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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wonder what this means?

I've been taking note recently of various DVD releases from Warner Archives, the MOD (manufacture-on-demand) arm of Warner Bros. Home Video. On the animation/superhero front, they include:
  • Thundarr the Barbarian - The Complete Series

  • Josie and the Pussycats In Outer Space

  • Goober and the Ghost Chasers - The Complete Series

  • The Funky Phantom - The Complete Series

  • The Dukes - The Complete Series (I didn't even know anyone had done an animated adaptation of The Dukes of Hazzard!)

  • Legends of the Superheroes

Now, Thundarr has been on the wantlists of a lot of people for a lot of years now; but some of these choices really make me go "Huh? wut?" Legends of the Superheroes is a 1979 two-hour live-action special that was shown exactly once. It's a spoofy take on DC heroes, like Captain Marvel, Green Lantern and Hawkman, as they take on villains like Solomon Grundy and Sinestro to the accompaniment of a laugh track. (It even stars Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin!) And The Dukes? Really? Has there really been that much demand for this show? And if so... why not The Herculoids?

So I started following Warner Archives on Twitter, and I tweeted the following:

And lo! I did receive the following reply:

Okay, that first part was a little snarky, but that second statement - "Everything will be OK in the end!" - is fraught with meaning. Are they trying to say that there are plans to put The Herculoids on DVD?

If so, I'll be one of the first ordering!!

1 comment:

  1. I was shocked too that Legend of the Superheroes was released before Herculoids. O_o I've seen the first episode on You Tube and it certainly did not age well (neither did Adam West and Burt Ward). Frank Gorshin looks like he was in it for the paycheck but he does put a great effort into it. Also, the laugh track and lame humor makes it hurt so much more.

    I so need to get in touch with Mike Nelson and company at Rifftrax.com. If there was any TV film that needs to be riffed a new one, its Legend of the Superheroes.

    Hope we get to see a Herculoid's DVD set real soon. Would be sweet to see some extras with it.