Shout Factory is re-releasing BOTH G.I. Joe and Transformers this summer! Transformers will be out in June, and G.I. Joe Season 1.1 DVD will be released July 21st. This is a smart move since both franchises have movies coming out in theaters this summer as well. G.I. Joe was previously released on DVD but I guess it’s time for a reboot already? I’m all for that, considering I didn’t watch these DVDs when they were originally released. Can I get a YO JOE!
Here’s what the press release says about the release:
PRODUCTION NOW UNDERWAY FOR G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO THE COMPLETE SERIES COLLECTOR’S SET
Santa Monica, Calif. – YO JOE! Since 1982, DUKE, SNAKE EYES, SCARLETT and the rest of the G.I. JOE team have battled against the evil forces of COBRA to stop their bid for world domination with the creation of The M.A.S.S. DEVICE. Since then, the G.I. JOE team has faced COBRA COMMANDER, DESTRO, STORM SHADOW and the rest of the COBRA organization in head-to-head action to protect the free world from their rule. More than 25 years later, G.I. JOE has built a strong fan base of loyal followers in children and adults alike, launching countless collectible toys, comic books, animated series and an upcoming feature film.
Now you can relive the original animated action when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc., unleashes the TV series that started it all with the G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Season 1.1 DVD box set on July 21, 2009. A must-have for any aspiring hero, the 4-DVD box set features the first 22 episodes, including the three 5-part mini-series The M.A.S.S. Device, The Revenge of Cobra and The Pyramid of Darkness. It also features a special SNAKE EYES and STORM SHADOW tattoo from the Arashikage ninja clan and other exciting bonus content. G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero Season 1.1 DVD box set is priced at $29.99 SRP.
And for those who really can’t get enough of G.I. JOE, Shout! Factory, along with Hasbro, is developing G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero The Complete Series Collector’s Set. Brimming with over 50 hours of content, including the original Hasbro toy commercials, a bounty of stellar extras and special Arashikage and Cobra tattoos, this 17-DVD box set is another fan must-have. The G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero The Complete Series Collector’s Set is expected to be available in mid July.
G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO SEASON 1.1
G.I. JOE is an elite group of special operatives, fighting for freedom wherever there’s trouble. In this animated series based on characters from Hasbro’s popular line of 3 ¾” action figures, the G.I. JOE team will stop at nothing to defeat COBRA – an enemy with the singular goal of world domination!
Bonus Features Include:
• “Knowing is Half the Battle” PSAs
• “Looking Back” with writer Ron Friedman
• Archival Hasbro toy commercials
• G.I. JOE’s original 1963 Toy Fair presentation
• Printable script for “Jungle Trap”
Street Date: July 21, 2009
Packaging: The 4 DVDs are collected in thin packs with a deluxe foil board sleeve with embossed accents. For a limited time, the DVD set will include rub-on tattoos.
Rating: Not Rated
Suggested Retail Price: $29.99
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Running Time: Approx. 480 min.
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Technical Info: English, Stereo.