Avatar The Last Airbender - The Complete Book 1 Collection

Avatar The Last Airbender - The Complete Book 1 Collection

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Aang, the reincarnated Avatar, and Water Nation siblings Katara and Sokka at last reach the Northern Water Tribe, setting the stage for the spectacular conclusion to Book 1 of this epic anime-influenced saga. Aang and his companions have come a long way before engaging in the ultimate battle with the Fire Nation who would imperil the delicate balance of the earth. The exciting and moving two-part season finale, "The Siege of the North," not only pits Aang against his nemesis, Prince Zuko, but also plays out inter-tribal treachery between Zuko and Admiral Zhao, who is bent on succeeding where Zuko has failed -- by capturing Aang. Preceding "Siege" are two entertaining episodes. Aang and company defend refugees at "The Northern Air Temple," and Katara is denied training by "The Waterbending Master" because she is a girl. Avatar is a richly rewarding series, brilliantly animated and impressively written and acted. The series works on several levels. The black snow, for example, that precedes the arrival of the Fire Nation army may, to younger viewers, be simply weird and scary. Older viewers may pick up on this visual metaphor for industrialization. (This insight comes from the series' co-creators in the episode commentary, a welcome first for Avatar DVDs). Most satisfyingly, the characters continue to evolve: the cynical Sokka reveals his tender side when he falls for a Waterbender princess; and Zuko's uncle, usually good for some comic relief, gets to display his awesome powers against Zhao. And you can't ask for a better season payoff than the introduction, in the final seconds, of a surprising new Fire Nation warrior who figures to play a major role in Book 2.
Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
In Avatar: The Last Airbender's mythical setting, the world is separated into four nations: the Water Tribe, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads. Within each of these nations are men, women, and children who have special powers, allowing them to "bend" or manipulate the elements. Once in a generation, there is an Avatar: a Bender who can use all four elements. A century ago, a young Air Nomad boy by the name of Aang had this special talent but was accidentally trapped within a ball of ice. When the series begins, Aang is freed into a confusing new existence; much has changed in the 100 years since he's been gone. Unfortunately, he's saddened to discover that he is now the last of his nation after an evil lord of the Fire Nation wiped out the Air Nomads during a war. Now Aang -- and his friends Katara and Sokka -- must use his powers to restore peace to the four nations while battling the evil Fire Prince Zuko. Avatar: The Last Airbender began on the cable network Nickelodeon in February 2005, and instantly became a huge hit. Combining elements of Chinese kung fu, Tibetan philosophy, Japanese martial arts forms, and even Hindu spiritual beliefs, Avatar is a truly unique contribution to the anime style of kids' cartoons.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/2006
UPC:
0097368011922
Rating:
NR
Source:
Nickelodeon
Region Code:
1
Time:
8:09:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Behind the scenes with the Avatar cast & crew; Avatar Pilot Episode with audio commentary; The Making of Avatar - Inside the Sound Studios; The Making of Avatar - Inside the Korean Animation Studios

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Avatar The Last Airbender - The Complete Book 1 Collection 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To start with, I am a 23 year old female. I love this show. It is sweet and funny. There are strong female leads which is great to see in a kids show. Characters are flawed and multilayered; they change over the seasons. This helps us connect ourselves to them and the characters to each other. Parallel journy's deepen the plot. The idea of balance is an important and clear message provided by this show. Not to mention the idea of bending the four elements is sick, and the fight scenes are really good. Each element has its own fight style to it so they didn't do things half way.
AnimalLover2011 More than 1 year ago
THIS IS THE BEST SERIES ON TV IN THE WHOLE WORLD.... u better believe it...if u don't think so...that's CRAZY!!!! i maybe a GIRL but this is my fav. show EVER!!!!!!! i recommend this for all ages...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
it is a great dvd, i just wish they would have books!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this tv series. It is a great show for kids and families. I would recomend it to anyone. Action, adventure, and a little drama mixed in just for fun, BUY IT
Guest More than 1 year ago
While the show is very good, one of the best animated shows on US TV, and one of few adults can enjoy too, I was a bit surprised that there is no 16:9 aspect version for DVD. A show that has this much writing and planing involved, with this long a story arc deserved a better preservation. With the industry standards moving to 16:9 for television they really missed the opportunity here. If you have a widescreen set, I recomend you look at Star Wars: Clone Wars for a unique example of how involving this sort of animation can be on a big screen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just get it
Guest More than 1 year ago
it really is one of the coolest shows ever! it is worth the time seeing compared to other shows on TV, like That's 70's show.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best show in the world! Everything about it screams 10-year-old boy! I'm crazy about it! Everytime its on I dive over people to get to the remote to turn it to Nickelodeon! Sometimes my sister gets in the way however but with Barnes and Noble...I don't have to worry about her making me miss the episode! I can buy it for the lowest price ever! Thanks guys!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Avartar is the best anime ever!!!! It is something I love to watch with my children. Ever story has some kind of learning experience. Everything is shown positively, even in a negative world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've owned the DVD boxset for about 2-3 weeks now. I've watched it everyday since I've purchased it. You can tell that this is a very well written cartoon, and probably the only one parents and kids alike can enjoy. Where most cartoons are a disappointment this one is not. The only thing that I wish the boxset had was more commentary. It's interesting to see the thought that goes into creating this wonderful animation. This boxset is worth having.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this i a great book and tv show i love it to death!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love avatar. It is truly one of the best shows today. I am a teenager and not alot of shows out here that interest me, but avatar always keeps me interested. I recommend it to anyone, even adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We watch it over and over as a family.
THE-DEADLY-DOG More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy cartoons at all give Avatar a chance. This show is compelling, exciting, thrilling, emotional and pleasurable. Avatar is one of those shows that you can watch hundreds of times over and never seem to get bored.
iWrite16 More than 1 year ago
I watched this show from beginning to end, and I loved every minute of it. From the beginning of book 1 to the end of book 3, this show is great for all ages. My friends and I all enjoy it, and we are all in high school! My grandpa even liked it. The thing about Avatar is, you almost forget it's a cartoon because the story is so phenomenal, the music is fantastic, and is very rich in Asian culture. Being a martial arts student, I love to watch all the different styles represented. A DEFINITE MUST-SEE!!!
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