Once again, it’s Tuesday and you know what that means, NerdBastards DVD Tuesday. As usual, we list what DVD comes out so that you get an idea what to get. There are many Old Is New Again this week so check that section out as well as the TV Show DVD and the Anime Pick. Also, this week, I do ask one thing from you readers and that is some feedback. I would like to know if ya’ll like the format of the list or if I should change it up, if I should list ALL major release or only things that are nerd related, etc. Any feedback is welcome and would help as I want to make this weekly feature better for you readers.. Anyway, check after the jump for this weeks release.
Based on Cormac McCarthy’s beloved, best-selling and Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen leads an all-star cast in the big screen adaptation of The Road, the epic post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son across a barren landscape that was blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and most life on earth.
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Guy Pearce.
Directed by: John Hillcoat (The Proposition)
From the same author that wrote No Country for Old Man, we get The Road. If ya have the time (say like two hours to waste) and are looking for a movie that has an emotional touch to the story, this should do it for ya. Fans of the book will more likely enjoy the film as it is close and good adaptation of it. Also, you’ll be awarded with some scenes of the beautiful Charlize Theron to look at.
Old Movies Are New Again: This is a list of old films being re-released as Blu-Ray that were worth a mention. This weeks pick is Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Watch this epic, nerdy sing-along in glorious HD for $11 over at Amazon.
TV Show DVD Worth Checking Out
True Blood: The Complete Second Season
Welcome back to Bon Temps, home to mystery, Southern sensuality and dark secrets. For Sookie Stackhouse, life is more dangerous than ever after she and Bill become more deeply involved. Meanwhile, Tara finds herself under a lover’s spell; Sam puts his trust in an unlikely ally; Jason becomes involved with an anti-vampire sect; Eric becomes interested in Sookie after he recruits her to investigate the disappearance of his 2,000-year-old maker; and Maryann is revealed to possess a power that can control almost everyone in town. Then, after making a shocking discovery, Sookie, Bill and Sam must form the last line of defense against a diabolical plan that raises this award-winning series to bloody new heights.
Justice League: The Complete Series
In this action-packed adventure series, the world’s greatest superheroes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter, join forces as the Justice League to battle powerful villains, supernatural creatures and evil entities determined to take over the world and destroy the League.
Available: 15 Disk DVD Set
The Guild: Season 3
With over 30 million worldwide views, THE GUILD is one of the most popular episodic comedies on the World Wide Web and now it’s back! Season 3 finds our favorite Guild falling apart after the disastrous party that ended Season 2. Waiting outside a gaming store for their game’s latest expansion pack, they encounter the Axis of Anarchy, a rival Guild led by Fawkes (Wil Wheaton, Star Trek: The Next Generation). Vork resigns in shame, leaving Codex (Felicia Day) in charge of keeping the Guild together in the face of Axis of Anarchy’s efforts to destroy them. Will the Guild members overcome their differences to survive? This DVD includes all 12 episodes from Season 3, along with an epic amount of exclusive bonus material not seen on the Internet.
The first TV show mention is HBO’s popular vampire orgy show, True Blood. With the third season set to premiere in couple weeks, fans can catch up with the season 2 box set in HD. The second TV show listed is the complete Justice League series, which includes Justice Leaue: Unlimited. The set comes with all 91 episodes in 14 disks while the 15th disk is packed with extras. The last one listed is more of a webisode series but is still as good as any TV show out there. Get all of season 3 and Felicia Day goodness in one disk that is packed, and I mean PACKED with extras.
Anime Pick of the Week
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Part 1
So what’s different between this and the other version of the show that aired a few years back. Well, Brotherhood is suppose to follow the manga faithfully, which means once we get to the Greed saga, that is when the series will be a whole new show to fans that hasn’t read the manga. Hell, to tell ya the truth, it tries to be different from the start but it still does it in a way where most fans know who the characters are. Just another way to follow the adventures of the Alric brothers, which isn’t a bad thing.