Spider: Man Unlimited Complete Series [DVD]
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All 13 episodes of the updated animated series following the adventures of Peter Parker and his superhero alter-ego - Spider-Man. On a mission to rescue Daily Bugle publisher's son, John Jameson, Spider-Man, complete with new high-tech costume, travels to the alternate reality of Counter-Earth to do battle with arch enemies Venom and Carnage. Episodes comprise: 'Worlds Apart: Part 1', 'Worlds Apart: Part 2', 'Worlds Apart: Part 2', 'Deadly Choices', 'Steel Cold Heart', 'Enter the Hunter!', 'Cry Vulture', 'Ill-Met By Moonlight', 'Sustenance', 'Matters of the Heart', 'One Is the Loneliest Number', 'Sins of the Fathers' and 'Destiny Unleashed'.
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What struck me watching this was the extent to which for what is pretty much a simple saturday morning kids cartoon the episodes are cerebral, there is as much serious philosophising as wise cracking. There are not just the normal heroics, standing up to bullies and being your best content which you may associate with cartoons of this kind but morally complex dilemmas too.
Spiderman himself has been rebooted but I think the detractors of the series who suggested it was essentially Spiderman reborn go too far. In addition to the powers imparted to him by being mutated by a spider bite Peter Parker has a costume now which can be deployed from a wrist watch like device comprised of nano technology. In addition to web slinging he can fire small darts, use a kind of sonic emitting blast to repell enemies, provides a stealth camoflage and be protected against fumes and gas canisters.
These are major changes and Spiderman has become much more sophisticated but given that his major antagonists from the start of this series are Venom and Carnage I really think this is necessary because these are two of the most formidable adversaries in the Marvel universe and I always thought some of the battles in the comics when Spiderman did not have the enhanced capabilities featured here where unconvincing.Read more ›
The series has it all from catchy theme music to bright colourful imagery. the animation style was far ahead of its time and sadly is one we've gone away from in modern times in favour of quicker less polished looks. as with any marvel series the characters introduced are given good focus and all given the right amount of personal detail that allows the viewer to engage with them and the plots are credible within the story itself.
All right so it is a pretty and interesting series ahead of its time that holes up really well compared to modern marvel animations, but there's got to be some downsides and there is, first of all the bad guys, well there is only 1 real bad guy and a handful of sub subservient's with the usual drones to make up numbers, this doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the series and does add some credibility in that bad guys don't just appear every episode, the tediousness that would ensue from a single enemy is broken up well by the engaging characters you do have and unique characters within the enemies there are, and you have the symbiotes sneaking around plotting which adds a twist.Read more ›
This series follows on from the 90's series (which in my opinion was the best) where a new planet earth has been found. As with any new planet a space mission is compiled to explore it, and so the story begins.
The plot follows the efforts and venom and carnage who are trying to create a breed of super symbiot life forms to take over the second earth. I was pleased with the story progression as i always loved carnage and was disappointed at how little he was used in the previous series.
You will find a few familiar faces from spidermans past on second earth, again with a slight to their characters.
All in all its a good series but unfortunately due to being cancelled (see wikipedia article) the ending was never published.
I would say that this is more for the die hard / hard core spiderman fans but worth a go if you want to try something different.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A bit dated now with unusual artwork but still interesting to watch.Published 20 months ago by Resident expert
Got for xmas present - but not checked the 2 disc yet. Have watched the series on fox kids. No booklet includedPublished on 20 Mar. 2014 by P. Hodgson
the copy of this keeps sticking that i have but the story seems to be good animation is of it timePublished on 24 Feb. 2014 by undertaker1
never seen the show before seems like an all right series, could have been better but I'm guessing that's why they didn't make much of itPublished on 27 Aug. 2013 by Ian Barratt
I was very happy with this dvd .it was great.the sound and picture quality were great also.i really enjoyed it.Published on 9 Aug. 2013 by ian kelly
My son loves Spider Man and enjoyed watching this DVD. He's 7 and my daughter is 3 and a half and they both like it.Published on 23 Jun. 2013 by Dawn
Keeps our little one entertained!
It's great to see the original series still available another great box set at a great price!
Excellent DVD for young kids. No violence in it. Good kids DVD and really enjoy watching it. Excellent quality too;Published on 10 Dec. 2012 by Mr M