Shout! Factory to Release Astonishing X-Men and Iron Man – Extremis DVDs

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A while back we reported on a deal that Shout! Factory had made to release a series of DVDs branded as Marvel Knights. We predicted that these would be the motion comics of popular titles Marvel was producing and it looks like we were right. Shout! Factory has announced the first 2 releases in this Marvel Knights DVD series as Astonishing X-Men – Gifted (September 28) and Iron Man – Extremis (November 30). Keep reading for information on each title.

Astonishing X-Men – Gifted

Astonishing X-Men DVD The time has come for Marvel Super Heroes CYCLOPS, EMMA FROST, SHADOWCAT, COLOSSUS, BEAST and WOLVERINE 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 3-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 Heroesâ„¢: What The — ?
  • Artists gallery – John Cassaday
  • Additional trailers

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.

Iron Man – Extremis

IronManExtremisDVD This Fall, fans can experience the non-stop action and thrilling adventures of IRON MAN in a whole new way! On November 30, 2010, Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation, will debut IRON MAN – EXTREMIS on DVD for the first time. This is the latest release from the enormously successful IRON MAN series created by Marvel Knights Animation and distributed by Shout! Factory for home entertainment.

Adapting the critically acclaimed storyline by superstars Warren Ellis and Adi Granov, Tony Stark (AKA Iron Man) faces his greatest threat ever – a terrorist transformed into an unstoppable force with the powerful bio-engineered Extremis super-soldier serum! Now Tony Stark redefines Iron Man’s mission for the 21st century, setting the Armored Avenger in a new direction that will alter his life forever…if he can find a way to defeat a modern day nightmare!

Featuring heart-pumping animation and special effects, the collectible IRON MAN – EXTREMIS DVD features six can’t miss episodes from the multi-part series and a spectacular array of exciting bonus content – all collected in a unique replica of comic book-style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. A must have for fans of comic books, IRON MAN – EXTREMIS DVD is priced to own at $14.97.

Special DVD Bonus Features include:

  • A Conversation With Adi Granov
  • Behind-The-Scenes Look At Marvel Knights Animation
  • Marvel Super Heroesâ„¢: What The —? Starring Iron Man
  • Visual History Of Iron Man
  • Exclusive Music Video
  • Trailers

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, John Cassaday and Adi Granov. Boasting groundbreaking graphics, sensational soundscapes and, of course, the explosiveness of the Marvel Universe, 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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