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G.I. Joe: The Movie
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A 40,000-year-old race of snake people resurface, and with help of Serpentor, Desto, Baroness and Dr. Mindbender, plan to eliminate all of mankind and rebuild Cobrala. Once rulers of Earth, the Snake people were driven underground by ice-age temperatures. While in exile, they developed a plant whose spores turn ordinary men into mindless, weak animals. The key to their plan is G.I. Joe's secret project--the Broadcast Energy Emitter. Only this device generates enough heat so that the spores can mature. Humankind's very existance depends on G.I. Joe, but are they strong enough, smart enough, cunning enough to fight a warrior race with 40,000 years of experience?

Our favorite American hero has returned in this rerelease of the now cult-classic G.I. Joe movie from 1987. Once again G.I. Joe must protect the world from total obliteration. Cobra, the deadliest of foes and leader of an underground race of snake people, is proving to be a great threat to humankind. After spending many generations underground, he plans to take over the world again (with the help of his evil foes Pythona and Serpentor) by releasing deadly spores into the atmosphere. These spores can transform all life into the weakest of creatures, which means humans could potentially devolve into amoebas. However, in order to accomplish this, Cobra must acquire the Broadcast Energy Transmitter. (The BET activates the spores.) Luckily G.I. Joe is there to stop Cobra and his evil army. There are terrific fight scenes in which nobody gets hurt (like in all great A-Team episodes) and the cartoon style is true to the G.I. Joe character. All your favorite G.I. Joe characters are here, including Falcon, Bazooka, Alpine, Duke, Snowjob, and Roadblock. Starring voices also help lend a hand: Don Johnson, Burgess Meredith, and Sergeant Slaughter. Forever and always G.I. Joe will be "fighting for freedom wherever there's trouble, over land and sea and air!" --Samantha Allen Storey

Customer Reviews:

  • A fun time for Joe Fans
    This movie had its problems, but looking at it now I see a lot of fun. I remember as a kid I didn't like some of the things that happened in the movie. Now I see it as a good mix of G.I. Joe and science fiction two things I have always loved. I never thought of G.I. Joe as science fiction as a kid, but looking back I wonder how I missed all the the super science G.I. Joe had in it. The move's big flaw is that the characters from the show were not used that much in it. They focused on new characters who we didn't get enough time to really care about like we did the old favorites. Still, it is a movie all Joe fans should see. I have shown it to some who have never seen an episode of G.I. Joe and they loved it. It got them to look at the other episodes. Check it out... and... Yo Joe!...more info
  • Even with the lack of Snake Eyes this is still my favorite animated film
    G.I. Joe the movie had it all when released in 1987. Action, humor and new characters. The plot which introduces new characters such as Falcon, Jinx, Tunnel Rat & Law is stil awe inspiring. While the villians such as Sepenator and Cobra Commandor play the villian roles perfectly. I love this movie and watching nowadays as a 20 year old man takes me back to my childhood of playing with toys. If you loved G.I. Joes as a chlid and haven't seen this movie you're in for a treat. I can't wait for the live action movie that comes out next summer....more info
  • G.I. Joe: The Movie
    In anticipation of the upcoming live-action, Tranformers-style Joe film, this old animated G.I. Joe: The Movie is perfect to whet the grown-up-kid appetite. All the familiar characters are here, with the '80s style of cartoon violence- nobody gets hurt. ("Heroes," anyone?) As drama, it's exactly what you'd expect - a familiar cartoon. As nostalgia, it's priceless....more info
  • classic
    i loved it growing up and now my son loves watching it-still a classic and i think its better than transformers the movie....more info
  • Exuberantly patriotic and gloriously, wonderfully stupid
    This is the kind of cheerfully mindless drivel that your well-meaning parents discouraged you from watching. The plot jumps from place to place with blinding speed, the characters have absolutely NO regard to order and good discipline, and the situations depicted are just unbelieveable. BUT IT WORKS!!! Suspend disbelief and add this one to your collection. Take it out and watch it whenever the America bashers get you down....more info
  • G.I. Joe the Movie
    Never received this movie from the seller. Had to wait a month to see if I ever did get it. Now I'm in the process of waiting two more weeks to get my money back. The seller refused to contact me after I requested she do so. Amazon told me to wait longer. Not happy with either the seller or Amazon since it was Amazon that named this seller for me to purchase the movie from....more info
  • Another Piece of 80's History. YO JOE!!!!!
    Another mainstay of 80's children's cartoons I bought this DVD is my attempts to "recapture my childhood" and I AIN'T disappointed!!! The movie itself was okay but the DVD extras are what make this a "must-keep" for me. For the uninitiated, here's a rundown:

    Plot synopses: GI Joe (America's top military force) battles against Cobra (evil terrorist organization trying to take over the world). It this particular movie, the Joes try to stop Cobra from devolving the world through these organic spores. In this movie the true ancient origins of Cobra(la) are FINALLY revealed.

