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#1 of 17 tjguitar85

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Posted December 31 2007 - 04:43 PM

The All New Superfreinds Hour Season 1 Vol 1 is coming out next week! The descriptions of the special features at tvshowsondvd sound nice.

I recently got LEGENDARY SUPER POWER SHOW, SUPER POWERS TEAM: GALATIC GUARDIANS and the Filmation Aquaman series for Christmas, it's fun to watch these again (and the featurette on Aquaman is outstanding, rather lengthy too!)

It seems odd that we haven't heard anything about the next DC releases...are they saving stuff for the next release(s) to coincide with the next live action batman film? I am sure that the next super friends release will be season 1 volume 2 of the All New Super Friends Hour, but hopefully World's Greatest Superfriends isn't far behind!

#2 of 17 Jason_V

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Posted January 01 2008 - 02:47 AM

Well, the next stuff in the pipeline is the new Justice League movie and a re-release of Superman Doomsday on high def in February. I haven't been disappointed by any of the superheroes releases yet and I doubt Warner will drop the ball now.

#3 of 17 Charles Ellis

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Posted January 01 2008 - 04:09 AM

The ONLY Superfriends I care about is the original from 1973 (the Wendy/Marvin/Wonderdog shows)- why hasn't the first season been released yet??? I want answers!!!!
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#4 of 17 tjguitar85

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Posted January 01 2008 - 08:46 AM

16 epsiodes x 42 minutes? It would be more expensive? I'm sure they'll get to it eventually. But I personally hope it's after the remaining latter stuff Posted Image

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Posted January 01 2008 - 09:29 AM

So, they still have the original series, the World's Greatest Superfriends (is that the one with Dracula, Oz, etc.?) and the three seasons from 1980-83, correct?

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Posted January 01 2008 - 11:10 AM

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So, they still have the original series, the World's Greatest Superfriends (is that the one with Dracula, Oz, etc.?) and the three seasons from 1980-83, correct?

They also have the 2nd half of All New Superfreind Hour (which would make sense to be the next release.)

Volume one will presumably have 8 of the 15 21-minute episodes and 24 of the 45 7-minute shorts.

The ad/boxart said 32 episodes, so thats what I'm guessing.

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Posted January 06 2010 - 02:58 PM

i just received my copy. I have watch a few episode and would recommend this series. I like Superfriends 1973, because it has Wendy, Marvin and Wonderdog. The show brings back fond memories of my youth.

The good thing like superfriends, Ark II, Sealab 2020, etc. is the message they leave around the environment, which is still prevalent today. We do not have enough shows that have these kind of messages. I guess the 1970s was different era to what we are living in now, but, some of the issues in 1970s are still very prevalent now, like clean water, limited natural resources, taking things that do not belong too you, etc.



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Posted January 11 2010 - 10:32 AM

So now we just need Superfriends Vol.2, The World's Greatest Superfriends, and Superfriends 1980-1983?

#9 of 17 derosa

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Posted January 11 2010 - 10:42 AM



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So now we just need Superfriends Vol.2, The World's Greatest Superfriends, and Superfriends 1980-1983?
Yes, those are still to come.   It would be nice if there was also the '68 Batman & Robin episodes and the SuperBoy episodes from the original Superman hour of Adventure series,and wrap up the whole thing.

I got the SuperFriends Vol.1 last week, and think the picture quality is great.

 

#10 of 17 MattPeriolat

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Posted January 11 2010 - 01:36 PM

We'll get the rest of Season One of Superfriends no doubt, but I have some concern over the rights of some of the later Superfriends episodes, especially given one leans very heavy on Lord of the Rings and another doesn't even to pretend to be anything but a ripoff of Wizard of Oz.

I know, I'm probably paranoid, but in this era of rights issues, who knows?

Superboy is also in rights hell thanks to issues with the estates of Jerry Sigel and Joe Schuster over the rights of the character. Think that and low sales are the reason we didn't see more seasons of the live action Superboy show.

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Posted January 17 2010 - 07:38 AM



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We'll get the rest of Season One of Superfriends no doubt, but I have some concern over the rights of some of the later Superfriends episodes, especially given one leans very heavy on Lord of the Rings and another doesn't even to pretend to be anything but a ripoff of Wizard of Oz.

I know, I'm probably paranoid, but in this era of rights issues, who knows?

Superboy is also in rights hell thanks to issues with the estates of Jerry Sigel and Joe Schuster over the rights of the character. Think that and low sales are the reason we didn't see more seasons of the live action Superboy show.
Isn't "The Wizard of Oz" (the book) in the public domain?



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Posted January 17 2010 - 11:02 AM

The World's Greatest Superfriends is only 8 episodes that are 22 minutes each. So that entire season can fit on a single DVD. They almost need to throw in a DVD of the 7 minutes shorts to make it a 2 DVD set and then include the rest of the 7 minutes as a second set.

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Posted January 17 2010 - 11:52 AM

How many of the 7 minute shorts were there? 

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Posted January 17 2010 - 12:12 PM

42 of the 7 minutes haven't been released. That works out to around 5 hours of show. Too much for one set and too skimpy to spread over two.

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Posted January 17 2010 - 12:50 PM

How about including the eight on two sets of the 42? Four on each set?

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Posted January 17 2010 - 01:01 PM



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Isn't "The Wizard of Oz" (the book) in the public domain?
 
Yes, but the episode has much in common with the MGM movie as well. Anyway, last time I saw the eps was when they were broadcast on Boomerang a summer or two back. I'd like to hope WB can get them released, but not optimistic at all.


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Posted January 17 2010 - 02:31 PM

Well, considering that WB owns the rights to the MGM film and Superfriends, what would be the problem with that episode?  Dracula is in the public domain as well.