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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero - The Complete First Series
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In 1983 Hasbro made a bold statement when it relaunched its classic toy line of action heroes as an adventure-based team of unique characters, each with his — and her — own specialties. And because it captured the imaginations and hearts of boys and girls aspiring to make a difference in the world, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was an immediate success lasting over 25 incredible years.
Now the original animated adventures of Duke, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Flint, Lady Jaye and the rest of the team are featured on this 16-disc complete series set of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, including all 95 episodes and in-depth bonus features celebrating G.I. Joe’s rich history!
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The bad news is the same studio (whoever they are? Rhino? Shout?) who remastered Transformers, also did this. So it suffers from the same issues.
-Video Remastered from original 35mm film with no proper 3:2 pull down with aliasing (jaggies) appearing.
-Some video (missing from film masters) is replaced with the old analog broadcast masters which appear "out of place" since they lower quality.
-Audio is never consistent on mixing voices and sound effects, varies from episode to episode. Sometimes sound effects are to loud and can't hear the voices, other times voices are to loud and barely hear the sound effects.
-Text on ending credits is new, uses a different and smaller font then the original TV masters did.
Like with Transformers overall this is nice, but I still would have personally preferred either a "professional remaster" OR a remaster of the original analog masters...not this half-ass crap which is inconsistent.
I also with they included the PSAs with each episode as originally aired instead of having them as extras. I would prefer that than constant commercial bumpers throughout each show. "G.I. Joe will be right back.... And now back to G.I. Joe..." That should have been an extra instead of the PSAs.
Otherwise, it is great watching this classic show! They really don't make them like this anymore.
I am very pleased to own this entire show on DVD now.
4 stars :)
Now that you have cleaned them you can play them & enjoy your childhood memories while creating new memories with your kids.
The overall audio and video of the series is pretty good but nothing to write home about. All the special features, PSA's etc that are included on the individual releases are intact.
The biggest gripe I have is the discs I originally received where either manufactured wrong or covered in some sort of solvent. The discs played fine in my tray loading DVD player but I was afraid to use them in my slot loading PS3. My only fear is the discs not lasting after repeated viewings due to the above issues.
Only time will tell, hopefully this does not affect the health of this box set.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This show is great. It was a huge part of my childhood and it still holds up.Published 9 days ago by APL
I loved this show when I was a boy and now I get to share it with my son. Great purchase!Published 1 month ago by J Gibbens
I received my GI Joe collection today and the discs are all perfect as of June 2016. The picture looks great and I feel like I'm a little kid back in the 80's again. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Wood
The originals from the 80's, just like I saw when I was a kid. Glad they are on DVD now for my son to enjoy. Way better than the stupid cartoons being made now. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JM