Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Gigantor - Boxed Set 2 |
Actors: Ray Owens, Billie Lou Watt, Peter Fernandez, Gilbert Mack, Sonia Owens
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Gigantor Is Ready For His Next Exciting Adventure!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I admit I am old enough to remember watching Gigantor back in the day, so watching this Boxed Set brings back lots of fond memories. Sure Gigantor has crude black & white animation, a few unflattering stereotypes & some politically incorrect behavior--smoking, lots of gunplay & in one episode Gigantor fishes for whales!!--but unlike more recent anime, does this series MOVE.
Jimmy Sparks, Gigantor's owner, is one of the most amazing cartoon characters ever. A 12 yr old boy who not only controls the World's Most Powerful Robot, but also drives a car, flies jetfighters, scuba dives, solves crime & regularly consults with Inspector Blooper & various Heads of State! And he does these things without the second-guessing & psychological torment which plague more modern characters (think Shinji Ikari of EVANGELION). Different times back then. Gigantor's battles with his arch-nemesis, Magnaman highlights this series. Whoever possessed his secret codebook controlled Magnaman by shouting those codes. Yes, it's goofy but like so much about Gigantor, that was part of the series' appeal. If I could buy only one Gigantor Boxed set, my choice is the first set. The Extras are better (tho' not by much) and the stories remain at a higher quality overall than Boxed Set 2. After Magnaman is sent packing back home, it appears the Gigantor series lost momentum, and the final episodes are really weak. The animation is cruder than ever and none of Gigantor's later adversaries--Big Fang, Ironton, Brainy, Dinosaur Robots--really stand out. Despite that, Gigantor is one of the greatest cartoons ever and it's nothing short of a miracle to have all 52 US episodes on DVD. For one reason or another, ASTROBOY & KIMBA weren't as lucky. Kudos to Fred Ladd & Rhino."
HOLY S##T IT'S GIGANTOR
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I remember when I was 7 years old. Everyday I would run home after school to catch Gigantor on TV.Then one day POW it's gone, no word, no rhyme, no reason, just... gone.Needless to say how depressed I was, wondering., Did I just imagine this great show? Then about 25 years later I spot in the discount video tape bin (Will the real Gigantor stand up?) A bad copy but it served two purposes. One it confirmed that the show did exist and two it alleviated my suppressed depression. Then recently, more like Dec 2002 I'm in an electronics store that carries DVDs and I spot the 1st season Gigantor. Without thinking I yell out with a childlike joy "HOLY S##T IT'S GIGANTOR!" I"m sure everyone around heard me but no one knew what I was talking about. It seems no one in this world is my age.They're either too old to have ever been interested in such things or too young or not yet born to know of such things. I attempted to purchase it on the spot, but I was 42 cents short and the store associate wouldn't budge.I received it as a Christmas gift. 2 months later Feb 2003 they released season 2. I bought that one. I can deal with many shows in black & white, classic comedies, classic horrors, early 60s sit-coms, but for some reason I really believe this show deserves to be in color.I agree with the viewer that said the series does go out with more of a whimper than a bang, but it's a great series overall so enjoy.I hope they release the New Gigantor they showed on SCI FI channel back in the 90s.At first I wanted nothing to do with it because it wasn't the original, but now that I have them I can deal with the new version."
Memories of another great cartoon!
The Truth | New jersey | 02/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like one of the past reviewers wrote, I too used to run home from school to see Gigantor on channel 11 & then on chennel 9 WOR in NY. When I saw that these cartoons were available in DVD, I had to buy it not for myself, but for my son. (ok...mostly for myself) Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed. Yeah the DVD sound isn't great, but just heighten the volume on your T.V set and you'll be fine. Don't be cheap and settle for the less expensive VHS because you WILL REGRET IT! The tape will eventually get coroded and you will have to buy the DVDs anyway to keep on seeing this amazing cartoon! My son who is turning 5, ABSOLUTELY LOVES this cartoon. At first, I told him we were only going to watch just the first 2, but we ended up seeing all 7 episodes on the first DVD. He just can't wait to see the other ones, even telling me the order that he wants to see them! I can only say that if it brings this much pleasure to my son, and myself included, it can only bring happiness to you and your son or maybe just yourself. I am a fan of the older cartoons because they didn't bring with them, the ultra-violent messages that today's cartoons bring. Not to mention also, how the CARTOON NETWORK has demoralized and dirtied, such great cartoons as Space Ghost, Birdman and a Johnny Quest-like cartoon that I can't remember the name. They have made these cartoons pornographic after 12 a.m. & calling it "swim cartoons". Not sure why the cartoon network went this route, but needless to say, it no longer is a channel for kids and DEFINITELY not watched by my son. This channel's cartoons are geared towards the teenagers and even some young adults in their late teens or early 20's, due to the content of the "cartoon". Just remember who was watching Samurai Jack & why for a time, it had a cult following. This is why cartoons such as Gigantor, Speed Racer, Marine Boy, Kimba the White Lion will always be remembered as great cartoons! I doubt very much that you will be saying the same thing for Pokemon or Yuh ghe oh or Satch bell, 20 years from now. Even my son had to ask, "daddy where did they come up with the name Yu Ghe Oh or Satch Bell? I wanted to say it was batch of bad drugs, but remember, this is a 5 year old boy that was asking this question! Anyway, I highly recommend the entire set of the Gigantor series and the entire set of Speed racer. I own the first 26 episodes of Gigantor & the first 23 episodes of Speed Racer and I'm just glued to the TV like a little kid again, along with my son. If you have a child or if you are looking to be a child once more, I urge you to buy the Gigantor series. Believe me, you WON'T regret it!"
BIGGER THAN BIG!
! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b | TRI STATE AREA | 03/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is volume two of one of my favorite cartoons as a kid! This is the remaining 26 episodes of the original series. You can find this cheaper if you look around. The transfers are very good for an old show. If you like Gigantor,this is a must have!"