Jem on DVD

Jem fans had to wait all the way to 2002 until a few episodes were released on DVD. The UK was first, but with only two episodes. In 2004, after alot of begging and petitions by Jem fans, Rhino finally put out 45 episodes on DVD. But since Rhino failed to put out the last bunch of episodes, it wasn't until 2010 that we got the later episodes including the Stingers in good quality, but in French. And finally the entire series was released in English on DVD in 2011.

Girls World DVDs, 2002 by Metrodome Distribution (UK):

Collection of five episodes, one from each of the cartoons.

  • Volume 1
    Episodes: "Adventure In China".
    Contains the cartoons: Jem, My Little Pony, Moon Dreamers, Little Ghosts, and Pongwiffy. No title screen on the episode.
    Description on back: "Jerrica Benton's father has left her a very special gift. It's Synergy, a hologram system that can create illusions of anything, anywhere, anytime. Jerrica uses Synergy to create Jem, her alter ego and the lead singer of Jem & The Holograms."

  • Volume 2
    Episodes: "The Rock Fashion Book".
    Contains the cartoons: Jem, My Little Pony, My Little Pony Tales, Moon Dreamers, the Charmkins.
    Description on back: Description on back: "JEM - Jem is the hottest female singer in the pop world and the lead singer of the sensational Holograms. They romp through a series of exciting adventures in an ultra-glamorous world as they compete with rival band The Misfits. Fashion and music mix with mystery and thrills in the exciting world of Jem and the Holograms.".
DVD, 2003 by Film Factory AB (Sweden):

Sweden was the first country in the world that managed to put out the first five episodes on DVD. It was the same company that released the Spice Jem videos, without the "Spice" this time. On the cover are some of the voice actors' names. This is the only DVD that was released of Jem in Sweden, the episodes from the second and third VHS are not included here. Includes Norwegian and Danish voices, which was a great bonus.

  • Jem
    Episodes: Truly Outrageous five parter movie.
    Description on back: "På dagarna är hon Jerrica Benton, men på kvällarna förvandlas hon till den berömda rockstjärnan Jem. Jem och hennes grupp The Holograms blir utmanade att ställa upp i en rockbandstävling. Motståndarna är rockgruppen The Misfits, som leds av Eric Raymond - en elak figur som gör allt vad som står i hans makt för att The Holograms skall förlora. Vinnarna av rockbandstävlingen kommer att få kontrollen över skivbolaget Starlight Music, och lockas dessutom med ett stort filmkontrakt. In i det sista är det ovisst vem som kommer att ta hem segern i rocktävlingen. Jem och The Holograms eller The Misfits..?".

DVDs, 2004 by Rhino Home Video, Rhinomation:

Fantastic restored picture quality. Dolby 5.1 audio. "Play Songs" Feature. Both DVD's were released in two versions, with and without a hologram cover. Alot of episodes contain the wrong theme song.
(The following 20 episodes would have been released on a third DVD collection called Season 3 - Part Two: "Journey To Shangri-La", "The Middle Of Nowhere", "Renaissance Woman", "Out Of The Past", "Britrock", "Journey Through Time", "Hollywood Jem Part One - For Your Consideration...", "Hollywood Jem Part Two- And The Winner Is...", "The Stingers Hit Town Part One", "The Stingers Hit Town Part Two", "Video Wars", "Beauty And The Rock Promoter", "Homeland, Heartland", "Midsummer Night's Madness", "The Day The Music Died", "That Old Houdini Magic", "Straight From The Heart", "A Change Of Heart", "Riot's Hope", "A Father Should Be...".

  • Jem and the Holograms: The complete first and second seasons
    The first eight episodes are the final versions with the most retakes and extra scenes. Insert. Inside, 2, 3, 4, 5. Back.
    Description on back: "After her father passes away, Jerrica Benton inherits half of his company, Starlight music. The other half has been given to the ruthless Eric Raymond. Raymond plans to exploit Starlight to promote a new band called "The Misfits." Jerrica doesn't believe that this was her father's plan, but she is powerless to do anything about it. That is until a remarkable computer companion named Cynergi enters her life. With a huge supply of instruments left by her father and using Cynergi's impressive powers, Jerrica, her sister Kimber, and their friends are transformed into a rock band named "The Holograms." Now, as the lead singer Jem, Jerrica sets out to make The Holograms dreams a reality, and at the same time keep a group of young girls, a boyfriend Rio, and the record company happy. What's a girl to do? Included in this four-disc collection are 26 totally outrageous episodes of everyone's favorite superstar, Jem.".

