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TV Premiere DVD Series - Escape to Questworld

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  • Released June 8, 2004
  • Region 1
  • ISBN: 9781560399858
  • UPC: 00014764265827
  • Publish Date: 2005/04/26
  • Amazon link

This is part of a Warner Brothers effort to release several television premiere episodes or pilots. The red tag is blatantly wrong; this disc only contains Escape to QuestWorld and nothing from the "classic" Quest series. A review by Paul Rudoff from Amazon.com sums up the quality:

"This is not a review of this specific title, but rather of Warner Brothers' "TV Premiere DVD" series as a whole. I would like to make you aware of my issues with features that are apparently prevalent in ALL of the titles in this series, based upon my purchase of one of these titles ("The Flintstones - The Flintstone Flyer"). Although the list of issues below was written specifically for The Flintstones DVD, I highly suspect that most (if not all) of it applies to this and all of the other titles in the "TV Premiere DVD" series. Be sure to check out The Flintstones page to see the photos that I uploaded which better illustrate the packaging and disc printing issues mentioned below.

  • The disc does not come in a plastic case, but rather in a cardboard sleeve which opens on the side. I've purchased $1 public domain DVDs from no-name companies that came in plastic slim cases, so it's appalling that a $6 DVD from a big-name company would be done so cheaply. Also, the sleeve has a hole at the top in the center where the peg would go for it to be hung on a rack like an action figure or toy. The hole has been edited out of the promo photos that Warner Bros. gave Amazon to display for the DVDs.
  • The text on the disc is very faint and hard to read - another way Warner Bros. skimped on production costs.
  • The cheapness doesn't stop at the packaging. The DVD does not contain a menu, not even a plain one. Because of this, there's an interesting glitch that happens if you let the DVD play past the episode. You see, after the episode plays, it goes to a FBI Warning on title 3, which then goes to the non-existent menu, so the player just hangs on a black screen.
  • They were even cheap in the placement of the chapters marks, which are placed every ten minutes (0:00, 10:00, and 20:00) no matter if it makes sense in the episode content for one to be there or not.
  • From what I've read, most (if not all) of the titles in the "TV Premiere DVD" series were originally released on VHS and/or laserdisc, with these DVDs being done from the VHS and laserdisc masters. The quality of The Flintstones DVD definitely appears to be better than VHS, so either it came from a laserdisc master, or not all of the titles were done from old home video masters."
  • Scans

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest: The Complete First Season Volume One

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  • Released February 17, 2009
  • Region 1
  • ISBN: 9786312619703
  • UPC: 00883929042012
  • Publish Date: 2009/02/17
  • Amazon link

This DVD contains the first thirteen episodes of the series through Trouble on the Colorado, along with one bonus feature—"Modernizing a Classic", with interviews and glimpses at concept art.

For high-resolution art of the cover and back of the release, click here and here.

Laserdisc

The Darkest Fathoms / Journey to the Serengeti

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"Journey to the Serengeti" is Ndovu's Last Journey. More information on this release would be appreciated!

VCD

The Darkest Fathoms / Return of the Anasazi / East of Zanzibar

Ndovu's Last Journey / Assault on Questworld / The Alchemist

This was sold as "Journey to the Serengeti".

VHS

Escape to Questworld / Trouble on the Colorado

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  • Released October 8, 1996
  • Running Time: Approx. 60 min.
  • Not Rated / Color / Stereo
  • Turner Home Entertainment: H1259V
  • ISBN: 9786304159910
  • UPC: 00014764125930
  • Publish Date: 1996/10/08
  • Amazon link
TITLE CODE: ESCAPE TO QUESTWORLD
    ENTER 
    URGENT/././. 
    RACE AND DR. QUEST 
    TRAPPED/./. 
    ENDANGERED BY 
    DEADLY TOXIN/././. 
    MUST SAVE 
    CYBERSPACE/./. 
    RESPOND/./. 
    OVER...

TITLE CODE: TROUBLE ON THE COLORADO
    ENTER 
    URGENT/././ 
    BEACON ACTIVATED/. 
    RENDEVOUS WITH 
    QUEST TEAM/./. 
    SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE 
    IN DANGER/./. 
    RECOVER STOLEN DATA/./. 
    RESPOND IMMEDIATELY/./. 
    OVER... 

The Alchemist / Assault on QuestWorld

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  • Released October 8, 1996
  • Running Time: Approx. 60 min.
  • Not Rated / Color / Stereo
  • Turner Home Entertainment: H1260V
  • ISBN: 9786304159927
  • UPC: 00014764126036
  • Publish Date: 1996/10/08
  • Amazon link
TITLE CODE: THE ALCHEMIST
    ENTER URGENT/././ 
    DANGEROUS BASE 
    METAL TESTS/./. 
    HADJI KIDNAPPED/./. 
    SAVE HADJI AND 
    TERMINATE 
    EXPERIMENT/./. 
    RESPOND/./. 
    OVER...

TITLE CODE: ASSAULT ON QUESTWORLD
    ENTER 
    URGENT/././ 
    COMPOUND ATTACKED/. 
    BOYS KIDNAPPED/./. 
    ALIENS SUSPECTED/./. 
    SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE 
    EXPERIMENTAL 
    ALPHA DOWNLOAD/./. 
    RESPOND 
    IMMEDIATELY/./. 
    OVER... 

Rage's Burning Wheel / Alien in Washington

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  • Released October 8, 1996
  • Running Time: Approx. 60 min.
  • Not Rated / Color / Stereo
  • Turner Home Entertainment: H1261V
  • ISBN: 9786304186855
  • UPC: 00014764126135
  • Publish Date: 1996/10/08
  • Amazon link
TITLE CODE: ALIEN IN WASHINGTON
    ENTER 
    URGENT/././ 
    NUCLEAR TESTING 
    INTERFERENCE/./. 
    ALIENS THREATEN 
    INVASION/./. 
    THWART MILITARY 
    CONFLICT/./. 
    RESPOND IMMEDIATELY/./. 
    OVER...

TITLE CODE: RAGE'S BURNING WHEEL
    ENTER 
    URGENT/././ 
    OZONE LAYER 
    COMPROMISED/./. 
    HUMANITY ENDANGERED/. 
    SPACE SHUTTLE STOLEN/. 
    INTERCEPT WITH 
    RUSSIAN CAPSULE/./. 
    RESPOND/./. 
    OVER... 

The Darkest Fathoms / Besieged in Paradise

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  • Released October 8, 1996
  • Running Time: Approx. 60 min.
  • Not Rated / Color / Stereo
  • Turner Home Entertainment: H1262V
  • ISBN: 9786304186824
  • UPC: 00014764126234
  • Publish Date: 1996/10/08
  • Amazon link
TITLE CODE: THE DARKEST FATHOMS
    ENTER 
    URGENT/././ 
    DRILLING CREW MISSING/./. 
    PIRATES SUSPECTED/./. 
    DIVE SHIP RUINS/./. 
    RECOVER CREW SHIP AND 
    LOST TREASURE/./. 
    RESPOND/./.OVER...

TITLE CODE: BESIEGED IN PARADISE
    ENTER 
    URGENT/././ 
    WHALES ENDANGERED/./. 
    QUEST TEAM UNDER ATTACK/./. 
    JESSIE LOST/./. 
    SAVE WHALES AND JESSIE/./. 
    RESPOND/./.OVER... 

Gallery

From: Merchandise