It’s time for another DVD release update. Well, at least of the ones that I’m interested in. :)
Season one of The Incredible Hulk came out today, and I’m soooo excited to get my copy. I actually went to Wal-Mart last night after midnight (I kid you not) to mull around and see if they had stocked it yet. None of their new tags had anything that looked like it, so I left. I guess I’ll have to go to Best Buy or Circuit City and pay their ridiculous high prices. But, no price is too high to have the blessing of the kind green monster in your own home.
This series release is actually very exciting for a number of reasons. For one, I have always loved this show from the moment I saw it. It’s actually a good series of human interest stories as David Banner spends his life wandering and helping people on the way. But when people tick him off, watch out buddy, cuz the Hulk mysteriously appears and gives the bad guys the smackdown of a lifetime. His wardrobe cost must be enormous, with the way he rips all his pants and shirts.
The second cool thing about this one is that Universal finally did the right thing and released a full season set. Before, they released a smattering of DVDs just to annoy us real collectors, and did stuff like “The Best of” and “The Death of” the Incredible Hulk. Now you can enjoy everything including the great pilot episode.
In August, there are two more classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons coming to DVD. This time, Magilla Gorilla and Hong Kong Phooey. I’ve never seen any Magilla Gorilla cartoons, but I do remember Hong Kong Phooey really well. That show was freaking hilarious. Also, I love how Warner Bros. is releasing all this classic animation on DVD. Personally, I’m holding out for The Hair Bear Bunch and Captain Caveman.
Then in September, Voltron is finally coming to DVD! Yay! If you don’t remember, this was the classic kids cartoon where they had those five warbots and they would all join together to create Voltron, who would kick some serious booty. Good times. Teen Titans, season two is also coming. I actually just ripped season one the other day and started watching it … in fact, it’s been one of the ones I’ve been testing my whole variable-framerate encoding on … and let me say, it is a great show. The animation style is just like the other super-hero ones (Batman, Superman, Justice League, etc.), but they have taken a few liberties in style. It took me a while to get used to but now I really like it. Great stuff.
After that, in the sometime future, there are still some good releases lined up. Coming sometime soon is Star Trek: The Animated Series. Now, I’ve never seen one episode of this, but I’m sure going to get me a copy anyway. I’m sure it can’t be all that bad, especially as I’ve noted how it seems to be a real collector’s item to own over the years. Plus, you gotta check out the cool box art it’s gonna have.
The last one that I’m waiting for with baited breath is Dungeons & Dragons. I *loved* this show as a kid. It was cool, it was magical, and the kids kicked even more booty. It was a lot of fun. I just found out yesterday that the entire season is already on sale in the UK, so if you’re really up for converting stuff from another DVD region, hop on over to amazon.co.uk.
Oh, and how could I forgot? The new Star Wars DVDs come out in September as well, these are the ones that are the original screen version. I’m excited for that one, I really don’t like the new changes much.
That’s it for now … stay tuned to find out how you too can stay broke this month and many more to come by buying … pretty much every DVD you ever wanted. :)