Inhumanoids: Volumes 3 & 4 [Import]
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The enemy that lies within... the classic clash: man versus monster! Tuning in for action, adventure, and suspense, everyone will enjoy this animated series that adds a new dimension to animation. The earth has been ravaged by monsters that disappeared as suddenly as they once appeared. The Earth Corps, an elite group of scientists, set out to investigate: a search that leads them deep into the bowels of the earth. There they are forced to confront Metlar and the Inhumanoids-the most terrifying monster man ever had to confront. An enemy whose aim is to destroy man and his planet.
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Just a few points - This is easily one of the more under-rated 80's cartoons out there, and really deserves better treatment. How about a Complete Series set? You could easily squeeze all 13 episodes on 2 DVDs (or, preferably, 3 to maximize picture quality).
Think of this series as "Cthulu Lite," with Lovecraft-esque creatures bent on world domination, the only thing standing in their way being a small group of environmental explorers. Not as cheesy as it sounds, Inhumanoids boasted some of the best one-liners (genuinely FUNNY one-liners, not the typical 80's cheese) and genuine peril for its characters than any series of the period. Plus the series was actually a continuing saga, with the events of each episode affecting the next. If you watch them out of sequence, you'd be completely lost as to what was going on. At least I'm glad to see Rhino was releasing the episodes in their proper order, something the previous 80's video release didn't.
I've never seen any official word on the subject, but it would not surprise me in the least if one of the reasons the show was pulled (aside from low ratings and poor toy sales) back in 1986 was for excessively violent content. I can easily believe parents forbidding their young ones to watch this show. Unfortunately for the curious, the most violent episodes are the final 4, which have yet to be officially released in any format (aside from the original TV broadcasts, of course).Read more ›
Blackthorne, now a jailbird in a swampy prison, escapes, along with his new fellow villain, Dr. Mangler. But Mangler takes it on the way out, drowning in toxic waste. Blackthorne promises to return for him....
The Russians hatch a birdbrain scheme to flood the earth's core, wiping out Metalar's hellish kingdom. The fact that this scheme will effectively wipe out the earth too seems to have eluded them somehow. The only Russian with brain #1 between his ears rebels against the others, while the Russians mix it up with both the Earth Corps and Metlar. In the aftermath, the Russian renegade is given his own armor made of tank surplus (just call him "Tank") after which he promply splits the scene to go after Metlar alone.
Blackthorne releases D'Compose from his amber prison, and dredges the toxic swamp to find Mangler's remains. When D'Compose gives ole' Mangler the zombie treatment, a hideous abomination is born, the skull-faced Nightcrawler, who is so ugly that even D'Compose gets the creeps. Eventually, both Blackthorne and Nightcrawler start their own dark cult of dimwitted teenagers to be used as D'Compose's zombie minions. Chemical solutions are stolen, and Nightcrawler begins work on a formula that will (or so he says) make D'Compose and his zombie spawn invulnerable against the sun.Read more ›
This is a great series and I hope they end up releasing the entire series on DVD.
I will probably still be buying the third disc if they make one simply as a completest, and in the hope they can turn it around.
Most recent customer reviews
I received the DVD 3 days ago. GREAT disc. The image quality was so-so but that is to be expected of an old SUNBOW cartoon from the eighties. (Prints deteriorate). Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2001 by Felix A. Mackay
Cheers to Rhino Video for releasing more of these 1980's classics on DVD, but theres only 4 episodes on the disk? Whats up with that? Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2001
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