Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1980s, Vol. 1
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Real quick, the WB presents SMC 1980s 2-disc set is a compilation of single episodes from eleven different 80s cartoons including:
Thundarr the Barbarian
The Flintstone Kids
Galtar and the Golden Lance
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos
Tex Avery's the Kwicky Koloa Show
Goldie Gold & Action Jack
There's also a short 18 minute special feature called Lords of Light that reminisces on the production of Thundarr the Barbarian with a handful of talking head intervews (including some great insights from writers, as well as the creator/producers of the series Joe Ruby and Ken Spears.)
First off, for the casual fan there's a lot to like about a compilation set like this. If you're only curious about getting a taste of the various shows that aired during Saturday Morning throughout the 80s, then a set like this is great. There's a nice range of mystery solving, action, and comedy with enough recognizable highlights (the Flintstone Kids, Mr. T, and Thundarr) to offset the more obscure series (Goldie Gold & Action Jack, Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos, and the Monchichis.) Unfortunately, even for the casual fan the set has little to no re-play value, and so it would fall into the realm of the impulse buy or one-time Netflix rental.
For the more hardcore fans the set is a disaster.Read more ›
Well on to some of the content, "Thundarr" is your classic good verus evil set in a post apocalyptic earth, the intro to the show alone is worth the price of admission. "Galtar" also shares that action vibe set and is similar to Conan in some regards. Both shows clearly deserve a complete series set and they might just get that treatment if this volume sells highly well. Also I am sure fans of "Pirates of Dark Water" would feel encouraged they might also be considered in a 1990's Volume set or a complete series being that has never been released on DVD yet.
Being Warner Bros has a chat each year where fans can ask questions on shows they'll like to see released I think they do consider shows people ask for like Plastic man which finally got a release last year and I formally asked about " The Biskitts " and they actually included an episode in this volume which I am really glad they heard me on that one. Think the " Smurfs " a bit of action, comedy and adventure and down right cute puppies and a bumbling king and side kick providing laughs galore.Read more ›
Some of the cartoons that were on this collection & I either forgot about or didn't even realize was a cartoon series. I remember a video game in the early 90's called Dragon's Lair. I didn't know it was a cartoon. I also thought that the Ed Grimley Show was a great addition "I must say".
The only thing that would have added an extra bit of "umph!" would have been to include toy commercials & PSA's (like "One to Grow On") from that era in special features.
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Much more limited then I thought but still some good flicks on here!Published 15 days ago by AmityLila
I felt nostalgic as I watched these cartoons. Memories of Saturday mornings came flooding back with each one. I'm going to start a new dvd collection.Published 20 months ago by Chadillac Benz