Avatar The Last Airbender Complete DVD Collection out October 6th 2015

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Interesting news relating to the 10 year anniversary of ATLA, a USA/Canada release of Avatar The Last Airbender Complete Series on DVD. No Blu Ray is a disappointment for many, but beyond the art, there is nothing new in this set as far as I know. It is the first time ATLA has been released as a full series collection in America, whereas Europe and the UK have had a collection out for a few years now.

What this set is based on the little info out so far is the 3 Book’s individual collections with new art for the covers packed into one collection. It will be 16 disks total. The Book 1 Water Special Edition set with the 5 disks of episodes and 1 special features disk and then 5 disks for Book 2 and 3 respectively. They have not revealed the full details of the extras, but it really does seem like a repackaged collection, with nothing new beyond the new covers.

Speaking of these covers, Bryan has done the art for all of them. He revealed them on his Tumblr.

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I really like these minimalistic images, they really represent the key characters and element involved in each Book.

But really the decision about purchasing this set comes down to a few key points. Do you have the indivudal sets already? Do you care about the new art? Are you a collector of all new Merch releases?

For me I have the sets, albeit the Uk versions which have barely any special features, but the art interests me as does the chance to get the ATLA extras I have missed out on. So I can see myself getting this set, but then again I am a collector and have an interest in most Avatar merch.

I hope they surprise us with the nature of the disks inside, but I don’t have much hope. I appreciate the effort with the new covers, but I think most fans agree with me when they were expecting the next ATLA release to be a Blu Ray/Updated DVD of ATLA in high quality and remastered with a more modern aspect ratio. The wait continues on that front.

Amazon currently have a preorder up for $42.99, but this will probably drop between now and release.

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Comments - 8 Posts

  1. Appa Your Flying Bison Said: Comment by Appa Your Flying Bison on July 17, 2015 at 3:58 am | Permalink
     

    Recently I was considering to buy the entire series off amazon but i guess if this is coming out ill just wait for this. Tad bit disappointed that it isn’t Blue Ray but its still nice to have the entire series in one place. Art looks simple which is what I like. Hopefully they do something like this for Korra

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  2. Troy Said: Comment by Troy on July 17, 2015 at 5:28 am | Permalink
     

    As far as no blu-ray I have two reasons they really should do blu-ray. Firstly lesser known is that blu-rays were designed to be more scratch resistant than dvds. The other reason is I watch Avatar in better definition on HD Cable than on the dvds, If the dvds were remastered this would be a better product. DVDs can be pretty good in definition if they aren’t cheap and they have a whole range in cheapness, the Avatar ones would be about mid-range.

    I like the new art. The old art was way to cluttered, this is more streamline and more spoilery with Zuko and all, but does show all of team avatar over the 3 books with what nation they belong to and, besides for Sokka, Aangs elemental teachers.

    I will be getting this, I think, because the price is so reasonable and because my current set has all sorts of scratch and scuffs.

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    Appa Your Flying Bison Reply:

    Never knew that blue ray was scratch resistant, pretty cool fact. I better buy more blue ray now

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  3. Callum Fryars Said: Comment by Callum Fryars on July 17, 2015 at 7:59 pm | Permalink
     

    I am not disappointed that this is not a blu-ray release I am simply outraged

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    To play devil’s advocate a bit, from what I hear from people who know about DVD/Blu Ray transfers, Avatar may be a very difficult show to remaster, and potentially they may not be able to do it depending on how the show was archived by Nick.

    Sure they could do a Blu Ray, but it would just be the same bad quality dvd transfer, but now on DVD.

    I wish they would just be transparent and tell us what the Blu Ray situation is, but it does seem like 16:9 HD Avatar may not be possible.

    Again I don’t know about this stuff myself, but I read some stuff about this announcement on DVD/Blu Ray forums.

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    Callum Fryars Reply:

    I hope this is not the case as I would lose the will to live

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  4. Kuzon Said: Comment by Kuzon on July 21, 2015 at 3:43 pm | Permalink
     

    I was getting ready to purchase the Blu-Ray set Amazon already have… Really dissapointed on this one. D:

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  5. KoolKorra Said: Comment by KoolKorra on August 15, 2015 at 11:26 pm | Permalink
     

    I am really excited to get this, even if it’s not Blu Ray. However, I will wait some time for the price to drop or until Christmas/next birthday so that I can put it on my wish list muahaha.

    I’m not that upset about how they will not release it on Blu Ray since I never really got into the hype but it would be nice if Bryke released the entire LOK series on Blu Ray, which is indefinitely possible with today’s digital technology compared to 10 years ago.

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