    Special features:

    • Commentary tracks on episodes 23 & 26 by writer/executive story editor Christy Marx
    • Interview with Christy Marx
    • Interview with the voice of Jem, Samantha Newark
    • Public Service Announcements
    • Excerpts from the Jem production bible

    Disc one:

    • The Beginning
    • Disaster
    • Kimber's Rebellion
    • Frame Up
    • The Battle Of The Bands
    • Starbright Part One: "Falling Star"
    • Starbright Part 2: "Colliding Stars"

    Disc two:

    • Starbright Part Three: "Rising Star"
    • The World Hunger Shindig
    • Adventure In China
    • Last Resorts
    • In Stitches
    • The Music Awards Part 1
    • The Music Awards Part 2

    Disc three:

    • The Rock Fashion Book
    • Broadway Magic
    • In Search Of The Stolen Album
    • Hot Time In Hawaii
    • The Princess And The Singer
    • Island Of Deception
    • Old Meets New

    Disc four:

    • Intrigue At The Indy 500
    • The Jem Jam Part 1
    • The Jem Jam Part 2
    • Culture Clash
    • Glitter And Gold

  • Jem and the Holograms: Season 3 - Part one
    19 more episodes. Insert. Inside, 2. Back.
    Description on back: "The outrageous adventures continue as Jem And The Holograms battle The Misfits up and down the charts! This first half of the third season features the exciting two-part "The Talent Search" and the discovery of Raya, Jem And The Holograms' newest drummer, as well as the controversial Misfits episod "Roxy Rumbles" and the rousing "The Bands Break Up," where both bands realize the importance of teamwork and togheterness as their songwriters threaten to leave. Season 3, Part One features 3 discs with 19 episodes - over 7 hours of Jem! Special features include interviews with Britta Phillips (the singing voice of Jem), writer Roger Slifer and more!".

    Special features:

    • Commentary tracks on episodes "KJEM" and "The Talent Search" by writer/executive story editor Christy Marx
    • Interview with the singing voice of Jem, Britta Phillips
    • Interview with writer Roger Slifer
    • Commentary tracks for "Father's Day" by writer Roger Slifer
    • "B"-Roll Footage

    Disc one:

    • The Talent Search Part 1
    • The Talent Search Part 2
    • Scandal
    • One Jem Too Many
    • The Bands Break Up
    • The Fan
    • Father's Day

    Disc two:

    • Treasure Hunt
    • Aztec Enchantment
    • Music Is Magic
    • The Jazz Player
    • Danse Time
    • Roxy Rumbles
    • Alone Again

    Disc three:

    • KJEM
    • Trick Or Techrat
    • The Presidential Dilemma
    • Rock N' Roll Express
    • Mardi Gras

DVDs, 2005 by MRA Entertainment (Australia):

  • Volume 1 [Pictures by thelaidbackruby]
    Back.
    Episodes:
    • The Beginning
    • Disaster
    • Kimber's Rebellion
    • Frame Up
    • The Battle Of The Bands

  • Volume 2 [Picture by ClassicBargainz]
    Episodes:
    • Starbright Part One: "Falling Star"
    • Starbright Part 2: "Colliding Stars"
    • Starbright Part Three: "Rising Star"
    • The World Hunger Shindig

  • Volume 3 [Picture by ClassicBargainz]
    Episodes:
    • Adventure In China
    • Last Resorts
    • In Stitches

  • Volume 4 [Picture by ClassicBargainz]
    Episodes:
    • The Music Awards Part 1
    • The Music Awards Part 2
    • The Rock Fashion Book
    • Broadway Magic

DVDs, 2005-2006 by Kero (France):

The first release of Jem episodes in French. Unfortunately they only reached 44 episodes, about as many as the US release, with the exception of the episodes "Father's Day", and "Alone Again", but instead with "The Middle Of Nowhere".

  • Volume 1
    The discs themselves each have a picture of Jem. Back.
    Episodes:
    • Disc 1
      • The Beginning
      • Disaster
      • Kimber's Rebellion
      • Frame Up
      • The Battle Of The Bands
      • Starbright Part One: Falling Star

    • Disc 2
      • Starbright Part 2 Colliding Stars
      • Starbright Part Three: Rising Star
      • The World Hunger Shindig
      • Adventure In China
      • Last Resorts
      • In Stitches

    • Disc 3
      • The Music Awards Part 1
      • The Music Awards Part 2
      • The Rock Fashion Book
      • Broadway Magic
      • In Search Of The Stolen Album

    • Disc 4
      • Hot Time In Hawaii
      • The Princess And The Singer
      • Island Of Deception
      • Old Meets New
      • Intrigue At The Indy 500

  • Volume 2
    They sure seemed to put a whole lot more effort into the cover art of this second box. The discs themselves have close-up pictures of Jem, Kimber, Aja and Shana. Back.
    Episodes:
    • Disc 1
      • The Jem Jam Part 1
      • The Jem Jam Part 2
      • Culture Clash
      • Glitter And Gold
      • The Talent Search Part 1
      • The Talent Search Part 2

    • Disc 2
      • Scandal
      • One Jem Too Many
      • The Bands Break Up
      • The Fan
      • Mardi Gras
      • Treasure Hunt

    • Disc 3
      • Aztec Enchantment
      • Music Is Magic
      • The Jazz Player
      • Danse Time
      • Roxy Rumbles

    • Disc 4
      • The Middle Of Nowhere
      • KJEM
      • Trick Or Techrat
      • The Presidential Dilemma
      • Rock N' Roll Express

DVD, 2006 by Company of Kids (Holland):

  • Jem de film
    The episodes are in English with the option of Dutch subtitles. Menu, 2, 3.
    Episodes: The Truly Outrageous five parter.

