The Avengers Assemble on DVD/Blu-Ray in SA this August

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Coming this Spring, the third highest-grossing movie of all time and the #1 movie this year, Marvel’s The Avengers assembles as you’ve never seen it before on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray and DVD on August 27, 2012.

This announcement comes fresh after the news that Marvel’s The Avengers crossed the incredible $600 million domestic US box office threshold on June 26 only the third film in history to do so. It has now grossed an estimated $1.44 billion globally.

Providing viewers with the ultimate in-home experience, the various formats bring to life the Super Hero team-up of a lifetime in a whole new dimension on Blu-Ray™ hi-definition with stunning visual effects, superior sound and unparalleled bonus content. In addition, a special 6-movie box-set collection, featuring Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 1, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America and Thor, will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray!

Extras include a gag reel, a first for a Marvel Studios film, a behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking visual effects and stunning cinematography, deleted scenes and more!

In an exciting addition, the Blu-Ray discs will feature the highly anticipate short Marvel One Shot: Item 47 that was debuted at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con in July. With New York City in ruins following the epic climax to Marvel’s The Avengers, certain alien technology was left behind. S.H.I.E.L.D. recovered all but one a Chitauri weapon, aka “ITEM 47.”After a young couple, Benny (Jesse Bradford) and Claire (Lizzy Caplan), stumble into finding the elusive weapon, they embark on a bank robbing spree. With S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (LOST’s Titus Welliver and AVENGERS’s
Maximiliano Hernandez) hot on their trail, it’s only a matter of time before the couple have to pay for their crimes.

South African Fans Assemble!

South African fans will have the opportunity to celebrate the release of the superhero epic by taking part in a number of fan events across the country.

From August 1, 2012, fans can stand in line to win amazing prizes by visiting any Look and Listen store across the country and taking their photo with one of The Avenger’s promotional stands, or the life-size statues in Look and Listen Clearwater Mall (Johannesburg). Fans can find out how to enter and stand in line to win movies for a year from Ster-Kinekor (and much more) by visiting

On September 1, 2012, South African superhero fans have a chance to win an exclusive Bowen Thor figurine by attending Musica Sandton City in Johannesburg and Musica Canal Walk in Cape Town. By dressing up as their favourite superhero, fans will show what they are made of! In addition, the first 30 costumed-fans to arrive at the two stores will win for themselves a
free copy of Marvel’s The Avengers DVD Boxset.

Marvel’s The Avengers is thei Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy
Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, Marvel’s The Avengers is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.

Prepare yourself for an exciting home entertainment event, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when Marvel’s The Avengers assemble in homes across South Africa on 27 August 2012. Follow the action on Twitter @AvengersSA. Marvel’s The Avengers is now available for pre-order nationwide.

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