X-MEN Volumes 3 and 4 DVD Review

Posted 11 years ago by Television


If there’s one cartoon from my childhood that I had been dying to go back to, but never got around to it, it is definitely X-Men. To me, X-Men was an after-school staple in the 90s. I loved the animation style and the action, as well as the 2-4 part series’ that frequented the show. The series ran from 1992 to 1997, and aired on Fox Kids, and later was syndicated on the Disney XD.

Back in April, Volumes 1 and 2 of X-Men were released on DVD, and last week Disney followed up with Volume 3 and Volume 4.

Volume 3

The two disc Volume 3 set contains 15 episodes, taken from the third and fourth season of the show. This set contains the popular Dark Phoenix Saga, as well as a couple two-part stories, and many single episode stories.

Disc One

  • Savage Land, Strange Heart (Part 1)
  • Savage Land, Strange Heart (Part 2)
  • Obsession
  • The Dark Phoenix: Dazzled (Part 1)
  • The Dark Phoenix: The Inner Circle (Part 2)
  • The Dark Phoenix: The Dark Phoenix (Part 3)
  • The Dark Phoenix: The Fate of The Phoenix (Part 4)

Disc Two

  • Cold Comfort
  • Orphan’s End
  • The Juggernaut Returns
  • Nightcrawler
  • Weapon X, Lies and Videotape
  • One Man’s Worth (Part 1)
  • One Man’s Worth (Part 2)
  • Courage

The video and audio is what we’ve come to expect from TV DVD releases, and unfortunately there are no bonus features, but the point of owning these sets is just to have access to the episodes again. For me, it was nice to be able to see episodes featuring characters besides the main roster, such as Iceman, Nightcrawler, Bishop, Shard, and Morph.

Volume 4

This set contains 14 episodes from the fourth season, spread across two discs. Much like the Dark Phoenix Sage was the main event in Volume 3, Beyond Good and Evil headlines this one. If you dont’ remember, it’s the epic time travel tale starting with Apocalypse and Cable in the year 3999. Good old Apoc’ tries his hardest to severely trash the space-time continuum, but the X-Men step in and save the day.

Disc One

  • Proteus (Part 1)
  • Proteus (Part 2)
  • Sanctuary (Part 1)
  • Sanctuary (Part 2)
  • Beyond Good and Evil (Part 1)
  • Beyond Good and Evil (Part 2)
  • Beyond Good and Evil (Part 3)
  • Beyond Good and Evil (Part 4)

Disc Two

  • Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-mas
  • The Lotus and the Steel
  • Love in Vain
  • Secrets, Not Long Buried
  • Xavier Remembers
  • Family Ties

If you were a fan of the show, you definitely need to do yourself a favor and pick these sets up. With only one more season left to go, there will probably be one last DVD to release, and then we can die happy knowing that we own the entire series.

X-Men was definitely one of the great cartoons of the 90s, and unlike some other shows that we remember being great, this one is still very watchable.

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