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27 February 2016

Universal Re-Releasing Xena Season 6 and Seasons 1-6 - May 17, 2016

Universal is re-releasing Season 6 and Seasons 1-6 (minus bonus material)

The following was posted on tvshowsondvd

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Released: May 17, 2016
Pre-Order from: Amazon.com

Lucy Lawless returns one last time to her iconic role in all 22 episodes of the sixth and ultimate season of this pop-culture phenomenon. With the ever-loyal Gabrielle (Renée O'Connor) by her side, Xena (Lawless) has confronted immortals, armies and even motherhood with an unwavering warrior's composure. But as she sets out to kill the beast Grinhilda and recover the Rheingold ring, Xena will face one of her most formidable obstacles ever: the dark secrets of her past. Glory, grit and mythological mayhem fill this final season.

 

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THE COMPLETE SERIES (SEASONS 1-6)

ImageReleased: May 17, 2016
Pre-Order from:
Amazon.com

She has outwitted gods, defeated massive armies and found redemption through conquering insurmountable tasks. Lucy Lawless is unforgettable as the mighty warrior princess in one of the most beloved TV series of all time, Xena: Warrior Princess. For the first time ever, all six seasons are now available together, uninterrupted and back-to-back for adventure-seekers everywhere. Join Lucy Lawless as she and her faithful friend, Gabrielle (Renée O'Connor), confront immortals, villains and monsters alike in the ultimate quest to protect the innocent and find redemption for Xena's wicked past.

 

 

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Previously available on DVD some 11 years ago from another studio, Universal has today announced that on May 17th they will re-release Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 6. This time it will be a 5-disc set (all single-sided) priced at just $22.98 SRP for the collection. English subtitles are included, and package art can be found below.

On the same date, available for the first time, Universal will also release all six seasons together in one compiled set with Xena: Warrior Princess - The Complete Series on DVD. You'll get 30 discs in the package shown below, for $129.98 SRP. All of the on-disc contents should be identical to the individual season sets that Universal has been releasing since 2010.


 

 

23 February 2016

Genevieve Valentine Talks About New Xena Comic Book

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It’s been over 20 years since Xena: Warrior Princess first came to our screens, but the love of Xena (and Gabrielle) burns as bright as ever. Now Xena’s coming back, in a big way. We asked Javier Grillo-Marxuach, showrunner of the new Xena TV show, and Genevieve Valentine, writer of the new Xena comic book, to interview each other about the love of Xena. The results were even better than we had hoped!

Some highlights:

Javier: You get to play in the classic Xena universe: of all the items in that massive toy box, which are most excited to play with, and how are you giving them your own spin?

Genevieve: I considered keeping things minimal, building up slowly. But that show never did a minimal thing in its life, and so this story is more like that person at the buffet whose first plate is nine layers deep. I have surprisingly few regrets. It helps that you’re absolutely right about the show’s fearlessness; it was definitely casual about stuff like squashing disparate pantheons of gods into a documentary, or repeatedly killing its leads, so it rewards practically anything you want to try.

The thing I might be most excited to center in my story is the tension between Xena’s past and Gabrielle’s future. They meet one another when Xena’s trying to shake off a loaded lifetime full of people and events that shaped her so she can make amends, and Gabrielle’s just trying to live a life at all. As they grow together over the course of the series, it’s interesting to see how each of them tries to negotiate the oncoming world. On the one hand, you have a penance-ready Xena flashback for every occasion, which is great, and means I can include a lot of characters while honoring a 25-year time jump. But Gabrielle’s the Queen of the Amazons, she has visions, and she’s a bard—someone trying to shape the future with stories. Xena’s essential question at that point is “How can I help?” and Gabrielle’s is “What can I do?”, and often those work in sync—but sometimes they absolutely don’t, and that’s something I’m looking forward to digging into. (Also I’m desperate to have them infiltrate a casino, obviously.)

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16 February 2016

New Art by Klippart - Xena & Gabrielle: Bathtime

Isn't this just awesome? Kudos to Klippart for a gorgeous piece of art

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3 February 2016

17 Most Tear-Jerking Friendships: Xena and Gabrielle

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The 17 Most Tear-Jerking Friendships from Science Fiction and Fantasy from io9 site

15. Xena and Gabrielle (Xena Warrior Princess)

These two sworn companions stuck together through death (a few times), trials and endless discovery. And along the way, they made us bawl our eyes out on so many occasions.


 

 

1 February 2016

Wish Renee A Happy Birthday Thread on AUSXIP Talking Xena!

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1 February 2016

Scans: Previews Magazine Issue 329, Feb. 2016 Features New Xena Comic by Dynamite

Previews magazine #329, Feb. 2016 features an interview with writer Genevieve Valentine about the new Xena Warrior Princess #1 comic from Dynamite. Andrea sent in the scans from the magazine plus there is how to order. The comic will be on sale 13 April 2016.

There are several versions able to order:

#1 Cover A by Greg Land $3.99
#1 Cover B by Jenny Frison $3.99
#1 blank cover $10
#1 Cover A signed by Greg Land $29.99
#1 Cover A "virgin art" edition (no text on the cover) $50
#1 Cover A "virgin art" edition signed by Greg Land $89.99


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Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four) autographs his super-rare "Virgin Art" variant edition to the triumphant return of Xena: Warrior Princess. In this issue, the world is precariously uncertain - and Xena and Gabrielle have been missing from it for twenty-five years. Even without Livia, the power of Rome is growing: Caesar is determined to conquer by lies what he can't conquer by force, and the people at its edges know what's coming. (All roads lead to Rome, and Rome is hunting.) Xena and Gabrielle scramble to stop him before they have to wage war against a man they once called a friend. But along the way, Xena will have to confront her past against a rogue band of women Warriors, and Gabrielle, whose secret visions are becoming prophecy, will have to protect Xena - at any cost.

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