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|Todd McFarlane's Spawn Animated Collection |
Actors: Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings, James Keane, Michael McShane
Directors: Brad Rader, Chuck Patton, Eric Radomski, Frank Paur, Jennifer Yuh
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Animation
Evil begets evil. Hell begets hellspawn. Exploding from the comic book page onto the screen, Spawn is a deadly tornado of untapped, unwrapped merciless power. He was once a man...now he's a hellspawn, battling the forces o... more »
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Awesome animated series!
John Lindsey | Socorro, New Mexico USA. | 12/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is HBO's groundbreaking animated series for adults that became an instant cult fave among fans of adult animation and fans of the landmark comic book series which was created by Todd Mcfarlane. The series dealed with a former soldier named Al Simmons (Voiced by Keith David) who was killed in the line of military duty was sent to hell, he made a deal with a devil named Malebolgia to get back on Earth so he can see his love Wanda again but only if he joins with Maelbolgia's army if he sends souls to hell so that the battle between Heaven and Hell may start. He is sent five years later only to find himself as a burned man with strange magical clothes and a shroud made from necroplasm, he is called Spawn and wonders through the streets of New York to find out that the love of his love is married to his former best friend Terry Fitzgerald as they have a child together and that Al Simmons has been dead for 5 years as right now the battle between good and evil will start.
A unique adult animated fantasy-horror-action series with excellent animation especially around the second and third seasons with some excellent voice acting by John Dystrat ("The Thing"), Ming Na Wen, John Rafter Lee ("Aeon Flux The Series" and "Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust"), Ronny Cox, James Hong, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Forster, Eric Roberts, and Kurtwood Smith ("Robocop"). This is truly one animated show not for kids due to extreme bloody violence, torture, nudity, sex, foul language and extreme darkness abound all wrapped up in this extremely faithful to the excellent comics series thanks to the magic of Spawn creator Todd Mcfarlane and HBO animation with MadHouse animation.
This 4-Disc special edition collection set contains all three seasons on 3-discs with cool extras like audio commentaries, character profiles, interviews and 3 featurettes."
A quality animated show for adults, much improved over the o
A. J. Thomas | Ohio | 01/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was just a kid when the theatrical "Spawn" movie came out, but even then I could tell that the film just didn't live up to the idea; it was all popcorn explosions and CGI demons, devoid of substance. A few years later, towards the end of high school, I came across the prior boxset release of this show. Knowing it was well-reviewed, I decided to give it a try.
"Todd McFarlane's Spawn" is the opposite of the theatrical film, delving deeply into the psychology of this Hellspawn and his struggle between damnation and redemption. The writing is subversive, alternately witty and utterly creepy; the animation is fluid and richly detailed; the voice-acting superb, with Keith David's Spawn and John Rafter Lee's Jason Wynn as the clear highlights of the cast. Whether you're into comics, fantasy, film noir, or even simply well-written stories, I would recommend giving this show a watch.
And now it's even better on this anniversary box set. In the original release, each season of the show was edited together to form one two-and-a-half hour long movie; this would be daunting under normal circumstances, but for a show this bleak it's quite an achievement to get through. Even worse, the films were presented on both sides of a "flipper" disc, increasing the danger of scratches. Fortunately, this anniversary set presents all 3 seasons broken up into their individual episodes on a one-sided dual-layered disc, making for a much more palatable viewing experience (die-hards need not fear, however -- there's still a "play all" option on the menu). The visuals are improved with truer blacks and more vibrant colors, and the audio has been upgraded to 5.1 surround from Dolby stereo. Extras include commentary tracks from McFarlane on selected episodes, and a handful of featurettes on a fourth disc. All this is included in a very attractive steelbook case featuring the pictured artwork at the top of the Amazon page.
Very highly-recommended for a first-time viewer, and if any owner of the previous set is on the fence about upgrading, I believe that it's more than worth the increased quality and convenience offered in this new set."
msjr68 | 05/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved when this Series when it was on HBO for 3 series but then it was cancelled, and that was a shame right in the middle of the storyline, I was hoping that Todd Mcfarlane would've finished this series with a straight to DVD release but it never happened. It was a Great show the Animation was topic notch. Again hopefully one day they'll continue this series from where it left off."
Urias Silva | Sao Paulo, Brazil | 02/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since I saw it - videocassetes! - this is a must. Even if you have all those restrictions (mature and so on) the art is stunning. First season is best. Then better and good. It's innovative. Certain characters (Twitch)are most enjoyable, till the end. The character voices are carefully elaborated. In ten years I have not seen anything like Spawn. Maybe you remember Aeon Flux, which was good. This, with 5.1 Dolby, metallic case, all three seasons, fair price, is splendid."