Monday, October 13, 2008

THE SMURFS: SEASON 1, VOLUME 2 (DVD)












THE SMURFS: SEASON 1, VOLUME 2

It is round 2 in The Smurfs' move to DVD. Season 1 Volume 2 is out now, and it is a must see for any Smurf fan. The animation looks as good as new on these 20 re-mastered and uncut episodes from the second half of the season. Maybe I’m biased because I grew up on this show, but I can’t get enough of it. The shows on Volume 2 contain the usual beef the Smurfs have with Gargamel, but there are other troublemakers they have to deal with. For example, there’s the character with the monstrous appetite known as Big Mouth. Just like Jokey Smurf’s “surprise box”, each episode has its own little surprise. A bonus feature included on this 2-disc set is one called I Smurf the Smurfs! The feature is like a “Smurfology 101” class as it takes you all the way back to the show’s beginning. On this feature, random people who grew up on the show, like Candace Cameron from Full House, share their memories of what it was like to grow up watching The Smurfs. Whether you grew up on the show, or are just getting introduced, this is an essential set that reminds us why it was such a massive hit.

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