A spin-off of HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE the 1980s cartoon series SHE-RA: PRINCESS OF POWER fashioned a girl-power version of its parent show's hallmark brand of action-fantasy. Vibrantly animated and creativel... more »y told the series followed the mythical adventures of He-Man's twin sister Princess Adora as she transformed into her super-heroine alter-ego She-Ra to defeat the villainous Evil Horde and bring peace to the kingdom of Etheria. This collection presents the first 32 episodes of the series' first season.DVD Features:Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0) Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)Commentary by: Writers Larry DiTillo and J. Michael Straczynski editor Rick Gehr and storyboard artist Michael Swanigan ("The Sea Hawk" "King Miro's Journey")Dolby Digital 2.0Episodes 1-32 from the 1985-86 season on five discsThe Stories of She-Ra Part I: Documentary features with interviews on episodes 1-32Full-length animated storyboard with interactive comparison for "Into Etheria"Loo-Kee's fun facts & triviaInteractive "Where's Loo-Kee?" gameEaster eggsDVD-ROM features: Scripts of five episodes Princess of Power series Bible The Secret of the Sword comic book coloring bookExclusive She-Ra collectible 4x6" art cards50 detailed profiles of various characters creatures and artifactsFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: CHILDREN/FAMILY Rating: NR UPC: 787364721498« less
"If you were pleased with the DVD releases of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, you should be equally pleased with the She-Ra Princess of Power DVD box sets. She-Ra Princess of Power Season One, Vol. 1 features the first thirty two episodes of the series. This is the first season set release for She-Ra, as the prior She-Ra release was a ten episode best of release.
It's clear from the packaging and beyond that Ink & Paint put as much effort into the She-Ra release as they did the He-Man series. The box design is similar and similar to the He-Man sets there is artwork on the spine of the box that will one day form a complete picture. The She-Ra DVD box set also includes two collectible 4X6 art cards and a plethora of bonus material.
The DVD set begins with the five part episode The Secret of the Sword. If you purchased The Best of She-Ra this past summer, these are the same episodes that were featured on that set. For those who don't recall, The Secret of the Sword is the animated movie that introduces the She-Ra character. Prince Adam makes a trip to Eternia and before all is said and done, Adora finds her power as She-Ra when she raises the sword aloft, she fights being brainwashed by the Horde, and much more. Basically, this is the movie that introduced the She-Ra character and tells her background. Adora is the twin sister that He-Man never knew about. Both have alter ego's, his is He-Man, hers is She-Ra.
The episode quality is really good. She-Ra is a show that appealed to both boys and girls. Although She-Ra was a female heroine, many of the shows episodes featured strong storylines by supporting characters. One character who enjoyed a lot of screen time was Bo. In the episode, "The Red Knight," Bo feels his manhood was challenged when the mysterious Red Knight beats him in a series of physical events. Feeling down, Bo leaves home and sets out for the Whispering Woods along. In another episode, two young boys tell Bo that their father's axe was stolen, when actually they lost it. Bo goes off to retrieve the axe and finds danger. She-Ra rescues him.
She-Ra has many friends including Castaspella, Madame Razz, Glimmer, and Cowell. Light Hope and Madame Razz are among the few who know share the secret that Adora is She-Ra.
Similar to the He-Man series, there is a moral or lesson at the end of the episode which is explained for viewers. She-Ra is an enjoyable series, and it's good to see the show on DVD after waiting for so long.
Special Features The Stories of She-Ra, Part 1 (documentary) 2 Full Episode Commentaries Full length animated storyboard with interactive comparison 2 collectible 4 x 6 exclusive She-Ra cards 50 detailed profiles of various characters Loo-Kee's Fun Facts and Trivia DVD Rom features and language audio tracks
It's Like Seeing Them All Again for the Very First Time...
