Apparently Marvel Comics is celebrating the ”Avengers” movie by making a bunch of their movies and TV shows available on Netflix Instant watch. I wholeheartedly approve.
Other (Things that were already available, but fit in well with the Avengers movies):
Oh, Netflix. You spoil me so.
I mentioned previously that the DVD releases of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon were horribly mangled. This annoys me, since I only saw a little beyond the first season, and I really liked what I saw. I’ve been wanting to see more of the series for a long time now, but I haven’t had the money.
Well, I finally saved up enough money to buy some of the DVDs, and I discovered that the DVD releases were even worse than I’d thought.
You see, the simplest way to get Season 2 is to buy the two compilations: Season 2, Part 1 and Season 2, Part 2. The problem? Part 2 is extremely hard to find, to the point that it’s selling for $400 on Amazon. I don’t care how good the show was. I am not paying $30 an episode.
So the cheaper alternative is to buy Volumes 9 – 14 instead of the season box sets. Naturally, the episodes are out of order, just like the later season DVD releases.
Here’s the order of the episodes:
I’ve noticed something about the female supporting cast in the Flash comics. Joan Garrick, Iris West, Linda Park, Meloni Thawne (Bart’s mom): all of them are civilians. And all of them are awesome.
I may look at the other characters later, but for today, let’s look at Linda. I’ve already mentioned that I think Linda and Wally are an adorable couple. Part of the reason for that is their great chemistry, but another reason is that both Wally and Linda are strong, well-developed characters in their own rights.
Here’s a scene from Flash #199 that showcases why I love Linda.
I’ve decided to add a new weekly feature on this site: a weekly Review Roundup. Each Saturday, I’ll post a list of all reviews that I’ve done that week.
This will serve a few different purposes.
I’m trying to post most regularly. This will make it easier for me to keep track of my progress. It will also make it easier to find reviews without sifting through my other blog posts. I also sometimes post on other sites, and this will let me link to those reviews without devoting a blog post just to “I posted installment 15 of blog X, here’s a link!”
Also, the way my blog is set up, new posts will show up on the home page, but new pages will not. (For example, when I posted the first page of my Modelland sporking, it didn’t show up on the home page.) This way, I’ll know that all my reviews will be announced.
So without further ado, here is the first Review Roundup.
Migrated Reviews (reviews that originated on other sites)
Saban is the maker of Power Rangers (up until 2009), Big Bad Beetleborgs, VR Troopers and Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. These shows have been available on Netflix for less than a year, but their DVD availability has been very poor.
Some scattered released of Power Rangers have occurred. Beetleborgs hasn’t had any DVD releases. VR Troopers had a few episodes released on DVD, but only in the UK (Region 2). All of Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation was released in Region 2. The UK version of NT:TNM was censored to be the “Hero Turtles.” The UK version also removed some of the non-slapstick fighting (i.e., one of the best parts of any Turtles incarnation). The DVDs retained the censorship.
Yes, I know this because I own the UK DVDs of Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. No, I don’t live in the UK. Don’t judge me.
Anyway, it was announced that Shout! Factory has made a DVD deal with Saban, and all these shows will be released on DVD later this year.
But I’ve gotten a twitter account. I’ve never had anything against Twitter, but I tend to be very wordy, so only having 140 characters seems restrictive. It will probably take me awhile to get used to the interface.
Not sure how much I’ll be using it, but if you’re curious, my Twitter account is LadyMomus. (I was going to include a Twitter widget in the sidebar, but it’s not displaying. Oh, well.)
Although I didn’t watch the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the beginning, I got in the series before it ended. Sadly, the DVD releases have left a lot to be desired. Some of them are expensive, due to being out of print, and you need a minimum of sixteen DVD sets to have all the episodes available on DVD. And even then, you’ll still be missing the final season.
Oh, and the DVD episodes are horribly out-of-order in the boxsets, which makes actually trying to watch anything beyond Season 2 a huge pain. The Super Friends DVD releases are easier to figure out than this, and that show changed its name about 8 or 9 times! I have never seen another TV show that mangled the DVD releases this badly.
And just to add a cherry on top, there are currently no plans to re-release the DVDs. So for the foreseeable future, fans are stuck with these lousy releases. Since the company producing the DVDs couldn’t be bothered to release the DVDs in a way that make sense, I’ve created this list.
Here is a list of the episodes and what DVD boxset they appear on. Abandon hope all ye who enter here.