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United Kingdom VHS video releases:

ThunderCats - UK Videos - Volume 6/7 The Doomgaze/The Terror of Hammerhand/The Spaceship Beneath The Sands/Lord of the Snows
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ThunderCats Vol.6 (The Doomgaze/The Terror of Hammerhand)

ThunderCats Vol.7 (The Spaceship Beneath The Sands/Lord of the Snows)

Released by:

Video Collection International.

Catalogue No:

Volume 6: LR2238 Volume 7: LR2245

Release Date:

1988

Running Time:

Volume 6: 43 mins approx. Volume 7: 42 mins approx.

Back of Cover Description:

Volume 1

In these two incredible episodes, the ThunderCats meet and battle against the forces of evil.

The Doomgaze

Mumm-Ra allies with the Egyptian princess Ta-She to gain the Doomgaze, an entrancing power which could enslave the ThunderCats. To free her from the Timewarp Prison, they need three elements: a tuft of Cheetara’s hair, a Unicorn’s golden shoe, and a Berbil’s tear. The Mutants aided by a Man-O-War cloud, gather the elements and kidnap Ro-Ber-Belle.

The Terror Of Hammerhand

Is nothing safe from the awesome forces of darkness? In a forest where goodness prevails, a young unicorn is captured by the villianous Hammerhand, and his band of followers, the Berserkers. Can Lion-O, Lord of the ThunderCats outwit the Berserkers and crush the tyrannical rule of Hammerhand?

Volume 2

Is there no peace for the TunderCats, forever being drawn into battle to rid the world of evil.

The Spaceship Beneath The Sands

From beneath the Desert of Sinking Sands, the treacherous Mumm-Ra unearths the Mutant’s buried spacecraft. The vile low-life Mutants, armed with their fabulous superweapons, prepare to fight the ThunderCats. Lion-O and Panthro in a desperate effort to conquer their insidious adversaries, persue them, into the dark, infathomable depths of the sea….

Lord of the Snows

The ThunderCats track a falling meteor of Thundrillium, their power source, to Hook Mountain. Snowman, the cold hearted ruler of this icy wasteland and his giant cat Snowmeow are guarding it jealously. Lion-O and Snarf offer friendship in exchange for the meteor, but when their offer is refused, a battle begins. Close at hand lurk the evil Mutants with their villianous colleague Vultureman, who are plotting to steal the meteor for themselves….

Notes of Interest:

-Even though these are Volumes 6 and 7, and it also states this fact on each tapes label, confusingly all over the packaging they are referred to as Volumes 1 and 2!

-Both episodes on the Volume 6 The Doomgaze/The Terror of Hammerhand VHS, would later be re-released as part of other VCI VHS ThunderCats releases.

-Even though the episodes on Volume 7 are out of order, for once I feel this was a good thing! This way they flow better as Vultureman’s appearance in “Lord of the Snows” could be explained from the Mutants gaining back their technology in the previous episode, “The Spaceship Beneath The Sands”, so then having a means to contact Vultureman and have him come to Third Earth.

-According to the BBFC website, the episodes were rated seperately, “The Doomgaze” on 18/11/1987 with no cuts, “The Terror of Hammerhand” on 28/10/1987 with a 2 second cut, “The Spaceship Beneath The Sands” on 19/11/1987 also with a 2 second cut and “Lord of the Snows on 28/10/1987,which again had a 2 second cut made.

-Before the release of the DVD’s, this particular set was very collectable and would sell for a very good price on Ebay! I assume it’s a little rarer due to the original higher price tag, with it containing 2 tapes (so less of it orignally purchased back in the day, compared to the single tape releases)