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Avatar The Last Airbender: The Complete Book 1 (Collector's Edition) (2010)

Zach Tyler , Dee Bradley Baker  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,315 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena, Dante Basco
  • Writers: Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino
  • Format: Animated, Box set, Collector's Edition, Color, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Nickelodeon
  • DVD Release Date: June 22, 2010
  • Run Time: 489 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,315 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003DT1950
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,432 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Avatar The Last Airbender: The Complete Book 1 (Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

Behind-the-Scenes with the Avatar Cast & Crew
Commentary: Avatar Pilot Episode with Audio Commentary
Featurette: The Making of Avatar - Inside the Sound Studio
Featurette: The Making of Avatar - Inside the Korean Animation Studios

Editorial Reviews

Relive from the beginning the epic saga of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the animated series that quickly became a phenomenon, creating a huge fan base that spans the globe! This newly designed limited edition 7-disc collector’s edition includes the entire Book 1: Water compilation, packed with special features, an exclusive behind-the scenes documentary and a beautifully illustrated paperback book that provides a unique, insider’s view of the amazing designs, storyboards, paintings and animation.

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299 of 306 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warning about the Collector's Edition... June 23, 2010
First and foremost, about the show: I never had an interest in watching it until I started seeing the trailers for "The Last Airbender" live action film. To me the show just seemed soooo kiddie-looking. However, after doing some reseach and finding almost total critical praise and a huge fanbase encompessing boys girls, men and women, I thought I'd give it a try. Man, was I blown away. This is definitely a cartoon for the ages. While it is lighthearted, it also explores darker themes as the characters are slowly fleshed out. My wife and I, as well as my two daughters, were completely captivated. 5-stars without question.

For the Collector's Edition, if you've already purchased the previously-released Book I collection, you DO NOT need this edition. I repeat, you DO NOT NEED this edition. Inside the fancy box is a DVD with a 20-minute documentary that explores the origins of this series with its creators. Not a bad documentary, but not worth throwing an extra $30 on the counter. Also included in the set is a small booklet that shows some earlier sketches as well as commentary from the two creators. Again, nice, but not worth a re-purchase. And last, the previously-released BOOK I collection is what you're actually getting inside this box. They just took the old edition (box and all), put it inside another box along with a documentary and booklet, stamped LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION on the box, and then jacked the price up $10-$15 dollars. The distributor is trying to take advantage of the up-coming movie. Don't be duped.
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177 of 184 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Show on TV September 23, 2006
By Scott
In a world where the airways seem to be ruled by uninspired and badly dubbed anime, Nickledeon has created something truley amazing. A show that both kids and adults can enjoy, complete with tremendous voice acting, fantastic animation, good music, and awesome execution.

Season One of Avatar begins with a war going on between nations who control different elements through techniques called 'bending'. There's the Fire Nation, which, under Fire Lord Ozai, is attempting to take over the rest of the world. The Avatar, the only one who can control all four elements, is supposed to stop power imbalances between the nations, but the war started 100 years ago and the Avatar hasn't been seen since. And with the airbenders already wiped out and the water tribes being composed of tiny populations, only the great Earth Kingdom remains intact.

What makes this show great is a combination of character and plot. The characters aren't stereotypical. They act in predictable ways sometimes, but then there are episodes that really show their deeper sides (The Storm, The Fortune Teller, and The Blue Spirit are all examples of this.) The story focuses around the main characters Sokka, Katara, and Aang, the Avatar (returning to the world after being incased in an iceberg for 100 years.) There's also the Fire Nation's General Iroh, Price Zuko (a banished prince trying to regain his honor by capturing the Avatar) and Admiral Zhao. However out of these characters only Admiral Zhao seems truley evil. Zuko and Iroh however are in the gray.

There's some fantastic fight scenes in this series. The Blue Spirit, Jet, and Bato of the Water Tribe are all episodes with incredible choreography. Animation is top notch. There was only one episode where it went down a little.
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77 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You must watch this show RIGHT now! September 16, 2006
Wow, this is seriously the BEST show on television right now. I'm over 30 years old and I get more excited about a new episode of Avatar than I do about Lost, Smallville... ANY other show. I am a big fan of animation, and Avatar is like a breath of fresh air. FINALLY there is an animated show on television which is intelligent, exicting, humorous and surprisingly emotional. (I can't tell you the amount of times I've gotten teary-eyed watching it!) Yes, it's THAT good.

The animation is wonderful and the characters are well devoloped and engaging. The martial arts are fantastic to watch. The storyline is incredible - the writers for this show have a clear vision and every episode is linked. (Even now when I watch Season 2 characters from Season 1 will unexpectedly show up.) This is the only show on TV where you KNOW every episode is going to be pure gold.

