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Home Videos Family Home Entertainment - 27352

"Arise, Serpentor, Arise! (Parts 1-5)"
Release Date:
Family Home Entertainment - 27352
Canada (NTSC)
· US second season opening sequence
· "Arise, Serpentor, Arise!"
· US second season closing sequence

· Ron Friedman was credited for writing the script, however, this is historically inaccurate. Buzz Dixon created the story and wrote the script
· The label is white with black writing and noted that the catalog number is 27352
· The box has the dimensions of 7 7/16" x 4 3/16" x 1 1/16" and incorrectly states on the back that the tape was recorded in SLP mode and is 148 minutes
· The sticker on the box states that the tape was "Exclusively manufactured and distributed by MCA Home Video Canada a division of MCA Canada Ltd. 2450 Victoria Park Avenue, Willowdale, Ontario M2J 4A2"
· The art on the front of the box is a recreation of the 1986 toy catalog artwork, which is shown below:

Strangely, some changes were made for the video's artwork; for example, Beach Head is wearing a purple uniform and Low-Light is seen in a tan jacket
· The cover art also appears on the following videos: FHE - ID8417V, Polyband - 95801 and Video One (partially used)
· On the back of the box, Repeater, Spearhead and Skidmark are seen riding the G.I.Joe Desert Fox, however, neither the characters nor the vehicle appear in the miniseries

My thanks to Kevin Jones for helping me identify the characters and vehicle on the back cover

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