With a new Jem and The Holograms film AND a new Star Wars film coming later this year, I can’t think of a better time to share the art of Ed Harrington with you.
In 1985, the truly outrageous TV show, Jem and The Holograms, premiered to the delight of young girls and boys. This new animated series focused on the dual life of beautiful Jerrica Benton, co-owner of Starlight Music, and her pop star alter-ego, Jem, lead singer for the all-girl band Jem and The Holograms.
With its unique story line combination of drama, action, romance and music, Jem and The Holograms was a smash hit and became an icon for a decade. It’s message of glamour, glitter, fashion and fame helped define a generation.
I have been trying my hardest to keep my film and TV watching relegated to horror and Halloween for the entire month of October, but sometimes a title presents itself and it is difficult to resist. Of course I am talking about the release by Shout! Factory of Jem and the Holograms – The Truly Outrageous Complete Series on DVD.
Oh joyous day Jem fans! No longer do we need to wander the woods crying out in the darkness for the laser light awesomeness that is Jem. We can go to our favorite retailer and pick up the entire season and relive the magic over and over. The set is amazing, it looks great, sounds even better and most importantly contains all 65 original episodes of this well written series, but the magic does not stop their folks, because this set also has a host of extras including:
- Retrospective featurettes, including brand-new interviews with the cast, crew and fans!
- Original toy commercials
- Video jukebox
- Animated storyboards
- Original writer’s bible
- All of the Superstar PSA clips
That is over 1500 minutes of entertainment in a box folks! A literal mountain of Jem to climb and I have been at it for over a week now. So do yourself a favor, if you a Jem fan (admit it already!) or have one in your life, pick up a copy of Jem and the Holograms – The Truly Outrageous Complete Series on DVD today.
Jem and the Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series comes out on DVD from Shout! Factory on October 11th. From the looks of these preview clips, it is going to be a solid release, so pre-order your copy today.
Jem and the Holograms – Episode Clip: “Jerrica Meets Synergy”
Jem and the Holograms – Episode Clip: “Talent Search”
Jem and the Holograms – Episode Clip: “Runaway Train Action”
Jem and the Holograms already had to worry about the Misfits, and then came along these glammed-out girl rockers gunning for their hard-won, imaginary doll-band dominance. Still, while Jem had the chops, Barbie and the Rockers have a Barbara Mandrell-meets-Kajajgoogoo vibe that cannot be replicated.
Remember anything that is worth doing Takes Work. Although if you have access to a hard work/falling in love montage, it really doesn’t take much work at all. Now move those wheelchairs people, it is time to get to work….