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Spider-Man Classic (animated) DVD set

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Azrikam, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Azrikam

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    Picked up the 60's classic Spider-Man boxset while on holiday in Canada, and I'm very impressed. I'm used to watching old video copies of these eps, so I'm just happy to get pristine picture quality and the entire series run on DVD.

    No extras to speak of, but the booklet that comes with the set has a nice cast list. Fans of the old Canadian "Wayne and Shuster" show will find many of the voice artists on there regularly. Since Channel 4 only chose to run episodes from the first series when it last aired, it's nice to finally see the "weird" episodes in the second and third series again. (when Ralph Bakshi's influence really became noticeable)

    I definitely recommend it. :smashin:
     
  2. Matt Horne

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    whats the stories like.. and print quality... I am quite tempted by this.. my son is spiderman mad.. but still too young to watch the actual films.. so I reckon he would like the cartoons instead!

    Matt
     
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    I have this as well, its really good, and at 1144 minutes, enopugh to keep me going!

    Hopefully they will do the same for the Spider-man and friends, the live action TV show, and the 90s series!

    Can but hope!
     
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    I used to love this as a kid and wasn't sure whether to pick this up. Upon recommendation from this board I saw that they are currently showing all of these on channel four on weekday mornings. I have to say though the 2 episodes I have seen have been absolutely awful and I couldn't sit through 52 episodes if they are all of this story quality. The intro is still brilliant though!! Maybe some of the episodes with real villains will be good but I saw one with a giant pussy cat and the other with large flowers coming out of a time machine.....very poor....what makes me laugh is the reuse of scenes over and over again which you never notice as a kid. They must have cost about a pound to make these things :)

    I thought the new animated series was good though:

    http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page=title&r=R2&title=156366&p=57&c=&g=72
     
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    To be honest, the stories are pretty dreadful for the most part; but that's their charm. I spent several days of my holiday with friends just making fun of the show and what passes for logic in the eps. Villains locked up in prison still wearing their outfits, J. J. Jameson being the one who is in charge of handing out ransoms to super-villains who try to destroy the city (often with one million dollar bills), and the Rhino who thinks it's perfectly feasible to take over the world by creating a gold statue of himself. (I'm not kidding :laugh: )

    The show must have been made on a shoestring, because there are several times where they take one story and cobble two different episodes out of it. Vine, and Rollarama, for instance, are the exact same story with minor differences. In fact, fans of the equally "so bad it's brilliant" Rocket Robin Hood might notice that an entire episode has been lifted from that show. (both cartoons were produced by the same company, if I'm not mistaken) Spider-Man actually steals Rocket Robin Hood's rocketship and travels to Dimension 5, going through the same troubles as Robin and Will Scarlet. You don't get absurdity on this kind of level anymore. This is a terrific show to watch whilst in any altered state of consciousness as well.

    But, the show has also created some of my all time favorite villains: Kotep the Scarlet Sorceror, Baron Von Rantenraven, The Radiation Specialist, and the list goes on. Not everybody's cup of tea, but for me, this is the peak of television broadcasting. :)
     

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