Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Star Wars Animated Adventures - Droids |
The Pirates and the Prince / Treasures of the Hidden Planet
Actors: Donny Burns, Anthony Daniels, Dan Hennessey, George Buza, Taborah Johnson
Director: Ken Stephenson
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Cult Movies, Animation
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What a farce.
Josť Fernandez | Ashburn, VA | 09/12/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Man, I was really looking forward to this. "Droids-The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO on DVD? Sweet beans!" Ah, no. Instead of a standard DVD boxed set of the fifteen episodes in the series, we get, after years of waiting, a couple of poorly edited episodes stuck together and billed as a "feature film" just a few years after the same stunt was pulled on VHS. Hmmmm . . .
Seriously now: does ANYONE prefer these cobbled-together "movies" with about five separate plots to the ordinary method of NOT BUTCHERING the original episodes and packaging them together by season with the opening theme song and closing credits intact? Maybe if they made both versions available, but NO. We get stuck with the same crap that we can still get on VHS.
And as if this abominable amalgamation wasn't bad enough, they're not even releasing all the episodes in this format. Someone, PLEASE help me wrap my head around this logic. What possible reason can there be for not releasing all of the episodes, especially when half of the ones they are releasing, screwed up though they may be, were just released a few years ago? What is this, some kind of sick mental game? Will they wait until DVDs are obsolete and then start selectively releasing episodes AGAIN?
Come on, Lucasfilm, you're better than this. Almost EVERYBODY ELSE gets this stuff right; why can't you?"
Great Series, Poor Packaging
David Griffin Blyth | Britain | 05/25/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"With shows like Clone Wars now entertaining young audiences, one has to wonder if they should bother showing thier children anything that belongs in the original trilogy universe in terms of spin-offs, there was never a "definitive" animated series featuring Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Han Solo, etc, however, this show featured the two Droids.
"Droids" is NOT set AFTER the original trilogy, it's set BEFORE it, a series of five episode arcs featured R2-D2 and 3-PO having different adventures with a different matser with each new arc, it was something that was rare in shows of that decade, and it kep the premise fresh...the premise of the two droids going through various comedy acts, whilst being pursued by The Empire.
I would recommend a BOX SET, but NOT this DVD, it only has two horribly-spliced together episodes on it, hardly anything that would represent this series fairly to a cyncial or cautious viewer, of course there's enough humour in it to keep your children happy
And it's a known fact, those who tell people in an immatue fashion to "get a life", usually only say that when they, themselves, have made a mess of thier own."
DON'T BUY THIS DVD
Joshua Chrisopher Stephen Rauch | 08/29/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The droids cartoon in the 1980's ran for 13 episodes (along with the Ewoks) and had a prime time special called The Great Heep. This IS NOT it. This is the same kick in the teeth they pulled with VHS. They put four or five episodes together and call it a droids movie. If you want the best release of droids (or Ewoks) look for the old tapes from the early 90's that show only two episodes back to back. Even this was really lacking, but you got to see the droids with original credits and music. Why can't they ever do it right?"
A major disappointment
Nels Nielson | Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Canada | 04/23/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When I was younger I actually remembered watching this show on TV. I was big into star wars at the time and even though the music was sort of cheesy, I loved it. Naturally I purchased it the moment I saw it in stores only to be hugely disappointed. They had completely redone the music including that great TV opening theme that I loved. I then immediately grumbled at the $10 I wasted on it and then gave it to my friend's kid.As for the animation, it was targeted for kids so do keep this in mind as you view it. As adults you will find the animation to be simplistic, but your kids if they are into Star Wars will love it. As for me a fan of the original, it was a huge letdown."