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5.0 out of 5 stars The Avengers 3D combo (blu ray)…a thrilling ride with top-notched audio/video…a must-own!


The Avengers arrives at blu ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 1.78:1 encode, which is crisp and error free. The first half of the film is incredibly dark, probably the wishes of director Joss Whedon. The second half of the film is considerably brighter, and the final, extended battle scene is a riot of fine object detail, fantastically...
Published on Sept. 26 2012 by Dr. Joseph Lee

3.0 out of 5 stars Attention aux copies digitales
Le film est vraiment parfait pourvu que l'on ait vu les autres de la série, sinon les allusions du passé passent inaperçu et la richesse du scénario est essentiellement basé la dessus.

Mais attention à la copie digitale, elle n'est disponible qu'en anglais et lorsque vous changez d'ordinateur, votre copie est perdue à...
Published on Oct. 17 2012 by Maive

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 3 2014
Gabriel Daniel (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - See all my reviews
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Très bon service et produit.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best superhero movie ever, June 18 2012
This is truly the best superhero movie ever. And to add to that, Disney produces the best blu-rays out there so this is a no brainer and will be the best blu-ray of the year.

For the tools who gave a negative review because of the price. Seriously? Don't you know the mark up on films when pre-order is high but as they get closer to the release date, it will no doubt be much cheaper. Many retail stories will carry this title and lower the price and price matches.

Good lord, you swear none of you ever bought a new release blu-ray movie before.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the recipient loved it!, Nov. 28 2014
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Lots of action, the recipient loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good movie ,great cast, Oct. 14 2013
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great movie to have in collection
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, Jan. 19 2015
G. Harley "got it 2" (Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA) - See all my reviews
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fast delivery and nice to watch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chef-Oeuvre de Suprer héro en 3D, Sept. 28 2013
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L'histoire ce tien et chaque paroles a été penser et réfléchi!
Tony Stark a Garder son style rassembleur
Thor est a son meilleur
Lokie est sent pareil
Hulk aussi
les effet sont enivrant
la fin est très étonnante
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5.0 out of 5 stars Avengers 3D, Oct. 23 2012
I watched this movie when it came out and enjoyed it. I had the 3D Avenger copy and decided to watch it in 3D at home. I had already seen the movie but watching it in 3D added so much more to the movie I think off all 3D movies I enjoyed this one the best. I would recommend this to anyone who is into 3D movies at home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, Oct. 17 2014
Great service, loved the show!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D [2012] [3D Blu-ray + 2D Blu-ray] [UK Release], Aug. 15 2014
Andrew C. Miller - See all my reviews
Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D [2012] [3D Blu-ray + 2D Blu-ray] [UK Release] Marvel presents the ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D,’ the Super Hero team-up of a lifetime. Iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man [Robert Downey Jr.], The Incredible Hulk [Mark Ruffalo], Thor [Chris Hemsworth] and Captain America [Chris Evans] assemble for the first time ever in this new action-packed Marvel saga, starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury [Samuel L. Jackson], Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself needing a team to pull to pull the world back from the brink of disaster to defeat Loki [Tom Hiddleston], the darkest villain the Earth has ever known. Complete with must-own exclusive content including a never-before-seen adventure and spectacular special effects.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany (Jarvis voice), Alexis Denisof , Tina Benko, Jeff Wolfe, Jamie McShane, Lou Ferrigno (The Hulk voice) and Jerry Lee Tucker

Director: Joss Whedon

Producers: Kevin Feige, Jon Favreau, Louis D'Esposito and Victoria Alonso

Screenwriter: Joss Whedon

Composer: Alan Silvestri

Cinematography: Seamus McGarvey

Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Audio: English: 7.1 DTS-HD master Audio and English: 3.0 Audio Descriptive Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English SDH and Enlish

Running Time: 137 minutes

Region: All Regions

Number of discs: 2

Studio: Paramount Studios

Andrew’s Blu-ray Review – One of the biggest blockbuster of 2012, which brings together some of the most well-known comic book superheroes in the Marvel universe, has arrived on the Region Free 3D Blu-ray format, here in the UK. However, it may come as a surprise to some that the Avengers Assemble was converted to 3D in post-production, i.e. none of the footage was actually shot natively in the third dimension using stereoscopic techniques. Post-conversion can be as effective as stereo 3D when done skilfully, but some spectacularly bad jobs – back when 3D was still a novelty have planted in the public’s mind a preconception that all post-converted movies are substandard. Let’s see if ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D’ can change their opinion.

First impressions were even better than I thought and far superior to what I viewed in 3D in the cinema, even before I popped the 3D Blu-ray disc into m OPPO Multi-region Blu-ray Player. The case of the UK version (which also includes a 2D Blu-ray disc) comes enclosed within a lenticular beautiful designed embossed sleeve cover which depicts repulsing rays fired from Iron Man’s palm. A dazzling touch, which is far superior to the North American Blu-ray Cover. And the warm fuzzy feeling continued right through the main menu which began with a tri-dimensional skeleton of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s aircraft carrier flying from in front of the screen (negative parallax) into view, as if to prepare us for the extra-dimensional bonanza ahead.

