Iron Man: Armored Adventures-Complete Collection (Blu-ray) (2008)

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Released 28-Jun-2010

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Action Adventure Main Menu Audio
Rating Rated PG
Year Of Production 2008
Running Time 591:23 (Case: 572)
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered
Dual Disc Set
Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 1,2,3,4,5,6 Directed By Philippe Guyenne
Stephane Juffé
Studio
Distributor
Marvel
Madman Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case Standard Blu-ray
RPI $59.95 Music Guy Michelmore
Benjamin Massoubre
Magalie Bion


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Linear PCM 48/24 2.0
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
16x9 Enhancement Unknown
Video Format 1080p
Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles None Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

    Title of Show : Iron Man : Armored Adventures

    Title of Disc : Complete Collection Blu-ray

    Year of Production : 2008

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

    What's included? :  All 26 episodes of the show spread over 2 Blu-ray discs. These episodes were first shown in the US in 2009. To date, these are all the episodes of this series which have been made.

    Episode Length : About 22 minutes each. (591:23 in total)

    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 it 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 : My young boys find this show exciting and enjoy the high flying action. They are keen on the concept of Iron Man so this show gives them something until they are old enough for the live action films.

    Other Releases of this show available? : The show is available in a number of volumes on DVD or a complete collection box set on DVD.

    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 pretty good, a significant step up from the DVD but not a show piece Blu-ray. It is encoded using the AVC codec.

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

    The picture was very clear and sharp throughout, with no evidence of low level noise. The animation style does not really show off the Blu-ray's ability to display fine detail as there is very little fine detail in this show.

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

    There was some minor moire and aliasing to be seen here and there.

    There are no subtitles.

     

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Audio

    The audio quality is very good, much better than the DVD.

    These Blu-rays contains an English LPCM 48 Khz/24 Bit 2.0 stereo soundtrack. The soundtrack was quite loud compared to other Blu-ray's but certainly high quality 

    Dialogue was very clear and easy to understand and there was no problem with audio sync.

    The music and catchy theme sound great here, much better than the DVD.

    The surround speakers were used for a bit of atmosphere and music when surround processed by my Blu-ray player. The subwoofer got quite a workout for the music and sound effects again driven by the surround processing of my Blu-ray player.

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Extras

    No extras.

Menu

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

 

 

R4 vs R1

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

     This seems to be the first global release of the full season of this show on Blu-ray. There is a release of the first six episodes in the US but not the whole season. That one disc release does include a 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack. Region B is the go at the moment.

Summary

    The compete series of Iron Man: Armored Adventures gets a HD facelift.

    The video quality is pretty good. The audio quality is very good.

    No extras.

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Review Equipment
DVDSONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output
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 into BD player. 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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