The Legend of Korra: The Complete Series [Limited Edition] [Blu-ray] [8 Discs]

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  • Release Date: 12/13/2016
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (296 out of 300)

Special Features


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  • Audio commentaries
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  • Over 5 hours of bonus features:


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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like no other.

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    Morganical
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    I will admit I haven't watched the original show on Nickelodeon, but I've lived through its hype. Well, Legend of Korra is all that and a bag of chips. This release is a must have. First of all, the animation is out of sight. Two studios are accountable for Korra's arresting visuals, one in Korea, the other in Japan. The show is seamless between both art studios. Vivid colors, fluid intense fights in each episode, incredible abilities and sub abilities, the characters in the show never disappoint. And each character has amazing development. Characters from the original series are well into their golden years with several of them being the equivalent to great grandparents. So if you miss Aang, rest assured there's plenty of references to him and his colleagues. The audio is decent. Sometimes the dialogue is a little soft spoken, and I'm not a fan of the show's opening music (it's really high at the end), but it's 5.1. I throw on subs sometimes just to make sure I don't miss a well-timed joke or plot detail. Now the crux of this series; amazing storytelling! First season is flying on all cylinders with an underground group seeking to wipe out the Bending Arts through taboo "Bloodbending". Season two is universally regarded as the weakest with a cataclysmic finale (headache mode) with super beings and sky beams. Season three gets back into a better story line with another group seeking to overthrow the kingdoms to create a Thoreau style of government rid of hierarchies and leaving government to an anarchic society. And finally Book Four is how Korra Got Her Groove Back. I'm overly simplifying the plots, but the subplots and relationships are well developed for a series on Nickelodeon, challenging even the dynamics in a more mature drama series like Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad. Between characters, comedy, plot, action, drama, and surprises, this show never fails to leave me saying aloud, "Good God this is a great show!" I cannot give this show a high enough recommendation. If you like being surprised by animated series such as the Batman cartoon from the Nineties or Samurai Jack, this is an essential series to own. You don't even have to be a longtime Avatar fan to pick it up. Plenty of references will help get you into the franchise (yes, there's Fire Kingdom references throughout). Best gem I've picked up and I cannot wait to get the original on Blu-ray in three weeks! (Also, there's eight Blu-rays for all four seasons, they are on winged inserts in the case, and there's special features for each season. I haven't dived into the added features because the show is lengthy, even for binge watching.)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sequel to the original

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    aspiringfilmmaker
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    After watching Avatar the Last Airbender and loving it, I couldn't wait to start watching this and this exceeded my expectations on a lot of levels. I'm going to guess that the animation style as well as the tone and stories were what its predecessor had wanted to be: a riveting story with complex villains and older cast of heroes. I really wished we could've seen an older version of the Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph but its Nickelodeon and it had to appeal to its demographic more so you can't really blame them. This sequel does a great job of giving us new characters while also providing allusions to characters/events of the past to really expand the lore. The creators did a great job by making Legend of Korra a series that essentially matured with its audiences who were fans of the Avatar the Last Airbender without alienating new fans. A couple of problems with the blu ray in general not the actually series. Like the Avatar the Last Airbender blu ray, I really wished they put which episodes were on each disc instead of me trying to remember which book and/or disc I was on. The other problem is that I wished they gave an artbook or something additional with the blu ray but that's just me.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A new spin on a familiar tale

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    Francois
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    The Legend of Korra takes place years after Avatar the Last Airbender. Quite frankly I was very pleased with the direction the show took. It dove deeper into subjects that were merely scratched upon the surface during Aang's story such as the history of the Avatar. At first some of the events that occurred were exciting to see but also at times hard to digest because of the displacement from what I was expecting compared to what happened. The pace was faster and kept focus on the main plots. There wasn't much room really for filler. You might say "all-killer-no-filler" to describe this. Spectacular animation style that really suited the nature of the show. A great animated cartoon that continues the Avatar story-line. Now, if only they would make some kind prequel series to Aang or at least animate the comics that extent his story.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Show; Mediocre Extras

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    LittleTeaCake
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    I fell in love with this show on Amazon Prime, but it doesn't stream season (book) 4. I don't know if I would have purchased the entire series if it weren't so affordable. I was surprised all four seasons on Blu-Ray were so inexpensive. The show is great I won't go into details about the show- just the physical package. I like how all 8 discs are housed- very secure and easy to remove and replace. I like the little art book that comes with the collection. The show looks and sounds gorgeous on Blu-Ray (however the sound options vary from season to season with some seasons offering more choices than others). I wish there were more in depth documentaries that were season specific, but that is never my primary concern when purchasing Blu-Rays anyway.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sequel

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    Tomas
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    I loved the last air bender so much that I was really excited they came out with a continuance about the next avatar. I like how they went with a female main character, while maintaining a show all genders can enjoy. You get to see a few returning characters from the last air bender and how they have grown up. The new characters are just as memerable as as the ones from the first Avatar. I almost rated 4 stars because of something that happened in the last season that I didn't like. Without giving too much away, it is a big game changer for the Avatar.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It might be better than Avatar The Last Airbender

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    Payder
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    Way back when they announced a continuation of Avatar, I was a little skeptical because it was my favorite show. All the characters and storyline were so well put together and there was no way they could do it again. Boy was I wrong! The Legend of Korra blew me away!! I finished all 8 discs in about 3 days. (It probably would have been sooner if it weren't for work and living). Every emotion you can possibly think of is tugged at you. I loved getting to know all the new characters and I especially liked seeing some of the old characters that came back! All in all, a great adventure that is SO worth purchasing and physically having!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A worthy companion to Avatar: The Last Airbender

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    OWally
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    Both as a standalone show and a sequel series to its incredible predecessor Korra is a truly great experience. Featuring a protagonist who's so distinct from Aang yet just as compelling and a supporting cast equally adept at eliciting pathos as bending the elements. I think the biggest knock against the show is that starts somewhat slowly and takes a little time to find its footing but so did Avatar: TLA. In many ways this show has a more mature message and worldview since the main audience had grown since Avatar's end but on the whole both series stand as some of the best serial animation America has ever produced.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent series, good box set

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    Eurogerv
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    The Legend of Korra is a wonderful followup to Avatar: The Last Airbender. It targets a slightly older audience, and deftly handles action, humor, and drama in ways that cartoons rarely do. The only disappointment with this box set is that it's just a repackage of the pre-existing releases of the individual seasons. That's not a bad thing, because those discs have good bonus features, but I was hoping there would be some new content in this new set. If you don't have the individual seasons, it's a great buy, as long it's priced below what the individual seasons combined are.

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