Register / Log in

View Classic Site
Latest News
Avatar: The Last Airbender
'The Complete Series' Blu-ray Disc is Confirmed for Spring
When Calls the Heart
Formal Studio Press Brief For Next Month's 'The Heart Of Homecoming'
Coroner, The
DVD Plans (Including Date and Pricing) for 'Season 2'
We'll Meet Again
Official PBS Press Release for the DVD Release Starring Ann Curry
Detectorists
RLJ/Acorn Distribute the Box Cover Art for 'Series 3' on DVD
more news
Pick of the Week
Latest Review

MacGyver
Season 1

Togetherness
The Complete 1st Season

M.A.N.T.I.S. - SURPRISE! Image Prepping DVD Release Of Short-Lived Superhero Series


June Debut Date For 'Season 1' Collection

Posted by David Lambert
1/28/2008
 
    From the creators of The Evil Dead and Army of Darkness comes the crime-fighting saga that beats them all! Using a newly-invented metal exoskeleton which provides superhuman abilities, wheelchair-bound Dr. Miles Hawkins (Alias' Carl Lumbly) embarks on a quest to rid his city of the ever-growing plague of crime terrorizing its citizens. Also starring Bobby Hosea (Independence Day) and Gina Torres (Angel, Firefly, Serenity), this action-packed series broke new ground with television's first African-American superhero and became an instant cult favorite, now available complete for the first time on DVD!
Image Entertainment is planning a treat this summer for fans of sci-fi/comic-book-hero style TV shows: M.A.N.T.I.S., the hour-long adventure show that aired on the Fox Network in 1994, is coming to DVD at last! They're calling the release "M.A.N.T.I.S. - Season 1" even though the show really only lasted a single season: there was a feature-length pilot telefilm in January 1994 and then 20 aired episodes, then 2 unaired episodes which finally made their broadcast debut in 1997 in reruns on the Sci Fi Channel.

Sam Raimi exec produced this show almost a decade before helming the first movie in the Spider-Man film trilogy. Among the guest stars - both single-appearance and recurring - that you'll find in those episodes are Don S. Davis, David Kaye, Jerry Wasserman, Gary Graham, Teryl Rothery, Lorena Gale, John D'Aquino, Vincent Schiavelli and probably a ton of others that we're overlooking.

So far Image's info is limited to the the description quoted at the top of this story, but since it says this DVD will be "complete" then we assume all of that content - 23 episodes (counting the double-length pilot as one episode) - will be included. Cost will be $49.99 SRP, and you'll be able to pick this up on June 10th. Stay tuned and we'll keep you updated with further info, including box art, just as soon as its available. Until then, call me... the Mantis!

Twitter Graphic
 
 


Link to this page:
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/MANTIS-Season-1/8874
 
All news for this show:
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/shownews/MANTIS/2142
 
More info on this show:
M.A.N.T.I.S.


Copyright 2001-2018
CBS Interactive
Contact us - Sitemap - Privacy Policy - Terms of Use
A CBS Interactive Site