Monday, August 13, 2018

Steven Universe The Heart Of The Crystal Gems To Be Released Tomorrow (8/14) on DVD (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.

Arrives on DVD TOMORROW!!!!

Last month my husband cleared his evening schedule so that he would be free to watch a 5-night Steven Universe special that aired on Cartoon Network.  'The Heart of The Crystal Gems", brought back some old friends of the series like Bismuth and Lapis Lazuli, and even had a reunion and marriage of Ruby and Sapphire. There was also a showdown against Blue and Yellow Diamond, and all this happened in just five episodes. My husband called it an epic Steven Universe event, and one that answered many questions and brought closure to story lines from this popular Cartoon Network series.  Usually my husband doesn't get wrapped in shows, but there was something about Steven Universe that got him hooked, and had him watching this series, and wanting to get all the episodes on DVD so that he could watch time and again.  I tried to sit and watch a couple of these episodes, but couldn't get into it.  Maybe it was because my husband was on the edge of his seat and letting out gasps and grumbles as the episodes aired, that it was hard to concentrate.  But, I liked seeing him get excited about the show, and once the 5-night event was over, this was all he could talk about to me and a few friends at his work who were also hooked on Steven Universe.  He hoped that they would come out with a DVD and soon, so that he could watch the episodes again.  

I was happy to let him know that Cartoon Network was indeed releasing the 5-part "The Heart of the Crystal Gems" onto DVD, as of tomorrow August 14th.  In addition to the 5-part special this upcoming DVD release would also include 5 additional already aired episodes from the popular Steven Universe series.  My husband binge watched all ten episodes when I shared this DVD release with him on Friday.  He was able to watch them all in a weekend, and was just excited watching them again, as he was the first time he saw the 5-part special last month on the Cartoon Network.

Here is more about this upcoming DVD release:

"Fans everywhere can now take home the most talked-about adventure of the critically-acclaimed Cartoon Network original series when Steven Universe: The Heart of the Crystal Gems arrives on DVD August 14. The series will never be the same after the jaw-dropping revelations of this explosive story arc.

Including 5 episodes from last week’s linear event (one of which is extended) plus 5 additional episodes, this DVD collection allows viewers to revisit the moments when the Crystal Gems are falling apart over revelations about Rose Quartz and it’s up to Steven to bring the team back together. Steven Universe: The Heart of the Crystal Gems will retail for $14.97 SRP.
Additionally, fans can celebrate the emotional moments of Steven Universe: The Heart of the Crystal Gems through a limited consumer product collection including key chains, t-shirts, wristbands, socks and more, which will be available at retail beginning this month.
Cartoon Network Enterprises created eight new t-shirt designs available now exclusively at the Cartoon Network shop.

Bioworld will offer a t-shirt featuring the historic wedding between Ruby and Sapphire, wristbands and multiple sock varieties starting September 2018, all exclusively available at Hot Topic.
Monogram will offer a broad assortment of 3D Foam Blind Bag Key Chains later this month including Steven in Tux Form, Pink Diamond, Blue Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Ruby Wedding outfit and Sapphire Wedding outfit, plus Steven and all of the gems.
Finally, two music tracks from select episodes are also available now for download from digital music stores including iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, as well as on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Tidal, Pandora and others:
Ruby Rider from the episode “The Question” featuring voice talent Charlyne Yi
For Just One Day Lets Only Think About (Love) from the “Reunited” 22-minute special featuring voice talent/cast Zach Callison, Deedee Magno Hall, Michaela Dietz, Tom Scharpling, Shelby Rabara, Uzo Aduba""
Steven Universe: The Heart of the Crystal Gems DVD episodes include:

  1. Now We’re Only Falling Apart
  1. Bismuth (22-minute special)
  1. What’s Your Problem?
  1. Mindful Education
  1. The Question
  1. Storm in the Room
  1. Made of Honor
  1. The Trial
  1. Reunited (22-minute special)
  1. A Single Pale Rose

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

1 comment :

  1. I have not heard of this before. It looks like something my grandsons would enjoy watching.