Following the opening credits which naturally delivered convincing 3D effects, the movie started off quite dark, with Loki scheming with the Chitauri’s leader in a dark corner of the universe, followed swiftly by a cut to a night scene where a chopper brought Nick Fury [Samuel L. Jackson] to a research facility harbouring the Tesseract. The general exacerbated by the darkening effect of the 3D glasses, not only meant that shadow details were quite hard to make out on screen, but also robbed the picture of some much-needed 3D depth (save for the brighter Tesseract cube).

Despite the murkiness persisting for a short while, although there were still some memorable stunning pop-out moments, for example when the ever-so-delectable Agent Romanoff [Scarlett Johansson] pointed a handgun at Dr Banner [Mark Ruffalo]. The 3D effects really picked up a notch during the sequence where the possessed Agent Barton [Jeremy Renner] launched an attack on the helicopter carrier leading to the Hulk’s transformation, with fire sparks and shattered glasses seemingly spilling beyond the screen all over our viewing area.

But the 3-dimensional treats really kicked into overdrive when the superheroes had to defend New York City against the Chitaurian army swarming through the opened portal – the entire sequence taking place in broad daylight helped immensely. Between air vehicles whooshing in and out of our view, and laser beams, arrows and rubbles flying everywhere, there were enough pop-out effects every minute to elicit oohs and aahs from even the fiercest 3D sceptic. This is demo-worthy material, certainly up there among the best tri-dimensional clips – and that includes those shot natively in 3D – I’ve seen.

Blu-ray Video Quality – The ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D’ is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Paramount Studios (who distributed this Blu-ray in the UK) with an encoded stunning 1080p transfer in the spectacular 1.78:1 aspect ratio. 3D activity here is generally consistent but suffers sometime from the same problem which affects the film's 2D version, namely its ubiquitous darkness, which I hate and detest, as I need to see what is going on, as otherwise it spoils the enjoyment, so why do these studios do it [answers on a postcard]? The second half of the film, which is considerably lighter and brighter, really explodes with some fantastic stunning 3D action, including Hawkeye's arrows shooting toward the viewer and the massive, dinosaur like Chitauri vessels exploding through the interstellar portal and seeming to burst out of the screen. Keep your eye on the lower right side of the screen when the flying aircraft carrier is introduced and you may see a double image on one of the tether ties that extends beyond the frame. Colours are also just slightly more muted in the 3D version, though the ubiquitous blues which dot the film courtesy of the Tesseract and its accoutrements pop magnificently. But these are minor quibbles in what is overall a thrilling and immersive visual experience.

Blu-ray Audio Quality – The ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D’ features an astoundingly effective 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio surround mix. For those of you who are new to high definition audio and wonder what all the fuss about is about, pop The ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D’ in your Blu-ray player and prepare to feel the might force of interstellar energy pulse through your very being. This is one of the most fantastically robust mixes I've personally experienced, one that keeps the low frequency effects coming from virtually the first second of the film, but which never overplays its hand, allowing the listener to catch a little "breathing room" before launching off on a new sonic attack.

While the side and rear channels aren't the most aggressive I've ever heard, surround activity serves the story well, articulately panning around the room in a full 360 degrees is subtle at times, but roars when needed, shaking the room with every weapon-fire, explosion, or burst of alien-energy. If I could ask for anything more, I think it would be a little more environment immersion (in the non-action sequences, specifically), but that's more a personal preference. The ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D’, whether or not you're watching it in two or three dimensions, is a thunderous example of modern blockbuster surround sound. Even if the movie itself wasn't a rock-em-sock-em good time with reference 2D video and a strong 3D presentation, this track alone would make the ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D’ a definite must own.

Blu-ray Special features and Extras:

Marvel One Shot: Item 47 [HD] [11:20] Lizzie Caplan and Jesse Bradford star in this short film about two wannabe bank robbers who found one of the alien weapons after the Battle for New York.

Gag Reel [HD] [4:05]

Deleted Scenes and Extended Scenes [HD] [14:59] Alternate opening: Maria Hill Interrogation. Steve Rogers: Man Out of Time. Nick Fury & World Security Council. Extended Scene: Loki and Barton Strategize. Extended Viaduct Fight: Raw Footage. Fury and Hill Discuss the World Security Council. Extended Scene: Banner and Security Guard. Alternate Ending: Maria Hill Interrogation.

A Visual Journey [HD] [6:28] Josh Whedon and his collaborators discuss how the film's exciting visuals and set locations were grounded to enhance the characters and the story.

