Todd McFarlane's Spawn was an animated series released in 1997 on HBO, which gathered more fan interest than the actual movie itself. The series eventually became 18 episodes, spanning over 3 seasons. The reason why Todd McFarlane's Spawn became much more popular than the movie was more than likely due to the unleashed graphic violence on the DVD release, which conveyed Al Simmons ("Spawn") and the rest of the characters as much as possible to McFarlane's original intent. This particular review of Todd McFarlane's Spawn, is of the brand new Steelbook packaging, rapidly becoming a sought after and preferred edition for movie fans. Collectors of the series will rejoice from the "flipper" (after viewing the first 3 episodes of the season, you had to flip the DVD over for the other 3 episodes) and "snapper" packaging the original series unfortunately had. Eventually, there was the "Ultimate Collection" which for the first time contained all 3 DVDs in one box, and contained a 4th bonus DVD of interviews, but still had the flipper discs and the same 2-channel audio. Not much of an upgrade and certainly not the "Ultimate Collection" fans were waiting for. Many skipped this set.
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10th Anniversary Signature Edition
Features: New Dolby Digital 5.1 transfer. New steelbook packaging, giving the 4-disc set a heavy presence and feel. Exclusive to Best Buy customers: a first-run Comic book which is "glued" to the back of the steelbook case.
Official Website: http://www.spawn.com
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Today, Todd McFarlane's hellspawn have a reason to celebrate.
The Todd McFarlane's Spawn: 10th Anniversary Signature Edition not only includes remastered video, but a new Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, replacing the older Dolby 2.0 Surround. But the exciting new details don't stop there. New packaging, referred to as "steelbook" is featured, which contains all 3 remastered DVDs, and the 4th DVD included in the past collection.
Exclusive Comic Book To Best Buy Customers
If the steelbook packaging, new video transfer, and new DD 5.1 audio weren't enough to get you off your feet, customers who purchase this edition at a local Best Buy will receive a first-run comic book, which is glued to the back of the case, placed in between an insert. One of the ways stores are competing these days is offering bonus DVD discs and other trinkets along with the DVD release. Other stores such as Target, also have exclusive offers with movie releases.
Let's take a closer look at the packaging and what you get...