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Product Details

  • Actors: Ray Owens, Billie Lou Watt, Peter Fernandez, Gilbert Mack, Sonia Owens
  • Writers: Ray Owens, Billie Lou Watt, Peter Fernandez, Sonia Owens, Fred Ladd
  • Format: Animated, Box set, Black & White, Dolby, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Restored, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: eOne Films
  • Release Date: May 19 2009
  • Run Time: 650 minutes
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,600 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Just As I Remembered It But Better Feb. 6 2014
By KCCF46 - Published on
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A great way for me to re-live youthful memories, although, as an adult, I'm now just realizing how much wit and humor the series contained. For animation buffs, this is a must have collection as it is an important series in tracing the beginnings and evolution of anime (before the term was coined). The masters used for the DVD are from newly-minted 16mm release prints which is how the shows were sent to the network and stations in those days. The overall quality is good. Even better is the commentary track from Gigantor's original American producer, Fred Ladd. Trivia: Did you know that the Gigantor theme song was recorded in an upper room at New York City's Radio City Music Hall by the NBC chorus while they were on break? Now that I have Gigantor in my collection, I can't wait to get my other fave series from that era, Kimba The White Lion.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Gigantor: The Collection, Vol. 1 contains the first cartoon's I remember watching as a kid. I'm over 50 now! LOL! Feb. 27 2014
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I was so young when this first series aired that I only just barely remember Gigantor, I remember Series two much better but I remember both well enough. Watching Gigantor introduced me to what became my life long love of science fiction. Long before even the original Star Trek I loved racing to the TV on Saturday Mornings to watch Gigantor. I never understood why but even my parents knew Gigantor was special to me. I was more non verbal when I was young but, I loved singing the Gigantor theme song. I'd most ly sing the GI-GAN-TOR part only!

Gigantor was a very large powerful robot that defended the Earth from all sorts of wild weird super villians. Gigantor animation was very crude. Gigantor was rendered as a collection of large geometric shapes not because; the cartoon anime artists of the time lacked the eye for detail. In the time that Gigantor was created TV as a medium was in its infancy. Television resolution was often terrible by todays HDTV standards rendered strictly for primative black and white sets.

Notice how the black to white contrasting on Gigantors body is bold without subtle shading. Notice how Gigantor has basic regions of monochromatic shading. Gigantor could not be elaborately drawn because on a primative black and white set's low resolution the detail would turn to mud manking the image look fuzzy. Gigantor stories were often good if you remember the age of the kiddie audience it targets. The weird things about Gigantor is many times the powerful robot goes after terrorists that cause trouble in this futuristic time almost as if it foretold the times we live in today.

Unfortunately for us today some fifty years in the future we lack a Gigantor like robot that can kick terrorist butt.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Gigantor the Collection Vol.1 March 22 2011
By Doyle138 - Published on
I agree with the previous reviewer. A strange defect also prohibits me from going straight into the episodes. Usually if I fiddle around with the skip of FF button I can eventually navigate to the shows. I give it 3 stars because the show is great but there is also some kind of techinical problem. I guess mine just wasn't as bad as the last guy's.
9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
WIERD DEFECT Nov. 12 2010
By Dr. Pretorius - Published on
The one star isn't for GIGANTOR, which is awesome but for a wierd defect in the discs. None of them play on my regular dvd player. They do play fine on my multi-region player. On my regular player, I will get a message if I try to play discs with the wrong coding. I do not get that message with these discs, they just won't play. I get a company logo without any sound, then just a black screen that I can't escape from. If you want GIGANTOR, buy the earlier edition on RHINO instead of this one on E1 ENTERTAINMENT. If anyone has any info on the nature of this defect, I would be interested to hear it.
Giii-gaaaannnn-torrrrr, Giii-gaaaannnn-torrrrr, Gii-gaaa-aaannn-torrr! May 17 2015
By Joe Brooks - Published on
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DVDs were awesome. Arrived with corner of case broken / damaged, though. I chose to accept these, as the discs themselves were fine and did not contact the seller regarding this.