About a week ago, I was lucky enough to be contacted by a Nickelodeon-affiliated marketing agency that offered me the opportunity to receive early access to The Legend of Korra – Book 2: Spirits Blu-Ray edition for reviewing purposes. I’ve already been contacted by numerous fans VIA Twitter who have offered a large sum of money for early access to the Blu-Ray edition. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to sell this copy. I’ve also been asked to upload the commentaries and special features online. Out of respect for Nickelodeon, Mike and Bryan, I will have to decline. You’ll have full access to The Legend of Korra – Book 2: Spirits Blu-Ray edition when it hits stores everywhere July 1st.
The Blu-Ray edition comes with a box-cover and includes two disks. The first disk includes the first seven episodes while the second disk includes the final seven episodes. Each disk includes audio commentary and scene bending animatics for the respective episodes – which I will get into later. The first disk is a bit light on the Featurettes, only including Kindrid Spirits: Tenzin’s Family. The second disk, however, goes heavy on the Featurettes, including Inside the Book of Spirits, The Re-telling of Korra’s Journey, and Feuding Spirits: Korra’s Family.
The main menu for each disk is identical, and rightfully so since it’s brilliantly done. What makes the menu so well-done is undoubtedly the intensity of the track playing on a loop. It really captures the mood of Book 2 quite well and urges you to dive right into the episodes. Aside from the track, scenes from the season are playing on a loop in the background. I found it interesting that all but one of the scenes shown are from the second half of the season. I suppose the strength of the season was obvious to whoever chose the scenes to feature.