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Rhino Bows Episodes of Anime Leaders

19 Mar, 2002 By: Hive News

“Battle of the Planets” and “Transformers,” two of the top-selling anime franchises, will get the full DVD treatment from Rhino Home Video April 23 (prebook March 26).

Battle of the Planets Vols. 5 and 6 (DVD, $19.95 each; VHS, $9.95 each) will each include two uncut and remastered original episodes from the popular cartoon series, as well as bonus episodes of “Gatchaman” and “G-Force.” The series was created by the award-winning Japanese animators of “Speed Racer” and “Robotech.”

Meanwhile, Rhino also will bow the Transformers Season 1 boxed set (DVD, $59.95; VHS, $49.95), a four-disc collection of the first 16 episodes in chronological order, digitally transferred from the original 35mm film. The DVD collection includes bumpers, outtakes, alternate sequences, an original series script and other programming extras. The DVD set also comes with two limited-edition “Transformers” cels. The VHS boxed set comes with the episodes only.

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