Complete Series DVD Set Announced

Discussion in 'ThunderCats (1985)' started by Mercury Cougar, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Mercury Cougar

    Mercury Cougar Junior Member

  2. Daremonger

    Daremonger Thunderian Legend

    I'm happy to own the show on DVD as it was originally released, so I'm all good.
     
  3. Cheetoro

    Cheetoro Vortex Explorer

    Unless they actually took the time to remaster anything as they should have done in the first place, this is pointless.
     
  4. Mark M

    Mark M Thunderian Legend

    It would be nice if they put the un-edited original version of Exodus on it and had the episodes in better order. The Anointment Trials should not have been spread out and kept together like the other 5 parters. The Anointment Trial episodes were broadcast together here in the UK.
     
  5. Booshman

    Booshman Thunderian Legend

    I hadn't realised that they hadn't released them as a full set in in NTSC land. It's been out for over 10 years in PAL format. The cover is better for that release too.

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    Less than half the price of the new US set, you would think they would try to justify it with some new content. I bet not though.
     
  6. Daremonger

    Daremonger Thunderian Legend

    The cover packaging for the upcoming complete NTSC set definitely consists of existing ThunderCats artwork by Pyramid International.
     
  7. Booshman

    Booshman Thunderian Legend

    As does most new stuff, which is a shame. The old logo is much better, and though the art is good, it's not a true representation of the show. Had they done a reboot in this style though I wouldn't have complained.
     
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  8. Wolf873

    Wolf873 Glass Walker

    If anyone is curious, here's my succinct review. It comes on 12 discs as opposed to the earlier sets, which likely means higher compression here. There are no enhancements or changes, pilot episode is same as always. This release repeats the error of Unholy Alliance missing music, which is a shocker. Menus is pathetically basic, earlier DVDs at least had an animated/music background, this one has a small image of previous DVD box-art for respective seasons. All extras from previous release are here, which makes me wonder why didn't they reproduce the old DVDs with the same old menu and missing music intact. Guess WB doesn't really care about Thundercats much at all other than to milk it for whatever it's worth. All in all it's worth it if you don't already own a set, plus it's much cheaper than going the route of original release.

    *Edit: I mistakenly said it had same number of discs as previous release but it does not, in which case I would add if compression level worries you, you're better off hunting down the original set.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  9. Daremonger

    Daremonger Thunderian Legend

    WB milks other franchises they own besides ThunderCats, but I understand what you mean about them not caring about the show's overall legacy.
     
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  10. Cheetoro

    Cheetoro Vortex Explorer

    Sounds like more disappointment from WB.
     
  11. jabus

    jabus Barbarian

    You can pick this up right now for $30 from BestBuy!
     
  12. User897

    User897 Junior Member

    I was REALLY hoping that this release would address previous errors and offer a new transfer. Well, like many things ThunderCats these days, I'll have to settle for the only one I can get.

    Also, is it really true that the episodes are 480p? Wow. ThunderCats can't even get some 720p love.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2020
  13. Booshman

    Booshman Thunderian Legend

  14. User897

    User897 Junior Member

    Interlaced, too? Sheesh. Well, I already paid for it. Target had the best price at $34.99. WB is CRAZY to want so much. I guess the "better than nothing" argument can be made here.
     
  15. Cheetoro

    Cheetoro Vortex Explorer

    You have to wonder why a company who puts next to no effort into the brand wonders why it's not a roaring success? Stupid.
     
  16. Daremonger

    Daremonger Thunderian Legend

    What bugs me the most is that the the "Exodus" VHS didn't make the cut as a special feature for this complete-series release.
     

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