X-Men: Volume One (Marvel DVD Comic Book Collection)
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In a world that hates and fears them, several mutants (humans who are born with unique powers and abilities) have banded together to fight the hatred, and eventually fight for their very lives. Under the tutelage of Professor Xavier, the most powerful telepath on the planet, they learn to master their powers. Cyclops, the team leader, can shoot laser beams from his eyes. The rebellious and feral Wolverine can heal himself and has metal claws. Jean Grey is a telekinetic and telepath. Rogue has super-strength and the ability to fly, but can never touch another human being. The eloquent Storm can control the weather. The Cajun thief Gambit can charge any object with kinetic energy... making the smallest objects powerful bombs. The Beast has superhuman intelligence, agility, and has a body covered with blue fur. Jubilee is the new girl, a confused teenager with the ability to shoot plasma from her fingertips. Together they form the X-Men, fighting mutants like Magneto and Mystique, as well as stopping hate-mongers like Graydon Creed, Henry Guyrich, and Senator Kelley.
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This series is one of the few where having the original broadcast versions is not better. So many of those early episodes aired initially with incomplete special effects shots, coloring mistakes, dialogue sync errors, poorly animated scenes, and so forth. The two-part pilot episodes in particular have several variations due to repeated corrections and alterations (FOX initially aired unfinished, error-ridden versions of the pilot episodes as part of a 'sneak preview'). While such issues were eventually corrected and finalized in subsequent airings, the fear has remained that a studio releasing this series on DVD would issue the flawed original versions. Luckily, Disney seems to have done their homework with this release even though the series was not treated to a full video and audio restoration job or extras (thus, a star deduction). Further proof that these are not the syndicated versions - this set features the original voices of Storm and Sinister, which were re-dubbed by the replacement voice actors in reruns. BOTTOM LINE: Disney has issued the corrected versions of certain episodes that originally aired with animation errors and NOT the edited for time syndicated reruns.
I bought all the Volumes to get me hyped for the new X-Men movie. Since I receive my collection I've been watching non-stop. There are more episode than I remember, which is great because I don't think I had a chance to see them all when it was on TV. All the episodes are in order too, that's awesome because that was the biggest problems I had with the show when it was still on TV!
If you're having a sense of nostalgia, I highly recommend getting this DVD. It brought back so many memories, and lets face facts, we all tried to be Wolverine while sliding three knives between our fingers as a kid. Even if you weren't around for the Animated Series but are a fan of the movies, it's good to see where the X-Men films stem from. It's also good to see what it is that's getting all the older generation so upset every time the movie go off course lol.
To the parents out there, this show still holds up, it's not like it's in Black and White. I favored the show as a kid, and I still favor it as an adult (I consider myself a cool guy lol). I'm definitely introducing X-Men to my kids too.