From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend. The legend of Voltron: Defender of the Universe! A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil. A force of space explorers, Kieth, Lance, Hunk... more », Pidge, and Sven are sent to find the last princess of planet Arus, Allura, and the keys to Voltron. Together they find the five robot lions that make up the legendary robot. King Zarkon, an evil warlord, rains down destruction across the universe. But our heroes form Voltron at the last moment, and begin a new war against his cruel empire.« less
""Voltron: Defender of the Universe - Collection One: Blue Lion" (as newly titled by Media Blasters) is a 3-disc set featuring Lion Force Season One episodes 1-15 digitally "re-assembled frame-by-frame from the best available sources (mostly from original Japanese film negatives), and video and audio imperfections wiped clean wherever possible." The set comes in a "[Blue] Lion's head" special molded tin designed to be stackable with subsequent volumes. Described as "quite the set" by Media Blasters, fans who've been longing to own "Voltron" on DVD are sure to be pleased by all the work put into this set and following volumes. Here are how the discs will be configured, plus a list of extras:
Disc 1: 1. "Space Explorers Captured" 2. "Escape to Another Planet" 3. "A Ghost and Four Keys" 4. "The Missing Key" 5. "The Princess Joins Up" 6. "The Right Arm of Voltron"
Disc 2: 7. "The Lion Has New Claws" 8. "The Stolen Lion" 9. "A Pretty Spy" 10. "Secret of the White Lion" 11. "Surrender" 12. "Bad Birthday Party"
Disc 3: 13. "The Witch Gets a Facelift" 14. "Yurak Gets His Pink Slip" 15. "Give Me Your Princess"
Special Features: *Original Pilot: "The Voltron Trilogy" *Staff Interviews *Making of the DVDs *New 5.1 surround mix *Insert: Episode Synopses with Original Air Dates
Voltron - Collection One: Blue Lion September 26th!
Form Blazing Sword!"
Voltron's Legend Continues With Collection Two!
Servo | Atlanta, GA USA | 10/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Picking up where Voltron - Collection One left off with the next 15 episodes in the series (note the continuing disc and episode numbering), "Voltron: Defender of the Universe - Collection Two: Yellow Lion" is a 3-disc (350 min.) set featuring digitally remastered Lion Force Season One episodes 16-30. The set comes in a "[Yellow] Lion's head" special molded tin; features Full Frame (1.33:1) video, English Dolby 5.1 audio; and is the 2nd of 8 "Voltron" DVDs (5 Lion Force, 3 Vehicle Team) planned for release by Media Blasters. Also of fun note is that at the time Collection Two was first announced, Media Blasters confirmed that the Lion head tins would release in the order in which the lions form Voltron in the show: Blue & Yellow [the feet & legs], Green & Red [the arms & body], and Black lion [the head]. As with the previous collection, fans are sure to be pleased by all the work put into this continuing set. Here are how the discs will be configured, plus a list of extras:
Disc 4: 16. "Bridge Over the River Chozzerai" 17. "My Brother Is A Robeast" 18. "Zarkon is Dying" 19. "The Buried Castle" 20. "Pidge's Home Planet" 21. "It'll Be A Cold Day"
Disc 5: 22. "The Deadly Flowers" 23. "It Takes Real Lions" 24. "Raid of the Alien Mice" 25. "Short Run of the Centipede Express" 26. "The Invisible Robeast" 27. "The Green Medusa"
Disc 6: 28. "The Treasure of Planet Tyrus" 29. "Magnetic Attraction" 30. "The Sleeping Princess"
Special Features: * Buckethead music video, "Viva Voltron!" * Exclusive Staff interviews on: The Life & The Legend; The Toys * TV Ads * International Voltron: Voltron in different languages * AnimeWorks Trailers * Newly remastered picture, 5.1 Surround Sound * Insert: Episode Synopses with Original Air Dates Booklet
Voltron - Collection Two: Yellow Lion December 12th!
Jumpondees | Pittsburgh | 09/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, my apologies to Amazon...I had this item preordered and then I cancelled my preorder today when I was able to get a copy from a national electronics chain with a price tag for a logo...TWO WEEKS SOONER THAN AMAZON WAS GOING TO GET IT!!
The packaging is great...Just one look at the tin with the head of the blue lion on the front and Princess Allura on the back shows just the surface of what is inside.
The episodes are just about as you remember them, just better looking.
Hardcore fans will notice certain minor things that are different, but they are just minor. One of those items is that the on screen fonts used for scene locations and the end credits are totally different than the original shows...There is a reason for that. If you watch the "making of" DVD feature on disc three, you will see that Media Blasters had to go to Toei Animation in Japan to get a new digital copy of the original animation film since the World Events Productions broadcast copies were to "blurry" to even work with. What this means is that MB recreated each scene frame by frame, matched it up with the audio tracks, and rebuilt each episode practically by hand to give us the best experience ever.
Someone over on the Voltron.com message boards posted side by side comparisons of the new US release and a Aussie DVD release in terms of picture quality, and the US release is hands down the best.
I can't wait for the next volume to come out later this fall as well as the eventual subsequent releases of the rest of the Lion Voltron series, Vehicle Voltron and the Japanese originals of GoLion and Armored Squadron Dairugger XV
If you are a VOLTRON fan, don't wait, get on board now!!"
Voltron - Collection Three: Green Lion!
Servo | Atlanta, GA USA | 09/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Voltron, the mighty robot loved by good, feared by evil returns with the next 15 episodes in the series with Voltron: Defender of the Universe - Collection Three: Green Lion. Picking up where Collection Two left off, Voltron - Collection Three is a 3-disc (375 min.) set featuring digitally remastered Lion Force Season One episodes 31-45. The 3rd of 8 Voltron DVDs planned for release by Media Blasters, Voltron - Collection Three features Full Frame (1.33:1) video, English Dolby 5.1 audio; and comes in a "[Green] Lion's head" special molded tin, confirming the studio's Collection Two announcement that the lion head tins would release in the order in which the lions formed Voltron on the show (Blue, Yellow, Green, Red and Black). Not to mention extras which include an exclusive interview with John Peterson, the man behind the show's memorable music! As with the previous collections, fans will be amazed by all the work put into this continuing set. Keep 'em coming. Here are the episodes contained in this collection, plus a list of extras:
Episodes: 31. "The Sincerest Form of Flattery" 32. "A Transplant for the Blue Lion" 33. "Attack of the Fierce Frogs" 34. "Lotor Traps Pidge" 35. "Doom Boycotts the Space Olympics" 36. "Lotor's Clone" 37. "Lotor's New Hitman" 38. "Raid of the Red Berets" 39. "The Captive Comet" 40. "The Little Prince" 41. "There Will Be A Royal Wedding" 42. "The Sand People" 43. "Voltron Frees the Slaves" 44. "Voltron vs. Voltron" 45. "One Princess To Another"
Special Features: * New 5.1 Surround Mix * Interview with rapper Murphy Lee * 1984 News Reels * Exclusive Composer Interview * TV Spots * Episode synopses with original airdates
Voltron Season One
Richard A. Mckeel | Chattanooga, Tennessee | 10/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Man I have said it once I will say it again; the 1980s was the best time to be a child. We had Voltron, Transformers, GIJOE, M.A.S.K., Thundercats, Battle of the Planets aka G-Force, and many other awsome cartoons. I am glad to see many of my favorite cartoons coming out on DVDs that way I can share it wth my little cousins and my own kids when I have them. Voltron ranks up there with many of the best cartoons of the 1980s and this series is a must for anyone that wants to relive their childhood. GO VOLTRON FORCE!!!"