'Marvel Knights: Thor & Loki Blood Brothers'
(Daniel Thorn, David Blair, et al / DVD / NR / 2011 / Shout! Factory)
Overview: The great halls of Asgard have fallen silent since a new king has overtaken the throne. His name is Loki, son of almighty Odin, brother to the Thunder God, Thor. Once a powerful trickster, the God of Mischief, Loki now rules a grand kingdom with little regard for its subjects. His only thoughts are focused inward, toward the origins of his own pain and suffering. To quell his torment and to gain the respect he feels he so rightfully deserves, Loki must now execute the prisoner chained deep within the dungeons of Asgard, the one man who has ever shown him love. His own brother.
DVD Verdict: For those not in the know, 'Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers' animates the four issue mini-series written by Robert Rodi and illustrated by Esad Ribic originally called Loki. Moving Thor’s name into the title so that fans of the new big screen 'Thor' movie might also pick this DVD title up also, the movie is presented in four chapters that cover each of the graphic novels.
Thankfully, Ribic’s watercolor images flow beautiful across the screen and helps tell the tale of Loki, the god of mischief, who has finally taken over the kingdom. He has imprisoned all those that have been thorns in his side. Thor is chained up in the deepest of dungeons. Why would Loki do such a thing to his brother? Turns out they’re not that related, sorry, Spoiler Alert!
Anyway, Odin had killed his parents and brought the orphan back to the castle to be Thor’s little brother. So there’s a reason why Loki might really have an issue discovering he was “adopted.” And so the whole crown-thing comes into play. But he’s not going to give it up. He does have to give up his adopted family though. So, he orders construction of a gallows for the execution of Thor. But, can he really kill the guy? This is a Widescreen presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Sons of Asgard – Looking Back at Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (14:32) Featurette
Behind the Scenes (21:12) Featurette