Of all the Saturday morning cartoons from my earliest youth I never thought would see the light of day on DVD, Drak Pack is very near the top of that list. Yet, here comes the animated superheroic antics of a vampire, Frankenstein’s monster, and a werewolf flying around in an amphibious car called The Drakster to DVD.
“Drak Pack” aired on CBS from 1980 to 1982, which seems like a long time considering only 16 episodes were ever produced. The Hanna-Barbera show centered on Dracula’s son, Drak Jr., a Frankenstein’s monster named Frankie, and a werewolf named Howler; all perfectly normal teenagers until they put their hands together, shouted “Whack-o!”, and turned into their monstrous alter egos so they could fight the evil forces of O.G.R.E. (Organization for Generally Rotten Enterprises). You know what? Just watch the video below of the “Drak Pack” opening credits. It does a better job explaining the program than I ever could.
Is it just me or does Drak Jr. look less like the son of Dracula and more like the lovechild of Donny Osmond and Marilyn Manson?
First Look will be releasing a 3-disc complete box set of “Drak Pack” to DVD on September 6th for the astronomically low price of $7.98. I think that ought to tell you a little something about how obscure and mostly forgotten about this program is to today’s audience.
News that “Drak Pack” can actually get a legitimate DVD release continues to give me hope that one day my dream of someone releasing the complete box set of the first and only season of “Turbo Teen” will become a reality. A man can dream, can’t he?
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