it will definitely appeal to fans of 80s cartoon fans.

I almost forgot -- the animation on this is quite superb....highly detailed, rotoscoping techniques make this a visual feast for the eyes.

What can I is , again, truly a lost piece of animation history that you must discover for yourself. Get ready to explore a new world with "Vytor".

Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, The Best of
Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, The Best of
DVD ~ Jack Angel
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to start off "Saber Rider", April 18, 2006
Though I purchased this directly from World Events Productions, I was very delighted with this 2-disc DVD set.

This set has 10 episodes (5 on disc 1, 5 on disc 2). The picture and sound are pretty good.

As a fan of "Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs", I have to recommend this to other fans. World Events is (hopefully) prepping another DVD set of "Saber Rider" in the near future.

This legend is back!

Dragon Booster: Release the Dragon
Dragon Booster: Release the Dragon
DVD ~ Sam Vincent
Offered by closeoutmovies
Price: $5.29
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars some of the best "Can-imation" ever unleashed, February 5, 2006
I first discovered this series on ABC Family quite a few months ago, and I have to say that this is one of the sleekest and best produced animated series to grace television sets in years!

"Dragon Booster" is one of the finest Canadian animated imports ever unleashed. It boasts solid story-telling as well as fascinating character and story-line development.

I think it is a series that has transcended many age groups, not just kids.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about this series is the animation. In a word: ASTONISHING! It combines 2-d and 3-d cel drawing with CGI-assisted animation. The animation is so smooth in movement, vibrant in color, and vast in detail that it looks like something straight out of some of the best Disney animated feature films. It must be seen to be beleived!

I hope these DVDs will do well, and that Funimation will (volume by volume if necessary) will release all episodes of the series.

As far as "Can-imation" (Canadian animated series) goes, this series is so good it ranks up there with the likes of ReBoot, Beast Wars Transformers, and War Planets/Shadow Raiders.

O Canada!

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