America’s best-loved and truly outrageous animated pop star was Jem from the memorable 80’s pop culture series JEM and The Holograms. Best known for her iconic pink hair, star shape earrings, rousing musical numbers and trend setting fashion, Jem knew how to rock her glamour, glitter, fashion and fame and influenced a generation of viewers who grew up watching this animated series.
On October 11, 2011, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Inc., will release the long-awaited JEM and The Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! 11-DVD box set, sparkling with all the episodes in the order they were intended and an exclusive extra DVD packed with bonus features, including archival material rarely seen by fans! Poised to present a hard-to-refuse offer for loyal fans, this uncompromising 11-DVD box set is collected in a specially designed box and will be made available in stores nationwide. Also available to own on the same day is the single season DVD debut of JEM and The Holograms: Season One in a 4-DVD box set.
The series “JEM and The Holograms” ran from 1985-’88 in first-run syndication and still boasts a loyal and vocal fan base. It is frequently credited with influencing fashion in the late 1980s and beyond, and launching the careers of female pop-rock stars and music groups. The series follows Jerrica Benton, whose discovery of Synergy, a powerful computer companion, allows her to transform from co-owner of Starlight Music into rock star Jem. Teaming with her sister and best friends who form The Holograms, Jem sets out to make their musical dreams come true, even as she battles against the ruthless Eric Raymond and his musical protégés.
There was an anthem to my early television years and it went like this "Jem, is truly outrageous, truly, truly, truly outrageous"!! I was a die hard Jem and The Holograms fan. I wanted to BE Jem with her rock star hair and ultra cool mini-skirts. I was sure I would grow up to be a successful lead singer for a girl band someday. Sigh. Since I am not secretly a rock star in my spare time (sorry readers!) I was more than a little excited to receive the JEM and the Holograms: Season One DVD to watch. I was able to relive my childhood dreams all over again in all its' 80's over the top glamour! This show is great. It is a true 80's classic with the fashion and music of the times. It is a kid's show but has lots of adult drama that I probably did not get back then. This one is must have for your DVD collection. I was happy to be transported back to the Starlight Music Days and have been going around the house singing JEM and The Hologram songs all week. Hey, maybe it is not too late to start that girl band! Pre-Order the full Jem series on Amazon...
or Season One...
Rock on readers!
*Disclosure: I was provided with the above mentioned DVD for purpose of my honest review. I was not compensated in any way and the views expressed are my own and my differ from yours.