G.I. Joe is the collective name of a secret assault force who are locked in combat with thenefarious terrorist organization Cobra (who certainly can afford much nicer accommodationsthan al-Qaeda). Adventures include everything from a giant mutated bacteria to the swordExcalibur. There are also four two-parter episodes.
The animation is typical 80s Saturday morning: crap. The stories move quickly enough, butit is surprising how many of the Joes sound deeply stupid. A…d what do you really expect froma show whose purpose was to push the toys it is based on?
Various options here: 5.1, 2.0 and the original broadcast mono. The surround mix consists inmoving the music to the rear speakers, and isolating the dialogue and all but a very few soundeffects in the front. The result isn’t bad, though the music of the opening titles sounds verythin.
The prints used for the transfer appear to have aged a bit, in that there is some speckling todeal with. The colours are bright, but the image isn’t consistently sharp: it tends to pulse in andout of focus. Not a bad TV transfer as these things go, but certainly uneven by the standards ofmost cartoon DVDs.
None, unless you count the episode guide booklet. The menu’s main screen is animated andscored.
Did you like this how as a kid? Have you seen it recently? Do you still like it? Answer “yes”to all three questions and this set is for you.
Special Features List
- Episode Guide Booklet