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Old 05-04-04, 10:40 AM
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Samurai Jack: Season 1 dvds worth getting?

I've read so much about how innovative, action-packed and funny this animated series was but never really had the chance to catch it since I don't have the Cartoon Network.

Anyone care to comment if this is a good blind buy? Thanks!!!!!
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Old 05-04-04, 10:43 AM
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I'm anxiously waiting work to be over so I can go get it.
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I had only seen fragments of episodes in the past, and was never overly impressed.

However, watching the whole first season on DVD all I have to say is "WOW". This is really inventive, fabulous stuff. Very cinematically visual, minimal dialogue, lots of action.

If you like samurai films, you'll love this....


Here's my full review, if you're bored...

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Ok, I'm relatively new to Samurai Jack but my son likes it a lot. We watched the SJ movie on Cartoon Network on this weekend and it has piqued my interest.

Question with an obvious answer:

The Season One set does include the pilot/premier movie, right? I shouldn't have to pick up the premier movie by itself from the $5.50 bin at Wal-mart, should I?
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Old 05-04-04, 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by freudguy
The Season One set does include the pilot/premier movie, right? I shouldn't have to pick up the premier movie by itself from the $5.50 bin at Wal-mart, should I?
The "movie" is nothing more than episodes 1-3 of the series, so yes, the set includes it.

As for those asking about the show itself... I've never really been a fan so if I were you, I'd rent the "movie" disc first and see how that works out.

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Why not read my review, right here at DVD Talk?

Gotta love shameless self-promotion! It's more fun than androids!
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Samurai Jack is the best animated show on American TV.

There is no other show on TV that uses silence so well. There can be 2min or more of no sound at all, and at times it's damn funny.
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This is a MUST BUY for any animation fan!!!!


Samurai Jack is one of the best animated series on cartoon network

Hopefully this set will do well enough to get the rest of the seasons out on DVD
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Mmmm... maybe they should do a duo pack Samurai Jack + Clone Wars... ok, I'm dreaming.
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Old 05-04-04, 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by PixyJunket
I'm anxiously waiting work to be over so I can go get it.
You mean eagerly...

On topic, Samurai Jack is pretty cool (aesthetically sophisticated yet still dorky in a monsters-and-robots sort of way). But man are those talking dogs annoying.
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How many seasons have there been?
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i would have liked a 19.99 B&M price on this set but im there anyway, gotta have it.
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Definitely.. Absolutely.. Undeniably.. you should all get this set.

It is by far one of the best animated cartoon series ever to hit TV.

A guaranteed classic! Full of humor, action and intense suspense... very good!
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Okay guys, I just blindly bought the set and saw a few minutes of it.

You know what?

No regrets whatsoever. The very few minutes that I previewed was hilarious and witty. Even the music was catching.

Because of it, I am now tempted to buy a Samurai Jack action-figure!!!
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My position on this topic is rent first then buy later if you like it frankly Samurai Jack is not my cup of tea the material coming out of Japan is far better than this.
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How many seasons have there been?
According to destroyallmonsters.com:

Samurai Jack, the popular animated tale of a Japanese warrior transported into an alternate future, is currently airing in its fourth season on Cartoon Network.
There's also another review of the DVDs at that link, for anyone who still needs just one more great review before they commit their money to buying this set.
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Okay, I just received this set from the DDD sale. My question is, I see a lot of problems with the picture. Mainly when there is movement on the screen I see black & white lines along the movement. Are these "jaggies" or "aliasing"? I'm not sure if I got a bad disc or if all copies are like this. Anybody else have the same problem?
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I absolutely loved my set if that helps and did not notice any picture quality problems.
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