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Marvel's The Avengers [DVD] [2012]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2213 out of 2238)

    Special Features


    • Assembling the Ultimate Team - The all-star cast shares the excitement of teaming up to bring these characters to life, and Director Joss Whedon discusses what each of them brough to their role
    • Audio Commentary - With Director Joss Whedon

    Synopsis


    Marvel's The Avengers
    Marvel Studios delivers the ultimate comic-book film, which ties together such characters as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up like no other. Taking center stage this time is Nick Fury (played once again by the note-perfect Samuel L. Jackson), leader of the peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury, along with former Russian spy Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), recruits a super team to combat Thor's ever-deceptive brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) after he brainwashes ace archer Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) while stealing a cosmic cube from an underground base. Thus the heroes must learn to work together alongside outlaw scientist Bruce Banner (Ruffalo), who can track down the artifact's gamma signals when he's not hulking out into a giant green monster. Show runner Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) adapted and helmed the script by Zak Penn. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Downey, Jr.
      Robert Downey, Jr. - Tony Stark/Iron Man
    • Chris Evans
      Chris Evans - Steve Rogers/Captain America
    • Mark Ruffalo
      Mark Ruffalo - Bruce Banner/The Hulk
    • Chris Hemsworth
      Chris Hemsworth - Thor
    • Scarlett Johansson
      Scarlett Johansson - Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2238 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Comic Book Fans... Assemble... In 3D!!!!

      Posted
      cornjakecake
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      Yes.... this is it, the event of a lifetime. Seeing Sean Connery as the bad guy wearing a huge Teddy Bear costume as a disguise. Oh wait, wrong Avengers... silly me. No this is the Avengers where Earth's (And...um... Not of Earth) mightiest heroes assemble and fight evil, and in cooler costumes. In the lead up from the previous 5 films, the film starts in a remote S.H.I.E.L.D. facility, with Dr. Selvig experimenting with the Tesseract, and in the process opens up a wormhole that unleashes Loki, who was last seen in Thor letting go of his grip and encountering The Other, leader of the Chitauri. Loki promises The Other to conquer Earth and enslaves Dr. Selvig and Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) in the process. Nick Fury reinstates the dead Avengers Initiative, and orders Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow) and Agent Coulson to find Bruce Banner (To use his extensive gamma radiation research to find the Tesseract) and Tony Stark (To figure out everything about Selvig's research). Fury himself recruits Captain America to spearhead efforts to retrieve the Tesseract. Locating Loki in Stuttgart, Germany, Loki is creating a diversion while Hawkeye steals iridium to contain the Tesseract's power, when Rogers, Stark and Romanoff manage to subdue and capture Loki. While transporting him to the Helicarrier, Thor arrives from Asgard to retrieve Loki (But how since Thor destroyed the BiFrost in his standalone film...?) hoping to stop Loki and return him back home. Iron Man and Captain America catch up to Thor and after a sweet fight that ends in quite a stalemate, they agree to return Loki to the Helicarrier to be held while Banner and Stark try to find the Tesseract. On suspicion of S.H.I.E.L.D.S. motives along with division amongst the group on how to approach Loki, The Avengers begin to fight, realizing that this is what Loki wants and at the same time, Hawkeye manages to invade the Helicarrier and retrieve the God of Mischief and invade Earth. They put their fight on the backburner and try to stabalize the ship, stop the Hulk's rampage and find the Tesseract. Unfortunately, the Tesseract is atop Stark Tower, with Selvig opening up a wormhole and unleashing the Chitauri on Manhattan and on all of humanity. Now its up to the Avengers to save the world despite their differences and stop Loki. Wow, this is a film I have been waiting ages for, the ultimate team up of superheroes tackling evil. While I wish Batman vs. Superman was first, this film more than makes up for it with a hugely entertaining film overall. I was afraid that since there would be a huge amount of characters, four of which having solo movies beforehand, how would the cast interact and would they have chemistry. To my surprise, every cast member gels extremely well with each other with ease, bouncing off like this wasn't their first film together. Joss Whedon was another problem I was afraid of, at first. I had knew Whedon's work for years, having him create Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dollhouse, and writing for several different films and TV series such as Toy Story, Alien: Resurrection and even Roseanne. But he had only directed one film previously, Serenity: a sequel to the short lived Firefly. My fears were unfounded when I finished the film, loving how every frame was permeated with his signature style and wit, with Whedon also writing the film being part of his artistic vision coming through. The visual effects are amazing, detailed and fit in with the universe of Marvel. The only thing I can knock about the film is the story. Yes it wasn't the worst story I have heard or seen, and this one has a fairly satisfying ending unlike some other MCU films (*cough cough* Iron Man *cough cough*) but the plot was fairly thin and the whole battle scene on the HeliCarrier could have been shortened by a few minutes to shorten the 2 hour and 22 minute run time. Other than this issue, I had an absolute blast and concludes Phase One extremely well, and I have a opportunist outlook on Phase Two. Moving onto the disc itself, the bluray is a visual and audio treat that is absolutely demo-worthy. The 1.85 digitally-sourced (A few slo-mo shots were shot on film however) photography shines well here, that is colorful, detailed, and no defects whatsoever. Shadow detail in darker scenes are also well-resolved and no crush is evident at all. The 7.1 DTS-HD audio is also a foundation-buster, with a deep bass and battle scenes scenes like you are actually in the middle of the battle. The 3D is surprisingly amazing, and compared to the previous MCU 3D discs, this one is a revelation. Sure, certain scenes in dim lighting lack dimensionality, but for a post-conversion, this one is superb. Extras are surprisingly lacking though but fairly decent for whats at hand. Starting off is the commentary with Joss Whedon, giving us hilariously deadpan chat about him being chosen to direct a huge blockbuster, shooting with 3D in mind, and much more. Next up is a Second Screen experience, using a phone or a tablet to access story and character files. The next Marvel One-Shot: Item 47, is a fun 12 minutes with two criminals who find alien technology and help them achieve their dreams. 15 minutes of deleted scenes, a 5 minute outtakes reel (A first for a MCU film), two featurettes lasting 15 minutes discussing the making of the film and last but not least a 5 minute music video by Soundgarden ending the scant set of extras. A DVD copy, 2D BluRay and digital copies are also included here. Overall, a must buy, though if you are looking for hours of making of documentaries, featurettes and more, best to keep waiting.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Marvel's Avengers is back....in 4K!

