Dungeons & Dragons cartoon (R2) just shipped, will R1 see a release?

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  1. Steve_Smith

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    I got my first multi region DVD player and I have D&D Vol 1 shipping now, but before I pre order Vol 2 I would still prefer a R1 release (since that is where I'm from) LOL [​IMG]
    The only thing I've ever seen mentioned about a release here is the Rhino poll in which it was one of the possible choices. Is there any rumblings in the realm about any release? The only thing I know of Vol 1 is that there are 7 episodes, but Vol 2 which comes out next month is also 7 episodes and includes.......ready for this......Fan made commentaries (according to Amazon.uk) that should be interesting for a 80's cartoon [​IMG]

    I think Fox Kid's now owns the right here like they seem to do in R2 since their logo is on the cover, but I hope they realize that there is a market for that show in R1 also.
     
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    lucky dog!!! :p)
    i dont have the money yet.
    i wonder what happen to the Complete set they had up for pre-order?
    thats the one i wanted... [​IMG]

    i just pre-order both vol 1,2.
    oh happy day!!! [​IMG]
     
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    ps...
    youll be happy to know they are in order... [​IMG]
    vol. 1

    THE NIGHT OF NO TOMORROW
    Tricked by the nasty and ever so evil Venger, Presto conjures up a horde of fire-breathing dragons to threaten the town of Helix. The kids must rescue Presto and save the town before it's too late.

    THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
    Led by a cowardly knight named Sir John, the children must seek and destroy an evil monster known as The Beholder to find a gateway back to their own world.

    THE HALL OF BONES
    Dungeon Master sends the kids on a journey to the Ancient Hall of Bones, where they must recharge their magical weapons. As usual, trouble awaits them at every corner.

    VALLEY OF THE UNICORNS
    Bobby and the others must rescue Uni when he is captured by a fiendish sorcerer named Kelek, who plans to remove the horns of all unicorns and steal their magical power.

    IN SEARCH OF THE DUNGEON MASTER
    Dungeon Master is captured by warduke and frozen in a magic crystal. When the kids discover their terrible truth, they try to rescue him before Venger gets there first.

    BEAUTY AND THE BOGBEAST
    Eric is turned into a comical but ugly bogbeast when he sniffs a forbidden flower. Now he must help the others of this cowardly race defeat an evil ogre who is damming The River that Rains Upside Down.

    THE PRISON WITHOUT WALLS
    The search for the gateway home leads the kids into the Swamp of Sorrow, where they meet a fearsome monster and the dwarf wizard, Lukyon, who guides them on a journey to the Heart Of The Dragon.
     
  4. Simon Massey

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    The box set is apparently due in September I think
    Let us know what the picture and sound quality is like when you get them
     
  5. Rolando

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    wait a tick! you mean the first season only had 7 episodes? and the second one only had 7?

    does the entire show consist of 14 episodes?

    wow. my memory is so bad.

    I was shocked when I found out Transformers and GI Joe only had 2 seasons as well. man I am getting old!
     
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    here is the list in order...

    Season 1
    01. The Night of No Tomorrow
    02. Eye of the Beholder
    03. The Hall of Bones
    04. Valley of the Unicorns
    05. In Search of the Dungeon Master
    06. Beauty and the Bogbeast
    07. Prison without Walls
    08. Servant of Evil
    09. Quest of the Skeleton Warrior
    10. The Garden of Zinn
    11. The Box
    12. The Lost Children
    13. P-R-E-S-T-O Spells Disaster

    Season 2
    14. The Girl Who Dreamed Tomorrow
    15. The Treasure of Tardos
    16. City at the Edge of Midnight
    17. The Traitor
    18. Day of the Dungeon Master
    19. The Last Illusion
    20. The Dragon's Graveyard
    21. Child of the Stargazer

    Season 3
    22. The Dungeon at the Heart of Dawn
    23. The Time Lost
    24. Odyssey of the 12th Talisman
    25. Citadel of Shadow
    26. Cave of the Fairie Dragons
    27. The Winds of Darkness


    eack disk will have 7 episodes with the 4th one with 6 episodes.
    they are not Season sets but they are in order.
    there will be 4 disks total. [​IMG]
     
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    Picked up the first volume today. [​IMG] I love this series to bits.

    The DVD picture quality is pretty decent. Colours are very good (maybe a little oversaturated). No nasty EE.

    Extras are brief but interesting (original story bible, inc. character profiles, written before they called the dragon queen "Tiamat"). There are also a couple of "fan" commentaries which I'm going to have to check out (eps 1 & 6). Unfortunately there are no chapter stops within the episodes.

    I hope they include the original title sequence for series 3 - it wasn't as good but I'd like to have it for completeness (when they repeated the series here, they used the old one).
     
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    Update: just listened to the two fan commentaries - very entertaining! Definitely worth a listen to. Since they are from UK fans, I doubt these extras would be ported to any future R1 release.
     
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    Yes.. these DVDs would go very well with my Warduke tattoo. [​IMG]
     
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    There's been ongoing discussion about the dvds over at the Helix Town Square message board, including a post from one of the fans who participated in the commentary, and some posts from Lee at Contender -- she's looking for fan-art contributions for photo galleries on upcoming volumes.
     
  11. Steve_Smith

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    I think my copy was put on one of those planes from the 1940's...here it's been two days since my copy shipped and nothing yet [​IMG] j/k (yeah I'm very excited to watch this in DVD glory)
     
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    Thanks for the link, Mara. [​IMG]

    Looks like we can expect two fan commentaries per DVD, with "The Dragons' Graveyard" (my favourite) and "Odyssey of the Twelfth Talisman" confirmed. [​IMG]
     
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    your makeing me drool... [​IMG]
     
  14. Rolando

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    OH MAN! We need these in R1! just out of curiosity how much are these selling for and can I assume they are PAL (speed up and all)?
     
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    Do you live in the UK or the US? If you're in America, you can hardly expect shipping that fast, even by airmail.

    I send/receive videos/DVD all over the world and in my experience, air mail from the UK takes about 7-8 days to America.

    Still, that's much faster than the speed of surface mail that I used to have to put up with (up to six weeks).
     
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    if you go the fast way it takes 2 days.
    if you go the slow way it takes about 5 to 7 days.
    at least with me anyway. im in Texas.
    i buy from the u.k. all the time.
    and yes they are in pal.
    you need a world wide dvd player.
     
  17. Steve_Smith

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    [​IMG] Andy, yeah I live in Michigan. I took the second option of 5-7 days but being a DVD fan, and especially for this release (for myself that is [​IMG] ) everyday seems like forever LOL. Ok...not really since I have a nice amount of the original CBS broadcast on TV from the first run back in the 80's on a VERY old VHS. HMMM...(thinking back to getting up early to tape it right after muppet babies).

    Rolando, as for price...using Amazon.UK I was charged $20 and again that was the second shipping option, the overnight version was going to be around $40.
     
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    OMG it showed up today and it looks really good [​IMG] ...however....my Koss Multi region short cut stinks (until I can figure out why the picture rolls in B&W) so its computer DVD time for this title. I will listen to the commentary episodes this weekend (and watch everything MANY times over LOL)
     

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