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'ReBoot' and New TV Shows on DVD, Streaming Online for March 1, 2011

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 1st 2011 3:15PM
reboot shout factory dvdBefore 'The Matrix,' there was 'ReBoot.' OK, maybe that's taking it a little too far, but it's hard not to overstate the importance and influence of 'ReBoot' -- it was the first fully computer-generated animated TV series, after all.

The sci-fi adventure series, which aired on Saturday mornings in the U.S. in the mid 1990s, stood out not only because of its highly stylized (but admittedly clunky by today's standards) computer-generated visuals, but also for its ambitious serial storytelling and its sly take on the world's growing obsession with technology and video games.

Shout! Factory has released Seasons 1 and 2, packaged together, today as well as the nine-disc 'Definitive Mainframe Edition,' which features a 20-page booklet, making of doc, and episode commentary from the series creators. Shiver me templates!

Check out the other new releases available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Netflix Watch Instantly this week, after the jump ...

Also new on DVD today:

'Davey and Goliath' Volume 5

'Dickens In America'

'Sidney Sheldon's If Tomorrow Comes' (mini-series)

'Leave It to Beaver' Season 6

'Murder Investigation Team' Series 1

'Napoleon and Love' (mini-series)

'Noah's Castle' The Complete Series

'Pioneers of Television' Season 2

'Robert Kennedy & His Times' (mini-series)

New to Netflix Watch Instantly:

'Flash Gordon: Spaceship to the Unknown'

'Flash Gordon: The Deadly Ray from Mars'

'Flash Gordon: The Peril of Planet Mongo'

'Get Smart, Again!'

'Just Ask My Children'

'Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime'

'Probable Cause'

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Thanks for the great list of sites. My wife and I are watching more an more shows online. We ended our cable TV subscription two years back and have been renting a lot of movies since. http://www.channelsurf.eu

March 01 2011 at 8:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Peter H

Booooooo! Very weak Netflix selection, although the last few weeks have been fairly robust.

March 01 2011 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Mike Moody

I just report on what's newly available every week. (:

And, yes, agreed ... boo.

March 01 2011 at 5:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Peter H

No slight against you of course. I enjoy checking this post every tuesday to see what I can add to my netflix queue. Well done and thanks for the weekly updates.

March 02 2011 at 9:26 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down

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