Sounds pretty expensive to me, honestly. In addition to paying the voice actors, there is the question of the musical score and sound effects. They would be re-making the entire soundtrack from scratch. Admittedly that's what they did for RID, but RID was promoting the toyline that was in-stores at the time. Headmasters, Masterforce, et al are old shows for old product. There's bound to be far less return on the investment.Tigermegatron wrote:Hasbro is foolish & cheap for not jumping at the change to spend the meager pocket change to hire voice actors & a effects studio to translate the Headmasters,masterforce & victory series into english then air them on the hub network. Doing this can't be that exspesive nor hard nor time consuming considering nick,CN & Disney doing it all the time world wide for all their cartoons their air on the networks.
And honestly, having watched the DVDs, I prefer the approach that Shout Factory took. Those shows aren't American, they're Japanese, and the whole tone and style of storytelling is different. I'd rather see them in as authentic a form as possible. The subtitles have to be there for me to understand what's being said, and I like having the characters referred to by their US names (which I guess would be the one exception to my desire for authenticity), but otherwise I like the shows as they were originally produced.
I'm not a big fan of pirating. I guess technically I could say that I'm not taking things I don't own if I downloaded the episodes since I do have most of the episodes as off-air recordings, but I'd still rather have that official DVD set. That would be my preference.BWprowl wrote:This is the primary reason I'm asking about it. I mean, if I really want to watch through RiD again, I'm sure I could just pirate it from somewhere, but being able to get it on official, dedicated DVD would be nice.andersonh1 wrote:I want that show on DVD. I've been digitizing my old VHS off-air tapes, but I want the whole thing in Region 1 DVD, including the episodes that never aired. I hope someone figures the rights out and releases it in the US.