I’ve always been a fan of mythology. Greek, Roman, Native American, Norse and more. The rich stories of mythology have been inspirations for stories in movies and comic books forever. The stories translate well because they are colorful and so full of amazing characters. The Norse god Thor and Loki are two such characters. In the Marvel comic book series Thor and Loki are brothers, sons of Odin. In the mythos of Marvel Thor is the son of Odin and Loki is the adopted son of Odin, or rather the son that was stolen from the frost giants and raised as the son of Odin. In terms of “Blood Brothers” from the title the blood is from the battles between Thor and Loki and how Loki conquers Thor and subjugates all of Asgard. But once Loki achieves all that he’s wanted he learns it isn’t exactly what he wants.
This movie was very interesting, not only the subject matter and story but the way the movie looked. This was certainly a graphic novel come to life. A rich watercolor painted illustration which was also dark and beautiful at the same time. The story was incredible too. It was all about what would happen if Loki won and defeated Thor. If Loki became king of Asgard and what would happen then. Below is the official press release and trailer on the movie. The story is one of those defining ones in the whole Thor mythos, it was amazing.
If the light truly defines the dark, who will Loki be without Thor?
Key Art Images Courtesy: Marvel Knights Animation
Key Art Images Courtesy: Marvel Knights Animation
MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION PRESENTS THOR & LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS THUNDERS ONTO HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES NATIONWIDE OWN IT ON DVD SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
Get ready to experience one of THOR’s most popular stories in comic history through cutting edge animation and captivating storylines when Marvel Knights Animation’s THOR & LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS debuts for the first time on DVD shelves nationwide on September 13, 2011 from Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation.
Inspired by the acclaimed graphic novel from Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic, THOR & LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS takes a powerful look inside the minds of Thor and Loki, two adversarial brothers in the mystical land of Asgard and seemingly forever enemies. But just why does Loki hate his brother Thor? And could it be that this master of mischief isn’t really the villain he’s been branded? Loki’s insatiable lust for power and his feud with Thor take on new meaning in this resonant epic.
A must have for loyal fans, comic book enthusiasts and collectors, Marvel Knights Animation presentation of THOR & LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS DVD is packed with insightful bonus content and graphic rich cover, plus a unique replica of comic book-style plastic sleeve that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. Marvel Knights Animation THOR & LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS is priced to own at $14.97. You’ll never see the world of THOR same way again!
Marvel Knights Animation THOR & LOKI: BOOD BROTHERS is produced by Ruwan Jayatilleke, written by Robert Rodi, art by Esad Ribic.
Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, boasting groundbreaking illustrations, sensational soundscapes, and of course, the explosiveness of the Mighty Marvel Universe.Behind every image and every word lies the genius of Marvel’s celebrated creators like Robert Rodi, Esad Ribic, Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev, Joss Whedon, Reginald Hudlin, John Romita Jr, Warren Ellis, Adi Granov, John Cassaday, and more.
THOR & LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS Synopsis:
The great halls of Asgard have fallen silent since a new king has overtaken the throne. His name is Loki, son of almighty Odin, brother to the Thunder God, Thor. Once a powerful trickster — the God of Mischief — Loki now rules a grand kingdom with little regard for its subjects. His only thoughts are focused inward, toward the origins of his own pain and suffering. To quell his torment and to gain the respect he feels he so rightfully deserves, Loki must now execute the prisoner chained deep within the dungeons of Asgard, the one man who has ever shown him love. His own brother.
DVD Special Features Include:
- An exclusive look back with writer Robert Rodi and Artist Esad Ribic
- Behind the scenes of Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers
Total Feature Running Time: +/- 72 Minutes
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com. Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this movie to review. I watched it in one sitting and enjoyed it. The opinions about the movie are 100% mine.
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