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11.05.2009

Just the other day, I was sitting around and wondering how it was that "Jem and the Holograms" managed to escape the cartoons-adapted-to-movies trend. I assumed that JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS might've killed it for any future movies based on female-led cartoon rock bands but it turns out I might have been premature. (BTW, don't spend too much time wondering why I was sitting around thinking about "Jem.")

The truly, truly, truly outrageous rock star is making a big comeback at Hasbro that will include a new toy line and the possibility of a live-action movie. Why now? Well first, Hasbro is flush with cash after the successes of both TRANSFORMERS and GI JOE. Second, it turns out the rights to the property were tied up in legal red tape until 2008 and now that they belong solely to Hasbro, they're moving forward with a revival.

If you're unfamiliar with "Jem," I suggest you take a listen to this classic theme song. The plot was very Hannah Montana-esque with a girl living a double life as a glamorous rock star. Most of the drama revolved around the rival rock back The Misfits who look to upstage the Holograms and steal their glory. (Spoiler alert: it never works.)

Extra Tidbit: "Jem" has never been released on DVD.
Source: SciFi Squad

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11:11PM on 03/12/2010
Let's not change it and try to adapt a good thing to bad times. It's that what turns so many people off. The 2000's are gone now and its stuff isn't popular to say the least. It'll be remembered as the worst decade for entertainment and people would rather forget it altogether. The 2010's should make an attempt to improve.

The strength of Jem lies in its original concept. If the producers aren't serious about this they better fail with another Hannah Montana movie. Jem's about the music, the
Let's not change it and try to adapt a good thing to bad times. It's that what turns so many people off. The 2000's are gone now and its stuff isn't popular to say the least. It'll be remembered as the worst decade for entertainment and people would rather forget it altogether. The 2010's should make an attempt to improve.

The strength of Jem lies in its original concept. If the producers aren't serious about this they better fail with another Hannah Montana movie. Jem's about the music, the glamour and the drama in the biz. The looks should stay as they are, that includes the makeup and late teens/young adult characters. No too young kids. We can have it set trends instead of following others. It could be something else.
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12:07PM on 02/26/2010
i would love to see Jem back, either cartoon or like action, cartoon with cgi might be interesting, but they have the technology to do the holographic stuff right, maybe change the makeup, too much for today. good for 80"s though. i also have all three seasons on dvd
i would love to see Jem back, either cartoon or like action, cartoon with cgi might be interesting, but they have the technology to do the holographic stuff right, maybe change the makeup, too much for today. good for 80"s though. i also have all three seasons on dvd
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9:30AM on 12/02/2009
I would love to see Jem brought back! Love the image, where did it come from? And approximately 2/3 of the Jem series was released on Rhino DVD -- they lost the rights before the final set came out.
I would love to see Jem brought back! Love the image, where did it come from? And approximately 2/3 of the Jem series was released on Rhino DVD -- they lost the rights before the final set came out.
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9:29AM on 12/02/2009
I would love to see Jem brought back! Love the image, where did it come from? And approximately 2/3 of the Jem series was released on Rhino DVD -- they lost the rights before the final set came out.
I would love to see Jem brought back! Love the image, where did it come from? And approximately 2/3 of the Jem series was released on Rhino DVD -- they lost the rights before the final set came out.
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9:49PM on 11/05/2009
The whole has been released, you can find thereal non bootleg complete series on ebay, they also finaly released Monster Force on dvd!
The whole has been released, you can find thereal non bootleg complete series on ebay, they also finaly released Monster Force on dvd!
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5:08PM on 11/05/2009
The Silverhawks needs a treatment.
The Silverhawks needs a treatment.
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11:28AM on 11/05/2009
Just don't update it. I think this could work if the now-retro 80's appeal was left in. If it were done now, it would be just like any ex-Disney feaux angry JCPenny "rocker" tween. Basically Hannah Montana.
Just don't update it. I think this could work if the now-retro 80's appeal was left in. If it were done now, it would be just like any ex-Disney feaux angry JCPenny "rocker" tween. Basically Hannah Montana.
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11:16AM on 11/05/2009
JEM Seasons 1 & 2 was released on DVD on March 30, 2004....Amazon.com
JEM Seasons 1 & 2 was released on DVD on March 30, 2004....Amazon.com
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11:08AM on 11/05/2009

not surprised

It was just a question of WHEN and not IF it would happen. I guess the next thing is who's gonna direct.

I nominate Diablo Cody and as for the cast; just a bunch of South Beach/O.C/90210 rejects (with Stephen Baldwin as Eric Raymond)

Great! Now I can't get that damn theme song out of my head.
It was just a question of WHEN and not IF it would happen. I guess the next thing is who's gonna direct.

I nominate Diablo Cody and as for the cast; just a bunch of South Beach/O.C/90210 rejects (with Stephen Baldwin as Eric Raymond)

Great! Now I can't get that damn theme song out of my head.
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10:51AM on 11/05/2009
I've always been a Misfits man myself...
I've always been a Misfits man myself...
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10:43AM on 11/05/2009

Someone please

Toss a grenade at that studio
Toss a grenade at that studio
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9:41AM on 11/05/2009
If they do make this into live-action movie, please use Jems and the Holograms name - not Jems & something & so on. And yeah, that theme is so classic. Among my favorite cartoon theme with Sabre Rider and M.A.S.K.
If they do make this into live-action movie, please use Jems and the Holograms name - not Jems & something & so on. And yeah, that theme is so classic. Among my favorite cartoon theme with Sabre Rider and M.A.S.K.
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8:17AM on 11/05/2009

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Jem has been released on DVD by Rhino. The Complete 1st and 2nd Seasons were released as a 4-disc set, which although now out of print, I have in my collection. The 1st part of Season 3 was also released on dvd, which is also currently out of print. Amazon.com links to the out of print products are here: [link] and [link] ">
Jem has been released on DVD by Rhino. The Complete 1st and 2nd Seasons were released as a 4-disc set, which although now out of print, I have in my collection. The 1st part of Season 3 was also released on dvd, which is also currently out of print. Amazon.com links to the out of print products are here: [link] and [link]
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