Iron Man: Armored Adventures-Volume 3 (2008)

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Released 4-Nov-2009

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Animation None
Rating Rated PG
Year Of Production 2008
Running Time 87:44
RSDL / Flipper No/No Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Philippe Guyenne
Stephane Juffé
Studio
Distributor
Marvel
Madman Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Amaray-Transparent
RPI $19.95 Music Guy Michelmore
Magalie Bion
Fanny Le Floch-Vergnon


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
7.1
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures Yes
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Title of Show : Iron Man : Armored Adventures

    Title of Disc : Volume 3

    Year of Production : 2008

    Country of origin : European Production (France/Isle of Man) in association with Marvel USA

    What's included? :  Episodes 10-13 of the show (assuming you count the double pilot episode as 1). These episodes were first shown in the US in 2009.

    Episode Length : About 22 minutes each. (87:44 in total)

    Details of episodes : 

The following episodes are included:

      1. Masquerade
      2. Seeing Red
      3. Hide and Seek
      4. Man and Iron Man

    Style of Production : Animation

    Premise of show : Iron Man : Armored Adventures is a new version of the Iron Man comic books this time with Tony Stark (Iron Man) as a teenager rather than the older character shown in the recent hit movie. It includes the other main characters such as Pepper Potts and Jim 'Rhodey' Rhodes as Stark's friends and his nemesis, the new CEO of his father's company, Obadiah Stone.

    Age Group : 5-12

    Related to any other children's shows? : Previous versions of Iron Man.

    Adult's view : Not a bad show, however, is let down somewhat by the quality of animation involved which is quite simple and lacks in the way of detail and texture. Human movements tend to be somewhat stilted. The style is very similar to the most recent Spiderman animated series. The story lines are also a little confusing at times.

    Child's view : Thomas (6) says: 'It's awesome especially the big robot episode. I like the way the robot grows whenever you hit him with a weapon.' Rory (5) says: 'The big robot part is like so awesome, yeah!'

    Other Releases of this show available? : There are two previous volumes and 1 more on the way.

    Overall : Not the best version of Iron Man ever produced but the kids really enjoy it.

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Transfer Quality

Video

    The video quality is very good.

    The feature is presented in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio 16x9 enhanced which is probably the original aspect ratio.

    The picture was clear and sharp throughout, with no evidence of low level noise.

    The colour was very good with deep blacks and bright reds.

    There were no noticeable artefacts.

    There are no subtitles.

    There is no layer change.

     

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Audio

    The audio quality is good.

    This DVD contains an English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtrack encoded at 224 Kb/s.

    Dialogue was a little quiet but clear and easy to understand and there was no problem with audio sync.

    The surround speakers were used for a bit of atmosphere and music and the subwoofer added bass to music and effects.

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Extras

   

Menu

    The menu was still but had music. It allowed for episode selection only.

Trailers

    Other Madman released children's shows.

 

 

R4 vs R1

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

     The Region 1 versions of this series seem to contain more episodes than our local ones, however, these episodes have not yet been released. At the moment, at least, this local release is the best available.This series is also available on Blu-ray in the US.

Summary

    The third volume of the newest rendition of Iron Man for the small screen.

    The video quality is very good.

    The audio quality is good.

    Only trailers in the extras department.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Thursday, January 07, 2010
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DisplayLG Scarlet 42LG61YD 106cm Full HD LCD. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.
Audio DecoderBuilt in to amplifier/receiver. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
AmplificationPioneer VSX-511
SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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