Guardians - DVD - Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory Debuts The Russian Film Guardians

I am sure you might remember seeing a few months ago the trailer for Guardians. It kind of made splash I think it is safe to say. What with it not only being Director Sarik Andreasyan’s answer to the X-Men and possibly the Avengers. But it in my opinion decided to go one better. As after all one of the heroes just so happens to be a were-bear. I should make myself more clear on that particular point. Guardians has a were-bear with a mini-gun!

Now Shout! Factory has unleashed Guardians on DVD. It is a Walmart exclusive starting on September 5th but will be made available on Blu-Ray beginning on December 5th. While it does offer both English and Russian audio tracks, I highly recommend you go with the original language with English subtitles when watching it.

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Guardians introduces us to an secret organization that began during the Cold War. With a code name of “Patriot” you can probably guess its sole goal was to protect the homeland from various threats. What types of heroes made up Patriot?

Guardians - Ler
First up we have Ler who quite frankly can call on rocks almost as well as Ludo from 1986’s Labyrinth. I suppose if I am being fair I should say that Ler can go do better. He possesses the ability to manipulate rocks. Flinging them as projectiles or as you can see in the image above, he can also form armor.

Guardians - Xenia
Next up is Xenia, kind of the Guardians answer to the Avengers Black Widow. An acrobatic martial artist who also can transform into a liquid state. Allowing her to become nearly invisible and travel safely underwater without needing to breathe.

Guardians - Khan
Khan is possibly the deadliest of the Guardians. He too is skilled in martial arts but he is proficient in all manner of bladed weapons. Although as you can see in that photo – he prefers to use those crescent blades. Add to that his superhuman speed and you can see why I said he was the most deadliest.

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Last but not least there is the mighty Ursus, the were-bear. Even before Ursus is given a mini-gun he demonstrates throughout the film his superhuman strength. This member of the Guardians has a bit of The Wolf Man in him. As while he luckily can control his super power he is always afraid of losing control and going full bear.
Guardians - Ursus

The Guardians must return!

Apparently being subject to the Patriot project not only gave you super powers but slowed your aging. As after the Cold War the Guardians go into hiding until the modern day. When a threat from their past returns in the form of a rogue scientist. One who gains super strength and the ability to control technology. The team must reunite and now protect the homeland and furthermore the World from the threat of the evil Kuratov.
Guardians - Kuratov

Now you might be wondering if the films is any good. The answer is its an incredibly fun and over the top superhero thrill-ride. I won’t lie to you of course, you won’t be wanting to think real deeply while watching. Which in this case is totally fine as you’ll be too busy yelling in excitement at watching a were-bear going to town on some bad guys. Still I found myself impressed by the special effects and taken in with the truly non-stop action of the movie that I have no problem recommending you check it out for yourself.

What bonus features does Guardians boast?

Well, friends, the truth is not a whole lot. As this was a Russian film you can’t exactly expect a commentary track, right? Still this is Shout! Factory we are talking about and they supplied a few goodies.

  • New interviews with cast and crew
  • Character Profiles
  • Image Gallery
  • Trailers

You can pick up Guardians on DVD at Walmart tomorrow!

X-Men + Peanuts = X-Peanuts by Cynthia Rodgers

What I really like about this piece by Cynthia Rodgers depicting the Peanuts characters as the X-Men is her choice of characters. Charlie Brown as Xavier seems an obvious choice, but Linus as Cyclops and Sally as Emma Frost is inspired. This piece was done as part of CBQ’s the Line it is Drawn event and while their were many quality entries, this one is my favorite.

[via] Cynthia Rodgers

Syfy Channel’s 31 Days Of Halloween: Sanctuary Clip


Thanks to our friends over at the Syfy channel for sending us this new clip for their hit show, Sanctuary. For those who have not watched the series before think of it as a mix of Men in Black and Marvel Comic’s original X-Men comics…with maybe a dash of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen thrown in for good measure.

The Sanctuary is run by Dr. Helen Magnus who just so happens to be a 157-year-old scientist that was trained by the likes of Nikola Tesla and three other members of an experimental scientist groups known as “The Five”. After injecting themselves with a source of untainted Vampire blood, each member of the Five is gifted/cursed with abnormal abilities. Which eventually led Dr. Magnus to hunt out and find other “Abnormals” to teach them to use their abilities safely..and keep the dangerous individuals locked up for the safety of the world.

Sanctuary airs on the Syfy channel on Friday Nights at 10/9c!

Muppet X-Men

I am not sure who I would cast in what role if I was doing Muppet X-Men, but DeviantART user Rahzzah, picked two perfect Muppets to play Wolverine and Cyclops. Although Kermit and Cyclops would have made for an interesting love triangle with Miss Piggy/Jean Grey. With Marvel having a hand in both Marvel and the Muppets, something like this could happen. Okay probably not, but I can dream.