Saturday, January 24, 2009

Disney to Release X-Men DVDs!

In a move that everyone was beginning to think was never, ever going to happen, Disney has just announced that they will be releasing two 2-Disc DVD sets of the 90s X-Men series on April 28, 2009!

TV Shows on DVD brings us the report but the details are sparse. In fact, we really only have a release date, suggested retail price of $23.99, and some early cover art.

For those of you who don't know, Disney holds the rights to all Marvel animation from before 2000. The rights were sold to them when Marvel was declaring bankruptcy in the late 90s. So far, the only thing Disney has released is Spider-Man - the '67 Collection and Fantastic Four - the '94 Collection and a bunch of single disc compilations, and that was years ago.

Season sets of X-Men are something that fans have been asking for for years and now it looks like we might be on the right track. There is no word on the contents of the discs, but I'm hoping they are in production order and not theme based like their previous X-Men release, The Legend of Wolverine.

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