Astonishing X-Men, Gifted

Astonishing X-Men: Gifted DVD Hits Stores This September

From Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, the ultimate story of mutant survival hits DVD this September!

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The time has come for Marvel Super Heroes Cyclops, Emma Frost, Shadowcat, Colossus, Beast and Wolvering to leap from the comic book pages into every home this Fall. On September 28, 2010, Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation will unleash the highly anticipated DVD of "Astonishing X-Men: Gifted," the first title in the multi-part "Astonishing X-Men" home entertainment series.

Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's Eisner award-winning take on Marvel's mightiest mutants comes to life through the studio of comics legend Neal Adams, in the Astonishing X-Men Marvel Motion Comic, adapting the acclaimed "Gifted" storyline! Remaining true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, with groundbreaking visuals, sensational soundscapes and, of course, the explosiveness of the Mighty Marvel Universe, the "Astonishing X-Men: Gifted" DVD features the first story arc of the Astonishing X-Men three-part series by Whedon and Cassaday. Boasting an exciting array of bonus features, this DVD invites viewers to delve deep inside the imaginative world of the Marvel Universe. A must have for collectors and loyal fans, this deluxe DVD is featured with a graphic rich cover and a unique replica of comic book-style plastic sleeve packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. It is priced to own at $14.97.

Synopsis:
Professor Charles Xavier's X-Men--the aggressive Wolverine, conflicted Beast and newly returned Kitty Pryde, led by Cyclops and Emma Frost--find themselves confronted with Dr. Kavita Rao, who has developed a controversial "mutant cure." Now they're up against science, prejudice and a mysterious new foe named Ord! Can the X-Men protect the world's mutants against this powerful new alien menace and the "cure" that threatens to rid them of their unique abilities forever?

Extensive Bonus Features:
• A Conversation with Joe Quesada and Neal Adams
• Astonishing X-Men "Rise Up" music video
• "Astonishing X-Men: Gifted" trailer
• Visual history of the characters
• Behind-the-scenes: Marvel Knights Animation
• Marvel Super Heroes: What The--? episodes
• Artists gallery: John Cassaday
• Additional trailers
...and More!

Direct from the pages of the critically acclaimed comic books, Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the legendary Marvel experience of sophisticated storytelling and dynamic artwork. Behind every image and every word lies the genius of Marvel's celebrated creators like Joss Whedon, Brian Michael Bendis, Warren Ellis, Adi Granov, and John Cassaday. Marvel Knights Animation merges iconic Marvel comic book graphics and dynamic animation, utilizing some of the latest technology to provide incredible, cutting-edge, in-your-face storytelling. A wonderful hybrid that incorporates all of Marvel's greatest talents, viewers can experience their favorite comics, as the spectacular visions of these authors and artists come alive in Marvel Knights Animation.

 

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Zekk_Jedi
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sorry, Spawn_Guy I didn't think it was terrible animation, simple as that. I'd never seen a comic animated in this way, they took the great art and animated it as 3d and with effects. none of the visuals were to me better or worse than the comic and I enjoyed watching it. when you read a (non-comic) book and then see a movie of it, it's disappointing that it doesn't look like you thought it would, and they cut out parts that were important. Here I was to impressed by what they accomplished to see it as lacking, (yes the movement was jerky in places... but in a comic you get freeze frames of the actions, so I don't see this as worse or shotty just different visually [I like both]) and there's no "scenes" cut for time. the only thing is as we've both said it doesn't sound quiet right, for me that's 'cause I heard them talking like characters in Buffy/Firefly/Angel, that's what I was expressing. and by direct, I mean telling the voice actors in the recording booth, the way they should say it [tone, etc.] (this is a facetious plea, I don't think it'd happen)if this were a comic I enjoyed less, it'd be a lot like pandering, but I liked this a lot and my younger brother who's only read spider-man watched and thoroughly enjoyed it, then read the comics, and now we're reading Secret and Young Avengers (I feel no desire to read about vamps vs. x-men) but we're hoping for more of the astonishing x-men motion comic.I agree with your earlier comment that a cartoon might be better, but this is good by me.

Spawn_Guy
Spawn_Guy

See, why would you want them to offically cast Blum or anybody as Wolverine, then badly animate it when you can imagine him and an all star cast in your head for free? (Baring whatever you paid for the book of course) Why would you want something you already *owned* given back to you? That doesn't seem at all boring or even a little like pandering? And how does Whedon direct a motion comic exactly? It's a bad flash job, not an actual production.

jovanyx19
jovanyx19

I'd love to buy it, I don't live in USA, though :/ I'm a fan of the mutants! I hope this dvd is coming to Mexico soon...

Zekk_Jedi
Zekk_Jedi member

When is marvel making the next one in this series (Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous)?How can we beg marvel to make it, anyone know?I was very happy that marvel started with Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's Astonishing run it's my favorite comic. And it is still the only motion comic I've bought (subscribed to). I'd buy sequels to either of the first 2 motion comics on itunes (I watched and enjoyed bendis's Spider-Woman as well). What I see no need to buy are these many re-packagings (an HD version, a DVD, etc.) I'd buy any of these on their own and had the more expensive HD been available to begin with I'd have bought it instead. I hope marvel makes money on the re-packs (and therefore decides to make a sequel), but if their expecting the same people who already bought it on itunes to spend money to buy this I'd be surprised. Also, 'Spawn Guy' I agree I'd have preferred a different cast (including Steve Blum as Logan), but I thought the cast they got did fine. what I'd really like to see is for whedon to direct the motion comic adaptation of his own comicplease make continuations of this motion comic marvel

Spawn_Guy
Spawn_Guy

This is necessary…why? I own the issues. I can read the issues. I ENJOYED the issues. Didn’t enjoy really bad tweening with no name voice actors dubbed over the top when you could have made, you know, an actual cartoon of this and used an actual union cast. Don’t really need any pandering to the “True 2 the comucs!!!1!” crowd either.

merlin4274
merlin4274

thats awesome,now if they would make a deadpool one that would be even better!

akura18
akura18

yes finally........i'm excited to grab a copy of that