Samurai Jack: The Complete Seasons 1-4 [8 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 17119431
  • Release Date: 05/27/2008
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Closed Captioned


Opening with three back-to-back half-hour episodes, the first season of Samurai Jack wastes no time in setting up its premise: an ancient, Samurai-trained Japanese prince, nicknamed "Jack" by accident, hopscotches through time and space in hopes of toppling the centuries-old reign of terror of villainous shape-shifting sorcerer Aku. These and all subsequent episodes are designated by Roman numerals (I, II, III, and so on) and an alternate title, in the manner of a venerable folk legend. Endowed with his father's magic sword, Samurai Jack pursues Aku into the distant future, where our hero meets a group of archeologist dogs (who look and sound like Rocky and His Friends' Mister Peabody) who agree to help him in his efforts to thwart Aku. In subsequent episodes (set in a variety of time frames), Jack gets mixed up in the long-standing rivalry between the "Woolies" and the "Chritchellites," is blasted to a space colony with a group of pilgrims hoping to escape Apu's tyranny, heads below the waves to a sunken city and a race of amphibians, and comes up against Warrior Women, Lava Monsters, Gangster, and at least one Scotsman -- not to mention his own evil clone. In keeping with the series' efforts to throw the viewer off balance from time to time, episode "XIII" (aka "Aku's Fairy Tale") goes so far off the beaten path that Samurai Jack isn't even in it! Season one concludes with episode "XX" (aka "Jack and the Monks"), wherein Jack's search for the gateway to the past takes him to the sacred Mountain of Fatoom, where the truth will set him free -- if indeed, it is the truth! ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew

  • Phil LaMarr - Samurai Jack
  • Mako - Aku

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ground breaking, Award winning


    Genndy Tartakovsky really hit it out of the park with this series. In a time where most animations are computer generated, this was all drawn by hand. He also insisted on another method that went against the norm... no black outlines. Many of the episodes are brilliantly written, and I know of at least one that won an Emmy (based on the story of the 300 Spartans). If you a fan of animation, you will love Samurai Jack!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolute work of Art.


    Released in early 2000, 'Samurai Jack' remains to be a series of brilliance that could surpass most CGI films in action, horror, comedy, science-fiction or for sheer adventure. Gaining fans such as George Lucas, this series is a constant surprise that will lead you wanting to watch over and over again. This series could rank the top 100 in animations with Bugs Bunny and the Disney doubt about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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