Universal will unveil more animated X-Men in June

Universal Home Video will release two more volumes of the animated X-Men series this June.

The animated series “X-Men”, (not to be confused with the current Saturday morning cartoon “X-Men: Evolution”), enjoyed modest success on the Fox Kid’s Network from 1992 through 1997. Often involving slightly more mature themes than its Saturday morning counterparts, “X-Men” followed the stuggles of mutants trying to integrate with non-mutant society; some through peacful methods, and some through acts of violence.

Following last year’s release of “The Phoenix Saga”, the two new volumes will contain a fairly random selection of episodes. The first volume contains, “Birth and Rebirth: Parts 1 & 2”, “Out of the Past: Parts 1 & 2”, and “No Mutant is a Island”. The second volume will contain “Sanctuary: Parts 1 & 2”, “Proteus Parts 1 & 2”, and “Weaopn X, Lies and Video Tapes”. It should be mentioned that the coinciding VHS versions will contain a slightly different episode lineup. The discs will contain the show’s original fullscreen transfer and 2.0 Stereo sound.

Although, Universal is not releasing these episodes in their original order, the ten new episodes on DVD will be a pleasant treat for fans of the series. Both volumes will be available June 5th, and carry a suggested retail price of $24.95.

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