Marvel Fever Hits Home Entertainment Market

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In anticipation of the May 4 release The Avengers movie at the box office, Lions Gate Home Ent. is releasing a special three-movie package featuring Planet Hulk (2010), The Invincible Iron Man (2007) and Doctor Strange (2007). Although, these direct-to-DVD movies have been previously available on the market, this new package is a great way to pique fans’ appetite for the eagerly anticipated movie directed by Joss Whedon. The 139-minute, 2-disc DVD can be yours for $19.95. The package is also available as a Blu-ray release.

Planet Hulk DVD

Planet Hulk DVD

The Invincible Iron Man DVD

The Invincible Iron Man DVD

Doctor Strange DVD

Doctor Strange DVD

Another option this week are two new Sony editions of Marvel’s Iron Man anime series (3-Disc DVD, $29.99) and Marvel’s X-Men anime series (2-Disc DVD), both of which have storylines set in Japan.

Marvel’s Iron Man anime series

Marvel’s Iron Man anime series

Anime fans can also enjoy Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, which was released in select theaters earlier this year. Directed by Kazuya Murata, the film finds the Elric brothers on a distant valley of slums inhabited the Milos, proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitations. Also playing a pivotal role in the adventure is Julia, a young alchemist who will stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory. The Funimation release features a variety of trailers and actor commentaries. The 2-disc DVD is priced at $29.98, while the 3-disc DVD + Blu-ray version goes for $34.98.

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos DVD

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos DVD

Also available this week are The Wild Thornberrys: Season 2, Part 2 (Paramount Home Ent., $19.93) and Ben 10: Four Arms (Cartoon Network, $5.98)

The Wild Thornberrys: Season 2, Part 2 DVD

The Wild Thornberrys: Season 2, Part 2 DVD

Ben 10: Four Arms DVD

Ben 10: Four Arms DVD