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DVD Review - Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)

Thor: Tales of Asgard, 2011.

Directed by Sam Liu.

Featuring the voice talents of Matthew Wolf, Rick Gomez, Tara Strong, Alistair Abell, Paul Dobson, Brent Chapman, Christopher Britton, Ron Halder, Cathy Weseluck and Ashleigh Ball.

Synopsis:

The young Norse god Thor embarks on a quest with his brother Loki to find and recover a legendary sword.

As we gear up for a live-action return to Asgard courtesy of Marvel Studios' Chris Hemsworth-headlined Thor: The Dark World, Lionsgate has taken the opportunity to give us a look at the formative years of the God of Thunder with a timely budget re-release Thor: Tales of Asgard, the eighth and final animated feature from Lionsgate and Marvel Animation, which originally hit shelves back in 2011 to coincide with Thor's first big screen outing.

Taking inspiration from the comic book series Thor: Son of Asgard, Tales of Asgard sees Thor as a cocky,
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Shana Season 2 Part 2 DVD Review

Director: Takashi Watanabe

Starring: Rie Kugimiya, Tabitha St. Germain, Satoshi Hino, Kristian Ayre, Ayako Kawasumi, Paul Dobson, Hitomi Nabatame, Alistair Abell, Kenji Nojima,

Running Time: 288 minutes

Certificate: 12

Extras: Episode 21 Commentary, Naze Nani Shana II, Shakugan No Shana-Tan Revenge, Textless Opening/Closing Songs,

Shana explodes back onto the screen with an epic battle that concludes an arc from the last collection of episodes. The frantic and mesmerising battle, in terms of animation and emotional weight, means even naysayers should be enticed from the early moments. As it settles down we realise that not only has this half of the season upped the ante in terms of action, but also character development.

Shana, the main Flame Haze (goodies) of the series not only has to worry about the onslaught of denizens (the baddies) from overrunning Earth, but also about her feelings for Yuji. This romance, which is also a love triangle,
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Shana Season 2 Part 1 DVD Review

Director: Takashi Watanabe

Starring: Rie Kugimiya, Tabitha St. Germain, Satoshi Hino, Kristian Ayre, Ayako Kawasumi, Paul Dobson, Hitomi Nabatame, Alistair Abell, Kenji Nojima,

Running Time: 288 minutes

Certificate: 12

Shana is yet another anime that deals with blade wielding highschoolers with mystical powers fighting supernatural creatures. That’s not an automatic negative against the series, but it’s hardly enough to grab the attention of casual or dedicated anime viewers. We follow Yuji, a young man who, in the previous series, was set upon by Rinnes. Rinnes are servants to Crimson Lords or Denizens. Anyway, Yuji was eventually saved by Shana, a Flame Haze, whose job it is to destroy such creatures.

If some of the terminology in that last paragraphed caused question marks to appear above your head, then don’t worry, you are not alone. In fact, one of the extras has two characters explaining individual pieces of terminology for 4 minutes at a time.
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Blu-ray Review: Thor: Tales of Asgard

Genre: Animated | Sci-Fi | Adventure

Director: Sam Liu

Writers: Greg Johnson, Craig Kyle

Cast: Matthew Wolf, Rick Gomez, Christopher Britton, Clancy Brown, Grey DeLisle, Paul Dobson, Jonathan Holmes, Jay Brazeau

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 77 min..

Synopsis:

Before he ever lifted his mighty hammer…Fantastic journeys beckon from the mysterious nine realms. Places of dark mists and fiery voids. Of winged creatures and giants in the ice. And of the most alluring quest of all – the search for the legendary Lost Sword of Surtur. Hungry for adventure, Thor secretly embarks on the journey of a lifetime, joined by his loyal brother Loki, whose budding sorcery equips him with just enough magic to conjure up trouble, along with the Warriors Three – a band of boastful travelers reluctant to set sail on any adventure that might actually be dangerous. But what starts out as a harmless treasure hunt quickly turns deadly, and Thor
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Marvel Animation’s Thor: Tales Of Asgard Hits DVD and Blu-ray In May

Check out this brand new clip from Marvel Animation‘s upcoming release, Thor: Tales Of Asgard. In the clip, Loki (God of Lies and Mischief) plays a prank on the wolf Fenris in the Port Hole Pub while Thor and the Warriors Three look on. Check it our below, along with the synopsis, the trailer and links to pre-order your copy on DVD or Blu-ray today!

Clip: Thor: Tales of Asgard – “Loki — God of Mischief”

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Synopsis:

Before he ever lifted his mighty hammer, there was the sword. Fantastic journeys beckon from the mysterious nine realms. Places of dark mists and fiery voids. Of winged creatures and giants in the ice. And the most alluring quest of all – the search for the legendary Lost Sword of Surtur. Hungry for adventure, Thor secretly embarks on the journey of a lifetime, joined by his loyal brother Loki,
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"Thor: Tales Of Asgard"- Before The Hammer Came The Sword

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Lionsgate Entertainment's "Thor: Tales Of Asgard" is the upcoming direct-to-video animated feature, the eighth in a series of animated films from Marvel Animation, based on Marvel Comics characters.

"...Approaching the age of adulthood, 'Thor' and 'Loki' go on a quest to find a sword known as the 'Elder Storn', the 'Sword of Surtur'."

Voice talent includes actors Matthew Wolf as 'Thor', Rick Gomez as 'Loki', Christopher Britton as 'Odin', Jay Brazeau as 'Volstagg', Paul Dobson as 'Hogun' and Jonathan Holmes as 'Fandral'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Thor: Tales Of Asgard"...
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South African rugby still looking for happy ending, despite film portrayal

South African rugby still looking for happy ending, despite film portrayal
Hollywood film shows sport healing apartheid's scars but the truth is not so simple

It certainly has a Hollywood ending. South Africans celebrate from townships to townhouses, white policemen hold a black boy aloft, and president Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) blesses the triumphant captain of the Springboks rugby team (Matt Damon).

Freeman will be in Johannesburg for the premiere of Invictus, Clint Eastwood's Oscar-tipped movie telling how Mandela used the power of sport to heal the scars of apartheid and bring black and white South Africans together.

The film shows Mandela embracing the Afrikaners' cherished sport, rugby, as South Africa hosts the world cup in 1995. Whereas previously he and other black people had cheered for the Springboks' opponents, by the end he is wearing their green and gold jersey and rallying black people to the national side.

Audiences could be forgiven for leaving the cinema with the impression that
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