Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego: Comp Series [Import]
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The world's greatest thief is on the loose, and it's up to you to find her! The world famous thief, Carmen Sandiego, plays an intricate game of cat and mouse with teen ACME detectives, Zack and Ivy. Based on the award-winning line of educational computer games, this energizing series is rich in both excitement and education as Carmen Sandiego attempts to steal the most valuable objects in the world. It's up to our detectives and the audience to figure out where in the world she is. Filled with unique characters, wonderful story lines and humor, this Emmy® award-winning animated series, educates kids of all ages in the subjects of history, geography and fun through its action-packed adventures! Contains all 40 episodes of this edutainment series.
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The series is just how I remember it, engaging, fun and a whole heap of facts and trivia. It was thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining for both my students and my friends. IT IS WELL WORTH THE $11.49!!
The only downside is the DVD quality: Its a little below average, but for twelve bucks I wouldn't complain.
(If you do watch the series for nostalgic reasons with friends, try this drinking game: Whenever Zack screams "IIIVVVVYYYYYYY" while falling; take a drink.)
Full series (all 40 episodes)
Educational without being blatantly educational
DVD Quality is low
DVD Packaging is terrible (Paper Sleeves inside a DVD case)
It's all right.
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Approx Runtime: 14hrs and 20 min
Aspect Ratio: 4:3/1:33:1
All 40 episodes on 4 DVD's
The image quality is a bit of a disappointment since they crammed 10 episodes per DVD as well as some bonus features. That said, when I play this on my computer, my DVD fan will run very high because so much space was used on the DVD's. In my opinion, it would've been a lot better if they released this on Blu-Ray. As we all know, Blu-Ray DVD's can hold a lot more space than regular DVD's. Personally, I gladly would have forked over $50 for the complete set (as long as it's in airdate order and uncut) on Blu-Ray either that or they should have put them on more DVD's but I suppose this release will do for now.
The packaging is pretty piss poor. The DVD's come in 4 paper sleeves and a single DVD case. Whoever thought that was a great idea to hold DVD's that way should be fired. This puts the DVD's at risk for scratching and plenty of finger prints. Whatever happened to the days when companies released complete series in actual box sets or thinpak releases?
1. The Stolen Smile
2. A Higher Calling
3. Dinosaur Delirium
5. By a Whisker
6. The Good Old, Bad Old Days
7. Rules of the Game
8. Chapter and Verse
9. Music to My Ears
10. The Play's the Thing
11. Split Up
12. A Date With Carmen, Part 1
13. A Date With Carmen, Part 2
14. Skull and Double-Crossbones
15. Hot Ice
16. All For One
17. Scavenger Hunt
18. When It Rains
19. Déjà Vu
20. Boyhood's End, Part 1
21. Boyhood's End, Part 2
22. The Tigress
23. The Remnants
25. Labyrinth Part II: Woman of the Year 2101
26. Labyrinth Part III: When in Rome
27. Birds of a Feather
28. Shaman Spirits
29. Follow My Footprints
30. Curses, Foiled Again
31. Just Like Old Times
32. The Unsinkable Carmen Sandiego (Retribution Part I)
33. In Memoriam (Retribution Part II)
34. Maelstrom's Revenge (Retribution Part III)
35. The Trial of Carmen Sandiego
36. Trick or Treat
37. Timing is Everything
38. Cupid Sandiego
39. Can You Ever Go Home Again? Part I
40 [END]. Can You Ever Go Home Again? Part II
Unfortunately, this is not in the original airdate order. Is it really that hard to put all the episodes in the correct airdate order? I know I'm just nitpicking but I want to watch the series the same way as it was airing in the 90's. On the plus side, the openings and endings are included on every episode. Overall, this is a decent release and worth picking up for the nostalgia. Hopefully one day, another company will give the series a proper release in the future.
5 stars for the series 1 star for the release.
A fun fact is this show came into creation from the Children's Television Act that wanted more educational programming for kids. The entire series run is included on these four discs and to be fair, almost all of them are in pretty good condition. (Only true issue is with the audio for "By A Whisker" but is minor at best)
The show stars ACME detectives Zach and Ivy as they tail Carmen Sandiego across the world attempting to catch her. There are plenty of twists and turns along the way including Carmen teaming up with them to foil criminals not as classy as herself.
Plenty of talented voice actors adorn this series including Scott Menville as Zac, Rodger Bumpass as "The Chief", Jennifer Hale as Ivy, and the timeless Rita Moreno as Carmen Sandiego. It is one of those series that stands the test of time and while giving you a history lesson, it doesn't throw it in your face.
My only issue is that the series was sadly cancelled before its time and never truly had the ending that it deserved. The best part of the entire deal here on Amazon is that you get nearly 15 hours of video for less than $10 dollars and since it is the entire series run, that can't be under sold. You can find most of the episodes on the Internet but no one truly has the full run of episodes.
What are you waiting for, "Buy it now!"