Another Tuesday and pretty much another month down for the DVD Tuesday feature. Like always folks, we here at NerdBastards list out what comes out for the day and say whether if it’s worth a BUY, RENT, or PASS. There will be the Anime DVD Pick of the Week and also the Old Movies Are New Again list.
G.I. Joe A Real American Hero Season 2
After Cobras countless defeats by the heroic special forces unit known as G.I. Joe, the mad supergenius Dr. Mindbender seeks to dethrone the maniacal Cobra Commander by genetically combining the DNA of the most formidable conquerors in history. The result is a threat more menacing and power hungry than Cobra Commander can ever hope to challenge: the mighty Serpentor! Armed with a new master, a new army of Battle Android Troopers and a new set of plans for world domination, Cobra seems unstoppable! That is, of course, unless General Hawk and his team of commandos have anything to say about it.
It’s the arrival of Serpentor, the man with the DNA of many of the worlds greatest conquerors in one and he replaced Cobra Commander to take Cobra to world domination! I remember just watching them change bad guys was a surprise to me since maybe the Joes’ may have met their match. The box is surly going to bring back some memories for the fans and the extras in the box set will help doing so. How you ask, why, it has the old action figure commercials and best of all, all the PSA that aired during the season. So now you know and knowing is half the reason to buy this set (I’m lame, I know).
Available: 4 Disk DVD Box Set
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary ‘Imaginarium’, a traveling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.
Starring: Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Lily Cole, Andrew Garfield, Verne Troyer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law.
Director: Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys, The Brothers Grimm)
A third into shooting of this film, Heath Ledger past away, and by a story mechanic, they had 3 different actors replace him to make this film get into more of the fantasy feel it wanted. The film seems to be a hit or miss for folks but it should be worth the RENT as it’s worth checking out. Plus, there is a ton of extras to check out if you do end up renting it or buying it. On the plus side, girls may fall in love with Tony (Heath Ledger’s character) because of the other 3 actors portraying him.
A gigantic school of mutant piranha makes their way up to Florida from South America while devouring anyone – and anything – that gets in their way.
Starring: Tiffany, Paul Logan, and Barry Williams.
Director: Eric Forsberg ( Alien Abduction)
So you might be asking why is a Syfy movie on the list since past Syfy movies hasn’t. Well, maybe, just maybe there is a reason to watch this because this was the most watched movie for the year, and hell, it had more viewers than Caprica. Knowing that, maybe the movie is worth checking out as a rental. If anything, we at least get to see Tiffany and her lovely bosoms.
Jane is the mother of three grown kids, owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery/restaurant and has—after a decade of divorce—an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake. But when Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son’s college graduation, things start to get complicated. An innocent meal together turns into the unimaginable—an affair. With Jake remarried to the much younger Agness, Jane is now, of all things, the other woman. Caught in the middle of their renewed romance is Adam, an architect hired to remodel Jane’s kitchen. Healing from a divorce of his own, Adam starts to fall for Jane, but soon realizes he’s become part of a love triangle. Should Jane and Jake move on with their lives, or is love truly lovelier the second time around? It’s… complicated.
Starring: Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, and Lake Bell.
Director: Nancy Meyers (The Parent Trap (’98), What Women Want)
Do I really need a reason why to pass on this. It’s a romantic comedy that received mixed/so-so reviews. Maybe for the girls to watch, but for most of us, it won’t really do a thing. Who knows, maybe Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin may help out a bit, but I wouldn’t waste my time to find out.
Anime DVD Pick of the Week:
GinTama: Collection 1 (2 Disk)
One of the first articles I wrote about was the licensing of this anime series and I’m glad to see that it is actually being released. The story follows Gintoki and his crew that runs a business where they are willing to do anything for money. Add in some friends that get them in trouble, some great sword action scenes, and hilarious comedy, this 2 disk set is a perfect set up for people to check out. Like said before, also go on to CrunchyRoll to check out the series. There is one thing to know, the DVD release has no English dub to it, it only has an English subtitles to it, which would probably be best for some of the jokes to make sense.
Available: 2 Disk DVD Set