BRADLEY R HUTSON | Illinois | 11/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great box set loaded with extras of one of the greatest animated shows of the 1980's. Even though I probably saw most if not all of these episodes 21 years ago, I don't seem to remember any of them. Watching them now is still highly enjoyable, even at 34 years old. I guess I'm still a big kid at heart. :)
One thing I have noticed when watching the episodes is how much Catra seems to annoy me. I could really do without all of her catlike sounds while talking! When she's a person, she should sound more like a person and not how a cat might sound if it could muster up some words from the English language. Oh well, like it really matters. I just had to get that off my chest.
I'm sure you can have faith that Entertainment Rights will get the remainder of this series out on DVD as quickly and with the same quality as they did the He-Man series. Unlike other publishers, they will not leave you hanging. If you're looking for some great entertainment from yesteryear, you can't miss with this set. For the Honor of Grayskull!"
GREAT SHOW, GREAT PACKAGING, GREAT QUALITY!
F. Reyes | 01/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Of course this show gets all 5 stars. It is a classic. As a child I was facinated by She-Ra and her twin brother, He-Man. How many times did I raise my sword and chant, "For the Honor of Greyskull... I am She-Ra!"? They just do not take the time to animate any more. Have you seen cartoons on TV these days. They are soooooo generic, and sloppy! Well most anyways! This show did not only contain great animation, but great story lines as well.
Now for the packaging. It is great. There is a different character on every CD and the art is beautiful. Some of the best packaging I've ever seen for any DVD collection out there!
It is a must get for original fans, and even New Ones!"
The Princess of Power returns
Thomas Krider | Poultney, Vermont USA | 10/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At last now that the release of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe's complete series has happened, we can see the beginning half of season one with She-Ra Princess of Power Season 1 Volume 1. Thanks to BCI Eclipse, He-Man's twin sister gets her spotlight. The first five episodes, of course later to be released in movie form called The Secret of the Sword, plus episodes such as King Miro's Journey. That episode of course when Randor's father crosses over to She-Ra, also marking a cross over from He-Man himself. Also The Sea Hawk, where we are first introduced to Sea Hawk and in which we begin to see a hint of romance between Hawk and Adora.
And dont forget other important aspects to these releases. We have a new batch of art cards, as well as the Stories of She-Ra Princess of Power part 1, with more documentaries, commentaries with Andy Mangels. Now we need shows such as He-Man and She-Ra to let us know and remind us of the decency and quality of animation back in the day. Where violence and shows that could result with a drug induced psychosis werent a factor, it was just fantasy and fun.
Well I await with baited breath the arrival of the first volume of She-Ra's first season. And I can not wait for the rest of the volumes to make their appearance so I can own not only He-Man's complete series, but She-Ra as well. Thanks to BCI Eclipse for making this show accessible to viewers.
Now For The Honor of Greyskull, Let The Power Return! At least a few more times anyway."
A he-man fan extended to She-ra, another excellent collectio
Wiseguy 945 | Cedar Rapids, IA | 11/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1985, Mattel riding high from the He-man toys and wildly successful cartoon, tried extending their base into the girls toy department, gave rise to She-Ra, princess of power. And from the beginning, She-ra proves to be more than just a barbie. Cross connected at first with the he-man series, Adora (She-Ra) is linked to Eternia and prince Adam (he-man) as a twin sister taken by evil Hordak as an infant from Eteria's king and queen. She was raised By Hordak, but eventually broke free with some help for Castle Greyskull soceress and Adam/He-man (see The he-man/She-ra movie available in She-ra greatest hist set). Even Hordak was tied into the he-man series as Skeletor's (he-man evil counterpart) Old teacher. As the series establish, it quickly Developed it's own characters and good stories. This series actually had more funding than the original He-man, and the animation is improved in the She-ra series. I love he-man cartoons, and I didn't watch she-ra that much the first time around, but this set is the opportunity to do so, and it has prove to be great in itself. a total of 96 episodes were made, so look forward to season 1 vol 2 and complete season 2 to follow within likely the next year. The packaging is great, high quality DVD picture, and bonus collector cards to boot. Great set, worth the money."