The Astonishing X-Men Blu-ray Collection review

On November 13th, Shout Factory, in collaboration with Marvel Knights Animation, released The Astonishing X-Men Blu-ray Collection. The well-produced set includes The Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, The Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous, The Astonishing X-Men: Torn and The Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable. On top of these four amazing adventures this Blu-ray set includes spectacular bonus content and cover art illustrated by the famed John Cassaday. The 2-Disc Blu-ray collection contains all four Astonishing X-Men adventures from Joss Whedon, the director of Marvel’s The Avengers last summer.

Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling with beautifully rendered illustrations. There are a number of high-end features for an animation of this type, including crisp audio and captures the action perfectly, with deep and layered sound effects and rich tones.

Astonishing X-Men: Gifted

Can the X-Men protect the world’s mutants against a powerful new alien menace and the “cure” that threatens to rid them of their unique abilities forever? This DVD features the first story arc of the ASTONISHING X-MEN 3-part series. Extensive bonus content includes: 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 Super Heroes: What The — ?, John Cassaday Artist Gallery and additional trailers.

Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous

In the second installment of the Astonishing X-Men arc, the tragic death of a student at the Xavier Institute reveals that a powerful enemy is working from inside the mansion to destroy the X-Men. It’s an enemy who knows all their weaknesses and can predict their every move. This new foe doesn’t want wealth, power or world domination – it only wants them dead. As the X-Men fight for their lives, they learn they’ve been deceived by one of their own.

Astonishing X-Men: Torn

This third installment of the Astonishing X-Men story arc brings more action and adventure as Emma Frost’s erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a nonstop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw? After secretly lying in wait for months, the new Hellfire Club makes its move.

Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable

Strapyourselves in, folks! The final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of recent issues, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. And when it’s all over, nothing will ever be the same! No, really, we mean it.

As excitement builds for this Blu-ray collection, Shout!Factory and Marvel Knights Animation will announce in-depth bonus features and additional news in forthcoming months.

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