Another Tuesday is here for the month of July and like always, NerdBastards’ DVD Tuesday is here to help ya. We list out what was release this week and recommend if it’s a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We have the Old is New Again section as well as packed TV Show DVD section. After last weeks “epic” LOL Release, it’s taking a break for a week just so we have the Anime Pick of the Week returning this week (and returning for good because I obviously love giving myself more work). Check after the jump to see what came out.
Chloe is a suspenseful story of love and betrayal. When Catherine, a successful doctor, begins to question her husband David’s fidelity, she sets out to resolve her suspicions with the help of an alluring young woman, Chloe. Soon caught in a web of sexual desire, Catherine finds herself on a journey that places her family in great danger.
Starring: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, and Max Thieriot.
Directed by Atom Egoyan (Where the Truth Lies, Exotica)
While it may be a remake of a foreign film and also the story isn’t something new, it has found international success and may be worth checking out. It’s been said to be more exotic than the original and Amanda Seyfried is a pretty sight to look at. For it being an hour and a half long, may not be a bad date movie for you nerd couples.
Roger Greenberg, single, fortyish and at a crossroads in his life, finds himself in Los Angeles, house-sitting for six weeks for his more successful/married-with-children brother. In search of a place to restart his life, Greenberg tries to reconnect with old friends including his former bandmate Ivan. But old friends aren’t necessarily still best friends, and Greenberg soon finds himself spending more and more time with his brother’s personal assistant Florence, an aspiring singer and also something of a lost soul. Despite his best attempts not to be drawn in, Greenberg and Florence manage to forge a connection, and Greenberg realizes he may at last have found a reason to be happy.
Starring: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Chris Messina, Brie Larson, and Juno Temple.
Directed by Noah Baumbach (Margot at the Wedding, The Squid and the Whale)
Could it be? Ben Stiller in a decent comedy that shows his acting skill? Although I’m not one of those guys who are tired of Stiller, I know there are quite the folks out there that is tired of him. The film has been getting pretty good reviews and if ya have been looking for a comedy that is well written, than this film is for ya. Who knows, maybe this may change your mind about the actor…or not.
The Bounty Hunter
Milo Boyd, a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly. He thinks all that’s ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other – until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough – staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher.
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Jason Sudeikis, Dorian Missick, Joel Marsh Garland, and Christine Baranski.
Directed by Andy Tennant (Fool’s Gold, Hitch)
Oh Gerald Butler, why do you do this to yourself. The movie is a big meh as shown on Rotten Tomatoes by having an 8% on it’s Tomatometer. The film is too cliche and apperently doesn’t make sense. Safe to say, just stay away from this film.
Old Movies Are New Again: This is a list of old films being re-released as Blu-Ray that were worth mentioning.
TV Show DVD Worth Checking Out:
Mystery Science Theater 3000: XVIII
The Mads of Deep 13 and the loyal yet helpless crew of the Satellite of Love, including Joel, Mike, Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot and Gypsy, cordially invite you to join them as they pay tribute to some of the finest-quality cheesefests this side of Gouda! This 18th laugh-filled edition of Mystery Science Theater 3000 promises to keep you as entertained as ever with four episodes never before available on DVD! Films Include: Lost Continent, Crash Of The Moons, The Beast Of Yucca Flats & Jack Frost.
Available: 4 Disk DVD Set
Psych: The Complete Fourth Season
Smart. Scientific. Psychic? The decidedly distinctive team of Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster from Psych P.I. are back for more laughs, more mystery, and more highly unusual cases in every wildly entertaining episode of Season Four. They might disagree, but they can always depend on each other. In this captivating season of whimsical and wonderful whodunits, their friendship and their business will be put to the test by a slew of potential culprits that include werewolves, ghosts, a shark, and those they trust the most. Guest-starring Sendhil Ramamurthy, James Brolin, Rachael Leigh Cook and Ally Sheedy, Psych continues to captivate viewers with the quirkiest detective duo to ever take on a case.
Available: 4 Disk DVD Set
White Collar: The Complete First Season
In this clever and thrilling new TV series, charming con man Neal Caffey, escapes from a maximum-security prison, only to be recaptured by his nemesis, FBI Agent Peter Burke. With few options, Caffey agrees to help the bureau bring down other elusive criminals in exchange for his eventual freedom. But before long, Caffey finds himself playing a game of cat and mouse with those who want him back in prison or dead. Co-starring Tiffani Thiessen, White Collar is sewn with surprising twists, engaging characters and riveting excitement.
The Superhero Squad Show: Volume One
When the greatest heroes on the planet unite to face the wickedest villains in the world, you get the biggest, most family-friendly Super Hero alliance in TV history…the Super Hero Squad! It is no small job protecting Super Hero City from the wild, weird and even wacky villainy of the infamous baddies of VillainVille…but Iron Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor and the Falcon are always up for the job. Together the Squad must keep the allies of Dr. Doom from gathering pieces of the Infinity Sword: otherwise Doom will use the Sword to rule the universe! Luckily, the City is filled with Marvel Super Hero guest-stars to help out in a pinch. These brave heroes totally deliver the action, but with plenty of humor on the side. Featuring the guest voices of Adrian Pasdar, Robert Englund, Tricia Helfer, Greg Grunberg, James Marsters, Lena Headey, and Stan Lee!
Available: 1 Disk Set
Street Hawk: The Complete Series
Broadcast by ABC in the mid 80s, this series quickly became a massive hit. Jesse Mach, an ex-motorcycle cop injured in the line of duty-now a police trouble shooter, has been recruited for a top-secret government mission to ride Street Hawk, an all-terrain attack motorcycle designed to fight urban crime, capable of incredible speeds of up to 300 mph and immense firepower. Only one man, Norman Tuttle, knows Jesse Mach s true identity. The Man, The Machine, Street Hawk.
Available: 4 Disk DVD Set
MST3K fans, you get another release with 4 movies once again and word is that it’s a good set of films included in the set. USA has been hitting the jackpot with their TV shows as both Psych and White Collar are entertaining shows. Both shows are set to start their new season this week, so catch up with these DVD sets to be ready for the new season. As for the Superhero Squad Show, if your a parent of children age 5-9, then the show is for them, other than that, the show is too childish for us older folks to enjoy…unless you like fart jokes with your superheroes. The last show listed is a short lived series that has quite the fan base and finally it’s coming out on DVD. The set includes a 41 minute documentary of the show.
Anime Release of the Week:
Golgo 13: Collection 1
Duke Togo, a.k.a. Golgo 13, is a highly-skilled assassin hired only by those who pay top-dollar for his services – whether it’s the FBI, CIA, industrial corporations or mafias. Regardless of who the target is or what situations he encounters, Golgo 13 always gets the job done.
Available: 2 Disk DVD Set
What a way for the Anime Pick to come back with Golgo 13. Golgo 13 is about a assassin who will always get the job done because he is that damn good. Basically each episode has Duke Togo being assigned a mission to do and to see what ridiculous obstacle he must go through to get his kill. Since it’s being released by Sentai Filmworks, it is only available with English subtitles.