BraveStarr – The Complete Series (Mill Creek DVD)
C+ Sound: C+ Extras: C Episodes: C
been released a number of times now, in different iterations, BraveStarr is very well known to not
only 1980’s animation fans, but our faithful readers as well. Originally
released by BCI Eclipse, BraveStarr was
scooped up by Shout Factory after BCI went under; along with many other great
Factory Delivers a new beautiful 7-Disc Complete Series set that holds all the
great content of the previous volumized releases, but all now in one place to
planet of New Texas has a Marshall
and his name is BraveStarr. New Texas is a rough place
with outlaws galore and BraveStarr will stop at nothing to bring them to justice. This was one of the last series for Filmation
and they didn’t hold anything back.
Crisp, clean animation is the first thing to grab the viewers’ attention
along with new creative characters. Tex
Hex is the main outlaw and with his band of technologically advanced criminals
he plans to rule New Texas. Too bad for
them BraveStarr is on duty and with his strength of the bear, speed of the
puma, and eyes of a hawk the outlaws are no match
interesting series that spawned a series of somewhat popular toys and is one of
those series people may not remember until reminded all these years later.
reviews on the series please follow the links below:
The Best of BraveStarr
BraveStarr the Movie
BraveStarr – Volume Two
BraveStarr: The Complete Series, features a picture that once again is presented in a less than
stellar 1.33 X 1 Full Screen that continues to have color issues, some debris,
and a degree fragmenting throughout. The animation, however, is nice and
crisp, though it still has that generic feel that most Filmation cartoons
did. The sound continues to be equally unimpressive in its Dolby Digital
2.0 Stereo that mostly all comes from the front and has a certain distant
quality; even muffled dialogue at times.
Shout Factory has been gracious enough to include two very nice extras:
Length Audio Commentary track for the episode “Eye of the Beholder” with writer
Tom Tataranowicz and Director Tom Sito.
The commentary is hosted by the wonderful Andy Mangles and gives viewers
insight into the series they may have not know previously. You also get Spotlight Interviews with
Producer and Filmation Creator Lou Scheimer, Voice Actor Par Fraley, and
Directors Tom Taranowicz and Tom Sito.
series that though a bit aged, has stood the test of time and remains for new
generations to enjoy.
- Michael P. Dougherty II