    The movie marked a landmark in GI Joe storylines. (Personally, I thought it was sorta the beginning of the end...) Most the old-time favorite Joes and Cobras appeared. Many new characters also made their debut (Lt. Falcon, the Renegades, Nemesis Enforcer, etc). However, the movie itself, in my opinion is NOT the best feature of this DVD. The exclusive DVD features are!!!

    Exclusive DVD features: TWENTY-FIVE (25) ORIGINAL G.I. JOE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS (you know, those "knowing is half the battle" things they aired at the end of each episode for the kids!!!) Two (2) movie trailers. Two (2) vintage action figure commercials (too waaay back even for me. Can't believe how cheesy those back in the day commercials were). A shameless plug for VHS tapes of G.I. Joe and Transformer cartoons.

    The DVD extras truly make this a "Collector's edition." DEFINITELY a piece of 80's nostalgia. Those PSA's RULED!!!

    Here's my rundown:

    GREAT: The DVD features especially those PSA's. "Knowing is half the battle!!!"

    Good: The action, soundtrack and animation. They sure don't make kids cartoons like this anymore!!!!

    So-so: The movie trailers.

    Bad: Those cheesy vintage action figure commercials. The shameless plug.

    DEFINITELY a collector's item for any G.I. Joe or 80's cartoon fan. Recommended viewing for anyone who never grew up watching these but who are indeed fans of good animation.

    Highly recommended....more info

  • G.I. Joe the Movie
    Never received this movie from the seller. Had to wait a month to see if I ever did get it. Now I'm in the process of waiting two more weeks to get my money back. The seller refused to contact me after I requested she do so. Amazon told me to wait longer. Not happy with either the seller or Amazon since it was Amazon that named this seller for me to purchase the movie from....more info
  • Highly enjoyable, a wonderful walk down memory lane
    I remember watching the movie (or rather mini-series) on the USA Network before walking to my bus stop at 7:30am in a 5-part miniseries or something, hosted by Sgt. Slaughter. Great fun.

    Good voice acting, fun action. Amusing to watch. I'm assuming you've read the Amazon.com description so I won't go over anything you already know.

    Not exactly how I remember it but still good. Of course kiddy-ized in some parts but overall, not too bad. "Good news, Duke's come out of his coma!" Oh boy. My only real gripe with the movie was the paltry love story between Jinx and Falcon, which was more a personal gripe than critical.

    The animation in it makes me wonder. At times it seems very clean, very well done while at others sloppy and haphazard almost. The included service annoucements are very amusing to watch, if not just reading the titles, "Dog bite" ; "Suffocation". Oh boy. The commercials, referred to as 'vintage' are all right if you can remember them. Just a nifty little addition.

    Hmm, 3-stars? Yeah. I wouldn't call this a great piece of animation, something on line with like Tarzan heavens no. It's almost a feature-length commercial. But it's fun, and if you have fond memories of the cartoon or toy line pick it up. Don't mock it too harshly though, but there will be times you'll have trouble restraining. :o)...more info

  • G.I. Joe: The Movie
    I know it was an 80's children's cartoons I decided to buy this DVD is my attempts to "recapture my childhood" and I wasn't disappointed! The movie itself was okay but the DVD extras are what make this a "must-keep" for me. It this particular movie, the Joes try to stop Cobra from deeolving the world through these organic spores. In this movie the true ancient origins of Cobra(la) are FINALLY revealed.

    The movie marked a landmark in GI Joe storylines. Most the old-time favorite Joes and Cobras appeared. Many new characters also made their debut (Lt. Falcon, the Renegades, Nemesis Enforcer, etc). However, the movie itself may NOT be the best feature of this DVD. The exclusive DVD features are. This movie may be the begining and the end of the era or cartoon. You can be the judge of this....more info
  • Great animation, outstanding intro, sad plot. Very sad.
    The last of the "good quality" GI Joe animation productions. When I first saw the intro scene with that new Cobra/GI Joe song I was like, "Wow, this is gonna rock"! Then the assault on the Terrordrome was also sweet. Then a cool fight scene in the artic. Then it all began to go downhill the moment Cobra Commander said, "I know where we can find shelter."

