Max Steel-Rise of the Elementor (2013)

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Released 6-Nov-2013

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Childrens Deleted Scenes
Music Video
Featurette-Making Of-Music Video
Rating Rated PG
Year Of Production 2013
Running Time 160
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Jeremy Brown
Michael Dowding
Stephen Sommers
Brandon Auman
Fremantle Media
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case ?
RPI ? Music None Given

Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

     Max Steel is a new 'reimagined' animated children's show based on an early 2000s animated children's television show which was in turn based on an action figure. There is also a live action feature film slated for 2014 release. The show's core audience is pre-teen and young teenage boys looking for some action, adventure and sci-fi.

     The basic premise is that a 16 year old boy, Max McGrath, meets an small alien creature called Steel and that when they combine forces and 'power up' they become a super hero, Max Steel. The concept is somewhat similar to Ben10 but for a slightly older audience probably. This disc is the third free standing disc of the first series of the new Max Steel to be released, containing episodes 13-19 of Season 1. These episodes involve Max Steel trying to stop a group of aliens called The Elementors, who represent the different elements.

     These episodes are exciting and provide action and adventure for their core audience.

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Transfer Quality


     The video quality is very good.

     The series is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio.

     The presentation is consistent with its television origins with good clarity and colour.

     There are no subtitles available.

Video Ratings Summary
Shadow Detail
Film-To-Video Artefacts
Film Artefacts


     The audio quality is good.

     This disc contains an English soundtrack in Dolby Digital 2.0 . The dialogue is clear and easy to understand and the episodes are accompanied by a variety of songs and incidental music.

Audio Ratings Summary
Audio Sync
Surround Channel Use


     A small selection of extras.


     The menu includes music.

Last Requests (1:32)

     Extra scene where Max & Steel argue about their last request.

Record Breaker (1:32)

     Extra scene where Max & Steel see how fast they can go.

The Spare Part (1:32)

     Extra scene where Max & Steel remove the wrong part of a robot.

DJ Cole Music Video (3:05)

     Video for the theme tune.

Making of DJ Cole Music Video (2:58)

     Interview with artist etc., about the song.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    There does not seem to be a Region 1 release at this point. Buy local.


    7 episodes from Season 1 of the rebooted Max Steel.

    The video quality is very good.

    The audio quality is good.

    The extras are OK.

Ratings (out of 5)


© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Friday, December 06, 2013
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DisplaySharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.
Audio DecoderBuilt into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
AmplificationMarantz SR5005
SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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