      Posted
      MarvelSoundtrackFan11
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      Its back! In beautiful 4K no less. The summer blockbuster that brought Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and the rest of the Avengers together for the first time has shown up alongside the release of Avengers: Infinity War in a really awesome looking steelbook exclusive to Best Buy. When Avengers first came out on Blu-ray, Best Buy had an exclusive MetalPak (not a Steelbook). In my opinion, this steelbook is much nicer than the original release MetalPak and the re-release Blu-ray steelbook from earlier in 2018. The 4K UHD disc is really nice looking, although the movie was reportedly finished in 2K. Don't let be something that dissuade potential buyers, as the image is really good. Fans will really appreciate Disney's efforts on the video quality. Admittedly, the audio isn't quite perfect. Its good, even great in some spots, but uneven in others. Especially noticeable with the Dolby ATMOS track. Don't know why Disney has such trouble nailing the high-end soundtrack for its movies. Still, as long as you're not expecting a reference-quality sound experience, the Avenger's audio is very good. There are no extras on the 4K disc, but the included blu-ray disc has all of the extras from the original blu-ray release (in 2012). There is also a digital redemption code included in the package and it redeemed in UHD through Movies Anywhere. The Avengers is a great movie and well worth a purchase on 4K. If you can get your hands on the limited, Best Buy exclusive steelbook, you won't be disappointed.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Movie of the YEAR (2012)

