Saturday, September 13, 2014

DVD Review - Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Complete First Season

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season
Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker
Studio: ABC Studios
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Retail: $45.99
Running Time: 946 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Buy Link: DVD, Blu-ray


Available to own on DVD and Blu-ray is Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Complete First Season, featuring all 22 action-packed. Bonus Features include: Journey Into S.D.C.C., Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe, 5 Behind-The-Scenes Field Reports ("The Malibu Jump," The Bridge," "Asgardian Bar Fight," "Classified" and "Cello Duet"), VFX Breakdown, Audio Commentaries with Filmmakers & Cast, Gag Reel and Deleted Scenes.

Picking up shortly after Marvel's The Avengers, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. centers on the return of Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), literally from the dead, who assembles a brand new S.H.I.E.L.D team consisting of an ace pilot and weapon expert Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), a black ops specialist Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an engineering specialist Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), a life sciences specialist Jemma Simmon (Elizabeth Henstridge) and a hacker Skye (Chole Bennet).

Agent Coulson leads his unique team to investigate the strange and beyond, from investigating a superhuman, who later becomes Deathlock, to helping Lady Sif battle the Asgardian Lorelei. the main focus of the team is to unravel the mystery of who the villain "The Clairvoyant" is. Other stories include Skye searching for her birth parents and Agent Coulson's journey to learn how he was resurrected.

To tie into the events of Captain America: The Winter Solider, Hydra takes over S.H.I.E.L.D from within and one member of Agent Coulson's team is a traitor.

Episodes on the five-disc set are:

The Asset
Eye Spy
Girl In The Flower Dress
The Hub
The Well
The Bridge
The Magical Place
Yes Man
End of the Beginning
Turn, Turn, Turn
The Only Light in the Darkness
Nothing Personal
Beginning of the End


While I have never been into reading comic books, except for reviewing a few titles on this blog, I have still seen each and every new Marvel feature film, from Iron Man to The Avengers, so naturally I watched the first season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last year. Similar to the way other fans felt, for me the first season was a mixed bag, as the first half was a little slow, but the last few episodes were action-packed. It took me a several episodes to get use to the other members on Agent Coulson, as their characters were a little cliched. The DVD set has many neat extras including the TV special Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe. Overall, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Complete First Season isn't a perfect ride, but it is entertaining to watch. Season two debuts on September 23rd on ABC.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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