|07-14-2009, 02:30 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
While America get's it's loverly GI Joe complete boxset, Australia gets GI Joe, Tour of Duty, a five disc best of collection.
This set was released by Magna Pacific, Australia's DVD answer to 4Kids.
Please excuse camera phone quality and only 4 are tagged
Photo-0028.jpg picture by Kwarou - Photobucket
INSIDE BOOK FRONT
INSIDE BOOK BACK
As you can see, the presentation is nice, complete with 25th era imagery.
The episode listings are as follows:
COUNT DOWN FOR ZARTAN
RED ROCKET'S GLARE
COBRA STOPS THE WORLD
THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT
HAUL DOWN THE HEAVENS
THE SYNTHOID CONSPIRICY PART 1
THE SYNTHOID CONSPIRICT PART 2
THE PHANTOM BRIGADE
LIGHTS! CAMERA! COBRA!
MONEY TO BURN
OPERATION MIND MENACE
THE BATTLE FOR THE TRAIN OF GOLD
WHERE THE REPTILES ROAM
THE GAMES MASTER
LASERS IN THE NIGHT
THE VIPER IS COMING
SPELL OF THE SIREN
BAZOOKA SAW A SEA SERPANT
COBRA CLAWS ARE BACK IN TOWN
While I haven't seen much of GI Joe, I am unsure whether I am happy or sad these were not the miniseries collected. There are some realy good episodes here though. I am quite saddend not to have COLD SLITHER, as that is such an enjoyable and goofy episode.
The quality is top notch on these, it looks realy clean, unlike the grainy quality of say, MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT's THE TRANSFORMERS collections(Excluding Beast Wars).
The special features are just Bios for the following:
DISC 1-BREAKER, HAWK, ZARTAN
DISC 2-GRUNT, MUTT, ROCK N ROLL
DISC 3-ALPINE, DUSTY, CRANKCASE
DISC 4-SNAKE EYES, STORMSHADOW, DESTRO
DISC 5-SERPENTOR, DUKE, ROADBLOCK.
I have not watched all the episodes, but it is strange Serpentor is here and not Cobra Commander. Personaly, I would have rathered the PSAs.
I have strong suspicions that this is a repackage though. Quite a while ago MAGNA PACIFIC had a similar sounding GI JOE boxset out, and these use their old intro, a cartoon sail, not the new one which is a boat in stormy weather.
I have emailed MAGNA PACIFIC, this is indeed all Australia is getting. I would much like for MAGNA PACIFIC to loose the licence and MADMAN get it, as Australia is now forced to import from the USA for a complete set.
Overall, I'd give the set a nice 8, the PSAs missing, seeing as they are iconic of GIJoe, is upsetting. I would highly recommend importing when the Complete Collection becomes available.
MAGNA PACIFIC's handling however, that gets a 2. 1 point for releasing something, another for presentation.
It has come to my attention this is mostly a 1.2 box with the following episodes missing:
THE PYRAMID OF DARKNESS 1-5
CAPTIVES OF COBRA 1 & 2
WORLDS WITHOUT END 1 & 2
EAU DE COBRA
I now change my rating to a 6 because it is not a "Best of" collection at all, it is clearly a mangled Season Set. I HIGHLY recommend importing.
Last edited by Some_Gamer_Dude; 07-14-2009 at 03:57 AM..
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