    Then the plot just turns.. VERY lame. You find out Cobra Commander is really from a snake-like living being race (think Zerg if you play Starcraft) and that they are planning on turning the entire race to mindless mutants except for those under Cobra-la's ice dome. Cobra Commander turns into a snake. Falcon is a ..brat (and the main character!). All sort of plot holes just pop into your brain (like, "if the whole world is mutants, how do we get anybody to serve us?", and "if they need the BET that badly, why don't we just destroy it instead of trying to protect it? It only costs $1 billion anyway.")

    As a DVD though, it's pretty good. Enough extras (love those service clips) and such.

    I didn't like the introduction of the new characters because you really didn't have much time to develop them (except Jinx)......more info

  • "Cobra La-La-La-La-LAME!!!"
    You have gotta be kidding, this movie utterly sucks. As every Joe-Head knows, G.I. Joe jumped the shark upon the inclusion of Serpentor, and this "movie" aired long after that, when the entire property was in its final death throes. It was supposed to be released in theaters but after Transformers: The Movie bombed at the box office (it staged a posthumous comeback on video years later) Hasbro decided to yank the theatrical release and relegated it to TV, which was more than it deserved. This fetid stinker should never have survived the pitch meeting....more info
  • yo' joe
    What can I say,the second most popular movie I have ever seen when I was a little boy. G.I.JOE the movie is a classic I am so glad they brought it back so my kid can see what a real cartoon is all about. I don't dislike every cartoon I see my kid watch ,I just prefer my kid to watch the classic cartoons because like they always said,"Knowing is half the Battle."...more info
  • Dated? Of course!
    It's hardly a coincidence that the popularity of "G.I. Joe" peaked during the Reagan/Bush years and then died off when Clinton came into office. It's also little surprise that the later series of toys included the "D.E.F.-Drug Enforcement Force" line. Nationalistic? Naturally. Violent? Somewhat. Unrealistic? Highly. A lot of the plots were just plain ludicrous ("Eau de Cobra" and "Cold Slither" come to mind). But culturally, "G.I. Joe" has had a lasting impact on the youth of today's late twenty-somethings: if you're skeptical, ask any twenty-five year-old male who was living in the US in the eighties if he knows who Flint's girlfriend was. There are probably a lot of females who know, too. It's certainly arguable that the show was just thinly-disguised marketing for little pieces of plastic; in fact, I would argue that it had a greater impact on merchandising than on promoting violence. Violent overtones aside, kids probably wouldn't want the action figures of characters who were killed in action anyway. It's a product of American culture and politics of the 1980's, when "conservative friendly" television was the norm. (Consider your "renegade do-gooder" shows like "The A-Team," "Knight Rider," and "The Dukes of Hazzard.") Whether or not you agree with the politics or mentality inherent in the content, we can learn almost as much about 80's life from "G.I. Joe" cartoons as you can learn about ancient societies from pottery fragments. "G.I. Joe" is a cultural artifact, the same way Japanese animation is a direct product of Japanese culture. A formula like this probably wouldn't fly today, but it still holds a lot of nostalgic value for those of us who were there. And, hey, you get to hear Mercer (the only Joe team member from West Virginia) make fun of Falcon (Don Johnson), and that's pretty cool in my book. Personally, I'm more offended by Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July" (and its overtly political distortion of actual historical events) than the efforts of animated characters to thwart a snake-man dictator and his metal-faced henchman, but that's just me....more info
  • Inspired casting and brilliant writing
    Brilliant to get Burgess Meredith, who played the tragically martyred journalist Ernie Pyle in the original movie of the STORY OF G.I. JOE, to take the role of Globulus in this sequel made some 40 years later! Okay, it's not strictly a sequel, but talk about going over from the forces of light over to the dark side! No one does it better than Burgess Meredith, as he proved playing the Penguin in the 1960s TV series of BATMAN, and now here in the middle of this stylish movie cartoon.

    Some complain that the emotional tone of the movie is too different from the TV series we all grew up watching. On the other hand some of the exact same writers were employed on both, including Ron Friedman, who wrote "Revenge of the Cobra." I saw his movie (that he wrote) BROTHER BEAR and I'm looking forward to his next animated special, Disney's new one CHICKEN LITTLE.

    Friedman also wrote the TRANSFORMERS MOVIE. Where the hell is his OSCAR? Better send in Tunnel Rat and Dial Tone to retrieve it, boys!...more info
  • G.I. Joe: The Movie
    I know it was an 80's children's cartoons I decided to buy this DVD is my attempts to "recapture my childhood" and I wasn't disappointed! The movie itself was okay but the DVD extras are what make this a "must-keep" for me. It this particular movie, the Joes try to stop Cobra from deeolving the world through these organic spores. In this movie the true ancient origins of Cobra(la) are FINALLY revealed.

