'70s SHAZAM! TV Series Coming To DVD; Cover Art Revealed

Filmation's 1970's live action Shazam! series is coming to DVD for the very first time, and if you pre-order the 3 disc set at WBshop.com you will also receive a variant cover featuring art by Jerry Ordway. Check it out past the jump..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 9/4/2012


I had heard of this show but I've actually never seen so much as a snippet of footage. I'm going to go ahead and assume it's dated quite a bit, but I am curious to see it for myself. Here's the official synopsis.

By uttering a single magic word young Billy Batson transforms himself into the world's mightiest mortal, Captain Marvel. The acronym of the first letters of the names of the six elders who train Billy with their respective special gifts: Solomon, wisdom; Hercules, strength; Atlas, stamina; Zeus, power; Achilles, courage; and Mercury, speed, in a word...SHAZAM! Now, the entire series is available in this 3-disc set featuring every exciting episode of this classic television show!


Shazam! comes to DVD October 23rd.









Source: Via SHH
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musashi - 9/4/2012, 12:31 PM
Shazam would make a great kids movie. It could be like "Big" but with super powers. C'mon DC, you have ALL of your properties, get off your butt and make some of these!

But would they be able to call him Captain Marvel?
jessepostal - 9/4/2012, 12:40 PM
Haha I have the series an it doesnt hold up well at all, but if you've never seen it it's worth the time warp and cheesy look. There was a cartoon too
marcvader1 - 9/4/2012, 12:43 PM
Used to love this as a kid.
marvel72 - 9/4/2012, 12:51 PM
i've got this on dvd.......

bvann21070 - 9/4/2012, 1:00 PM
its on youtube along with iris also
PsyGuy - 9/4/2012, 1:07 PM
o_O
amxt - 9/4/2012, 1:58 PM
SHAAAAA-CHEESE!
Bodwulf - 9/4/2012, 2:05 PM
I know going back and seeing this will be nostalgic and fun.
GLprime2814 - 9/4/2012, 2:08 PM
Always get butterfly's in my gut when I watch nostalgic stuff. Might get just for that.
razor - 9/4/2012, 2:18 PM
It certainly doesn't even hold up in a campy way like the 60s Batman show, but it was pretty popular amongst the 8 year olds at the time. However, I did enjoy the episodes where Captain Marvel teamed up with Isis. As a young boy, her short skirt aroused a lot of curiousity.
TheFox - 9/4/2012, 2:22 PM
Wow! I love the box art-- I just wish it was attached to something I would actually buy at some point. But from what I've seen of this show, it was pretty damn awful, so I doubt I'll be getting this one...

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HeadPool420 - 9/4/2012, 2:32 PM
I used to love this show as a kid! I met one of the producers who was working for WB's Shazam movie a few years ago! Cool guy but sadly he had Marvel Comics Captain Marvel for research! No joke I Asked him about it and he said Shazam! I started laughing an told him the difference between the Marvel Captain Marvel and DC's Shazam! That's how Hollywood does their research! And everyone wonders why so many CBM's are shitty! Cool part of the story is he gave me the Marvel comics he had for research!
RipperSavage - 9/4/2012, 2:35 PM
This was just a very small budget Saturday morning TV show aimed at the very young,
Any critiques of it is really a waste of time. Like critiquing Spider-Man on Electric Company.
It was a simple show that tried to give kids a message.

RobLiefeldFan - 9/4/2012, 4:25 PM
Damn Comicbookmovie users hate CHEESE!!!!! LMAO!!!!..LOL Great Bunch
lokibane2012 - 9/4/2012, 4:42 PM
SHAZAM!
FEJ - 9/4/2012, 6:08 PM
Yes it was cheesy and corny and he didn't fight any actual villains but it was all we had and it was great at that time. Will definitely add it to my collection. SHAZAM !!!!!!!!
gaikinger - 9/4/2012, 10:45 PM
MENTOR!!
gaikinger - 9/4/2012, 10:47 PM
what about Xina? Ark 2? Space Acadamey?
FOOM - 9/4/2012, 11:03 PM
Shazam was painfully embarrassing.Thank god even as a kid I knew a steaming pile of dung when I smelled it. Shitzam!
plasticman - 9/5/2012, 6:28 AM
If you have a hard time sitting through all of the episods of The Flash tv series, then this is about five steps below that. I wish they would have an MST3K version of this release along side it. That would make it viewable.
ChaosLord - 9/5/2012, 12:23 PM
HOLY CRAP!!!! YES!!!!

I grew up on this show and it made me want to buy a Winebago and a costume and save the world with an Elvis harido!!!

OK, so some dreams are not realized yet...but I can hope!

I WILL be ordering this for my movie collection!!!
FOOM - 9/5/2012, 2:38 PM
SupermanDarrel. Legends of the Superheroes was easily my biggest disappointment of 1979. It'll never get that bad ever again. Remember that.

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