Original Original DVD Set?

Discussion in 'Anime Realm' started by Mew*, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    Ok so I know the first season of Pokemon has made it onto DVD as a complete box set, but I also know that at least some of the original tapes were also issued as DVDs. I've only seen these a few times since they're rare because DVD was very early on the market. Also, I doubt too many Pokemaniacs were videophiles.

    So does anybody know if a complete DVD set exists to match the complete VHS set? Each DVD and VHS should only have 3 episodes, and each was sold individually. I nearly have the complete VHS set, but it would be really expensive (and awesome) to try to collect each DVD. Does anybody even know if EVERY VHS also had a matching DVD issued, or would there be holes in the collection?

    Also does anybody know the history on these DVDs? LIke, where were they sold, how much extra did they cost, etc.?I think I remember the VHS tapes being $9.99 each, but I could be wrong.

    Oh and too bad they didn't put them out on LaserDisc too. Because. That. Would. Be. Too. Awesome. :cool:
  2. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 Active Member

    I believe all the regular episodes that came out on VHS for season 1 also came out on equivalent DVD sets. You're right that DVD was very new and as such there are fewer of those out there (naturally it starts to shift during Johto and Hoenn VHS cassettes are quite rare).
  3. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    Yeah I only have a handful of the Johto series on VHS, and I own a couple of the original Orange Islands DVDs (12 episodes each). I've never even seen the Orange Islands available on VHS. I like how the early Johto tapes came in alternating gold and silver plastic cases, but too bad similar DVDs don't seem to exist.
  4. ramcleglaceon

    ramcleglaceon New Member

    I got a 4 of the older movies on DVD for 5 dollars this year. Double-sided disc. That's all I know, and I hope it helps.
  5. HappyHaunter

    HappyHaunter New Member

    Actually similar Johto DVDs do exist with the alternating Gold and Silver coloured cases and man oh man are they pricey! I collect the anime on DVD and well Johto is one season that I still don't have. There's no way I'd be willing to complete them the way Viz released them though. I'm probably going to import the Australian boxset and convert them.

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