Please don't underestimate this show because it's on Nickelodeon or you might think it's for kids. It has so many levels that it appeals to everyone. One episode and you'll be hooked - TRUST me! ;)
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106 of 119 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only worthwhile cartoon now on nick August 13, 2006
Nick cartoons have really gone downhill lately, EXCEPT for the Avatar. It's an excellent, extremely well-written, beautifully animated series that is very engaging, dramatic and funny all at the same time. It is clearly well-researched, and serves up lots of Asian wisdom, not just a lot of silly platitudes. I love this show. Hurray for the AVATAR! I can't wait to buy the complete series as a Christmas gift for my kids (and me!)
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52 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Master of four elements March 24, 2010
Most western animation for children is, to put it simply, really wretched. At best, it's tolerable.

But a shining exception would be the tale of the Avatar of all four elements, and to restore the balance in the world. "Avatar The Last Airbender - Book 1" serves as a solid first season to this series, with its colourful world, vivid action and complex characters. It may be aimed at kids, but it's a solid enough series to be enjoyed by any age.

South Pole Water Tribe siblings Katara and Sokka stumble across a glowing iceberg, with a young Airbender boy named Aang (and his flying bison) sealed inside. All Airbenders were killed long ago by the Fire Nation -- and Aang is the Avatar who mysteriously vanished a century ago, and is the only hope against the Fire Nation.

Unfortunately, a Fire Nation prince named Zuko has been wandering the world in search of Aang, and agrees to let the Water Tribe alone if Aang surrenders. Katara and Sokka manage to rescue their friend, and since Katara isn't experienced enough in waterbending to teach Aang, they set out for the North Pole to find a waterbending master -- with Zuko and his cruel rival Admiral Zhao in hot pursuit.

Along the way, they encounter hurricanes, woman warriors, a loopy old king who seems very familiar, a Spirit World Beast, pirates, teenage rebels, two tribes locked in an eternal feud, a mysterious blue masked man, fortunetellers, a rogue Firebender, and an Air Temple turned into a steampunk city. But when they arrive at the north pole, Aang and his friends find that their time is running out...

The highest compliment I can pay "Avatar: The Last Airbender" is that it's like a thoroughly solid action/fantasy anime.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good show with nice art direction and plots
I started watching random episodes as I had it on in the background one day and slowly got into it. Having now seen the whole first season from beginning to end, I'm quite... Read more
Published 8 hours ago by David Puffer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Show
Avatar: The Last Airbender is a very deep show for nickelodeon and is beautifully produced both in art style and how the directors handle the characters
Published 23 hours ago by Clarissa G
5.0 out of 5 stars Nickelodeon's Saviour
Only good thing to come out of Nick since the past decade or two. Just warning you to not see the movie with real people in it. It was garbage. Read more
Published 1 day ago by ChrisValentine
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Awesome show. Great characters. Amazing story. After watching one episode you want to watch the next one. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Barry W. Nix
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this show!
I love this show and can watch it over and over again. It always brings something new to my attention.
Published 2 days ago by LaVerne Carrick
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
Beautifully animated. Was funny and creative. I have now become a big Avatar the Last Airbender fan. Will be watching more.
Published 2 days ago by Elizabeth Berning
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia
This show is great and full of adventure. The story really can get you hooked and the characters are so lovable.
Published 4 days ago by Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Shows
My son wanted this for Christmas. It was perfect! He has enjoyed every moment watching these shows over and over.
Published 4 days ago by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
I can watch this series over and over again just like MASH, Star Wars the Clone Wars, the Simpsons, Futurama...
Published 5 days ago by Christopher Grindle
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth It
I am a huge Avatar: The last Airbender fan and bought the DVD collection. I most say the service that Amazon provides it's outstanding. I am becoming a fan of Amazon
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Will they be releasing the other books in collector's editions like this?
Seeing as how each of the 3 planned live-action movies will be based on a season I think they'll rerelease a book as a collector's edition around the time of each movie. I hope it's sooner than that though.
May 1, 2010 by Joshua Luna |  See all 18 posts
I know I'm replying quite late, but it's very unlikely it will be released in widescreen as the original show was animated in 4:3. It would be nice to get the 3 books in HD, though. I would buy them only because the transfers to DVD were terrible.
Sep 16, 2013 by Dustin Wilson |  See all 2 posts
Why is this product not available anymore?
My guess is that the collector's edition was a limited time only release to tie-in with M. Night Shamalamadingdong's godawful adaptation. The new doc is alright but the bonus art book was also just included to promote the full art book sold separately.
Dec 7, 2010 by Joshua Luna |  See all 3 posts
Special Features?
This is the same set in extra packaging, so the extras on the old set were carried over.
Dec 7, 2010 by Joshua Luna |  See all 2 posts
Are these special editions subtitled?
They might have closed captioning for the hearing impared, but if you are looking for the original language track - it's English. The show was originally done in English, it's not an import.
May 9, 2010 by thudleiber |  See all 7 posts
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