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Jem:S1 & 2

Samantha Newark , Patricia Alice Albrecht , John Gibbs , Ray Lee    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Please read! April 20 2005
By LadyE
I have been a HUGE fan of Jem since i was a little girl and that was 23 years ago. I taped the episodes off tv when they first aired but alas the quality wasnt very good, so i was really excited when i found out that it was coming to DVD (the videos are difficult to locate in themselves) But i was amazed at the somewhat steep price listed to buy these products. I found both Jem season 1 & 2 as well as Jem season 3 at Best buy for considerably less than what this site is offering. So while i respect amazon.ca and HMV.. i would urge poor students like myself to shop around first. Thanks and i hope this helps.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Jem? June 15 2004
By Amanda
Love the 80's?
Grow up watching the show?
Just curious?
All of the above are excellent reasons to go and buy this 4 DVD set of the first two seasons of Jem! If you're like me and grew up watching this show as a child or a newcomer just curious about all the hype I promise you, you will not be disappointed with this DVD.
Included in this set are the first 26 of the shows 65 episode run. Starting with the beginning/origins of Jem and the Holograms and going right up to Glitter and Gold. You get to see all of the original songs in their glory (I think there's actually an option to play just the songs!!!!) plus massive 80's fashion at its best! There's also all of the original PSA that were featured at the end of shows, plus an interview with Christie Marx, the shows creator, which I found to be incredibly informative. She explains the motivating factors behind the different characters, who some of the characters were based upon, and some of the things she would liked to have done differently. I honestly never realized how many of the decisions that were made for the show were based upon the product marketing for the doll line by Hasbro. There's also an interview with the speaking voice for Jem (the girls name unfortunately slips my mind at the moment something Newark I think...).
So honestly, if you were even slightly considering getting this DVD go ahead and get it, it's as good as I remember as a child, even better. Hopefully Rhino will realize the success of this and how long fans of Jem have waited and will not dilly dally on releasing Seasons 3 and 4 of this "Truly Outrageous!" show!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good work Rhino!! *pats Rhino on the back* June 8 2004
By Pisces
I found out about this release wayyy too late, but as soon as I did, I bought it--one of the best decisions of my life. I was only about 1 when this show came out in the 80s. It didn't actually last long enough for me to even have any recollection of it, but somehow the cartoon stuck with me. I had the episodes on vhs, the keyboard that played tapes and turned into a stage for the Jem and the Holograms dolls. I remember having the Cynergi doll and the leg broke off, but I kept it just the same. (By the way, I always thought her name was spelled Synergy but in the DVD box set it refers to her as Cynergi.)
Anyway, enough about my childhood memories. This DVD set comes with 4 DVDs with 26 episodes in total. There's the "Play Songs" option which just plays the songs and its music videos from that particular DVD. There is commentary by the writer Christy Marx (whom I always wanted to write a letter to as an avid fan). There is also an interview with the voice behind Jem. Now, one misconception with this product is that there are two seasons in it. It says it's the complete first and second seasons which isn't actually the case. It's only the first season which is split, calling the first five episodes the first season and the rest the second. I guess the first five establishing episodes can be seen as an introductory season to the rest of the episodes. Whatever, that's not a big deal. What I didn't like was that my DVD box was slightly crushed on one corner, but that's not the company's fault. I'm cheap and choose to have kids kick it to my doorstep than pay the extra 10 cents or whatever it is. But, one thing that is weird about the box (actually two things) is: the shape and the drawings in it. The drawings look like they were drawn by fans from the 80s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Show Ever! ^_^ June 8 2004
By Luk3
I'm an 18 male and love this show. I love most every show from the '80s: Care Bears, Rainbow Bright, Strawberry Shortcake, "Them Glowing Worms", GI JOE, Turtles, this one about talking koalas, etc... And Jem is number 1!
The story is so moving and involving. I remember sitting down a night after I got it and planning to just watch one episode. But it ended with a total cliff hanger and I just had to watch the second. I just finished the first disc and am scared to start on the second... It's such a good show I don't want it to be over!
The music is great too. I love it! I downloaded all the songs from the entire show on a Jem fansite. I'm disappointed to find out there has never been an album released of their music with full length songs. I'm listening to a CD of the Misfits right! =D
I am going to die if they don't release the rest of the episodes.
The show is appealing to not only children but older people too as the story deals with relationships and love. Today cartoon shows are disgusting, other then anime imported from Japan. Only anime is missing something. Anime is usually too serious or too bizarre, never just right as is Jem.
I pray they relase the rest of Jem and more 80 cartoons. And I used to hope they would re-create these shows. However, after seeing the new Strawberry Shortcake and Turtles, I pray that they don't. After the rest of JEm is released, I wanna see the Little Ponys.
/sigh... I'm already dreading the day I finish this box set. I'm really try to drag it out. But the end of Jem is enevitable seeing there is only 65 episodes. How many episodes of GI JOE and TRansformers are there? I got both those box sets too and they're just terrible. Absolutely boring, absurd and unrealastic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First part of Season 3 coming up
I have just found out out that JEM - Season 3 Part 1 is to be released on September 14th 2004. Included on this DVD is a list of 19 JEM episodes as listed:
The Talent Search... Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by superhomio
5.0 out of 5 stars Jem is still Truly Outrageous!
I've loved Jem since I was a little girl, back in the 80's. I'm 21 now, and she still has all the appeal she ever did. Read more
Published on July 10 2004 by music_note23
5.0 out of 5 stars "Jem - The Complete 1st and 2nd Seasons DVD"
I was so excited that the Jem DVD was finally released! I grew up watching Jem and have always been a fan. Read more
Published on July 9 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars this is so truly outrageos
I am 14 years old and the first time I watched jem I was about 5 or 6 years old my mom bought a jem video for me when we were grocery shopping it had 2 episodes culture clash and... Read more
Published on July 7 2004 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars OUTRAGEOUS!
This DVD collection is totally awesome! I loved JEM as a child and wondered for years why they never repeated the episodes. Read more
Published on June 30 2004 by Rose Anne B. Mariano
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremelly excellent "BUT"
Really nice a great gift for all the fans but the grafic art of the box is terrible, the drawings are made with Corel Draw but they dont look well it looks like a kid of six years... Read more
Published on June 17 2004 by adbeel
5.0 out of 5 stars TRULY OUTRAGEOUSLY WONDERFUL!!! DO GET THIS DVD SET!!!
I just finished my newly bought JEM DVD from Amazon.com. It took me 2 days and was truly outrageous wonderful. Brought back so many childhood memories. Read more
Published on June 14 2004 by Ying Suen Cheung
5.0 out of 5 stars IT'S ABOUT TIME-A REAL CARTOON!!
I can't even begin to explain how shock and happy I was to find that my favorite cartoon in the world had been released on DVD. Read more
Published on June 8 2004 by D
4.0 out of 5 stars I can't believe this reached DVD
I watched this cartoon faithfully as a little girl and even had some of the (admittedly) cloying toys. Read more
Published on May 30 2004 by Robin Orlowski
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