Sunday, June 3, 2018

"Avatar - The Last Airbender: The Complete Series" Available on Blu-ray Nationwide on June 5th! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Available nationally on June 5

My girls and husband have been binge watching Avatar-The Last Airbender: The Complete Series this weekend.  Even though we own the series on DVD's, they were excited to learn that the complete series was releasing on Blu-ray for the first time -- keep an eye out as it hits store shelves on June 5th.  

If you follow my blog, then you have probably read review of different Avatar DVD releases from the folks at Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Media Distribution, that I have shared over the years.  My girls first got into this popular Nickelodeon series, when my husband stumbled on it a couple years back.  And, ever since then, my husband and girls have been quick to watch the complete series, which spans three seasons.  

Even though they have already seen the complete series, a couple times, that didn't stop my family from wanting to watch it again.  They love all the action and adventure that Aang goes on to fulfill his destiny of being a long-lost Avatar.  My girls said that the series kept getting better and better with each new season, and were sad when it ended.  But, now, they have their DVDs from the popular series, as well as the new blu-ray, which contains the complete series, as well as great bonus content fans of the show will just love...think making of and behind the scenes featurettes.

In addition to watching the complete first season over the course of this weekend, my husband and daughters, also watched all the bonus material on the first disc.  My husband is huge on kung fu so loved the behind the scenes kung fu featurette, while my girls couldn't stop talking about the "The Making of Avatar-From Real Life to Animation."  They love seeing how shows are made from idea to drawings to what they see on the screen.  So, they found this featurette fascinating.  It got them so excited that they whipped out their sketch pads after to draw Aang to hang up.

I could go on and on about about how great Avatar: The Last Airbender series is, but if you have seen the show or have a fan in your house, then you know just how good of a show this was.  I just wanted to make you aware that now the complete series will be available to own on Blu-ray for the first beginning on Tuesday, June 5th.  This new Blu-ray release would make for a great end-of-school gift for the Last Airbender fan in your life, or to pick up and have on hand to keep the kids busy during rainy days this summer.  My girls and husband can't wait for next weekend to roll around so that they can start watching the season 2 disc and see what bonus features are on the disc.  And, once they are done watching the series from start to finish, they are already talking about watching it again.  That's a true fan for you. :-)

Here is more about this upcoming Blu-ray release:

"12-year-old Aang is back with the long-awaited Blu-ray release of Avatar - The Last Airbender: The Complete Series. This summer, every episode from this fan-favorite show will be available on Blu-ray with over 24-hours of element-bending fun! Fans of this classic will be able to relive the full three-season saga, as young Airbender Aang fulfills his destiny of being the long-lost Avatar! Join Katara and Sokka, siblings and members of the Water Tribe, as they help Aang master the four elements needed to become the Avatar - master of water, earth, fire and air! Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Avatar - The Last Airbender: The Complete Series will be exclusively available on Blu-ray nationally on June 5th, for the suggested retail price of $44.99. 
Avatar - The Last Airbender: The Complete Series contains the following episodes:

Book One: Water
  • Disc One:
    • The Boy in the Iceberg
    • The Avatar Returns
    • The Southern Air Temple
    • The Warriors of Kyoshi
    • The King of Omashu
    • Imprisoned
    • Winter Solstice Part 1: The Spirit World
    • Winter Solstice Part 2: Avatar Roku
    • Bonus features:
      • Behind the Scenes Kung Fu Featurette
      • The Making of Avatar-From Real Life to Animation
  • Disc Two:
    • The Waterbending Scroll 
    • Jet
    • The Great Divide
    • The Storm
    • The Blue Spirit
    • The Fortuneteller
    • Bato of the Water Tribe
    • The Deserter
    • Bonus features:
      • Behind the Scenes: The Voices of Avatar
      • Ask the Creators Featurette
      • Original Uncut Anamatic - (25 minutes of animated raw sketches from episode #15)
  • Disc Three:
    • The Northern Air Temple
    • The Waterbending Master
    • The Siege of the North, Part 1
    • The Siege of the North Part 2
    • Bonus features:
      • Audio Commentary with Creator, Cast & Crew: Chapter 17 with Dee Bradley Baker (voices of Momo and Appa) and Ben Wynn (sound effects). Chapters 18-20 with Aaron Ehasz (Head Writer) and Co-Creators: Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino
      • Behind the Scenes with the Avatar Cast & Crew
      • Avatar Pilot Episode with Audio Commentary
      • The Making of Avatar - Inside the Sound Studios
      • The Making of Avatar - Inside the Korean Animation Studios
Book Two: Earth
  • Disc One:
    • The Avatar State
    • The Cave of Two Lovers 
    • Return to Omashu
    • The Swamp
    • Avatar Day
    • The Blind Bandit
    • Zuko Alone 
    • The Chase 
    • Bonus features: 
      • Original Uncut Animatic: Episode # 21 (The Avatar State)
      • Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew (Eps 6 & 8)
  • Disc Two:
    • Bitter Work
    • The Library
    • The Desert 
    • The Secret of the Fire Nation
    • City of Walls and Secrets 
    • Tales of Ba Sing Se
    • Appa's Lost Days 
    • Bonus features:
      • Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew (Eps 12 & 14)
  • Disc Three: 
    • Lake Laogai
    • The Earth King 
    • The Guru/The Crossroads of Destiny
    • Bonus features:
      • Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew (Eps 17, 18, & 20)
      • Interview with Creators and M. Night Shyamalan 
      • The Essence of Bending with Bryan Konietzko and Sifu Kisu
      • Avatar Super Deformed Shorts:
        • Bending Battle
        • Swamp Skiin' Throwdown
        • School Time Shipping
      • Escape From the Spirit World: Animated Graphic Novel
Book Three: Fire
  • Disc One:
    • Awakening 
    • The Headband 
    • The Painted Lady 
    • Sokka's Master 
    • The Beach
    • The Avatar and the Firelord 
    • The Runaway
    • The Puppetmaster 
    • Bonus features:
      • Audio Commentary by Creators & Crew (Eps 4, 5 & 6)
  • Disc Two:
    • Nightmares and Daydreams
    • Day of Black Sun
    • The Western Air Temple 
    • The Firebending Masters
    • The Boiling Rock
    • The Southern Raiders 
    • Bonus features:
      • Audio Commentary by Creators & Crew (Eps 10, 11 & 12)
  • Disc Three:
    • The Ember Island Players 
    • Sozin's Comet
    • Bonus features:
      • Bonus Audio Commentary by Creators, Cast & Crew on all 6 Chapters
      • The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender 
      • Book 3 Finale Pencil Test Animation 
      • Into the Fire Nation at San Diego Comic-Con

Avatar -The Last Airbender: The Complete Series fast facts:
Street Date: June 5, 2018 
Catalog: 59195415000 (US); 59195414000 (CAN)
Running Time: 24 hours & 24 minutes
Audio: Book 1 & 2: English 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital & French 2.0 Dolby Digital; Book 3: English 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio Only                            
S.R.P.: $44.99

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids' basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).  
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries.  The PHMD division oversees PPC's home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.  

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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