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October 3, 2011


JEM and The Holograms:
The Truly Outrageous Complete Series!

Packed with All 65 Original Episodes and All-New Special Bonus Content to be available in a Collectible 11-DVD Box Set


JEM and The Holograms: Season One 4-DVD Set will be available to own on the same day!

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. 

Our Review:
I remember watching Jem and The Holograms when I first came to the US as a teenage. I did not speak any English at the time, and I was absolutely fascinated by this cartoon series. By the time I was watching it on TV, the series was already over and I was watching the reruns. As I picked up more English, I was able to understand more of the dialogues in each episode. It definitely has been very interesting to watch the shows again and figuring out the plot I understood and the ones I just did not get because of the language barrier. Jem and The Holograms is a series about Jem, who is actually Jerrica, and her rock band the Holograms. With the help of her band, she is able to provide the income to support a foster program for girls set up by her late mother. The episodes typically revolves around Jerrica's effort in trying to keep her other identity secret and protecting Synergy.  The Holograms has two rival bands: The Misfits and The Stingers. If you watched this as a kid, you will enjoy watching this again with your own kids. The complete series has all 65 original episodes. I still can't get over the 80's hair, makeup and fashion that are clearly visible in this series. Even my husband remember watching this series as a kid and commented that people at his work still make references to it all the time. He said that every time someone says, "Outrageous," someone else would say, "Is it TRULY, TRULY, TRULY OUTRAGEOUS?" 

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine. 


lewalk said...

I saw that they are starting to show this on TV again. How cool! I guess I watched this when my sisters were little (watching it with them of course). Would love for my niece to see it. It's so funny to me, and exciting, that they are bringing back good cartoons we grew up with and making them available for our kids.


Bonnye said...

I remember singing and dancing in my living room in my FAVORITE purple dress up skirt and pretending to be Jem as a little girl! This is so awesome! I may have to get it just for nostalgia's sake!
bonnyejean at gmail dot com

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