Preview: Best Buy Steelbook for Alita: Battle Angel

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Just when I thought the Avengers: Endgame Steelbook was pretty cool, Best Buy follows up with this incredibly fancy Steelbook for Alita: Battle Angel. Artwork looks fantastic on front and interior. No view of the back cover yet.

The film was no box office juggernaut like Endgame, but Alita is probably the most visually enjoyable cinematic film start to finish so far this year. It’s the film to beat during award season when it comes to vfx categories. Future accolades aside, the Steelbook is loaded with 4K UHD, Blu-ray, AND 3D BLU-RAY (wow!). Topping off the incredible disc formats will be a digital copy.

Lock in your pre-order now for store pickup or shipping. $34.99 is well worth it considering the disc formats alone. Release date is scheduled for July 23, 2019.

Preview: Best Buy Steelbook for Avengers: Endgame

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Best Buy and their Steelbook exclusive for Avengers: Endgame is up for pre-order. Options for store pickup and shipping are currently available. There is no official release date yet, but orders will be updated properly when an official street date is announced by Marvel. The Steelbook cover boasts all the heroes (living on front, vanished on back), while the interior portraits serve as a… well, you remember.

Experience the film with 4K UHD and Blu-ray in this combo pack. Redeeming digital should also provide you the film in UHD like other Marvel 4K codes provide. That $34.99 price should stay firm well past launch. Pre-order while you can!

Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Window of Opportunity"

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—> SPOILERS ARE IN HERE <—

Sarge’s crew kicks off the “Window of Opportunity” episode by getting acquainted with gas station edibles, plus judge the planet by the currency. They don’t seem too impressed by our paper money. I don’t know. I’m kind of rooting for this new bunch. Meanwhile at SHIELD, Mack is taking the arrival in baby steps with word that Sarge is looking like Coulson. They are also trying to figure out, along with Benson, what happened to the guy that teleported halfway to earth, but chest down turned into concrete.

Fitz is actually in space with Enoch (he survived!), and is slaving as an engineer for someone named Viro. Remember that ship from the season premiere that blasted apart Enoch’s ship with a cryo-sleeping Fitz? That ship. Viro gets very little development since he meets his demise within the episode via airlock. Once that happens, Fitz takes control of the craft to somewhere not Naro-Atzia (the destination Viro was heading to), which happens to be where Daisy and Jemma end up at episode’s end. Ah, the space love search continues next week.

May and Yo-Yo go after Sarge at a shipping yard that his team parks their truck. They don’t really find anything except have a little conversation about Mack. Nothing really happens until May’s squad is notified about a jewelry store being robbed. They actually use the vault to create a portal to their cloaking truck, which is in the shipping yard. May realizes the shipping yard is actually important. She goes there and notices tire tracks that disappear way too unnaturally. Trying to shut things down in the truck, May ultimately fails and gets portal’d back into the vault as SHIELD cracks the vault door simultaneously. May is heated after all that, so next episode will be quite interesting.

The great thing about this shorter season is that the writing doesn’t get to dabble around in little arcs that serve up as fodder in the long run. Everything seems to be connected so far, and that Fitz/Simmons quest content will never get old. I’m finding myself rooting for Sarge’s cause, but this might be in part to just being a fan of Clark Gregg’s finesse in this show (and partially assuming it’s a Coulson deep down inside).

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Window of Opportunity” premieres tonight at 8pm PST on ABC.