Hero High - The Complete Series
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Welcome to an institute of super learning for teenage heroes and heroines in training! These students aren't always in control of their super powers leading to hilarious misadventure. Join Captain California Glorious Gal Misty Magic Punk Rock Dirty Trixie Rex Ruthless Weatherman and all their classmates as they catch criminals...and try to avoid detention! And look for a trio of super friends to drop by in the form of guest-stars Captain Marvel Mary Marvel and the legendary Isis. Extras include audio commentaries spotlight interviews documentary rare Kid Super Power Hour footage art & photo gallery booklet with episode guide & trivia DVD-ROMSystem Requirements:Running Time: 286 minsFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: CHILDREN/FAMILY UPC: 787364726196
- All 26 episodes
- Hero High spotlight interviews with Hero High actors, producers, writers, and artists
- The Magic of Filmation
- Rare "Kid Super Power Hour" footage
- Hero High art and photo gallery
- Booklet with episode guide and trivia
- DVD-ROM material: Scripts and storyboards
- Trailers from Ink & Paint
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For starters the set includes all 26 animated episodes of the series (each episode runs about 8 minutes long) with writer commentary on a couple of them. Disc 1 contains the first 14 while disc 2 contains the remaining 12 and a host of interesting special features including interviews with many of the show's actors and producers. We even hear from producer Lou Scheimer in several of the interviews.
The show (for those who have not yet had a chance to enjoy it) is surprisingly well done and clearly provided the source material for more recent super hero spoofs such as Sky High and The Incredibles. Rather than compete directly with the campy superhero animation out at the time (Hanna Barbara's Superfriends for example), Hero High knew not to take itself too seriously instead choosing to poke fun at both itself and comic action in general.
The episodes are fairly short romps in a tradition of good clean fun rather than epic good versus evil and to be completely honest, some of the humor contained within is on par with the type of material one would expect in sitcoms from the era.
Additionally the second disc contains an episode of the live action skit that came packaged in the Kid Super Power Hour at the time. This, too, can be viewed with writer and actor commentary, which really adds to the value of reliving the experience.
The package itself is in a league of its own (as all BCI/ Ink & Paint sets tend to be) with colorful sleeve art and a book that not only lists all of the episodes but also provides color photographs, a synopsis of each one and a trivia pertaining to the episode! Talk about going above and beyond to deliver quality. The picture quality is quite crisp and clean (showing no indication of the era) as are the audio tracks. Once again Ink & Paint have provided a masterpiece compilation worthy of shelf space on any collector's entertainment center.
Included on this two-disc set are the following episodes:
1) Boo Hoo
2) Starfire, Where Are You
3) The Art of Ballot
4) The Captives
5) Do the Computer Stomp
6) A Fistful of Knuckles
7) Rat Fink Rex
8) High Rise High Jinx
9) Off Her Rocker
10) A Clone of his Own
11) Follow the Litter
12) Game of Chance
13) Malt Shop Mayhem
14) The Umpire Strikes Back
15) The Not So Great Outdoors
16) Track Race
17) Cover Twirl
18) The Human Fly
19) My Job is Yours
20) The Big Bang Theory
21) What's News
22) He Sinks Sea Ships
23) Girl of his Dreams
24) The Blow-Way Blimp
26) Law of the Pack
It was a fun rolic to the past, but I can tell these actors were only doing this as a first gig hoping to move onto other acting opportunities.
this is not a cheap transfer but a well made video copy. the colors are crisp. the only complaint I have is the audio seems very jumpy but I think that was recorded that way. It's very imperceptible but it's there. well worth 10 bucks or less.