Superfriends on DVD?

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  1. Daniel Kikin

    Daniel Kikin Screenwriter

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    Anthony at DVDToons got some info from Chris Mason at www.superherohype.com to look for upcoming news about Superfriends from Warner. It would be great if Warner gave us season sets of these on DVD!
     
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    That would be nice!
     
  3. Todd_B

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    I would snatch up this set in a heartbeat. Thanks for the info!

    *does his best Black Vulcan impersonation*

    Todd B
     
  4. David Lambert

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  5. Gabe D

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    Dave, if you know we shouldn't get our hopes up regarding season sets, does that mean you have insider knowledge that we can expect some non-season-set release in the near future?

    BTW, "Superfriends" is my 4-year-old boy's absolute favorite show.
     
  6. Patrick McCart

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    Would season format really matter for this show?
    I used to watch it a few years ago (CN was my default cable channel before I knew about TCM [​IMG] ) and they didn't seem to be very chronological. I might be wrong, but it would be good to know.
     
  7. David Lambert

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    I think I know something. But certainly not this year.
     
  8. Daniel Kikin

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    I think season format would need the best way to go here, especially since this show had six different incarnations according to Pazsaz. I could see Warner do a best-of first though just to see if it sells.
     
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    I would be inclined to pick this up...
     
  10. Chris S

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    Toonzone.net just posted an article here. They are saying that it looks to street on April 22, 2003. No word on any specs though.
    Chris S.
     
  11. JohnS

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    I picked up the Challenge of the Superfriends: Attack of the Legion of Doom
    what a great disc.
    Sure we're not getting season sets, but I love this DVD.
    These cartoons are the best and are really taking me back.
    Extras are:
    Intro on each episode by story editor Jeffery Scott
    Hallof Doom- gives little info on ech villian and then has an option to play a montoge video of that villian from numerous episodes.
    Super Friend or Super Foe interactive game
    Subtitles in English, French and Spanish
    and Languages in English and Spanish.
    and YES there is a PLAY ALL feature
    And here is the complete episodes for the run of "Challenge"
    CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER FRIENDS
    1978 - 1979
    Episodes: "Wanted: The Superfriends", "Invasion of the Fearians", "The World's Deadliest Game", "The Time Trap",
    "Trial of the Superfriends", "The Monolith of Evil", "The Giants of Doom", "Secret Origins of the Superfriends",
    "Revenge on Gorilla City", "Swamp of the Living Dead", "Conquerors of the Future", "The Final Challenge",
    "Fairy Tales of Doom", "Doomsday", "Superfriends: Rest In Peace", "History of Doom"
    So, it looks like 4 DVD releases for this run of "Challenge"
    and we already have one with another one already announced.and they are being released in order too.
    not too bad.
    and here is a complete listing of all Super friends episodes.
    http://fantasia.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Doug/s.../episodes.html
     
  12. Matt.Koz

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    Challenge originally aired as an hour-long show with one episode with the scaled-down Superfriends w/ Wonder Twins followed by a Legion of Doom epsiode. Too bad we did not get the second half as there were some pretty good episodes:
    THE DEMONS OF EXXOR
    ROKAN: ENEMY FROM SPACE
    BATTLE AT THE EARTH'S CORE
    SINBAD AND THE SPACE PIRATES
    PIED PIPER FROM SPACE
    ATTACK OF THE VAMPIRE
    THE BEASTS ARE COMING
    TERROR FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE
    THE ANTI MATTER MONSTER
    WORLD BENEATH THE ICE
    INVASION OF THE BRAIN CREATURES
    THE INCREDIBLE SPACE CIRCUS
    BATMAN: DEAD OR ALIVE
    BATTLE OF THE GODS
    JOURNEY THROUGH INNER SPACE
    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SUPERFRIENDS
    Also, are the Challenge episodes on DVD edited? The running time seems a bit short for 1978. I know there was Schoolhouse Rock and PSA's plus those Safety Tips they used to air on SF so that may account for the short running time but the WB Television logo at the end of the episodes makes me suspicious that they used syndicated tv cuts.
     
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    I started to watch the Wanted: The Superfriends episodes. It is hard to watch compared to the better quality Batman:Animated episodes. Just in the fact the stories and production are so much better. It was funny they used the main character voices to play secondary characters and it sounded like they didn't even try to sound different from the main characters they voice. For example the 2 soldiers from Fort Knox guarding the door sounded exactly like Batman & Robin. [​IMG]
    Don't get me wrong I am glad we are getting these cartoons. I hope they plan on releasing the later Superfriends episodes that had Firestorm and Darksied.
     
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