DVD Review “Marine Boy: The Complete First Season”

marineboyVoices of: Corinne Orr, Jack Grimes, Peter Fernandez and Jack Curtis
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 637 minutes
Format: Made To Order DVD

Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars

When it comes to “Marine Boy”, it may not be the most known animated series but it is still quite important. It was one of the original anime series, in color, to hit America from Japan. It follows other hit series like “Speed Racer” and even featured the various of the same voice actors including Corinne Orr, Jack Grimes, Peter Fernandez and Jack Curtis. This series ran for 78 episodes, yet here we are getting 26 from the first season. So I am sure that you can most definitely expect additional releases in coming months. Fans of this long-lost show should be doing back flips for this release. Leave it to Warner Archive Collection for reviving and restoring yet another lost fan-favorite TV series! Keep ’em coming guys!

Official Premise: Teenage Marine Boy battles evil on and under the seas on behalf of the Ocean Patrol, aided by the amazing inventions of his father, Dr. Mariner and the brilliant Professor Fumble. Joining Marine Boy in his mission are his white dolphin, Splasher, young mermaid Neptina, and fellow Ocean Patrol agents Bullton and Piper. Adding complication to the mission are the effort of to CliCli prove himself a miniature Marine Boy. So break out your Oxy-Gum and get ready to dive into these amazing aquatic animated adventures.

These episodes are newly remastered and have never looked better. They are presented in their original full-screen 4×3 with a 1.37:1 aspect ratio. The following episodes included and split over three discs: “The Green Monster”, “Danger At 300 Fathoms”, “Monsters Of The Deep”, “Dangerous Starfish”, “The Astounding Shellfish”, “The Mysterious Paradise”, “Deepest Of The Deep”, “The Ghost Ship”, “The Monstrous Seaweed”, “The Super Mystery Boat”, “The Greatest Power On Earth”, “Disaster On The High Sea”, “Secret Of The Time Capsule”, “Mystery Of The Missing Vessels”, “Menace Of The Missing Bomb”, “Danger In The Depths”, “The Gigantic Sea Farm”, “Terror Of The Fire Ball”, “Empire Of The Sea”, “Battle To Save The World”, “The Terrifying Icebergs”, “The Whales Of Destruction”, “The Power Of Power”, “5 Billion In Diamonds”, “Mission At Corkscrew Strait” and “Lighthouse Of Terror”.

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