I went to Walmart, Target, and Best Buy this morning looking for toys and did not see a copy so online is probably your best bet.
Got my copy from Amazon today and watched the documentary and the "mash-up" movie... Two words: GET IT. I forgot how good this show actually was. Great to have this set out finally!
Edit: Didn't realize how long ago this was posted.
Up till now the only a few episodes were release on VHS.
It looks like the DVD will have some interviews.
It's exciting news : )
I loved this show, and still do.
On a different note . . I do think the show could be re-done, but it would have to be altered a little to make appeal to adults and kids (not that the original didn't Siskel and Ebert talked about it). The title would have to be different.
IGN reviewed the DVD set today:
The extras sound worth the price of the set!!!
I take their video grade with a grain of salt, I mean we all knew what was being transferred here so its not like anyone was expecting remastered or Disney like restoration. The goal for sets like this is to at least produce a clean transfer from the sourceQuote:
Extras are really where things go from mediocre to completely awesome. The set includes six commentary tracks spread among the first three discs. The tracks feature many of the show's writers, producers, creators and even a few cast members. There's a lot of great trivia and insight here. It's clear that the folks behind this series honestly cared about the show they helped create, and their passion for the material is honest, heartfelt, and infectious.
Even better, disc four is dedicated entirely to extras! To start, there's the 90-minute TV movie titled Captain Power: The Legend Begins. It's basically a mash-up of the show's best episodes, but an interesting watch nonetheless. There's also a wonderful 94-minute documentary that delves deeply into the origin of the series, exploring the show's controversial side, ambitious nature and ultimate cancellation.
Other goodies include an art gallery, filled with some truly awesome artwork, a 5-minute featurette about the original promo trailer (as well as the promo itself) and an 8-minute discussion of the abandoned concepts and scripts created for the unproduced second season of the show. All told, this set features a remarkable retrospective for one of TV's coolest kids' shows. As an added bonus, the box set's awesome cover artwork is created by movie poster legend Drew Struzan. Coolness!
I wonder if they'll still reboot it if the DVD set doesn't put up nice numbers. Since no major chains are selling it at their brick & mortars, sales probably won't be as good as they anticipated when they first started to put this set together.
Yeah, I see you're point on that, but I think they HAD to know that sales wouldn't be as good if they weren't going to put it in physical stores. I don't think the sales of this thing are going to have anything to do with getting it re-done. It's Gary Goddard. He's a pitch-man and if he gets someone to finance it (which I highly believe he will) he'll do it. I think the concept and characters hold up pretty well, and would do well in today's market.
EDIT: Go to their FB page... there's a video of the launch event they had and they aren't hiding the fact that a new series launch is already underway for a 2012 release. Time will reveal all!
POWER ON! :-)
I think sales will just need to cover cost of production, I mean this is basically being independently done. Its not being produced or released by a major studio or even a 3rd party with major retail chains.
In reality I think there was virtually no way this was going to be stocked at retail in the prime Christmas season, the shelves are limited and controlled by major companies like Disney and Warner Bros.
I saw this in an Amazon review.
I hope this isn't the case as I don't have A plus hearing, so if stuff is getting drowned out, I could end up experiencing the same thing.Quote:
The video quality is about what I expected, but I have to admit that I'm more than a little surprised (and disappointed) about the audio mix. I've watched two episodes thus far, and the music/sound effects are SERIOUSLY drowning out the dialogue. And without any subtitles or closed captions available on the disc, it's sometimes impossible to tell what the actors are saying. There don't seem to be any audio options on the set, so I can't really modify the sound setup.
It all depends what condition the material was when they went to transfer it, being on videotape is going to make it really hard to do a whole lot with unfortunately. People might complain but with the video and audio the saying "you can't get blood from a stone" tends to apply more than most people will ever realize.
Even if the tracks were separate (not always a guarantee) it might just be what it is.
What puzzles me is the lack of closed captioning, that is very easy to do even on a video source. It is time consuming to get it done but I am sure had they put a call out for a fan to take on that workload they would have done it for free and they could have easily added it as captions or even english subtitles.
But seriously, people just need to enjoy it for what it is. Any side effects or mishaps are just going to be unfortunate reminders of the process these things go through
I was having a real problem with the audio mix when I was watching it to. I know it's not going to be perfect but it's pretty bad when you can't hear the dialogue because the laser blasts are louder than it.
However, I fiddled with my surround sound system and in the end it got a lot better. I think the effect was just magnified because of some of my settings. So that might be what happened to the guy on Amazon. It's still not perfect but I can hear the dialogue fine.
I got my set in the mail today. I think the inside of the case makes it one of my least favorite cases ever. It took me quite awhile to get the top overlaping discs out. I also did not realize it until I touched the bottom of the disc once or twice that there are hollow spots on the flippy thing. I'm putting the discs in some blank cases. Hopefully, everything works ok.
I did notice this master or authoring error in an episode that somebody mentioned on facebook:
"Ran in to one small problem though: Does anybody else have a pixelization problem when Mentor is reading Tennyson to Pilot in the episode "The Intruder"?
I got my set too. I'm having a CP marathon tomorrow!
One of the discs (disc one) I got out after a struggle had a pretty deep scratch on the center circle area of the bottom of the disc. That doesn't affect playability does it? Only the main outer area affects playability? So far, the five episodes on the disc I played seem to play fine.
I had my CP marathon yesterday and I didn't notice any problems.
Also I heard from a nerd podcast that interviewed Goddard that they will re issue another set with a longer documentary with interviews from "Tank" and "Scout"