G.I. Joe: Retaliation DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital – A Buyer’s Guide

Over the past several weeks many folks have been inquiring about what particular versions of the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation home release they want. The film hits all formats and all platforms next Tuesday, July 30th, and I figured it was a good idea to outline exactly what versions are out there and what folks should be looking for.

This is a long list, encompassing DVD, Blu-Ray, 3D, Store Exclusives, and digital formats.  Click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below to check out all the details.

Big thanks to Twitziller for giving me this idea…hopefully it helps some folks out.

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Official Press Release for G.I. Joe: Retaliation home release

We reported the information yesterday from Military.com, but today we received the official press release itself, so here are the details for the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation DVD and Blu-Ray release.  Set to be released July 30th, 2013 I think G.I. Joe fans all over the world are quite excited for the chance to own this film and watch it whenever they choose.

I’m very interested to see any “Deleted Scenes” and the special features are certainly some to look forward to as well.

For the full press release click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below!

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Reminder: Transformers Prime Season 1 on Blu-Ray and DVD March 6th

This is just a reminder to let folks know that on March 6th, the complete first season of Transformers: Prime will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc!  What does this mean for Joe fans?  Well, perhaps if sales are brisk enough for Transformers: Prime that means something good down the pipe for a potential G.I. Joe: Renegades…  maybe I’m reaching at straws, but I’ll take that chance.

I’ll be reviewing the Season boxed set closer to release, but until then, check out these great clips that have been posted online!  I actually really enjoy Transformers: Prime, and hopefully some attention on this boxed set will motivate Shout! Factory and Hasbro to get something similar done for G.I. Joe: Renegades.  We’ll see.  Enjoy the clips below!

You can also read the Press Release at the Read the Rest of this Entry link below.

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Amazon.com posts pre-order for Shout! Factory Season 1.2

The second part of Season 1 from Shout! Factory appears to be in the wings, and a pre-order has already been posted to Amazon.com.  The pre-order mentions a November 3rd release date, and also has the box art, which I’ve mirrored below.

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New information from latest Previews Magazine reveals some possible DVD details…

Friend of GeneralsJoes, Jeff has passed along information from the latest issue of Previews, and there is a lot of Joe intel in there.  Take the dates with a big grain of salt, they’re likely just place holders, but click the “Read the Rest of the Story” link below to check out what’s listed.

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Official Announcement – Full details for G.I. Joe Complete Series DVD Set from Shout! Factory

G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO

THE COMPLETE SERIES COLLECTOR’S SET
FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

AVAILABLE NOW FOR EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER at
GIJOECOLLECTORSSET.COM

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Hit the Jump for the full details below!

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Shout Factory reveals packaging, pricepoint and other details for complete series set

dvd_thumbTVShowsonDVD reveals additional details on the complete series DVD set for the Sunbow series slated to come out later this year.  While the site to place the order, http://www.gijoecollectorsset.com/ is still listed as “Under Construction”, we know that the complete series set will contain 17 discs and retail for $145.00 (including standard US shipping).

Click here to check out the full article.

Nightly News Recap – More details about Shout! Factory Season 1 , Volume 1 DVD Set

Thanks to a reminder from Fred over at JoeBattleLines, Shout! Factory has posted some great details about the upcoming Sunbow Season 1, Part 1 DVD box set that’s currently in the pipeline.  This information came through TVShowsonDVD.com as well, and reports the following excellent news:

joe_bex_setShout! Factory has revealed a new “beauty shot” picture of their packaging – including the discs, disc case, outer slipcover and bonus rub-on tatoos – for their upcoming release of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Season 1.1 on DVD. This item will be available at general retail starting July 21st<

Around the same time, Shout! will also be making a <G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – The Complete Series available in a special “footlocker”-style package, but it will only be available for sale initially at the San Diego Comic Con (July 23-26), and then exclusively online at a secure website (the details of which have yet to be revealed). After an undetermined amount of time, the Complete Series set will then be made available in stores.

In the meantime, the coolness factor of these releases has gone up even further, with word from the DVD producer at Shout!’s message boards that he is painstakingly trying to make every effort to deliver the original broadcast versions of every Sunbow-produced episode, where at all possible. And Shout!’s disc-by-disc “track” listing for the Season 1.1 set has been revealed at their official consumer site, including interesting new details about the bonus material. Here’s that list, followed by the new shot of the package:

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Lots of juicy details about upcoming DVD sets straight from the source

CoilClub member Teletran has been keeping close watch on a thread over on the Shout! Factory forums, and Brian Ward, the producer and manager of the DVD production has started an official G.I. Joe thread here.  This is his initial post about the subject:

There isn’t much I can say that’s different here, although I will say that the original masters looked considerably better than those of Transformers. And, unlike Rhino, we will be completing the series. In one fell swoop, in fact. No, I can’t go into even the vaguest of details about when, but I can say “soon.” We’re already working up a press release, so it’s THAT soon.

We will have featurettes, like the ones on Transformers. We will have the designers, the producers, the writers, the voice cast, PSAs, toy commercials and more. As soon as I’m allowed, I’ll go into more detail.

Oh, and to answer the questions about running times and how many episodes, etc… We are not moving into the DiC Entertainment years, only Sunbow. We have a pretty good relationship with the company once known as DiC, but have no real relationship with Cookie Jar, so it’s not really as simple as giving ’em a call. Doesn’t mean it’ll never happen. But it does mean that the DiC incarnation of the series will not be included in our complete series set, nor will we be working on those season sets anytime soon.

In addition, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Season 1.1 will include both original miniseries.

I’m really excited to be putting this set together. As I said in the Transformers thread, these two series WERE my childhood. So to be able to produce these sets is pretty special. And I’m gonna need a LONG vacation afterward…”

It sounds like we’re in for a treat with these DVD sets, and that we may be getting that treat a lot sooner than we anticipated.  Great news, and a big thanks to Teletran for digging this gem up!

Official Press Release regarding Shout! Factory DVD Deal with Hasbro

Hasbro PR has sent along an official press release outlining their licensing deal with Shout! Factory.  Click on the full story link below to read the whole thing soup-to-nuts.

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