Girls Rule!, Harmony Entertainment 2006:

  • Volume 1
    Two Jem episodes, two Lady Lovely Locks episodes, and two Rainbow Brite episodes.
    Episodes:
    • The Beginning
    • Disaster
  • Volume 2
    Three Jem episodes, two She-Ra episodes, and three Popples episodes.
    Episodes:
    • Kimber's Rebellion
    • Frame Up
    • The Battle Of The Bands

DVD, 2007 by Mini Metro (UK):

They even used almost the correct Jem font for writing on the cover.

  • Jem Truly Outrageous - The Movie - The Original
    Episodes: The Truly Outrageous five parter.
    Description on back: "Jerrica Benton runs the Starlight Music Corporation. Jem is the hottest female singer since the creation of rock'n'roll and the leader of the sensational Holograms. Two sides of the same person: by the power of 'Synergy' Jerricas becomes Jem! Jem the Movie follows the dazzling journey of Jem and the Holograms as they grow to become the most incredible band on the planet - but the group have to compete with the power-hungry Misfits who will stop at nothing in the lead up to the legendary Battle of the Bands finale. Will Jem and the Holograms overcome the devious Misfits and win the ultimate prize? Released on DVD for the first time in the UK - experience Jem and the Holograms in their classic, 'Truly Outrageous!' movie! Come on and be a Jem girl!".

Jem e le Holograms, 2008 (Italy):

  • Vol. 1
    Episodes: The Truly Outrageous five parter, Starbright three parter, "The World Hunger Shindig" and "Adventure In China".

Jem Et Les Hologrammes, 2010 by Déclic Images and Manga Distribution (France):

The second attempt to release the Jem series in French, now by another company. Each of the three boxes contain four discs. The episode "Father's Day" is missing, making the total 64 episodes. But this was the first time Jem fans were able to get the last episodes including the Stingers in good picture quality, in French though. The picture quality is not near as good as the US release by Rhino. The first 8 episodes do not have the extra scenes, opposite to the american DVD's. The cover art of the boxes was done particularly for these boxes and looks outrageous, each DVD has it's own images of one character, and all characters are pictured except for Jetta and Roxy.

  • Volume 1
    Released: 15-01-2010.
    Episodes:
    • Disc 1
      • The Beginning
      • Disaster
      • Kimber's Rebellion
      • Frame Up
      • The Battle Of The Bands
      • Starbright Part One: Falling Star

    • Disc 2
      • Starbright Part 2 Colliding Stars
      • Starbright Part Three: Rising Star
      • The World Hunger Shindig
      • Adventure In China
      • Last Resorts
      • In Stitches

    • Disc 3
      • The Music Awards Part 1
      • The Music Awards Part 2
      • The Rock Fashion Book
      • Broadway Magic
      • In Search Of The Stolen Album

    • Disc 4
      • Hot Time In Hawaii
      • The Princess And The Singer
      • Island Of Deception
      • Old Meets New
      • Intrigue At The Indy 500

  • Volume 2
    Released: 15-01-2010
    Episodes:
    • Disc 1
      • The Jem Jam Part 1
      • The Jem Jam Part 2
      • Culture Clash
      • Glitter And Gold
      • The Talent Search Part 1
      • The Talent Search Part 2

    • Disc 2
      • Scandal
      • One Jem Too Many
      • The Bands Break Up
      • The Fan
      • Mardi Gras
      • Treasure Hunt

    • Disc 3
      • Aztec Enchantment
      • Music Is Magic
      • The Jazz Player
      • Danse Time
      • Roxy Rumbles

    • Disc 4
      • The Middle Of Nowhere
      • KJEM
      • Trick Or Techrat
      • The Presidential Dilemma
      • Rock N' Roll Express

  • Volume 3
    Released: 30-04-2010
    Episodes:
    • Disc 1
      • Journey To Shangri-La
      • Video Wars
      • Renaissance Woman
      • Alone Again
      • Homeland, Heartland

    • Disc 2
      • Journey Through Time
      • Beauty And The Rock Promoter
      • Britrock
      • Out Of The Past
      • Hollywood Jem Part One - For Your Consideration...