      Posted
      DarthShader
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      I eagerly anticipated this movie (saw it 8 times in theaters). Better than Star Wars? Can't say that because we couldn't have this movie without Star Wars and all of the advances gleaned from that series. Maybe the Star Wars of the 21st Century would be fitting. All other Super Hero movies (past, present & future) will be judged against this movie. To take the 4 very different main heroes, along with the other 2 (not so minor) heroes, mix in Nick Fury and his gang, along with the very enigmatic Loki; so many things could have gone very wrong. Everything meshed! Here we could say that the story, writing, and acting were better than Star Wars... far better. Whedon thought of every detail! At first, I was dreading the casting of Mark Ruffalo as Banner, but he pulled it off far better than Norton or Bana. He channeled his inner Bill Bixby and delivered an excellent rendition of Dr. Banner. Hulk has some of the best moments of the film. I like how this movie picked up where the last Hulk movie left off and didn't just downplay the two previous installments. This is not an origin of the characters movie, but rather the origin of this grouping. Each hero has been set up in previous movies, allowing the Avengers to be about the Avengers and not about any one hero. Downey Jr. made a very apt point about Agent Coulson during the extras: It is amazing how a seemingly very minor character played such an integral part in weaving together the Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, movies to culminate into a very necessary element in the Avengers. Nick Fury refers to Coulson and his "one good eye." I am eagerly awaiting Iron Man 3 next summer (May 2013) and then the next Avengers movie which is too far off for my liking. Until then, I will be content to watch the Avengers every week until their next outing... it won't get old; it's that GOOD! Treat yourself to the BEST MOVIE of 2012. Oh, and feel free to watch the animated series: Avengers, Earth's Mightiest Heroes; vols 1 - 5.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great!

      Posted
      Treydle
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      You’re larger than life. You have abilities beyond that of most human beings on the planet. Then the world finds itself in peril and to save it, you’ll need to join a group of people just as unique as you if not more so. What do you do? S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson) is overseeing a top secret project designed to study an energy source from another world known as the tesseract. The experiment soon goes awry and the tesseract appears to explode. In actuality, it has opened a portal allowing the malevolent being known as Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston) to emerge. It’s almost immediately clear that S.H.I.E.L.D. is outmatched and what’s worse, the supervisor of the tesseract project Dr. Erik Selvig (played by Stellan Skarsgard) and experienced covert agent nicknamed Hawkeye (played by Jeremy Renner) became mindless drones under Loki’s (Hiddleston’s) command. Once the facility is destroyed and the invaders have moved on, Fury (Jackson) calls Agent Natasha Romanoff also known as the Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) to recruit one member of The Avengers. The Avengers Initiative was abandoned some time before the events depicted in this film, but is reactivated for the sake of mankind and for lack of a better alternative. Romanoff (Johansson) is next seen in India resorting to subterfuge to gain audience with Bruce Banner (played by Mark Ruffalo). Banner (Ruffalo) has gone into hiding to escape opportunists in the American government, to remain calm, to spare the world and those around him any damage he might inflict as The Hulk. Next to be approached by S.H.I.E.L.D. is Iron Man, Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr. in the character’s third major film). The last member left to recruit is Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans), more commonly known as Captain America. When they’re finally brought together, Banner and Stark are tasked with tracing the energy source and, in so doing, locating the enemy. When that’s accomplished, they meet yet another traveler from worlds beyond, Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth), Loki’s brother. Now, I was not really a fan of Captain America: The First Avenger, nor was I altogether pleased after seeing Thor. As for Bruce Banner’s larger half, perhaps it’s impossible to make a film about the incredible hulk that I wouldn’t like. First there was the Ang Lee/ Eric Bana film, then the Edward Norton film, both of which I enjoyed. Still, I did like Ruffalo. Also, Thor, Captain America, and the Black Widow made individual contributions to enrich the story. Hiddleston may not be as physically imposing as Chris Hemsworth, but as an egomaniacal extraterrestrial, he is truly terrifying. I can’t comment on whether the 3-D effects added anything, as I saw it in 2-D, but regardless, The Avengers was incredible. The one thing I might say was lacking was Iron Man’s best friend James Rhodes wearing an armored flight suit of his own and going by the name War Machine. We caught a glimpse of that suit in action in Iron Man 2 but it was nowhere to be seen here and I thought the film was worse off for it. Still, very exciting, highly entertaining, and one great ride. See it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Movie Since Star Wars IV

