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DVD Review: Adventure Time: Frost & Fire

Yet another Adventure Time compilation DVD has been released, and this one is called Frost & Fire. This does not include a pack-in like the Jake hat in Adventure Time: Jake the Dad or the Finn backpack in Adventure Time: Finn the Human. The compilation contains a mix of episodes from five different seasons, but most are from seasons five and six. The others are two from season 1, one from season 3, and two from season 4.

If you're unfamiliar with the show, you can learn a bit more about it by checking out my other Adventure Time reviews:

This DVD is called Frost & Fire, which is the title of the first episode on the disc, and it's a major episode with several battles between Flame Princess and Ice King. It starts with Finn and Flame Princess having a nice picnic when Ice King shows up being his normal annoying self. This angers Flame Princess and we get our first showdown between the two, with Flame Princess kicking Ice King's butt. Then Finn has an intense dream and can't stop thinking about it so decides that he needs to see her battle him again. And this is where Finn starts to get out of character as he actually instigates a fight between the two. But this battle doesn't go the way Finn expected and another dream causes him to instigate another fight, a final epic showdown! This was a great episode not just for the story, but because it was beautifully animated and also had more of an emotional impact that most episodes.

The next episode on the disc continues the aftermath of Frost & Fire. We get to see a flashback with Flame Princess as a baby, which was cool, and we also get to see her as even more bad-ass than before. This episode had more laughs than the previous one, though it still got kind of emotional, especially towards the end. Return to the Nightosphere (originally known as They Went to the Nightosphere) and Daddy's Little Monster are two great episodes I remember from the Season 4 box set. Finn and Jake awake in a pile of bananas, in a giant cage, in some place that looks like hell which is called the Nightosphere and they have no memory of how they got there. Jake has the events recorded on his phone, but unfortunately the battery dies before they can watch it. So they go on a quest to seek out the leader of the Nightosphere, who is also Marceline's father. The cliffhanger ending of the Nightosphere episode is resolved in Daddy's Little Monster and Jake and Finn are finally able to watched the video on Jake's phone, but I won't spoil anything.

The Pit is a cool episode I hadn't seen before, where Jake is mistaken for his dad and is thrown into a pit where he is supposed to suffer, but instead he just chills out while Finn mounts a rescue. James is yet another good one, where Princess Bubblegum, Finn, Jake, and a character named James become trapped in the vehicle they were using by goo monsters. Finn comes up with escape plans which all mysteriously get sabotaged, and the main suspect is kooky James. I kind of got an Alien vibe from it, with a group of characters trapped and high tension with things monsters around and things going wrong.

All the episodes are enjoyable, so it's a pretty good compilation, but it's still hard for me to recommend this DVD only because I'd instead recommend the full season box sets. Plus, this one doesn't have any extra features or even come with a cool pack-in like some of the others.

This DVD contains 16 episodes:

  1. Season 5, Episode 30 - Frost & Fire
  2. Season 5, Episode 32 - Earth & Water
  3. Season 6, Episode 20 - Jake the Brick
  4. Season 6, Episode 9 - The Prince Who Wanted Everything
  5. Season 6, Episode 10 - Something Big
  6. Season 4, Episode 5 - Return to the Nightosphere
  7. Season 4, Episode 6 - Daddy's Little Monster
  8. Season 6, Episode 16 - Joshua and Margaret Investigations
  9. Season 5, Episode 7 - Davey
  10. Season 5, Episode 41 - The Pit
  11. Season 1, Episode 20 - Freak City
  12. Season 1, Episode 10 - Memories of Boom Boom Mountain
  13. Season 5, Episode 42 - James
  14. Season 5, Episode 33 - Time Sandwich
  15. Season 3, Episode 11 - Apple Thief
  16. Season 6, Episode 13 - Thanks for the Crabapples, Giuseppe

Press Release

Things are heating up as Flame Princess and Ice King battle it out in the latest Adventure Time DVD release Adventure Time: Frost & Fire! Finn may be in over his head, but don’t worry, it’s not all fire and ice because this DVD is packed with 16 popular episodes with everyone's favorite characters from the Land of Ooo! Available on March 3 for the suggested retail price of $19.82, fans will be able to get their hands on nearly three hours of hot and icy content, with 16 popular episodes from the award-winning series, including:

  1. Frost & Fire
  2. Earth & Water
  3. Jake the Brick
  4. The Prince Who Wanted Everything
  5. Something Big
  6. Return to the Nightosphere
  7. Daddy's Little Monster
  8. Joshua and Margaret Investigations
  9. Davey
  10. The Pit
  11. Freak City
  12. Memories of Boom Boom Mountain
  13. James
  14. Time Sandwich
  15. Apple Thief
  16. Thanks for the Crabapples, Giuseppe

Adventure Time: Frost & Fire is the brand’s latest DVD release and joins the best-selling Adventure Time complete seasons one through four, as well as existing episodic releases, Adventure Time: Finn the Human, Adventure Time: Jake the Dad, Adventure Time: Jake vs. Me-Mow, Adventure Time: My Two Favorite People, and Adventure Time: It Came From the Nightosphere, among others, all of which are currently available at retail. Supported by a huge following that includes more than 18 million Facebook fans, this home entertainment franchise join a strong line of consumer products that includes toys, interactive, publishing, apparel, comics, costumes, posters, youth electronics, and much more. Additionally, Adventure Time continues to grow its roster of collaborators making co-branded products for the brand, with the latest addition Dr. Marten’s, launching a line of boots for juniors and adults that will be available at retailers worldwide this spring.

Created by Pendleton Ward, the Adventure Time television series is an original animated comedy from Cartoon Network that follows the everyday adventures of unlikely heroes Finn the Human and his best friend, the shape-shifting dog Jake, as they travel across the Land of Ooo and encounter its unique inhabitants. Whether it’s saving Princess Bubblegum, defeating zombie candy, mocking the “oxy-moronic” Ice King, or rocking out with undead music wiz Marceline the Vampire Queen, with Finn & Jake it’s always Adventure Time! New episodes of the Emmy® Award-nominated series debut on Cartoon Network on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT) with re-airs throughout 2015.

Adventure Time: Frost & Fire BASICS:
SRP: $19.82
Street Date: March 3, 2015
Run Time: 176 minutes
UPC: 883929451197
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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