Wrapping up Pokémon’s year long anniversary celebrations with the Pokémon Movie 1-3 Collection on Blu-Ray
In 1996 Pokémon Red and Blue made their worldwide debut on the Game Boy, in the twenty years that have followed Pokémon has become one hell of an entertainment behemoth. While the franchise itself has dipped in and out of vogue it’s seen a massive resurgence this year due it’s year long 20th Anniversary celebrations!
As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations we’ve seen Pokémon GO release to much fanfare and rise to massive heights of popularity overnight. Pokémon Sun and Moon launched with rave reviews and was even heralded as the best Pokémon game ever made, regardless of Dugtrio’s choice of hairstyle. Pokémon Generations, a new series of animated shorts debuted on YouTube. Pokémon Evolutions, a new expansion to the TCG that reworked the original base set of cards with updated stats, was released and proved to be a heady trip down memory lane. The icing on the cake for the celebrations was the re-release of the original three Pokémon movies on Blu-Ray and that’s something we’ll discuss shortly.
I grew up with Pokémon, it was an intense world with fantastic creatures and deep lore, and it sucked me right in. When Pokémon Red was released in 1996 I would’ve been eight years old, how could Red’s story not captivate me, a 10 year old boy is sent out into the world on a quest of exploration and discovery. Who didn’t want to be a Pokémon trainer at that age, I for sure did and I was hooked.
My love for Pokémon was truly cemented when I saw the very first Pokémon movie at the cinema a few years later. At that point in time I was enthralled with the Pokémon TCG and partially wanted to see the film just to snag the promo cards that were being given away with a viewing of the film. While I enjoyed discovering the promo card I’d received was an Electabuzz, it was the film I truly discovered, a film that as an 11 year old I could connect with. It taught me to stand up for what I believed in and that a respect for nature was valuable and in the end that respect would pay off.
The film spoke to me that day and ever since then I’ve always had a soft spot for everything Pokémon, and that’s why I was ecstatic when news broke of a Blu-Ray release of the original three Pokémon films earlier this year. These are films I adored growing up and now as an adult I could enjoy them again.
While the new limited-edition Blu-Ray Steelbox doesn’t feature any special features or bonus materials, it does however have brand new 1080p HD transfers of each of the three original films. Watch them in glory and relive your formative years in high definition. If you ever loved Pokémon growing up or you know a child who has recently fallen for Pikachu and his gang, then the Pokémon Movie 1-3 Collection will make for a wonderful gift this Christmas. It’s also the perfect end to Pokémon’s year long 20th anniversary celebrations!
You can find a packshot of the limited-edition steelbook release of the Pokémon Movie 1-3 Collection below, along with a small description of each of the movies included in the collection.
Pokémon: The First Movie
The adventure explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo, a bio-engineered Pokémon created from the DNA of Mew, one of the rarest Pokémon of all. After escaping from the lab where it was created, Mewtwo is determined to prove its own superiority. It lures a number of talented Trainers into a Pokémon battle like never before and of course, Ash and his friends are happy to accept the challenge!
Ash’s excitement turns to fear and anger when Mewtwo reveals its plan for domination, creating powerful clones of our heroes Pokémon so it can even the imbalance between Pokémon and their Trainers. Despite Ash s protests, Mewtwo refuses to believe that Pokémon and people can be friends. But faced with the determination and loyalty of a young Trainer, Mewtwo just might have to reconsider…especially when pitted against the power of the mysterious Mew!
Pokémon The Movie 2000
Just one person can make a difference…
In the Orange Islands far south of Kanto, a Trainer named Lawrence is on a sinister quest: catching the Legendary Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres in an attempt to awaken Lugia, guardian of the sea! When Ash and friends arrive, the islanders ask him to gather three elemental orbs from different islands. As the weather across the world goes out of control, it becomes clear that the capture of the Legendary trio has thrown the environment out of balance! With Lugia s help, can Ash find the orbs, restore the balance, and be the chosen one that everyone turns to?
Pokémon 3: The Movie
A crystal catastrophe is unleashed upon Greenfield, and Ash, Pikachu, and friends must figure out how to undo the damage to the once-beautiful town. But the unthinkable happens when Ash s mother is kidnapped by the powerful Entei, a Pokémon thought to have existed only in legend. Now Ash must go to her rescue, uncertain of what he ll uncover when he unlocks the real secret power behind the unbelievable turn of events: a young girl whose dream world is being turned into a nightmarish reality by the mysterious and unstoppable Unown!
To wrap up this article and in honour of my love affair with Pokémon and it’s anniversary celebrations, we’re currently giving away a copy of The Pokémon Movie 1-3 Collection on limited-edition Blu-Ray Steelbook over on twitter. To enter simply follow @TheNerdRecites on twitter and retweet one of our competition tweets, one of which is embedded below:
— The Nerd Recites ⛄ (@TheNerdRecites) December 16, 2016
The competition ends on the 18th December at 23:59 GMT. To be eligible for entry you must be over 16 years of age and be resident in the United Kingdom. Winner will be chosen via lottery and we will notify the lucky person via DM and to arrange delivery.
The Pokémon Movie 1-3 Collection is available to buy now on limited-edition Blu-Ray Steelbook and DVD.
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