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In the quiet corners of the globe, four strangers receive a series of chilling apocalyptic visions. Simultaneously drawn to a dark city in the West, their fates and the fate of the world are somehow tied to a global satellite network, a massive conspiracy and a mysterious orphan girl with a terrifying secret. What will they give to save us all? What will they give to know the truth?
Created by Brooke Burgess, Ian Kirby, and Andrew West, Broken Saints is the complex tale of an unlikely alliance between four individuals from very different walks of life. Shandala is a mysterious, 18-year-old woman from an uncharted Fijian island, altruistic and innocent yet possessed of terrifying powers. Raimi is a young, Canadian developer of security software who encounters a powerful force online and believes something big is about to take place on the planet. Oran is a Muslim from Baghdad who goes temporarily mad while guarding a bunker alone. Kamimura is an elderly, Shinto mystic from Japan estranged from his former Buddhist order. The quartet is connected through common visions of dark forces about to be unleashed, though they also learn quite a bit about themselves and each other during their perilous mission. Watching this series from beginning to end is a special and unique experience. As the story progresses, the makers of Broken Saints get better and better at their mixed-media technology, and the results are often beautiful and profound. --Tom Keogh
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I like to describe Broken Saints as a comic book in motion. Andrew West's inspired artwork is brought to life through Ian Kirby's masterful manipulation of the Flash medium. Lush canvases are created, figures are gorgeously illuminated, and the text of the story guides you through each frame, bringing you closer to the moment of understanding, when the message of Broken Saints ultimately resonates.
Bringing the emotion of the printed word to the forefront is difficult for even the greatest writer to achieve, but again, Broken Saints excels with the all-important musical contributions of Tobias Tinker. The soundtrack of this series is an emotive journey through various distinctive sonic soundscapes. It is the music of this series that brings you to the edge of your seat, and the tears to your eyes.
In its current evolution, Broken Saints is brought fully to life by the contribution of some truly phenomenal vocal talents.Read more ›
That aside, I'll admit, I do not yet own the Fox release of this fine piece of work. I've been a fan of this series for about 4-5 years now, and I bought the initial release of DVD way back when, so I'm familiar with the story, and the scope of it.
This is simply a tale of 4 ethnically diverse people, brought together by the same vision of the apocalypse. They come from different backgrounds, different faiths...and yet, they are able to coexist, to put a stop to what could have been the end of the world.
From the perspective of one who read comics as a kid, and didn't really get into the more "heady" issues addressed by this story, I loved it. I watched it purely from fascinations with the storytelling, and the story itself.
What it comes down to, to be fair is this: If you agree with the author's views on the more "heady" subjects presented in this story, you'll love it. If not, don't pay attention to that, and instead engross yourself into the addictive story and artwork instead.
You'll find, either way you look at it, this is a story worth anyone, and everyone's attention. 'Nuff said.
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I got hooked on this like 10 years ago. I'm glad I finally got the chance to finish the whole thing.Published 13 months ago by Laura M. MccLure
I purchased this box set for my son who's I to ANIME and he loved it! This is, not my genre however, I did find the graphics. . . AWESOME!!!!Published 17 months ago by Brigitte G Saunders
Incredible story, mesmerising art, otherworldly sound design. Love it!Published 18 months ago by Sarah Plochl
Just like the web version and now it comes out on DVD[ROM]. I 'm get waiting if they will release it on BluRay disc.Published on December 10, 2013 by F. X. sullivan
When I first saw the trailer for this back in college, I knew I had to see it. Sadly, it would take 6 years from seeing the trailer to finally get a copy of it. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Jason Brown
Presentation-wise, what the original BS did was groundbreaking for its time, an epic endeavor that today may look fairly tame even with the re-touched visuals. Read morePublished on February 5, 2011 by Jake Wang
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