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|Samurai Jack - The Premiere Movie|
Actors: Phil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeff Bennett, Grey DeLisle
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
In ancient Japan, a samurai warrior embarks on a mission to defeat the evil wizard Aku. Before completing his task, he is jetisoned thousands of years into the future. Suddenly, he discovers he is in a world where Aku now ... more »
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Reviewed on 9/20/2011...
This isn't just Episodes 1-3 + 11 like others are saying. The special features include a movie (set to nice music) of a lot of the original sketches and iirc some storyboards as they tried to figure the proper look of the characters. It's very cool to watch the progression and growth of Jack, Aku and the Drones as we know them now. This feature alone is worth having the DVD imo, as it's a peice of the history of the show. If this is available on any of the other dvds, I missed it.
Ignore this and get the Season 1 dvd instead
Daniel Simon | Greenwood, IN United States | 01/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd isn't so bad; but it's just the first 3 episodes of Season 1. The 'never seen before episode' is the 11th episode (the one with the Scottsman on the bridge), which is also on the Season 1 dvd. It's disappointing that they don't tell you that on the description anywhere, so for any of you who planned on getting both this and the Season 1 set - just get the Season 1 set by itself.
Otherwise, this is a fine intro to Samurai Jack and is worth watching. I would rate the disc 4.5 out of 5 on its own."
Avoid if you buy season one as well
Jacques Goudreau | Montreal, Quebec Canada | 06/03/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Yes this DVD is nice, but all material also is included in Season one. So don't make the same mistake I did and avoid it if you are getting the first season. The movie is basically the first 3 episodes of season 1. As a standalone product I have no complaints if you have no interest in purchasing the series. Very stylized and entertaining. I just hate companies that rip you off by issuing the same thing as different titles."
You Need To Know Jack!!!!
Scott Bright | Grayslake, IL USA | 01/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Movie Summary: One young man leaves his village and goes on a quest to become a samurai warrior. He has many adventures each one helping him to grow in strength, honor, humility, and courage. Finally the young samurai reaches a level of enlightenment and is able to obtain the use of a powerful magical sword. With sword in hand he returns home. There he finds that an evil shape-shifting wizard named Aku has enslaved the land. His family and friends suffer under Aku's evil rule. Enraged, he confronts the evil Aku. They battle and at the moment of the samurai's victory, Aku is able to cast a spell that flings the samurai far into the future. There in a strange land far from home, the people call the young samurai "Jack". Now Jack must find a way to get home to save his village. It won't be easy as Aku has a long reach and dogs Jack's every move. But Jack is pure of heart and clear of mind and he will prevail.My Opinion: Samurai Jack is a Cartoon Network original. It has a very cool and original style that includes excellent animation, rocking music, awesome action, minimal dialog, and innovative split screen scenes. I was very surprised to find something this cool on TV. I thought that it must be an old show that I somehow was unaware of. I was even more surprised to find out that it is new! Samurai Jack is an ongoing series on Cartoon Network. This DVD contains the premiere episodes. Jack is an extremely cool character. He is tough, smart, and kind. The show has a lot of science fiction elements blended in with the historical samurai elements. It mixes in old myths with its new ones. It also blends intelligent storylines with intense action. It does all of this seamlessly. The stories are creative and interesting. The visuals are very cool. At face value, Samurai Jack is very exciting and extremely entertaining. The action is amazing and Jack is a great hero. Samurai Jack is destined to become a classic.What You Should Do: You should buy this DVD and tune into Samurai Jack on Cartoon Network. This is an awesome and extremely entertaining show. If you like action movies, animae, or both, you are sure to find Samurai Jack to your liking.Related Movies To Check Out: Blood The Last Vampire, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Thunder Cats, Thundarr the Barbarian, A Chinese Ghost Story, Quantum Leap, FarScape"