Buy New
$46.81
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
ReBoot: The Definitive Ma... has been added to your Cart
Trade in your item
Get up to a $31.62
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$64.49
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: ClassicFlix
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

ReBoot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 135 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Jun 28, 2011)
"Please retry"
9
$46.81
$45.48 $44.00

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$46.81 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • ReBoot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition
  • +
  • Beast Wars: Transformers - The Complete Series (1996)
  • +
  • Transformers Beast Machines: The Complete Series
Total price: $84.25
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Welcome to Mainframe. Home to Guardian Bob, formatted to mend and defend. Join the fast-paced action and adventure as Bob and his friends, Dot, her brother Enzo and his trusty dog Frisket fend off attacks from the superviruses known as Megabyte and Hexadecimal in their relentless pursuit of chaos and the destruction of Mainframe.

Known as the very first completely computer-animated half-hour TV series, ReBoot debuted in the United States on ABC’s Saturday-morning block in 1994 and has captured the hearts and imaginations of kids and gamers ever since! Now the complete series is available on 9 DVD’s.

Special Features

20-page booklet

New commentaries

Fast Forward: The Making of ReBoot

A look back with Co-Creator Gavin Blair

Character models

Animatic sequences


Product Details

  • Actors: Kathleen Barr, Michael Benyaer, Gary Chalk, Tony Jay
  • Directors: Dick Zondag
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Box set, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 9
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: June 28, 2011
  • Run Time: 1260 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004Q7BF5M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,070 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
THIS IS THE SET I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! Some die hard fans have already purchased it from the Shout! website but I have been waiting for it to be released in a retail store. It will have been worth the wait to own the complete series in one nicely packaged set with a healthy supply of extras. Some fans may have bought ReBoot: Seasons One & Two, they can complete their collection with Reboot-Seasons 3 & 4 which will also be released soon. I personally will be buying this Definitive Mainframe Edition that contains all 47 episodes, or all 39 episodes and two complete TV movies depending on how you look at it, on 9 Discs.Read more ›
3 Comments 122 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Listen, it's like this: there has never been a definitive DVD release of ReBoot before. There have been lots of little one-offs, VHS releases, out of print stuff, et cetera. But there has never been a complete release before. This is it, and for what it is, it does a solidly good job.

All of the episodes of the original cartoon, including the fourth season produced for Cartoon Network. The transfer quality appears to be quite good. The grpahics are definitely showing their age but the story is timeless, and is every bit as awesome as you remember.

The only problem with this set - and it's a big one - is the audio problem described by other reviewers. The audio exhibits an effect that I can only describe as "pulsing," as if someone were rapidly altering the volume ever so slightly. It's somewhat hard to describe. I've watched far worse quality DVDs before, especially in the early days of the format, but it's still quite annoying. It's not so noticeable during dialogue, but when the audio is quiet and all you can hear is a quiet music track, it can get on your nerves. I can't even figure out if it's exhibited in all episodes or not, so hard is it to hear in dialogue or action heavy sequences. But it is definitely there.

The packaging is quite good as well. It actually includes the individual season 1/2 and season 3/4 boxes, plus an extras disc and booklet, all in those new handy flat pack cases that are so friendly on shelf space.

If the audio problem didn't exist, this would easily be a five star release. The only reason I rated it so low is because the audio problem is such a big deal - you'd think someone would have noticed it. But audio glitches or no audio glitches, if you're a ReBoot fan, you will want this.
3 Comments 47 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
I already ordered this DVD set direct from the manufacturer back when it was a limited edition, now sold out. I would have given this set 5 stars but a few quality control issues made me knock it back a star.

There is an odd trend starting on one of the discs where an audio pop occurs at exactly 17 minutes and 6 seconds into alternating episodes. Starting with the Seasons 1 & 2 Disc 2, it occurs on Enzo The Smart and Identity Crisis Part 1. Then on Disc 4, it's Gigabyte and Trust No One. Usually, this manifests itself as just a slight pause in the audio. On Identity Crisis Part 1, though, the audio pop sounds an awful lot like Megabyte saying the single word Hack.

I've not gotten to Seasons 3 and 4 yet, but, I've read over on the Shout Factory forum for Reboot that there are other mastering errors present in those episodes.

Barring that, though, this gets 4 stars because of the strength of the quality of the scripts. The episodes are just plain fun and it's great for computer enthusiasts to look around for hidden references.

One thing I didn't like is each episode has a new company logo attached to the end of it, for Rainmaker studios. Rainmaker is apparently the new name of the same company that produced Reboot originally. These weren't present in the episodes when they originally aired and they shouldn't be there now. I'm one who prefers my media in the exact way it was originally presented, with no new edits or company logos.
3 Comments 33 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
I think we all know the show is a masterpiece. The DVD presentation? Not so much...
Since almost everyone purchasing this set already knows what ReBoot is about, this review will cover mostly the content of the DVDs.

Let me start off by saying ReBoot is one of the most unique shows ever made. It's credited with being the first full-length, completely computer-animated TV series ever made. This pioneering Canadian show originally aired from 1994 to 2001 and was produced by Mainframe Entertainment Inc. It was a sort of underground cult hit, which evolved into a phenomenon. It was translated in many languages and won many prestigious awards. Episodes have even been stored at The Smithsonian Institute for posterity. Though people always praise the show for being the first CGI show in the world, it was also highly inventive, quirky, and very ahead of its time, introducing elements of technology that were either brand new or years away from actually existing. The writing was top-notch, containing both simple yet complex story elements for a kid's show, which meant it had an appeal to both children and adults, with all of its' computer jargon, hidden easter eggs, inside jokes, references to pop culture, etc. The show has a long-lasting appeal and is timeless.

First thought of in 1985, it took nearly ten years to get the project off the ground. Designs began since the late 1980s, and animation tests began four years before the show even aired. It was a painstaking process to keep everything moving and to keep the motivation high for the staff, as no other company had worked on a 3D animation project of this scale at the time, and the software used was new to everyone.
Read more ›
1 Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

ReBoot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: ReBoot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video