    • Disc 3
      • Hollywood Jem Part Two - And The Winner Is...
      • The Stingers Hit Town Part One
      • The Stingers Hit Town Part Two
      • Midsummer Night's Madness
      • The Day The Music Died

    • Disc 4
      • That Old Houdini Magic
      • Straight From The Heart
      • A Change Of Heart
      • Riot's Hope
      • A Father Should Be...

Jem and The Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series, October 11/2011 by Shout! Factory:

All 65 episodes on 11 discs set.

Bonus material include: Interviews about show creation with Christy Marx, Roger Slifer, Joe Bacal, Tom Griffin, Will Meugniot, Barry Harman and Britta Phillips. Interviews with the voice cast: Samantha Newark, Patricia Alice Albrecht and Michael Sheehan. Interviews with self proclaimed Jem fans. 5 animated storyboards. Original commercials. Video jukebox. Complete Jem Bible (except for the art).

The process of releasing this set has been superfast, since it was first announced in March 22 of 2011. Although this set was officially released on October 11, free copies were handed out in advance to the fans in the US who contributed material. It's currently available to order on their website, for US residents only.

This set is also released by seasons separately, with a carton box cover on top of the plastic cover. Season one was released on october 11, 2011, season two on february 14, 2012, and season three on July 10, 2012.

Just like the Rhino DVD set, this DVD box also has a holographic cover with redrawn art. Other than that, they used old art that was made to market to cartoon, like the art on the Promotion Pictures pages, aswell as screen captures taken directly from the cartoon. The discs are made to look like records in different colors for each box.

The DVD menus are designed in a nice Jem style, even if slightly rushed with pixelated graphics. As for the episodes themselves... the picture quality isn't remastered like the Rhino DVDs, which means the original colors are there.

  • Season One
    Contains four discs. Also available separately. The "Truly Outrageous" five parter episodes contains the first version without the extra scenes, atleast the first episode "The Beginning". The "Starbright" three parter episodes don't contain the same version as on the Rhino DVDs, where most of the scenes had been badly re-animated, as you can read about on the Retakes pages, but the previous version. Back. Inside. Menu, 2, 3.
    Episodes:
    Disc 1:
    • The Beginning
    • Disaster
    • Kimber's Rebellion
    • Frame Up
    • The Battle Of The Bands
    • Starbright Part One: Falling Star
    • Starbright Part 2 Colliding Stars

    Disc 2:

    • Starbright Part Three: Rising Star
    • The World Hunger Shindig
    • Adventure In China
    • Last Resorts
    • In Stitches
    • The Music Awards Part 1

    Disc 3:

    • The Music Awards Part 2
    • The Rock Fashion Book
    • Broadway Magic
    • In Search Of The Stolen Album
    • Hot Time In Hawaii
    • The Princess And The Singer
    • Island Of Deception

    Disc 4:

    • Old Meets New
    • Intrigue At The Indy 500
    • The Jem Jam Part 1
    • The Jem Jam Part 2
    • Culture Clash
    • Glitter And Gold

  • Season Two
    Contains four discs. Back.
    Episodes:
    Disc 1:
    • The Talent Search Part 1
    • The Talent Search Part 2
    • Scandal
    • One Jem Too Many
    • The Bands Break Up
    • The Fan
    • Father's Day

    Disc 2:

    • Treasure Hunt
    • Aztec Enchantment
    • Music Is Magic
    • The Jazz Player
    • Danse Time
    • Alone Again

    Disc 3:

    • Roxy Rumbles
    • KJEM
    • Trick Or Techrat
    • The Presidential Dilemma
    • Rock N' Roll Express
    • Mardi Gras
    • The Middle Of Nowhere

    Disc 4:

    • Renaissance Woman
    • Journey To Shangri-La
    • Journey Through Time
    • Out Of The Past
    • Hollywood Jem Part One - For Your Consideration...
    • Hollywood Jem Part Two - And The Winner Is...

  • Season Three
    Contains three discs. Not alot of episodes in this box, but the extra material is included here instead. Back.
    Episodes:
    Disc 1:
    • The Stingers Hit Town Part One
    • The Stingers Hit Town Part Two
    • Beauty And The Rock Promoter
    • Homeland, Heartland
    • Midsummer Night's Madness
    • Riot's Hope
    • Straight From The Heart

    Disc 2:

    • That Old Houdini Magic
    • A Change Of Heart
    • Britrock
    • The Day The Music Died
    • Video Wars
    • A Father Should Be...

    Bonus disc:

    • Showtime, Synergy! The Truly Outrageous Creation Of An ´80s Icon
    • Glamour And Glitter: Cast Members Look Back At Jem And The Holograms
    • Jem Girls (And Boys!) Remember
    • Original Toy Commercials
    • Animated Storyboards
    • DVD-ROM Exclusives!

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