You know, I was a little apprehensive at first. I bought this dvd set after having not seen any Count Duckula since I was at least 10 years old. Now, at 27 ripe years of age, I wondered if my memories of the cartoon hadn't just maybe exaggerated the true quality of it just a little bit. Did I remember a show, or did I just THINK that I remembered it?
My fears have been allayed after only watching the first couple of episodes. The cartoon is just as clever and silly as I remembered it to be. To those who are unfamiliar with Count Duckula, there are some things you should know: first off - you MUST enjoy terrible puns, delivered in an understated British manner. Such as: "Where is Igor with that bread? He must be a loafer." Get it? If not, then this show may not be for you.
Second, this show is just as good as DangerMouse, in my opinion. Cosgrove Hall has made some amazingly creative cartoons, all done with a cheekiness and subtle brilliance that must be commended. I imagine the studio as the kind of place where the animators and writers have a lot of great fun, and it translates into the cartoons.
Third, that theme song, man. Buy the DVD just for the theme song.
I'm so glad that this set came out. And just in case you're wondering, the picture and sound quality are VERY good, considering this is a cartoon that has been largely lost (though not forgotten) for 15-20 years or so. If you have any fond memories of Count Duckula - any whatsoever - don't hesitate to purchase this dvd set. You will NOT be disappointed.