Legend of Korra Book 1: Air DVD Now Releasing One Week Earlier

About a week ago, we found out that Book 1: Air would be hitting stores on July 16th. Today we’ve received some new information that has changed the DVD’s release date from July 16th to July 9th, which is exactly one week earlier.

I’m not quite sure why Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon decided to release the DVD one week earlier, but I’m definitely not complaining about it. I’m sure there’s some sort of marketing aspect to it that would make an earlier release date more beneficial, but there’s no sense in trying to speculate out all the details.

The important thing is that we will be getting the DVD one week earlier, and that is always a good thing.

Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Book 1 and get a copy of Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Books which are currently on sale for 50% off.

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  • ashley

    I wonder if the release of season 1 dvd is a hint at when season 2 premiers.

    • Muggle

      I was wondering this, too.

      • josh

        yeah, it’s gotta be that korra b2 is done, and they are about to release a trailer or something. otherwise why would they rush to get book 1 out. all signs point to its coming really soon.

    • Lauren

      Same here. Though I don’t want to get my hopes up so it’s just a fleeing though for the time being.

  • DunbansBiggestFanForever

    all they need to do now is change that boxart. its not terrible but its not great either…

  • MitchGunner

    In my opinion, The Legend of Korra is off to an excellent start, however I definitely have faith that Book 2 has the potential to be better.  Here are some reasons I believe Book 2 will be superior to Book 1:

    When it came to Book 1’s conclusion I noticed that feelings were quite split.  Some felt it was too rushed, others thought it was full of plot holes, etc. Personally, I thought it was very well executed (see my review of the finale), but we can put aside any anguish that we may or may not have and agree that it’s going to be awesome to see a fully realized Avatar in action.  There were some fantastic moments in the original series when we got to see past Avatars perform incredible bending techniques with the help of the Avatar state.  Now that Korra can harness the Avatar state, there’s a strong chance that we’re going to see some crazy fights.  

    It’s always great to see LoK reference ATLA.  It reminds us how dense the mythos is and arouses immediate nostalgia for many fans.  The Spirit World is a stand out subject of ATLA and having it return in LoK is not only exciting, but also just respectful to the series as a whole.  The Spirit World makes up a very important portion of the Avatar universe and it’ll be interesting to see how it’s changed.

    One of Book 2’s boldest promises is that we’ll learn the origins of the avatar.  It would be great to see the first avatar and how the avatar cycle began.  This is an opportunity for Mike and Bryan to answer a lot of old questions about their universe, as well as introducing some new concepts that will keep the audience pondering for more.

    I realize that there are only two more episodes coming to Book 2, making the episode count 14, but it could make a difference in a few ways.  The addition of those two episodes alone could prevent elements of the story from feeling rushed.  Think about how much of the story was covered in a single episode from Book 1… I mean we got an entire love square in one episode, most of which was concluded in that episode by the end.  Given just one more episode, the romance arc could have been cut in half and might have been easier for the fans to digest.  Also, two extra episodes will account for one finale, which means the story will consist of a 12 episode build up to the finale rather than 10.  I think the episode count could be an important factor in the story quality.

    Book 1 was primarily located in Republic City which was arguably for the better, but Book 2 appears to be heavily featuring the Southern Water Tribe.  I believe there are supposed to be other locations as well, such as the Southern Air Temple, which will be cool to see return with the new visual quality.  Apparently, LoK is going to eventually be visiting a larger variety of settings as ATLA did.

    When I refer to new characters, I am also including General Iroh.  Technically, he’s not new because of his awesome appearance in the Book 1 finale, but now that he’s confirmed to be a regularly reoccurring character, that means we’ll be seeing a lot more Iroh!  As for “new new” character’s we can look forward to seeing Commander Bumi (also kind of appeared in finale) and a lot more of Korra’s family.  There should be some interesting new dynamics between characters in Book 2.

  • frisbeegirl7

    man it stinks that te second one it is not comming out this april!!!