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Invader ZIM - House Box Plus Extras Disc
Invader ZIM - House Box Plus Extras Disc
Actors: Richard Steven Horvitz, Andy Berman, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Melissa Fahn, Rodger Bumpass
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2005     2hr 0min

The Irken armada is poised to conquer the universe, but it would be a lot easier without Invader Zim! Thickheaded, brash, and overzealous, Zim has been banished into food service for wrecking the Irken home planet. He begs...  more »


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Actors: Richard Steven Horvitz, Andy Berman, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Melissa Fahn, Rodger Bumpass
Creators: Jhonen Vasquez, Christine Griswold, Danielle Koenig, Frank Conniff
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Drama, Family Films, Animation, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Anime Works
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 04/12/2005
Original Release Date: 03/30/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 03/30/2001
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Just the box, folks
Robobagpiper | Alexandria, VA | 12/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don't you hate it when you buy the DVDs for a series as they come out, only to see a box set - with a nifty box, bonus DVDs, and a figurine come out months later, forcing the true fan to choose between frugality and redundancy?

Well, fear not - that's not what's happened here.

This item is just the empty box from the boxed set, with an bonus DVD and a GIR figurine. If you already have purchased Invader Zim volumes 1-3 on DVD, this is for you.

If you haven't bought the episodes yet, look for boxed set with the episiodes included."
Buy this, you filthy humans!
Pecos Bill | Gaithersburg, MD United States | 10/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow. Invader Zim is awesome. I'd heard of it, vaguely, but only watched it when my Tivo happened to record an episode at random one day. I had it record a few more, then went and bought this "House Box Complete Set".

First off, Invader Zim is hilarious for all age ranges. The animation style and overt humor will surely appeal to the younger crowd but there's plenty of jabs that adults will laugh over. (As the hamster runs on a wheel in its cage, the teacher explains to the children that they should watch it to prepare themselves for their lives in our nightmarish corporate system, for example.)

The premise of the story is that Zim is an alien Invader, so incompetent (and so oblivious to this fact) that his leaders have packed him off to invade the most distant, uncharted planet they could find: Earth. Normally, Invaders are sent out with fearsome robot assistants but because they didn't like him, Zim's leaders gave him an "advanced" model, which was actually a defective unit that has a short attention span, acts crazy virtually all the time and can generally only attack people by annoying them -- Zim most of all. Between Zim's incompetence, his insane robot and his arch-nemesis, Dib, Zim's chances of actually conquering the earth are pretty much zero but there's also roughly zero chance that he'll ever notice this or get discouraged. Zim is nothing if not persistant.

The voice acting and writing for this show are both absolutely great. Zim in particular is fantastic. He's a complete megalomaniac, yells almost all the time, for no good reason and has the best maniacal laugh ever.

Anyway, if you're not familiar with the show, catch an episode or two on TV if you can, then come buy this.

If you are familiar with the show, here's why you want this box set:

* The "house" is awesome. Shaped like Zim's house from the show, the front of it swings open to reveal the DVDs inside. The roof also opens up to reveal GIR.

* There's a bonus DVD that contains a "demo" soundtrack for the show, interviews and other stuff. The reason it's a "demo" soundtrack is because it's built into the DVD and can only be played from there, it's not in CD format, which is too bad. That much is sold seperately. Interviews with the musician behind the show are on this DVD.

* The DVDs themselves contain other extras, including an interview with the voice actors and a mode I think they're calling "Animatrix". I didn't know what it was until I turned it on: in this mode, instead of seeing the regular show, you'll see the rough drawings and storyboards used to construct the show, well before being finalized into the crisp animation you usually see. This is pretty awesome if you wanted to get a glimpse of a work in progress.

All in all, this may be the best box set I've ever bought. It now sits proudly on top of my TV, since it's not just a box set, it's a display piece! Sadly, it seems these shows always eventually drop off the charts and the DVD sets become unavilable so if I were you, I'd buy this. Now, human! Obey me, OBEY ME!!
Yay! me happy
Josue Matias | USA | 04/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i got it and love it, the dvd really doesnt have anything important theres only like a couple of seconds extra on the xmas episode. the Gir robot figure is so cute!!! and the soundtrack is actually on the dvd so it doesnt come with a sountrack cd. the house is real awesome.

heres a picture of what comes. house, dvd, figure.
Great set, nice bonuses
M. Sutton | 01/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For all of you who don't know, this page is for the full box set. There is another page if you just want the box and bonus disk. This set will also come with an exclusive Gir action figure, which is really nice if you ask me. These figures come with both the full set and the single disk set. I ordered this a long time ago, and since these are limited editions, you should, too."