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United Kingdom VHS video releases:

ThunderCats - UK Videos - Pumm-Ra/Spitting Image (Vol.1)
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ThunderCats Pumm-Ra and Spitting Image (Vol.1)

Released by:

Video Collection International.

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Running Time:

45 mins approx.

Back of Cover Description:


In these two thrilling episodes, Mumm-Ra, the ThunderCats mortal enemy, uses all his evil powers to deceive our feline superheroes.

“Pumm-Ra” -from the dark reaches of his ancient tomb, the treacherous Mumm-Ra transforms himself into a deceptive Thundercat-clone in order to convince the ThunderCats that he is one of them. Everyone is fooled, except little Snarf who smells a rat.

“Spitting Image” -Mumm-Ra tries a new and even more wicked ruse by creating a clone of Panthro. The final reckoning comes when Panthro and his diabolical alter ego come face to face in a thrilling duel to the death.

Appearances can be deceiving, even for the fabulous ThunderCats!

Notes of Interest:

-Even though ‘Exodus’ should be the first release in the series oddly this is actually volume 1 in Video Collection’s ThunderCats VHS releases! Even stranger, the tagline “The Excitements Continues” also hints at this not being the first release!

-The episodes are out of order (common for 80’s cartoon releases) but it seems VCI purposely chose these 2 episodes, as both have a ‘deception’ theme to them.

-The “Spitting Image” episode is cut on this VHS, matching the same cuts (Panthro fighting the clone) the BBC also imposed when they aired this episode! According to the BBFC website the work was rated on 11/07/1986 and 1 minute, 11 seconds was cut for it to be released with a ‘U’ rating.