If you ever watched the 1980's animated series M.A.S.K. then you will be ecstatic to hear that the full show is being released on DVD on August 9th 2011! I loved this show as a kid, I look back at it no and it is just such a ridiculous and silly concept, but it was effective for a kid. I owned a ton of the toys, that I still wish I had. I will have to buy this series, so I can share it with my own kids who probably won't be interested in it at all anyway... OK, I'm buying it for myself. I've included the opening intro to the cartoon below... this is as 80's as 80's cartoons get.
Here's the full press release:
This Summer, loyal fans and collectors can finally bring home one of the most enduring animated adventures from the 80’s when the long-awaited M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series DVD box set debuts nationwide on August 9, 2011 from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with FremantleMedia Enterprises. Poised to attract an audience of kids, young adults and parents who grew up with this animated series, this 12-DVD box set contains all 65 action-packed episodes – known to fans as the original series aired in 1985, as well as insightful bonus features. A must-have for collectors to complete their pop culture video library, M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series is available for pre-order now from Amazon.com and major retailers.
Led by multimillionaire Matt Trakker, the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand — better known simply as M.A.S.K. — defends the world against Miles Mayhem and his nefarious international criminal organization V.E.N.O.M., the very same group responsible for the death of Trakker’s teenage brother. With his own son, Scott, and a secret strike force including his friends — engineer Bruce Sato, courageous historian Hondo MacLean, mechanic Buddy Hawks, rocker Brad Turner, computer expert Alex Sector, stunt driver Dusty Hayes and beautiful martial artist Gloria Baker — it’s up to Trakker, equipped with special power-granting masks and a garage of special militarized vehicles, to keep the world safe from Mayhem and the villainy of V.E.N.O.M (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem).
Throughout the years, M.A.S.K. boasts a large fan following and spawned a series of toyline, comic books and video games. The complete original series of M.A.S.K. has been sub-licensed to home video distribution to Shout! Factory by FremantleMedia Enterprises.
M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series DVD Bonus Content
Unmasking M.A.S.K.: retrospective interview with show writers on this hit animated series
Saturday Morning Krusaders: entertaining look back with loyal fans
Street Date: August 9, 2011
Not Rated: For all audiences
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Total Running Time: +/- 1430 min.
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