Wednesday, October 12, 2011

JEM and the Holograms: The Complete Series on DVD

JEM and the Holograms: The Complete Series
On DVD October 11th!

Wow, flash back to my childhood! As a child of the 80's I am very familiar with Jem, Jerrica Benton by day popstar by night! I had fond memories of Jem and her friends, the Holograms. So I was really excited to learn the would be hitting the shelves on DVD this month. I was anxious to see if reliving this show would live up to my expectations based on memories. 

America’s best-loved and truly outrageous animated pop star was Jem from the memorable 80’s pop culture series JEM and The Holograms. Best known for her iconic pink hair, star shape earrings, rousing musical numbers and trend setting fashion, Jem knew how to rock her glamour, glitter, fashion and fame and influenced a generation of viewers who grew up watching this animated series. 

On October 11, 2011, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Inc., will release the long-awaited JEM and The Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! 11-DVD box set, sparkling with all the episodes in the order they were intended and an exclusive extra DVD packed with bonus features, including archival material rarely seen by fans! Poised to present a hard-to-refuse offer for loyal fans, this uncompromising 11-DVD box set is collected in a specially designed box and will be made available in stores nationwide. Also available to own on the same day is the single season DVD debut of JEM and The Holograms: Season One in a 4-DVD box set.

The series “JEM and The Holograms” ran from 1985-’88 in first-run syndication and still boasts a loyal and vocal fan base. It is frequently credited with influencing fashion in the late 1980s and beyond, and launching the careers of female pop-rock stars and music groups.  The series follows Jerrica Benton, whose discovery of Synergy, a powerful computer companion, allows her to transform from co-owner of Starlight Music into rock star Jem.  Teaming with her sister and best friends who form The Holograms, Jem sets out to make their musical dreams come true, even as she battles against the ruthless Eric Raymond and his musical protégés.  
Well, the experience wasn't exactly how I remembered it. The show is little cheesier than I remembered. But I still really enjoyed watching it. And I found it to be more enjoyable than many of the shows on for kids these days. Really, the 80's were the best and TV knew how to do it right. My daughter was really into it as well.

When you combine the friendship, adventures, and music you really can't go wrong. Jem and her friends are so sweet and care about each other so much. They stick together no matter what and that's a really nice message I want to portray to my daughter.

I love bringing shows from my childhood into my daughter's life. I think I even have a Jem doll floating around somewhere that I will need to dig out for her! And you can print some coloring sheets for your kids HERE.

You can look for this DVD set for $89.99 SRP, or you can just check out the first season for $29.93 SRP. They will both be available on October 11th nationwide. 


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