The Legend of Prince Valiant - The Complete Series, Vol. 1
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- First 33 episodes of the 1991-92 series on five discs
- Interviews with creators and historians about the Legend of Prince Valiant
- 2 episode specific commentaries with creater/producer David J. Corbett, writer Brooks Wachtel, & voice artist Noelle North
- Storyboard Gallery
- Slideshow of character paintings and background drawings
- DVD Rom Feature: 5 complete episode scripts
Top Customer Reviews
Prince Valiant is an entertaining series that teens and pre-teens will enjoy--especially teens who enjoy reading comic books. The show was based on the comic strip by Hal Foster. This is the first time the critically acclaimed series has arrived on DVD in any type of home media format.
The DVD set is really nice. Included with the set is a full color booklet that includes a complete episode guide. Also included are cool inserts about upcoming animated releases. The set includes 33 episodes of the series.
Special Features Include-
Selected Scripts in PDF Format
Volume one contains the first 33 episodes of the series, including all of season 1-26 episodes and the first 7 episodes of season 2. Bonus features include interviews with the series creaters and comic strip historians, storyboard of entire episode #32, 2 episode commentaries from the creator/producer/writer, 5 complete episode scripts, and a gallery of paintings and drawings from the show with background music.
Borrowed liberally from the Hal Foster comic strip (first started way back in the 1930s), the show is nevertheless true to its central themes of fighting the good fight, the establishment of reason, justice and order over ignorance and oppression, and the growth of its central protagonist from a boy to a man.
After his father's kingdom is defeated by enemy soldiers, Prince Valiant of Thule decides to leave his exiled family in order to seek out the city of Camelot and pursue his goal to become one of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. Joined on the way by a shy and unassuming huntsman called Arn and a feisty blacksmith's daughter called Rowanne, the three friends search for the golden city and strive toward their common goal of knighthood. On the way, Valiant and his friends often squabble with each other, make mistakes or trust the wrong people, face challenges that they don't always succeed in, and are required to either obey or reject orders depending on circumstances, obligations, and their own sense of right and wrong. Not all the decisions they face are easy ones (or if they are, then following through on those decisions can be difficult).Read more ›
The Cover Art Features A Posterised Version Of Valiant On Caliburn. It's Nice, But I Would Have Liked More Of The Cast On It. Rowanne And Arn Should Have Been Added. Merlin And King Arthur Could Have Also Used A Space. The Side View Of The Box Is Really Quality. At The Top There Is A Shield Bearing Thule's Crest, With A Volume 1 Text Over It. When Volume 2 Is Released, They Should Look Snappy Together! The Set Will Look Great On Display In Any Bookshelf, Or DVD Cabinet.
Video Quality: ***** (5 Out Of 5)
The Transfer Is Amazingly Sharp. Colors Are Bright, Filled With Luscious Color, Bringing Out The Detail, And Beauty Of The Animation (Which Surprising Still Holds Up Today, For Being Over 15 Years Old!)
Audio Quality: ***** (5 Out Of 5)
The Audio Is Tremendously Clear. Even If You Don't Have A Home Theater With Surround Sound, You Will Still Feel Every Sound Effect, Music Note, Or Piece Of Dialog. I Found Myself Turning The Sound Down...... It's That Loud!
Bonus Features: *** (3 Out Of 5)
The Special Features Are Rushed, And Not Very Much Information Is Given. A Casual Fan Will Be Satisfied, But Die-Hard Fans Can Expect Disappointment. There Are Three Interviews Included: David Corbett (Creator/Producer) , Brooks Wachtel (Writer), And Rick Norwood (Historian). Rick Norwood Is Dull, And David Corbett Doesn't Say Much. Brooks Wachtel Is The Best, And He Reveals A Few Fun Stories That Went On Behind The Scenes. Much To My Relief, Noelle North (Rowanne) Takes The Place Of Rick On The Episode Commentaries, Joining Brooks And David, Along With Andy.
The Commentaries Are All Over The Place With Subjects, And For The Most Part Not Episode Specific As Listed Originally.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An awesome cartoon about King Arthur's court. If you are a fan of Medieval Times check it out. Some of it contains more mature subject matter, while most of it is ok for little... Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by MED
The DVD came in a shocking condition. There was also a region code which prevents me from watching this on my dvd player. Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Deshan Bodha
This DVD collection collects the first half of the Prince Valiant cartoon TV series. Well made and a great price for an interesting fantasy cartoon.Published on January 14, 2013 by Mark M.
This four disc cartoon set has been vividly and brilliantly been adapted from the long running Sunday morning newspaper comic strip. It is a bit slow, but worth the watch. Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by Aerianne
Words cannot begin to describe how much I love this show. Oh let me count the ways.
This is one of the few shows that I am aware of that has an actual ending! Read more
Its been about 16 years since ive seen this. I got a good deal for it too. 33 episodes, each one containing adventure that get you wanting to watch one episode after another. Read morePublished on September 20, 2009 by zane
I was in college at the time and trying to work at the same time, so I missed out on Prince Valiant during its first run. Read morePublished on August 22, 2009 by Bobby Brady
Set in the romanticized time of King Arthur, this animated series(based on the weekly newspaper strip) tells the story of Prince Valiant and his journey to become a Knight in King... Read morePublished on November 22, 2008 by Eric Syler