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September 7, 2011

Thor DVD Review

On September 13, 2011, The Thrilling Epic Adventure Debuts in a 3-Disc Set Featuring
Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray and DVD, and in a 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Over 80 Minutes of Revealing Content, Including an Exclusive Look at Marvel’s The Avengers

 
                        From Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures comes a unique and compelling twist on the Super Hero genre with the out-of-this-world warrior THOR, debuting on high definition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD. Called “spectacular” (USA Today), “thrilling, entertaining and cool” (Ain’t It Cool News) the phenomenal screen debut of the legendary God of Thunder took audiences by storm, earning more than $440 million at the global box office.  When the arrogant god is banished to Earth from his home world, Asgard, and then pursued by the darkest forces of Asgard, he must learn what it takes to become a true hero in this exhilarating story that “delivers epic fireworks” (Rolling Stone).  Featuring an all-star cast including
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins, stunning visual effects and explosive action sequences, THOR wields outstanding entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.
The THOR three-disc set includes the film on Blu-ray in high-definition 3D and on high definition 2D, as well as on standard definition DVD with a digital copy.  The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes a high definition presentation of the film, plus a standard definition presentation with a digital copy.  Both sets come fully loaded with 80 minutes of immersive bonus materials including an exclusive special feature that goes deeper into the Marvel Universe, a sneak peek into Marvel’s The Avengers, an unprecedented look inside the world of director Kenneth Branagh and much more.

THOR Blu-ray and DVD specs
The THOR Blu-ray Discs™ are presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The digital copy is presented with an English Audio track.  THOR will also be available as a single-disc DVD.

About Thor:
Marvel Studios expands its film universe with a new type of Super Hero: Thor. This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe; from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by Kevin Feige, with Alan Fine, Stan Lee,
David Maisel, Patricia Whitcher and Louis D’Esposito serving as executive producers from a screenplay by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne and a story by J. Michael Straczynski and
Mark Protosevich, this fantasy epic  stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the god of thunder, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a young woman who befriends Thor on Earth, Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s evil brother Loki, with Rene Russo as
Frigga, the wife of Odin,  mother to Thor and Loki, and
Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor's father and king of Asgard. Expect to see agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., previously seen in the Iron Man movies, foreshadowing the coming of Marvel’s The Avengers! Thor was released by Paramount Pictures on May 6, 2011.
 

Our Review: 
I am a fan of Japanese comics and animations, because I grew up in Taiwan (a little tropical island right next to Japan, plus it was occupied by Japan during World War II) so our culture is in many ways influenced by Japan. Even though I have been living in the US since I was a young teen,I have never picked up an American comic book before. As such, I have no background knowledge of  Marvel Studios or Thor. My husband really wanted to watch this movie and we tried it together. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie and I was so entertained by it that I recommended it to all of my friends. In this movie, you learn how and why Thor gets banished from his world. While he is on Earth, he had to redeem himself and learn what it means to be a king/ leader with the help of his friends on Earth and from his home land. In the end, he was able to return back home and saved his homeland. However, that gate that would allow him to return back to Earth was destroyed and he was separated from the woman he fell in love with. On the upside, since Thor is a part of The Avengers movie, I know that somehow he does make it back. This movie had a lot of humorous scenes and the story line was put together very well. It definitely got me excited about seeing Thor in the new movie that Marvel Studio is releasing. If you haven't seen the movie, I recommend picking a copy up, you will not be disappointed. 


*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

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