Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spidey, Thor and Zeta on DVD



There are many superhero DVDs being released today that may spark your interest. Here is a rundown:

The Spectacular Spider-Man, Volume Two

The second volume of the popular television series is a single disc DVD that contains three episodes from the first season, introducing us to such characters as Rhino, Shocker and Sandman!

Episodes included:
  • Market Forces
  • Competition
  • The Invisible Hand

  • Unlike the first volume, these episodes will not be one seamless movie but rather presented as individual episodes. There are no bonus features. Fans may want to hold off until the inevitable season set that has been said to be in the works.

    The Spectacular Spider-Man, Volume Three

    The third volume stars two of Spider-Man's greatest enemies all on one disc: Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin! Plus, Peter gets ready for the fall formal and is introduced to the lovely Mary Jane Watson!

    Episodes included:
  • Catalyst
  • Reaction
  • The Uncertainty Principle

  • Unlike the first volume, these episodes will not be one seamless movie but rather presented as individual episodes. There are no bonus features. Fans may want to hold off until the inevitable season set that has been said to be in the works.

    The Zeta Project, Season One

    The entire first season of the Batman Beyond spin-off has been collected for the first time on home video! Zeta, a robot that longs to be human, is on the run from government agents who want to use him as a weapon. He meets up with a young girl named Ro and together they race across the country, helping those in need.

    The two-disc set will include all twelve episode from the show's first season as well as two bonus episodes of Batman Beyond that guest star Zeta. Another bonus feature inclued is a featurette about the origins of The Zeta Project.

    I'm encouraging people to buy this set. It is not a well known show and if fans expect the second season to be released then the sales for this set need to be good!

    The Mighty Thor - Enter Hercules

    The next installment of the Morningstar Entertainment releases contains one episode of The Mighty Thor from the classic 60s series The Marvel Super Heroes. In Enter Hercules, Thor must face off against Hercules to win the hand of the woman he loves!

    Included as a bonus feature is the '67 Spider-Man episode Neptune's Nose Cone.

    This volume has already been released as part of the Heroes Gift Set.

    The quality of this DVD is not good due to the fact that Morningstar only has the rights to re-release a VHS that has the same content. They were not allowed to change anything about the content of the release, and that included restoration. However, it may be a long time until The Mighty Thor makes its way to DVD in any sort of official release as Disney is the current rights holder and has no plans for the show.

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