Blu-ray Review “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season”

Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Chloe Bennet Number of discs: 5
Studio: ABC Studios
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Run Time: 946 minutes

Season: 4 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 4 out of 5 stars

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is a good show because it follows the events of “The Avengers” and keep in line with the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact it directly links to the events of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” while the film was still in theaters. This takes a lot of planning and preparation for sure and I appreciate that. The season starts off a little slow to be honest but the last half of the season is really a must watch for any Marvel fan. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” also has a cast that you can’t help but love. It stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grand Ward, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons. Plus it is jam-packed with fantastic guest stars. Can’t wait for season two.

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season” Official Premise: In the wake of The Battle of New York, the world has changed forever. An extraordinary landscape of wonders has been revealed! In response, mysteriously resurrected Agent Phil Coulson assembles an elite team of skilled agents and operatives: Melinda May, Grant Ward, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and new recruit/computer hacker Skye. Together, they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. But every answer unearths even more tantalizing questions that reverberate across the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe: Who is “The Clairvoyant”? What is Hydra’s sinister master plan; what dark secret lies behind Skye’s puzzling origins; and most importantly of all, who can be trusted? Start your collection and relive all 22 thrilling episodes as you unravel mysteries, discover cool gadgets and meet iconic Marvel characters. Then, achieve Level 7 clearance and delve deeper as you explore newly declassified bonus features with this must-own set!

ABC Studios/Disney is not usually one to bring their television shows to Blu-ray but this is a rare case. The 1080p transfer is solid on this show, I have always felt from the start that it seems to have a very “TV” feel it in terms of scale but it is still sharp. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 tracks work for the tone of the show. The special features are a great follow up to the season. First we have “Journey Into S.D.C.C.”, which has out cast at the convention introducing the show. “Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe” was a TV special that aired this summer. There are five Behind-The-Scenes Field Reports looking into some of fans favorite episodes. There is VFX Breakdowns on various sequences with split-frame comparisons to the final version. There are some audio commentaries with Filmmakers & Cast. Lastly there is a Gag Reel and Deleted Scenes included.


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Pay tribute to Tony Stark’s run as the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. with this officially licensed Marvel Comics t-shirt. Every time you wear the black cotton tee, you’ll feel ready to battle the forces of Hydra. Nick Fury would approve.

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Who is your favorite super hero? If you can’t pick just one, why not pick a whole team! This officially licensed Marvel t-shirt features everyone’s favorite team of super heroes, The Avengers! Featuring the likes of The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor and Iron Man, this awesome Avengers t-shirt is perfect for any die hard fan. Let the world know who your favorite Marvel characters are with this great retro comic book t-shirt!

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DVD Review "Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files – Animal Agents"

Creators: Jeff “Swampy” Marsh & Dan Povenmire
Actors: Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire, Ashley Tisdale, Alyson Stoner
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: February 26, 2013
Run Time: 168 minutes

Episodes: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

I remember when I first started watching “Phineas & Ferb” and it hadn’t caught one yet with audience. But now it is just amazing how much “Phineas & Ferb” has blown up for Disney. Perry the Platypus has become a high-profile brand name and the fan-favorite of the show. One thing I noticed in these episodes is that Vincent Martella, voice of Phineas, voice is definitely changing as he sound quite different. Dan Povenmire really steals the show as usual as the voice of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. He is one of the best and funniest characters that Disney has ever branded. He is funny and his antics never get old. This DVD contains 12 very funny episodes dealing with Perry and the Animal Agents of the O.W.C.A. (Organization Without A Cool Acronym). If you are a fan of this show, do not miss the chance to own this fantastic release.

The episodes including are: “Journey to the Center of Candace”, “Traffic Cam Caper”, “Bowl-R-Rama Drama”, “Vanessasary Roughness”, “Isabella and the Temple of Sap”, “Cheer Up Candace”, “Robot Rodeo”, “Lotsa Latkes”, “Agent Doof”, “Where’s Perry Part 1”, “Where’s Perry Part 2” and “What’d I Miss”. They are a great collection of episodes showcasing Perry and his band of animal agents. The two part episode “Where’s Perry” could have been released as a DVD set of its own. But Disney delivered not only those too great episodes but many more greats.

Official Synopsis: Join Perry the Platypus – a.k.a. Agent P – and his fellow operatives as they team up to thwart Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his dastardly “Inators.” Be they furry or feathered, scaly or slimy, these fearless agents roll over for nobody when it comes to crushing evil in the Tri-State Area and beyond. Fully loaded with over two hours of animated animal-themed adventures, including the exciting, two-part “Phineas And Ferb” cliffhanger “Where’s Perry?”, “Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents” is a fun-filled, action-packed laughfest that will drive audiences wild!
“Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents” includes a cool activity spy kit complete with a set of paper binoculars, trading cards and O.W.C.A. I.D. Badge.

The special features included are a collection of “Take Two with Phineas and Ferb” shorts, which features the duo with cameos from real-life celebrities. That is all the actual bonus footage but there is a bunch of extra cool stuff included. There is a foldable spy kit with binoculars included inside. But that is not all, Disney took the time to take it one step further. If you check out the cover inside art, it includes a game to use the binoculars for. This is very clever and a nice way to use an otherwise back side of the cover art. Congrats Disney delivering not only a great disc but also a nice goodies.


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