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GI Joe Documentary The Story Of America's Movable Fighting Man

4.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Actors: Don Levine, Sam Speers, Jerry Einhorn, George Eisenberg, Steve Soulos
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Digital Sound, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • DVD Release Date: August 1, 2002
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0972597506
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173,235 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I thought this was done VERY well. However, I was expecting more time given to the 80's joes. They only talked about them for just a couple minutes, if even that. I wish they had brought Larry Hama in and interviewed him, for his contribution to the Joes. This doc was more about the engineering, marketing, and sales of the 12 inch. I'd give it 5 stars if it weren't for the lack of information on the 3 3/4 JOES, which in my opinion kept the Name GI JOE alive even until today.
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This is not a cheap promo knock-off. This is a serious, well-made documentary about the history and development of GI Joe. This documentary contains interviews with many of the men and women who created Joe, and their recollections are fascinating. The majority of this 2-hour documentary is focused on the creation of Joe... My only complaint is once we launch into the history of Joe, scant little time (maybe all of 5 minutes) is spent on the Adventure Team era (1970-77). How is possible to do a 2-hour documentary on GI Joe with no mention of Kung Fu Grip or Mike Powers Atomic Man? Still, I was pleased to see how much time was spent on the '80s 3-3/4 inch Real American Hero Joes, and I was very interested to learn the story being the triumphant return of the full-sized Joe in 1991. So with my Adventure Team disappointment set aside (and maybe I'm only disappointed because this was my Joe era), I highly recommend this documentary to GI Joe fans and fans of baby boomer era toys.
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I got this for a collector friend. I wasn't so sure about it's informative value but once I saw it I understood. A nicely done documentary with lots of historical facts. I wish there was more about collecting and such... but I have to admit that maybe if they added that the whole thing will be ruined.

I will recommend it to any person. A walk thru memory lane is never a wasted one. ^_^
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The first "big kids" toy I ever wanted was a GI Joe, and getting it may still be one of my fondest birthday memories. What is it about the endless adventure possible in our pal, Joe? Every aspect is explored in this documentary. Not only was the toy conceptually risky, but the lengths that its creators went through to bring it to us are as astounding as Joe's adventures, themselves. The unlikely subject of a toy line becomes a genuinely gripping, suspenseful, and honestly moving story about art, optimism, and the beauty of play. I found myself emotionally engaged on numerous levels as the story of this piece of Americana was shared. Fans of toys, nostalgia, business, and American culture will find much to love in this documentary. I wish we could award six stars instead of five!
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EXCELLENT documentary! When it started, I thought it was going to be hokey and dull, with all the interviews etc, but it wasn't! The story was very well-written and intertwined interviews with people who were involved in the creation and development of Joe, with vintage commercials and industry footage, and views of the prototype figures and accessories. It follows the Joe story from inception in 1963 to current day conventions and collecting. I played with Joe as a kid and still have my original two Joes; this documentary was a wonderful trip down memory lane. I highly recommend this for anyone who played with Joe or collects Joe. They will love it!
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Finally, a GI Joe DVD. This was well done. A must for fans. Great memories from when I was a kid.
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