Previews: Marvel Avengers Alliance and Frankenweenie

Finally, Joss Whedon made a fantastic adventure film that expertly blends action and character and tone to assembling one of the best super hero films in the history of the genre (the ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D’ is also a rocking good movie, regardless of the "superhero" label). As a Blu-ray, all versions feature reference quality 7.1 surround audio and 2D video. The 3D version is pretty fantastic also, though it has a few flaws, including darkness and (on some displays) crosstalk. Special Features are okay, but despite this the ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D’ is definitely worth the purchase alone. Regardless of what edition you purchase, the ‘Marvel Avengers Assemble 3D’ easily earns a MUST OWN rating! This is why I am so happy to have another Marvel Comic Book Blu-ray added to my Blu-ray Collection and to also have it in the stunning 3D, is a massive bonus and you will not be disappointed. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Andrew C. Miller – Your Ultimate No.1 Film Fan
Le Cinema Paradiso
WARE, United Kingdom
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4.0 out of 5 stars After Four Years--AVENGERS FINALLY ASSEMBLE!, Sept. 26 2012
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When Thor's mischievous brother, Loki, makes a deal with the alien race Chitauri to help them secure the Tesseract Cube so they can conquer the galaxy, the Earth suddenly falls into great peril. With even the powerful top secret agency S.H.I.E.L.D. having difficulty containing Loki, there is only one call S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury can make: Avengers Assemble!

The team is gathered--Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye--set out to do battle with Loki and his alien cohorts. If they don't overcome their differences and learn to work together as a team, the Earth will fall and Loki will rule the planet.

The Avengers brings together Earth's mightiest heroes to combat a force of evil so great they either stand together or fall together, with the fate of the planet--even the galaxy--hanging in the balance.

The Avengers is a difficult movie to review, more so, give a proper rating to because this movie is very much black and white between its story and its presentation, so that said, I'm going to quickly go over both and you'll see where I'm coming from at the end.

The story: This is a single-plot movie, very much an A-to-B narrative and incredibly simple--too simple. Aliens are coming, we need to stop them so we'll get the Avengers to do it. That's it. From a storytelling perspective, it's too simple and too predictable. Big bad guy, big good guy(s), let's fight, good guys win. The end.

However, if you view The Avengers as an end cap/final act to all the movies leading up to it: Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man II, Thor, Captain America--then you have something that definitely serves its purpose and more or less let's each character shine for the same amount of time. In this case, a simple story works despite, um, the many continuity flaws from the previous movies (i.e. Thor somehow now able to come to Earth, which renders the ending of Thor's movie moot, Tony Stark called upon to be Iron Man in the Avengers despite being banned from doing so in Iron Man II, the characters communicating to each other without earpieces or any communication devices. Maybe they're telepathic?).

The presentation: This movie is a nerd's dream come true from start to finish. Assemble your favorite superheroes--of which each were spotlighted in their own movies, almost--put them together and have them go toe-to-toe with a larger-than-life threat that will squash the planet if they don't come through.

From an eye candy perspective, this movie nailed it. Huge battles, lots of explosions, combat action, hammer throwing, Hulk smashing, shield boomeranging, repulsors firing, arrows shooting, girl fists punching--yeah, it has it all.

It's also very important to point out that the casting of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk was an amazing choice. I honestly wasn't too thrilled with the news when I first heard it, with Ruffalo being more a chick-flick romance guy, but he got the role done so well that if there's a spin-off, I hope he gets the job. He's definitely earned it.

Chris Evans as Captain America--a Superman performance, which is good and brought a traditional superhero element to the team. As the running joke was throughout the movie, a little "old-fashioned" was what was needed.

Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man--do I really need to talk about this? He's the same Tony Stark from the first two movies, the only difference being he's mellowed out a bit because, despite his arrogance, he understands life isn't all about him and there's other people out there, too. This bit really comes through in this movie.

Chris Helmsworth as Thor--bold, poetic, commanding, everything his character is supposed to be so kudos to him for carrying on with a great performance from the stand-alone movie.

Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye--I don't know much about the comic character other than he's like Green Arrow, but perhaps with a more military-mind-set, so I can't comment. Renner did sell me on Hawkeye though, but why couldn't they give him that awesome mask? Maybe in the sequel.

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow--she really comes into her own in this flick because in Iron Man II, it was more a back-up appearance so we didn't know much about her. I'm glad she got the screen time she deserved and, come on, her fight scenes were fantastic.

Tom Hiddleston as Loki--he's the bad guy you love to hate, the one that, even just looking at him, you want to punch in the face. I appreciated how Loki, to a degree, was a villain to sympathize with because of his exile, but you also get mad at him for being such a jerk about it.

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury--an excellent portrayal of Samuel L. Jackson being Samuel L. Jasckon--but under a fictitious alias. Yeah.

The Avengers is a solid good-times-turn-your-brain-off-action-fest that is great for escape and is recommended for that reason. As a spoiler warning, if you want just the action parts, start the movie around 30 minutes in.

Honest assessment is 3.5 out of 5, but because it's the first movie of its kind and because of all the building up to it that has been going on since 2008, I'll give it a 4.
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