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
I’ve never heard of M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and had to ask my husband about the series. When he told me it was like a mix of G.I Joe and Transformers, I knew my son was going to love it! The animated cartoon was extremely popular, debuted back in 1985 to 1986 and ran a total of 75 episodes. The M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series DVD box set contains the original 65 episodes and is missing Season’s 2 short lived 10 “racing series” episodes. The box set includes 12 action packed discs with a total running time of approximately 25 hours! Here is the list of episodes included…
1. The Deathstone, 2. The Star Chariot, 3. The Book of Power, 4. Highway to Terror, 5. Video VENOM, 6. Dinosaur Boy
7.The Ultimate Weapon, 8. The Roteks, 9. The Oz Effect, 10. Death from the Sky, 11. The Magma Mole
12. Solaria Park, 13. The Creeping Terror, 14. Assault on Liberty, 15. The Sceptre of Rajim, 16. The Golden Goddess, 17. Mystery of the Rings
18. Bad Vibrations, 19. Ghost Bomb, 20. Cold Fever, 21. Mardi Gras Mystery, 22. The Secret of Life
23. Vanishing Point, 24. Counter-Clockwise Caper, 25. The Plant Show, 26. Secret of the Andes, 27. Panda Power, 28. Blackout
29. A Matter of Gravity, 30. The Lost Riches of Rio, 31. Deadly Blue Slime, 32. The Currency Conspiracy, 33. Caesar’s Sword
34. Peril in Paris, 35. In Dutch, 36. The Lippizaner Mystery, 37. The Sacred Rock, 38. Curse of Solomon’s Gorge, 39. Green Nightmare
40. Eyes of the Skull, 41. Stop Motion, 42. The Artemis Enigma, 43. The Chinese Scorpion, 44. Riddle of the Raven Master
45. The Spectre of Captain Kidd, 46. The Secret of the Stones, 47. The Lost Fleet, 48. Quest of the Canyon, 49. Follow the Rainbow, 50. The Everglades Oddity
51. Dragonfire, 52. The Royal Cape Caper, 53. Patchwork Puzzle, 54. Fog on Boulder Hill, 55. Plunder of Glowworm Grotto
56. Stone Trees, 57. Incident in Istanbul, 58. The Creeping Desert, 59. The Scarlet Empress, 60. Venice Menace
61. Treasure of the Nazca Plain, 62. Disappearing Act, 63. Gate of Darkness, 64. The Manakara Giant, 65. Raiders of the Orient Express.
The First episode “The Deathstone.”
I’ve included the first episode (borrowed from Veoh.com) in the series, so you can get an idea what the cartoon is like. In “The Deathstone” Venom steals a radioactive “life giving” meteorite using a helicopter (Switchblade) disguised as a ufo. It’s up to the M.A.S.K. team to get it back before the meteor’s powers can be used for evil.
M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series DVD box set will be available for purchase nationwide on August 9, 2011! Pre-order it now at Amazon.com for just $60.99 and save 39% off the suggested retail price!