Cinedigm’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 4 DVD Set Scheduled for March 25 ReleaseJanuary 29, 2014 at 7:55 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, English dubbed, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 10 Comments
The long-awaited complete fourth season of the English-dubbed Yu-Gi-Oh! anime is finally coming to DVD! 4KMedia (Konami) formally announced today that “Yu-Gi-Oh! The Official Fourth Season” is slated to be released on March 25. Like the season sets preceding it, season 4 comes from Cinedigm’s Flatiron Film label and contains six DVDs in two volumes, retailing for $44.95. The individual volumes are also available separately, retailing for $24.95 each, with volume 1 containing episodes 145 through 162 and volume 2 containing episodes 163 through 184.
This release is particularly anticipated because it is the first time season 4 is appearing in its entirety on DVD in Region 1 territory. Although all of this season’s episodes have always been officially available on Hulu (and prior to that, on 4Kids Entertainment’s websites), the previous DVD releases from distributor FUNimation saw a far less fortuitous end.
Between 2005 and 2006, FUNimation released three volumes for season 4 — “A New Evil,” “My Freaky Valentine,” and “Flight of Fear” — which included only episodes 145 through 168. The remaining episodes were never released, with FUNimation abruptly moving on to season 5 in early 2007 and never returning to season 4 to release a full set. Fans who already own FUNimation’s three volumes and who want to round out their collection will want to pick up Cinedigm’s three-disc “Season 4 Volume 2” DVDs. There will be some overlap of episodes between FUNimation’s and Cinedigm’s discs, but it’s not a big deal.
4K Media actually quietly let slip the release of volume 4 back in late December, even before Cinedigm confirmed the details of the DVDs. (Whoops! Was that a mistake?) Fans who are interested in picking up the season 4 set would do well to pre-order as soon as they can, since the season 3 set ended up being backordered from Cinedigm even before reaching its street date. Hit up your favorite retailer today!
One more season to go!