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Through systems, peoples, and cities--to this place: MAINFRAME,
This review is from: ReBoot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition (DVD)
THIS IS THE SET I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Some die hard fans have already purchased it from the Shout! website but I have been waiting for it to be released in a retail store. It will have been worth the wait to own the complete series in one nicely packaged set with a healthy supply of extras. Some fans may have bought ReBoot: Seasons One & Two, they can complete their collection with Reboot-Seasons 3 & 4 which will also be released soon. I personally will be buying this Definitive Mainframe Edition that contains all 47 episodes, or all 39 episodes and two complete TV movies depending on how you look at it, on 9 Discs.
Racing the Clock
Quick and the Fed
In the Belly of the Beast
The Crimson Binome
Enzo the Smart
Wizards, Warriors and a Word from Our Sponsor
The Great Brain Robbery
Identity Crisis (2)
When Games Collide
Bad Bob (*Classic Episode)
Trust No One (3)
Web World Wars (4)
To Mend and Defend
Between a Racoon and a Hard Place
Where No Sprite Has Gone Before
The Episode with No Name
The Return of the Crimson Binome (1)
The Edge of Beyond (2)
Web Riders on the Storm (3)
System Crash (3)
End Prog (4)
Season 4 or the Two Movies (Daemon Rising and My Two Bobs)
Daemon Rising (1)
Cross Nodes (2)
What's Love Got To Do With It? (3)
My Two Bobs (1)
Life's a Glitch (2)
Null-Bot of the Bride (3)
Crouching Binome, Hidden Virus (4)
And with that the first ever computer generated series left us on a huge cliffhanger, though for those who don't know, an online comic was created that continued the story and showed a resolution. It can be easily found by visiting Reboot.com(I still have hope that somehow, someday the resolution may be shown in animation). It was the first Computer Generated show and it is still one of the best, especially once it moves into the second and third seasons with proper story arcs and character development. While at the time I almost wished in light of the fourth season cliffhanger that it had ended with season 3 I do enjoy having the two movies now in retrospect and fans that don't want to regard them can simply not watch them.
Special Features Are:
An Included 20 Page Booklet
Fast Forward: A Special on the Making of Reboot
A Look Back At Reboot: with co-creator Gavin Blair
Original Animated Character Models
Commentaries featuring: Producer Christopher Brough, Designer/Storyboard Artist Blair Peters, Animator/Director Zeke Norton, Voice of "Bob" Michael Banyaer, voice of "Glitch Bob" Ian James Corlett and Voice Director Michael Donovan (who also voiced "Mike the TV" and "Phong")
*Note: These commentaries are actually just long interviews with the voice actors speaking over episodes. Each one speaks over the length of three episodes, so you do get a lot of general information just not about the actual episodes they are talking over. They are nice but I would have liked some more immediate discussion of the episodes by the writers.
The set is in full frame video with 2.0 stereo audio.
In closing I will say that I have seen the episodes on a friend's DVD Set, they look good rather than great and the animation is dated but most buying this set will do so for pure nostalgia like myself and the quality looks at least as good as when they aired on television so it shouldn't bother anyone too much. I'm so glad Shout! got the rights to this series, at least they always include some extras for fans like myself! 5 Stars for Reboot!
**For fans of another beloved computer generated series you may not be aware of this release,Transformers Beast Wars: The Complete Series . I own the old, now discontinued, Rhino sets of this series but I am quite excited that Shout! will be rereleasing the series with extras that were seriously lacking in those old sets. It's a great year for CG fans!
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Initial post: Mar 11, 2011 6:13:49 PM PST
I'm just posting here to save the spot and let those interested know that I will post a complete list of episode summaries when I get the time. Thanks,
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2011 11:40:14 PM PDT
Thanks for the heads up on the Beasties/Beast Wars DVD! I just got my copy of ReBoot: DME in the mail yesterday and I'm totally looking forward for Beasties now too! I hope they do a similar complete box set!
In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 6:52:56 PM PDT
M. W. Lamar says:
Thanks for all the info bud. I watched this when I was a kid and I've missed it. Glad they released a full collection in one boxset. Thanks again.
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