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    Gah! Can't wait!

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    As per their facebook page: Captain Power hits the DVD shelves on December 13th, 2011!!!!!!! WOOOO HOOOO!!!!!

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    I really can't wait to see this. I did download a torrent a while back, but it was such a bad quality I couldn't watch. I'll gladly fork over some dollars to get a nice quality DVD set. Especially with a new documentary!

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    And a new generation of Jennifer Chase-crushing boys will have their hearts torn out by the last episode!!

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    Is this show worthy of a purchase? I remember never being able to watch it as a kid cuz it came on Sundays when my grandfolks would make me go to church with them. But I had all the toys (still do) and the vhs/interactive tapes.

    Like, is there a compelling story to watch it as an adult now or is it just nostalgia seeing an old show on tv again for people?

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    Oh I will have to buy this for myself for Christmas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    From their facebook page:
    Go Captain go!
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    VSC (Video Service Corp) is the distributor for this and the Skeleton Warriors releases.

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    Captain Power was VERY ahead of its time and 100% cyberpunk before cyberpunk would become popular in mainstream culture. Said that, it's just a great post-apocalyptic series.
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    Some info from TV on DVD including MSRP and some content details:
    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Cap...e-Series/15918

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    I take it that "Captain Power: The Legend Begins" is just the first few episodes edited together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWes View Post
    Some info from TV on DVD including MSRP and some content details:
    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Cap...e-Series/15918
    The "temporary" cover made my day! Jesus, I love this series so much...
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    I LOVED this show and the toys!! The playset was amazing.

    I remember the first thing was Captain Power and his charging station and I had no idea what it was, but it was amazing lol.

    Watching that movie that Emiliano posted made me think, "Gee, this looks a lot like the MOTU movie." Then Gary Goddard pops on the screen!! He CLEARLY used the same costume designer and builders lol!!
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    I'm pretty sure Man-At-Arm's helmet in the movie was lifted directly from Captain Power. It has the same symbol.

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    What if they scan the original FILM version on HD just for preservation from decay and time, despite there is no post-production FX and CGI added? We don't know, maybe in the future it wouldn't be so expensive to re-make the effects and get a blu-ray edition. IN THE WHILE they could preserve the film footage on HD.
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    The set is up for pre-order on Amazon. Got mine ordered.
    http://www.amazon.com/Captain-Power-...7777444&sr=1-6

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonWes View Post
    The set is up for pre-order on Amazon. Got mine ordered.
    http://www.amazon.com/Captain-Power-...7777444&sr=1-6
    Love that its coming out around Christmas, I think I am going to ask my wife for this
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    Yep I know what I'm asking for for xmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    Somebody asked about blu-ray on the facebook site, here was their response:
    The Special effects were produced on standard definition video. In order to release the show on blu all the CG shots would have to be redone and the original negative would have to be conformed for an HD telecine. It's the same problem keeping other 80s and 90s shows like Star Trek The Next Generation from being released on blu-ray.


    Star Trek: The Next Generation is being released on Blu-Ray in 2012. The went back and recut the original film, so that it could get a proper HD transfer. Some of the FX had to be redone because of this. I don't see Captain Power getting this same type of treatment, because it looks like it was all shot on video. Video does not transfer well to Blu-Ray DVD.

    I'm excited about these DVDs, but I'm a bit dissappointed that the game play element (the bright pink neon lights) will still be there. If it still works with the toys, then that's cool, but I don't think it will with today's televisions. Those effects stand out as a big eyesore to me. I would prefer that they were removed, or at least toned down to not appear so bright on screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Atkin View Post
    http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...WptZVxBaacZXUw http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...hp-XSK_DLMdxDf http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...PVe0AOLjBzrHzw

    Star Trek: The Next Generation is being released on Blu-Ray in 2012. The went back and recut the original film, so that it could get a proper HD transfer. Some of the FX had to be redone because of this. I don't see Captain Power getting this same type of treatment, because it looks like it was all shot on video. Video does not transfer well to Blu-Ray DVD.
    yeah its similar to why Highlander is never going to be done properly in HD (just upscaled which is how the BD seasons so far have been) because the show was completely video based.

    I'm excited about these DVDs, but I'm a bit dissappointed that the game play element (the bright pink neon lights) will still be there. If it still works with the toys, then that's cool, but I don't think it will with today's televisions. Those effects stand out as a big eyesore to me. I would prefer that they were removed, or at least toned down to not appear so bright on screen.
    Yeah it will be funny to see if it does work 20+ years later
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    I don't mind the bright colors that were part of the toy features. To me, it's sort of part of the look. They can skip it if they do a new version though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    Watching that movie that Emiliano posted made me think, "Gee, this looks a lot like the MOTU movie." Then Gary Goddard pops on the screen!! He CLEARLY used the same costume designer and builders lol!!
    Most of the costumes for Captain Power were made by HMS Studios. They also made the Eternian weapons, Air Centurion, and Robot Troopers armor in the MOTU movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Atkin View Post
    I'm excited about these DVDs, but I'm a bit dissappointed that the game play element (the bright pink neon lights) will still be there. If it still works with the toys, then that's cool, but I don't think it will with today's televisions. Those effects stand out as a big eyesore to me. I would prefer that they were removed, or at least toned down to not appear so bright on screen.
    This is what Video Service Corp said on Facebook, "Basically the toys will work with the DVD if you watch it on an older tube TV (with an interlaced signal)."

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    Quote Originally Posted by The.Idea.of.Evil View Post
    Is this show worthy of a purchase? I remember never being able to watch it as a kid cuz it came on Sundays when my grandfolks would make me go to church with them. But I had all the toys (still do) and the vhs/interactive tapes.

    Like, is there a compelling story to watch it as an adult now or is it just nostalgia seeing an old show on tv again for people?
    it is worthy of a purchase, the stories are great and introduce very cool ideas. if you liked the deeper episodes of the original atar trek you will notice some elements similar to that in this series. I recall specifically the episode "And Study War no More"

    it's a great series.
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    Anybody find this at a brick & mortar? I went to a couple stores today, but couldn't find it. I guess I'll get it online eventually, but I was hoping to snag it in person.

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