Cobra/Daybreak/He-Man & The Masters Of The Universe (2002)/Ultraman – The Complete Series (Mill
Picture: C-/C/C+/C Sound: C/C+/C+/C Extras: D/C/C+/D Episodes: C-/C/C/B
effort to keep titles in print from the now-defunct home video company BCI
Eclipse, Mill Creek has reissued three series they originally issued and one we
can see why it took so long to issue. The
dud is Cobra, a show (1993 – 94) that
followed the Right-of-Center Stephen J. Cannell formula to a fault when it was
dead by then. Michael Dudikoff (Tron, American Ninja) was cast as Robert “Scandal” Jackson, but the real
scandal over the 22 failed hour-long wastes of time is that the 1967 AC Cobra
used for the show had more personality and better lighting than any of the
had lost his touch and the tired 1980s style of his shows were more than played
out by this time. Everyone seems bored
(except the car) and the creators fared better later with The Pretender, reviewed elsewhere on this site. So bad it’s bad, it’s a shame the car was
used so much for nothing.
the rest of the shows, here is our previous coverage in links to our original
reviews for the content:
the show much less than my fellow writer and this set does not look as good as
the older set, but has the same extras.
Unless you are fanatic or need to get the show, skip both editions.
He-Man & The Masters Of the
I was not
as big a fan of this series either, though it gained the franchise new fans and
some of the action figures connected to it were a big collector’s hit. Contrary to what was being reported, the
extras from the original sets are here (as produced by Andy Mangels) and though
I liked the transfers on the BCI editions better, this is a nice compact way to
own the show. At least until the
inevitable Blu-ray set.
Complete Series with similar shows also out of
the transfers are not top rate, the BCI discs looked a little better than the
Mill Creek edition, yet the Mill Creek are on less DVDs so they take up less
room. I hope the show is upgraded for
Blu-ray and we see it soon, but you have three choices to have the whole
original 1967 series to fit your needs, but only the Mill Creek set is new and
easy to find unopened. The Mill Creek
also has some extras from the original sets.
- Nicholas Sheffo