The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is a mega-sale on DVDs and Blu-rays of Joss Whedon properties like Firefly, Buffy, Angel, and more! Below are all the items on sale through the Joss Whedon Favorites page, along with a few other related titles that we found on sale right now.
– Firefly: The Complete Series DVD – $12.99
– Firefly: The Complete Series Blu-ray – $18.49
– Serenity Blu-ray – $8.49
– Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series DVD – $63.99
– Buffy the Vampire Slayer (movie) Blu-ray – $9.78
– Angel: The Complete Series DVD – $56.99
– Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Blu-ray – $10.49 – Dollhouse Season 1 DVD – $14.99 – Dollhouse Season 1 Blu-ray – $11.99
Dollhouse, Vol. 1: Epitaphs Written by Andrew Chambliss, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon
Pencils by Cliff Richards
Inks by Andy Owens, Cliff Richards
Colors by Michelle Madsen
Letters by Nate Piekos
Cover Art by Phil Noto Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: April 11, 2012
Cover Price: $18.99
Dollhouse, Vol. 1: Epitaphs is the trade paperback that collects the first five volumes of the post-apocalyptic follow up to Joss Whedon’s short-lived Fox series.
For the unfamiliar, Dollhouse was about the secretive Rossum Corporation, who serviced a high-class clientele by providing them with male and female escorts who would be anybody (and do anything) they’d want. To achieve this, they leveraged a technology allowing them to wipe the minds of their escort “actives” and imprint custom personalities to suit the client. After each mission, the actives would get back a docile blank personality and have no memory of their escort mission.
I’ve only ever watched the first season of the show Dollhouse produced by Joss Whedon and starring frequent collaborator (and overall kickass chick) Eliza Dushku, who starts as Echo, one of the “dolls” in a facility that programs applicants to take on a different identity for each assignment that they’re called to do. I thought the show had a decent concept, especially as some of the “dolls” became more suspicious of the facility and programmers, especially Echo. With that in mind, I thought the graphic novel might have an interesting storyline, especially since some graphic novel adaptations of television shows, like Dark Horse’s Buffy comics, offer some more intriguing takes on things the show couldn’t necessarily execute.
Dollhouse: Epitaphs #1 Writer: Andrew Chambliss, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon
Penciler: Cliff Richards
Inker: Andy Owens
Colorist: Michelle Madsen BOOM! Studios
Cover Price $3.99; Release date: July 6, 2011
Based upon the creation of Joss Whedon, Dollhouse: Epitaphs #1 is directly linked to the television series. The first issue here introduces us to a world gone crazy with “imprinting.” Imprinting is essentially the forcing of another life and set of memories onto an individual to basically rewrite their brain. New skills, new languages, even new likes/dislikes can be learned in short order. Originally this process was used only on the “dolls” at the different houses across the world, but the comic opens up to mass imprinting via basic communication devices.
We get to meet Trevor, a young boy who is altered to be able to accept information and skills in a slightly different method than the reader/viewer is used to seeing. There are several new characters, well, new to me anyway, that seem to be pivotal to the building storyline.
Every day, Amazon offers up “Lightning Deals,” limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. You have to be on the lookout for these deals and once the item runs out within that four hours, the sale is over. Meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it’s gone.
Today being Cyber Monday, Amazon has a load of Lightning Deals coming up today for Movies & TV on DVD and Blu-ray. See list of today’s deals here below, along with more information on how these special deals work.
There’s also TONS of extremely low prices and great deals on DVDs and Blu-rays right now, so visit the CYBER MONDAY DEALS page to see the wide selection, like the Lord Of The Rings DVDs for $3.99 each and Blu-rays for $7.99 each; Harry Potter DVDs for $5.99 each and Blu-rays for $10 each; and much, much more!
Also, Amazon’s Blu-ray box set deal of the week is the Firefly: The Complete Series Blu-ray Edition for only $25 (that’s 72% off the list price of $89.99). This deal is valid only for this week through December 4, 2010.