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4.0 out of 5 stars CHOOSE! : The Cast Photo Cover or the "Variant" Cover drawn by Jerry Ordway!!!, November 3, 2012
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This review is from: Shazam! The Complete Live-Action Series (DVD)
Just a heads-up--if you order SHAZAM! THE COMPLETE LIVE ACTION series from Amazon.com, you'll receive the version with the Cast Photo (the same photo appears on the Menus for all 3 discs). If you order the set from the Warner Archive website, you get the "Variant" Cover drawn by comics artist Jerry Ordway. Since this **IS** a "live action" series, I personally prefer the Cast Photo version over the comic book "Variant" Cover--but to each his own of course--BOTH Covers are great! Order SHAZAM! today--you won't regret it! This show is TREMENDOUSLY FUN. Picture & Sound quality is absolutely SUPERB--this series has never looked or sounded better! UPDATE: 11/25/12-The "Morals" that conclude each episode are included (most with horrendous picture quality)--but they are ONLY viewable when you use the Play All function). Also--its OOP (out-of-print) but several 3rd party sellers here on Amazon as well as on eBay are offering the "companion" TV series--THE SECRETS OF ISIS: THE COMPLETE SERIES which came out on DVD in 2007.
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Initial post: Nov 23, 2012 1:24:46 AM PST
I can't resist putting in a plug for the other cover art, the one drawn by the comic artist Jerry Ordway. My way of thinking of it is this: the cover version with the photos is only a still version of what you'll see in the episodes anyway. But with the Ordway art cover (from Warner archive), you're getting something additional and new. I like the Ordway cover. It's an imaginative alternative image of the characters from the show.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 5:50:36 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 7:28:49 PM PST
Just an FYI, the Ordway art pictured is slightly different from the actual DVD (unless later pressings have a second variant). The first pressing with Jerry Ordway's art does not have the Elder's pictured.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 11:24:34 AM PST
J Reed says:
Did they really cram 28 episodes on 3 DVDs?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 11:51:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 31, 2012 1:44:06 PM PST
"Did they really cram 28 episodes on 3 DVDs?"

Yep, they're all there, complete and uncut as far as I can tell. I guess the fact that there are no extra features (unless you count the end tag "morals") allows for more space.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 5:52:06 PM PST
J Reed says:
Thanks for the info!

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 11:05:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 2, 2013 11:06:23 AM PST
T. S. T. says:
A reviewer at Warner online store is saying that the box with Ordway's cover is the really remastered one. He said that picture quality is better than crew cover version. Did anybody test both versions?

Posted on May 11, 2013 11:13:40 AM PDT
Bobby Brady says:
Yep, I'll have to get this from WB, love that artwork.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2013 5:46:33 PM PDT
28 episodes on 3 discs, is no big deal. Remember this was a half hour series. If for Dark Shadows, MPI can "cram 40 episodes on to 4 discs", then Warner can cram 28 on to 3.
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