Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Deltora Quest: The Complete Series Arrives June 10 from Cinedigm

Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.





The world-famous anime series releases as a complete set for the first time!


"Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) is releasing DELTORA QUEST: THE COMPLETE SERIES on DVD and DIGITAL PLATFORMS on June 10th.

Based on the global, best-selling book series by Australian author Emily Rodda, DELTORA QUEST aired in the U.S. on The Hub in 2010-2011 and also aired on Cartoon Network in Australia and New Zealand. This is the first time the complete series has been made available on DVD in the U.S., courtesy of Dentsu Entertainment USA Inc.

Synopsis

A Japanese anime series based on children's books of the same name, DELTORA QUEST is full of magic, mystery and action. In the series, the heroic Lief must venture into the darkest and most terrible places in Deltora to find the seven magical gems that can free everyone from the evil tyranny of the Shadow Lord."

DVD Product Information
DVD Features: Photo Galleries
Territory: US only                                    
Format: DVDs, 8 discs
LanguageEnglish (dubbed)                        
Color: Color
Audio FormatStereo                        
Widescreen: No
LengthApprox. 19h 25m +extras            
Units Per Carton19
Year: Various                                                
Genre: Anime
Packaging8pk Swing

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My Thoughts:

One of my college roommates turned me onto Anime, and this led me to take a class in college about this.  As part of the class I watched various Japanese Anime series which aired on television or went straight to video.  In addition, I also read Anime books, include Deltora Quest, a best-selling book series by Australian author Emily Rodda.  Out of all the Anime books I read, this was by far my favorite. 

like all Anime content, this book series features a fantasy land filled with magic, as well as monsters and the need to fight evil.  In this particular series, we are introduced to Lief, Jasmine and Barda, the three people who can save the kindgom from the evil Shadow Lord.  Through a dangerous quest, the three people must collect lost gems from the belt of Deltora.  They must collect all the gems in order stop the evil Shadow Lord and save the people of Deltora from his evil reign.

If it wasn't for Facebook, I would have never known that this best selling book was airing on the Hub Network back in 2010 and 2011.  My old college roommate sent me a message about it, and I made a point to tune in and record the series.  There were a few episodes I missed, which I hoped to get a chance to watch at some point in time.  And, that time finally came when I was sent the complete series, which makes up the upcoming 8-DVD set from Cinedigm.  

While I have not watched all 8 DVDs (52 episodes in total), I have made my way through a few so far, and finally watched the episodes that I missed.  If you are a fan of this bestselling book from Emily Rodda, or tuned in to watch this Anime series when it aired on the Hub Network a few years back, then you will want to pick up this new 8-DVD set when it arrives in stores on June 10th.

I can't wait to find time to watch the other DVDs.  And, now I have someone to watch them with, as my husband got hooked at watching a few of the episodes this past weekend with me. :-)


Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds interesting and now I am going to have to check it out.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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