Monday, July 15, 2013

The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED!

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Last week Nickelodeon released The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air to Blu-ray and DVD.  Sam was thrilled to receive a copy of this DVD to review.  He loves to watch this Nickelodeon program where a girl "Korra" trains to learn to be an airbender.  She must fight crime as well as overcome an anti-bender revolution along with the help of her friend Tenzin.  This show is very interesting and Sam absolutely loves it!  This is a must have for all "The Legend of Korra" fans!  The DVD and Blu-ray both include all 12 episodes and some great special features including The Legend of Puppetbender Presents "The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story" Part One (original short) as well as commentaries of the episodes.

Synopsis:

This month The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air arrives on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time ever. This marks Nickelodeon’s first-ever TV series to release on Blu-ray! Following the mythology of the beloved animated franchise from Avatar: The Last Airbender creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, The Legend of Korra follows a 17-year-old headstrong and rebellious girl who continually challenges tradition on her quest to become a fully realized Avatar in a world where benders are under attack. See the stunning animation come to life in what IGN calls the “Best TV Animated Series” of 2012! Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air is available on Blu-ray and DVD July 9, 2013, for the suggested retail price of $34.99 (Blu-ray) and $19.99 (DVD).

About The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air:
From the creators of the beloved animated franchise Avatar: The Last Airbender comes The Legend of Korra. Against the wishes of her guardians, Korra leaves the safety of her home in the Southern Water Tribe to travel to Republic City. After her Airbending teacher and spiritual mentor Tenzin agrees to let her stay in the city, Korra discovers the exciting world of Pro-bending. Before long, Korra’s Avatar skills are put to the test when she encounters a group of Chi-blockers that threaten the city and all the benders in it led by a masked man named Amon. He plots to gain control over Republic City and ultimately rid the world of the “impurity” of bending.

The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air Fast Facts:
Street Date: July 9, 2013
Blu-ray SRP: $34.99
Blu-ray Catalogue: 7913039 (US) / 7913040 (CN)
DVD SRP: $19.99                                     
DVD Catalogue: 891494 (US) / 891496 (CN)
Running Time: 289 Minutes
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish 2.0 Stereo, French 2.0 Stereo

Blu-ray Special Features:
     ·  The Legend of Puppetbender Presents "The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story" Part One (original short)
     ·  Audio Commentaries from series creators, cast and crew for all 12 episodes (BD Exclusive)
     ·  Series creators' Favorite Scenes: Eight Animatics (BD Exclusive)

DVD Special Features:
     ·  The Legend of Puppetbender Presents "The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story" Part One (original short)
     ·  Audio Commentaries from series creators, cast and crew on select episodes

The Legend of Korra premiered on Nickelodeon April 14, 2012 and was a bona fide ratings success, ranking as one of the top animated series with tweens 9-14 across all TV and as basic cable’s top kids’ program with total viewers during its run.  The hit series averaged 3.8 million viewers per episode and consistently won its time period (Saturdays 11 a.m. ET/PT) with tweens 9-14 and all boy demos.

Set 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last AirbenderThe Legend of Korra follows the next Avatar after Aang – a girl named Korra (Janet Varney) who is from the Southern Water Tribe.  With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water and Fire), Korra seeks to master Air.  Her quest leads her to Republic City, the modern “Avatar” world that is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive.  Korra quickly discovers that the metropolis is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip the city apart.  Under the tutelage of Aang’s son, Tenzin (J.K. Simmons), Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large. The series is co-created and executive produced by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of the Emmy Award-winning Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Joaquim Dos Santos is co-executive producer.

The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air voice cast includes Janet Varney (Dinner and a Movie) as Korra, David Faustino (Married…with Children) as Mako, P.J. Byrne (Horrible Bosses) as Bolin, J.K. Simmons (The Closer) as Tenzin, Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop) as Amon, Lance Henriksen (Aliens) as The Lieutenant, Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery) as Chief Lin Beifong, Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0) as Hiroshi Sato, Seychelle Gabriel (Falling Skies) as Asami Sato and Eva Marie Saint (Superman Returns) as Katara.

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You can purchase The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air on Amazon for only $13.96!

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