He’s returned to save the world from evil criminals, enemy robots and hostile aliens in the final 26 episodes of the classic cartoon series Gigantor, being released in a highly collectible four disc DVD set on September 22nd, from E1 Entertainment. To celebrate the release, Film Fetish is giving away three copies of the complete four disc set for readers to enjoy.
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More about Gigantor: The Collection Volume 2
In may, e1 entertainment thrilled fans with the first dvd volume of episodes from the classic cartoon series Gigantor. This September, Gigantor: The Collection – Volume 2 hits store shelves with the final 26 episodes in a deluxe dvd set.
The influential cartoon series about a giant heroic robot and the young boy that controls him blazed a new trail for Japanese animation in America. Long unavailable on home video, E1 Entertainment presents the classic cartoon in a newly packaged 4-DVD collection of 26 uncut episodes in their original air-date order, with bonus interviews and commentary, six complete Gigantor comics on DVD-Rom, and a brand new collectible 16-page booklet.
In the “future” year of 2000, young Jimmy Sparks has control of a virtually indestructible flying robot built by his father. Gigantor was originally designed as a weapon, but has been reprogrammed as the ultimate guardian of peace. With the help of Dr. Bob Brilliant, secret agent Dick Strong, and Inspector Blooper, Jimmy and Gigantor must battle to save the world from a never-ending assault by ruthless villains.
Gigantor began as the brainchild of Japanese cartoonist Mitsuteru Yokoyama (Giant Robo, Sally the Witch) who released 92 anime episodes in japan in the mid ‘60s as Tetsujin 28-Go. The series was soon acquired for broadcast in the United States, adapted for U.S. audiences by producer Fred Ladd (creator of Pinocchio in Outer Space, The Big World of Little Adam), and aired for two seasons (52 episodes) starting in 1966.
Super-charged extras include audio commentaries on select episodes with director/producer/writer Fred Ladd, and a fascinating featurette about creator Mitsuteru Yokoyama. In addition, this deluxe set features special DVD-Rom content – issues 7-12 of the Gigantor comic book series from Ben Dunn and Antarctic Press, published in 2000. The 4-disc set also includes a 16-page collectible booklet with a brief history of the series, episode summaries as well as rare archival press materials/photos.
Format: 4 DVD discs
Run Time: 650 mins. plus extras
DVD Release Date: September 22, 2009
- Tags: Japanese robots | manga
- People / Bands: Ben Dunn | Fred Ladd | Mitsuteru Yokoyama
- Shows / Movies: Giant Robo | Gigantor | Pinocchio in Outer Space | Sally the Witch | Tetsujin 28-go | The Big World of Little Adam
- Genres: Animation | Anime | Comic Based | Cult Cinema | Television
- Story Types: Contests | Home Theater | Snapshots