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      MidnightBlue23
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      I saw the Avengers 7 times in the theater. I would have gone more, but movie prices are expensive. I left the theater after seeing it the first time, grabbed some lunch, went back to see it again, picked up my wife, grabbed dinner and saw it with her for a third viewing in the first day. I highly recommend watching the five movies that lead up to The Avengers first and in order: Iron Man, Hulk (Edward Norton), Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America. The combination of the backstories from these five movies are what vault The Avengers from a good action flick to a GREAT story. You are cheating yourself if you go into The Avengers cold. My one concern going into the film was that Edward Norton was replaced as Dr. Bruce Banner (the Hulk). But Mark quickly won me over to his version of the character. Both did great jobs and I enjoy both films, but I no longer look at the change in actors as a negative point of the film. And the Hulk steals the show. Everyone was great...but the Hulk just dominates the scenes where he is raged-up...well...even when he's not. You also have to pay attention to all of the little side comments. Humor is found EVERYWHERE. There were lines that I didn't even hear until my 4th or more viewing of the show because the audience was clapping/laughing too loudly to hear the follow up. I can not recommend this film and the five preceeding films enough. I can't wait for Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2 coming up...and I'm sure to be followed with The Avengers 2 at some point!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Avengers 1 Steelbook

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      harv7
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      The Steelbook design is great- Actually prefer the design to the Infinity War steelbook. The movie itself is a milestone- It's been said that only Joss Whedon could have written this film, and it's probably true- his comic book background and his having run 3 tv series at once made him ideal for rounding up this first film. Joss Whedon himself said that he felt the movie was a great time, but not necessarily a great movie. There are a couple of deleted scenes (one of which is on the giant collector's set) - particularly one with a saddened Captain America to bridge the time gap between Captain America 1 & here- and another one with the alien monsters attacking a family station wagon that might have given the film more gravity- but it wins points for being the first and doing it successfully. A good time, with extra credit for the level of difficulty involved with tying in all these franchises for the first time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Stay with Your Blu Ray

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      livearthpeace
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      Purchased both Avenger movies steelbooks in 4k and have never been SO disappointed. And am returning them, electing to stay with the considerably better blu rays when they originally came out. The films are deep and darker all over. It is like you are watching a movie in black and white. All bright colors are gone! And surprisingly many parts of the films are out of focus! Having a 4k TV and player, I have opted to update on some films to 4k and was so elated that I did because the quality was updated in every way with the 4k and UHD. I spent a couple hours comparing the blu ray movies to the 4k and was astonished with the difference. In fact, I played the 4ks when then came and was so stunned by the horrible quality of the film; that I pulled out the originals and checked them and the blu rays were SOOO much better in every way. Really disappointed!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Pure Awesomeness

      Posted
      tdog8050
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      I saw this in the theater in 3d and was not overly impressed so I just got the regular blu ray version. I can convert it to 3d on my own and get close to what I saw in the theater. But the 3d isn't the topic here. This movie was great in the aspect that it combined multiple super heroes in which all had their own movies. The plot was great. I can't believe how well they were able to cram 4 lead characters in. I am sure there will be another 2 or 3 Avenger movies. If not, someone had a brainfart, lol. It landed in the top 50 grossing movies of all time so there is no excuse not to. Without ruining the plot for some, this is a must have movie for action hero lovers. Whether your bias towards Marvel or DC, that mindset should be tossed out the door. There is some good humor in it and its action packed thru the whole movie. This movie is also longer than 2 hrs. It's rare to get a good movie in length nowadays. It will keep you glued to your seat that's for sure. You will anticipate the sequel. I guarantee it. If you have a blu ray player, definitely get this version. Actually I recommend any movie made in this time and age, to get Blu Ray especially if you have a Hi Def TV. If you don't have a Hi Def TV, eventually one day you will and you.

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