    The movie marked a landmark in GI Joe storylines. Most the old-time favorite Joes and Cobras appeared. Many new characters also made their debut (Lt. Falcon, the Renegades, Nemesis Enforcer, etc). However, the movie itself may NOT be the best feature of this DVD. The exclusive DVD features are. This movie may be the begining and the end of the era or cartoon. You can be the judge of this....more info
  • A great movie to remember when you were a kid !
    My gosh ! I had this movie taped on VHS and loved it when I was about 5 years old. This movie was great action ! Though I already lost the vhs video which was very sad indeed but on DVD makes it all better. I love the opening and ending themes to this G.I. Joe movie. Me and my sister would try to sing the lyrics to it but would never get it right. This movie now deals with Corba Commander not in charge which they now have Serpentor, which is really cool in charge of the Cobra organization. But then they later join up with a new gang of Cobra named Cobra-La (I think that's how you spell it). My favorite moment and this movie was when Sgt. Slaghter was pounding on that guy who had wings....more info
  • Lack of Snake Eyes kill this movie
    Also unlike the Transformers movie, it doesnt play like a movie, it just has the same score from the Tv series and kinda plays like one long episode....more info
  • Classic 1980's Nostalgia-I Love It!
    This movie was it back in 1987 for 10 year olds like me! The opening sequence that has Cobra launching an all out attack on the Statue of Liberty while the Joes fight them off is unforgettable and one of the coolest movie intros ever. Then we get the fantastic assault on Cobra Island by a seemingly unstoppable assailant that ends with Serpentor's throne room being infiltrated. Classic. The intro of new Joes and Cobra La didn't sit well with some but the movie itself is full of great action and dramatic moments. The scene where a blinded Roadblock barely escapes Cobra La, rescues an injured and left for dead Cobra Commander and carries him piggyback style to safety is a great example of this. The animation is the best it ever was for the series with alot of cool effects. Although the origins and histories of characters in the cartoon differ greatly from Larry Hama's excellant Marvel Comics series of the 1980's and early 90's G.I. Joe was one of the finest action cartoons of its time which was a golden age of after school viewing with great cartoons like He-Man & The Masters of the Universe, Transformers, Voltron, Thundercats, Robo-Tech, MASK, Wheeled Warriors, C.O.P.S., The Real Ghostbusters and Duck Tales. This is a must have for kids of the 1980's! ...more info
  • "Cobra La-La-La-La-LAME!!!"
    You have gotta be kidding, this movie utterly sucks. As every Joe-Head knows, G.I. Joe jumped the shark upon the inclusion of Serpentor, and this "movie" aired long after that, when the entire property was in its final death throes. It was supposed to be released in theaters but after Transformers: The Movie bombed at the box office (it staged a posthumous comeback on video years later) Hasbro decided to yank the theatrical release and relegated it to TV, which was more than it deserved. This fetid stinker should never have survived the pitch meeting....more info
  • Classic 1980's Nostalgia-I Love It!
    This movie was it back in 1987 for 10 year olds like me! The opening sequence that has Cobra launching an all out attack on the Statue of Liberty while the Joes fight them off is unforgettable and one of the coolest movie intros ever. Then we get the fantastic assault on Cobra Island by a seemingly unstoppable assailant that ends with Serpentor's throne room being infiltrated. Classic. The intro of new Joes and Cobra La didn't sit well with some but the movie itself is full of great action and dramatic moments. The scene where a blinded Roadblock barely escapes Cobra La, rescues an injured and left for dead Cobra Commander and carries him piggyback style to safety is a great example of this. The animation is the best it ever was for the series with alot of cool effects. Although the origins and histories of characters in the cartoon differ greatly from Larry Hama's excellant Marvel Comics series of the 1980's and early 90's G.I. Joe was one of the finest action cartoons of its time which was a golden age of after school viewing with great cartoons like He-Man & The Masters of the Universe, Transformers, Voltron, Thundercats, Robo-Tech, MASK, Wheeled Warriors, C.O.P.S., The Real Ghostbusters and Duck Tales. This is a must have for kids of the 1980's! ...more info
  • Too bad America can't do nothing this creative anymore. Japan could teach this young generation something!
    This movie change the way we look at cartoon's forever. Kids were blown away by the animation the way the drawing's were so mature looking and not cartoony. Back then U.S.A. could make good orginal cartoons, drawing them almost like it's an anime. The Joe's deal with an 40,000 year old race of snake which looks half snake half human. Shargent Slutter the wrestler had his cartoon character on this movie. The action is way cooler in this movie then the series....more info