Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Similarly Requested DVDs
James Bull | Cambridge United Kingdom | 01/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This release has been postponed many times since it was first announced, but it looks we will finally be getting it now.This volume should include the following episodes:The Pyramid of Darkness part 1
The Pyramid of Darkness part 2
The Pyramid of Darkness part 3
The Pyramid of Darkness part 4
The Pyramid of Darkness part 5
Countdown for Zartan
Red Rocket's Glare
Cobra Stops the World
The Greenhouse Effect
Haul Down the Heavens
Synthoid Conspiracy (part 1)
Synthoid Conspiracy (part 2)
The Phantom Brigade
Lights! Camera! Cobra!
Money to Burn
Operation Mind Menace
Battle for the Train of Gold
Where the Reptiles Roam
Lasers in the Night"
These third party sellers suck!!!
Garrett Aja | 02/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hey guys, if you still want this set at a reasonable price, there are still lots of stores that have them.
I'm not going to name them due to the fact that the third party seller a-holes would probably buy them to sell at their bent over prices.
They're just a bunch of punks trying to get rich off dvd sets since they're too stupid to be reasonable.
This dvd set is still selling at the $40 range at stores along with the Transformer sets.
Don't buy from the third party seller punks (good luck selling at your $80 price you a-holes)."
Another nearly flawless Sunbow box set from Rhino
Garrett Aja | North Las Vegas, NV | 01/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With Rhino's remastering of The Transformers nearly complete, it should come as no surprise that their next target for a wide DVD release has been G.I. Joe. Often considered to be the best of the toyline-related cartoons made by Marvel and Sunbow, the show has remained quite popular even as it has become overshadowed by the various comic book series produced by Marvel and Devil's Due.The episodes are re-mastered in similar fashion to other Rhino sets, which is to say excellently. There's maybe one "new" error in the episodes (involving a card read by Mutt that must have been changed late in production), and two that have been corrected by digital means. The intros and credits, however, are not restored (as seems to be the case for the majority of said clips on the sets so far). The sound has been restored again with a new 5.1 mix, but there's a new wrinkle-the original audio has been included for *all* episodes, and identified as such. (In the past, the 2.0 track has been a crap shoot between a down mix from the 5.1 or the original audio.)As for extras, there are two good interviews with Christy Marx and Wally Burr, and 24 of the classic PSAs (many of which did appear on the G.I. Joe: The Movie DVD, though)-which leaves about a dozen PSAs across Seasons 1 and 2 to be shown on future sets.There are some relatively minor drawbacks, though. Other than the Pyramid of Darkness episodes, the intro is the one from Season 2, as opposed to the correct Season 1 intro. None of the episodes conclude with a PSA before the end credits, which may or may not irk some (even though so many of the PSAs are collected on disc 4). The PSAs themselves are in dicey shape (as to be expected when the 35mm masters for them are nowhere to be found), but two are in particularly poor shape-Torpedo's swimming PSA is sped up (implying that the only surviving version is a poor transfer), and Quick Kick's warning about getting help from adults when building tree houses looks suspiciously like it was cribbed from someone's bootlegged copy from the '80s (which means an official version may be lost forever). Also, the two computer-corrected moments (one involving Destro's Robotopus in Pyramid of Darkness and the other involving a close-up in Cobra's Creatures") may irk some viewers. However, given the popularity of some of the episodes making their first appearance on home video (such as the Pyramid of Darkness 5-parter), it's impossible to give nothing but the highest recommendation possible to this box set."
Flawed but still worth buying...
Bonesaw | Milwaukee | 08/27/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have three major complaints. First, the re-coloring of the show leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, the colors are more vibrant, but in a way it takes away from the grittier, military feel of the show. They also seem to overlap some of the detail, almost like you are watching an animated coloring book with smaller color palette than the original style.
Secondly, the line-up of episodes is all over the place on the timeline. It really makes me wonder who was in charge of that decision. I mean really, wouldn't have made more sense to, I don't know, maybe, KEEP THE EPISODES IN ORDER? It actually does disrupt the quality because some of the characters or story archs seem way out of place and don't align themselves with any kind of time continueum. Basically, you will be watching random episodes.
Thirdly, the opening sequence is from the THIRD season. I can't fathom why they would do this.
Still though, it is G.I JOE on DVD. So I guess it is still worth getting just to see all the episodes, but they really dropped the ball with every aspect on how they packaged it. At least Transformers stayed in order....