When an explosive event shatters the lives of the X-Men and takes away their mentor, the beaten heroes walk away from it all. Given a rare glimpse into the future, the X-Men see a world in utter ruin, ruled by giant destructive robots, a world that spiraled out of control because the X-Men had given up. So now the most legendary of all X-Men takes the lead - Wolverine! Reuniting these broken heroes, Wolverine embarks on the ultimate mission - to prevent the world's destruction. To rescue us from ourselves. To save the future.
Two weeks ago we had the scoop
that Lionsgate was teaming up with Marvel Comics for a USA release of Wolverine & the X-Men - Volume 1: Heroes Return Trilogy
. That April 21st DVD will contain the first three episodes of the new animated series which airs on the NickToons Network in the States. But up in Canada, X-fans north of the border will be getting a different release, featuring the first FOUR episodes of the show!
Liberation Entertainment holds the international DVD rights, including Canada, and is putting together Wolverine & the X-Men - Season 1, Chapter 1: Limited Edition
. The series runs on Teletoon and YTV up north, and with the different distributors we're going to see a slightly different DVD. Liberation's version will have an extra episode compared to Lionsgate's USA release, with the announcement material stating "Season 1 - Chapter 1 contains the first 4 action-packed episodes
." So it runs a bit longer (88 minutes) than the version in the lower forty-eight, but it actually will cost a drop less: the list price is CA$16.95, which comes to a bit under fourteen dollars U.S. when using today's exchange rates (which change daily). By comparison, the list price on the USA title is $14.98 SRP.
On the other hand, the USA release has a nice list of bonus material, including a Commentary Track with the Writers, a separate Commentary Track with the Directors, a Making-of Featurette, some EPK (Electronic Press Kit) material and Character Profiles. The info which came with the announcement for the Canadian release doesn't mention any extras at all. Nor do the audio/video specs get detailed, other than to mention that the language support is in English.
What, then, does the announcement say will make Canada's Season 1, Chapter 1
release a "Limited Edition"? The material says that this "Special limited edition die-cut O-card looks like Wolverine has torn right
" We have a nice-sized picture of that for you below. This hits the streets in the nation of the maple leaf flag on April 14th
, a week earlier than its red-white-and-blue counterpart.