Samurai Jack was one of the titles announced to be published. Available for digital download and streaming this fall. It has more mature elements and a cohesive story that concludes Jack's journey. Watch an exclusive extra from the release below, featuring series creator Genndy Tartakovsky discussing the evolution of the beloved show over its five seasons. The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray was just released, and it contains all ten episodes of Season Five. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles. The intense fifth season concludes the journey of its time displaced iconic star, as he finally completes his mission 50 years after the events of the original series.
Take a look at just some of the trivia that awaits you behind the scenes of Samurai Jack:. Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. Continuing to captivate new fans, while maintaining a loyal following of longtime viewers, Samurai Jack: The Complete Series allows audiences to join their favorite samurai time and time again as he finds his way through the five-season journey. I re-watch them for the same reason that I visit art museums, attend live concerts, and pause during journeys from point A to point B in New York to watch dancers, acrobats, or street musicians: because I appreciate virtuosity for its own sake. The box set also features a one-of-a-kind metal art print, created especially for the show's devoted fans. Due to Mako Iwamatsu's death in 2006, Aku is voiced by Greg Baldwin in Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall and by in Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion.
Jack, who is brought to the future with only a sword, a robe, and sandals, quests to travel back in time and defeat Aku before he can take over the world. As production of the fourth season was ending, with four seasons of 13 episodes each or 52 episodes of Samurai Jack in total, Tartakovsky and the crew moved on to other projects. Seibert said in 2009 the film was being co-produced with '. Hand-selected to provide fans the ultimate Samurai Jack experience, each track takes listeners back to Season Five. It was always about the visual music that Tartakovsky, his designers, and his animators created onscreen.
With the determination to defeat the wizard and undo his destruction, Jack sets off on a daring journey to return to the past and defeat Aku once and for all. Today, Steve also adds science fiction, horror, and movies to his repertoire of nerdy fanaticism. Archived from on July 17, 2008. Arriving in movie theaters throughout the U. Adult Swim has also lined up additional releases featuring new content from the critically acclaimed series. A was produced twelve years later, resulting in a that provided a conclusion to the overarching story.
What's more, Aku has brought aliens from other planets to inhabit Earth, while destroying the habitability of the alien planets. There was no time to even think about it. Thematic and visual inspirations come from 's comic book series , including the premise of a master-less samurai warrior thrown into a dystopic future in order to battle a shape-shifting demon. If it was direct to tape, or if it was film but no one kept the negatives after it was transferred to tape or digital then it would be very expensive. Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is Aku! Archived from on November 23, 2013. Longtime fans of the series will find the same breathtaking visuals and fantastic sound production from earlier seasons, while the narrative itself takes a decidedly more mature tone. Fans can also look forward to a great deal of extras that will be included in the box set: Featuring all 62 heart-pounding episodes of the critically acclaimed animated show, Samurai Jack: The Complete Series also arrives with action-packed bonus content, including exclusive featurettes, behind the scenes looks and special commentary.
Created by celebrated animation director Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack follows a young Samurai after he is sent to the future by the evil wizard, Aku. Additional surprises are anticipated, so be sure to sign up for alerts on the — tickets go on sale to the general public on Sept. Additional surprises are anticipated; with more information, including ticketing and participating theaters, to be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can only hope that at some point Cartoon Network will release tracks from the first four seasons, though nothing to that effect has been hinted at, much less officially announced. The show ended with the airing of the four final episodes as a on September 25, 2004. His dream is to one day sell his novel or screenplay. It allows audiences and fans to venture into the mind of the creator during his development process.
Tartakovsky conceived Samurai Jack after finishing his work on his first Cartoon Network original series, , which premiered in 1996. Slated to be released sometime on October 20, Samurai Jack: The Complete Fifth Season Soundtrack is available for pre-order at the time of this writing at both the and the. Earlier this year Samurai Jack fanatics had their biggest wish come true…but what about their second biggest wish? The show ended in 2004 with its 52nd episode. The intense fifth season concludes the journey of its time displaced iconic star, as he finally completes his mission 50 years after the events of the original series. It ran for four seasons consisting of thirteen episodes apiece until September 25, 2004, without concluding the story.
The revival on Adult Swim allowed Samurai Jack to take on a more mature and darker tone when it was revived on Adult Swim. Weeks leading up to the series were accompanied by a sweepstakes giveaway sponsored by in which the grand prize was a trip for four to Japan. All special features from the videodisc releases of every season except season 4 are also included in this box set, along with new cover art for the prior 4 seasons, steelbook art for the first season's cover and redemption codes for digital versions of all episodes. Several elements of the Samurai Jack concept were reused in several video games: the features Jack, the Scotsman and Demongo as non-playable characters, while Aku is a Nano. The brawler game for , , and features Jack and the Scotsman as playable characters while Aku is an assist character, a boss and a playable character. .
This October, make like Scaramouche and boogie your way to your nearest home video merchant. Airing nightly from 8 p. And now that Samurai Jack has received a remastered Blu-ray treatment in its entirety, fans can get the full picture at long last. Gathering allies and combatting other villains along the way, Jack battles to accomplish his mission and restore the peace of the past. However, Season Five really moves into more serious realms—showing more graphic deaths than the original. Samurai Jack was inspired by Tartakovsky's enjoyment of the televised drama starring as well as his fascination with samurai culture. Mako, who previously voiced the character, passed away in 2006.
Available for digital download and streaming this fall. But that's not all, Samurai Jack fans. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! David MacKenzie, Nicholas Richards, John Idlor, Michael Fox, Rob H. Find out more about the Samurai Jack complete series box set below. Available for digital download and streaming October 20th. Archived from on February 28, 2013.