It’s Tuesday and once again, NerdBastards is here to help ya out with the weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out for the week and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got the usual Old is New, TV Show DVD, and the Anime Pick of the Week section. So check after the jump to see what came out and see if there is anything you want.
Two longtime NYPD partners on the trail of a stolen, rare, mint-condition baseball card find themselves up against a merciless, memorabilia-obsessed gangster. Jimmy is the veteran detective whose missing collectible is his only hope to pay for his daughter’s upcoming wedding, and Paul is his “partner-against-crime” whose preoccupation with his wife’s alleged infidelity makes it hard for him to keep his eye on the ball.
Starring: Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Adam Brody, Kevin Pollak, Guillermo Diaz, Seann William Scott, Jason Lee, and Ana de la Reguera.
Directed by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma)
Ya know, I could just tell you all to read the boss’ review of the movie (go ahead and read it though) and be done here but that would make me look like a lazy bastard (which I pretty much am). While most “professional” critics crapped on the film and people went on saying how Smith is a “cop out” now because of the film. The film is a homage to the 80’s buddy cop flicks and it does a pretty good job at it. If ya have the time and want some good laugh, then give Cop Out a try.
An explosive tale of double cross and revenge, The Losers centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team–Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar–find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they’re joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Working together, they must remain deep undercover while tracking the heavily-guarded Max, a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war.
Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Holt McCallany, Oscar Jaenada, and Jason Patric.
Directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard, I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer)
Another film that got crappy reviews but hey, this is one of those films where ya get some beers, call ya buddies over, and enjoy some action. While the story may be in the “meh” department, its got enough action to satisfy your drunken ass as well as your buddies. Plus, ya got the sexy Zoe Saldana to look at and that, that’s a good thing.
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:
Courage the Cowardly Dog: Season One
The things he does for love! Welcome to the middle of Nowhere, Kansas. Population: one kind old lady, one crabby old man, one timid dog and all sorts of creepy creatures, scary monsters and crazed villains! It’s a living nightmare for poor Courage, who faces these unthinkable dangers with his body shaking and his tail between his legs. But Courage loves his sweet Muriel and grumpy Eustace, so he digs deep to find the strength to save his beloved family from deadly weremoles, dark shadows and other sinister elements that pop up all over this terrifying town. With clever nods to classic horror films, this action-packed animated series keeps laughs and scares coming as Courage outwits evil with his singular brand of bravery. Get your spook on with the 13 episodes of this 2-Disc Complete Season One Collection!
Available: 2 Disk DVD Set
Super Friends! Season One Volume Two
The series featured the adventures of DC Comics book heroes Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman. These five superheroes along with superheroes in training Wendy, Marvin, and Wonder Dog focused their abilities on putting away criminals, saving lives, and stopping terrible disasters. Each episode of the SuperFriends was geared to present, not only action, but also some lesson of educational value. A number of other famous DC comic book heroes appeared: Plastic Man, The Flash, and Green Arrow Eight 1-hour timeless adventures in a Deluxe 2-Disc Collector’s Edition showcase the universe’s greatest heroes paving the way for a brighter future.
Available: 2 Disk DVD Set
Like the Johnny Bravo set, Courage is up next in line for Cartoon Network’s Hall of Fame sets. Buying this will probably help determined for future releases of other CN shows so help the stupid dog out and buy the set. As for the second set listed, the fact that it has Plastic Man in it is more than enough to buy the set. Also, the set includes an interactive quiz which got some good feed back from the first set.
Anime Release of the Week:
Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story
A global-scale nuclear war has transformed most of the Earth into a barren ocean-less wasteland, resulting in the downfall of modern civilization and a return to a lawless age of barbarism. The survivors of mankind begin to fight each other over the limited supply of uncontaminated food and water still left in the world. The strong ones begin to band together in gangs and armies, fighting each other over territory, while oppressing the weak. A man named Raoh appears, seeking to establish order in the post-apocalyptic world through his mastery of the assassination art of Hokuto Shinken. With the help of his childhood friends Reina and Souga, Raoh takes on the mantle of the “King of Fist”, as he gradually extends his reign, recruiting new allies in the process, while fighting against rival warlords who seek to challenge his authority.
While it may not follow the story of Kenshiro (the main character of Fist of the North Star), Raoh is equally bad ass as Ken but evil (or is he). In this set, you get 13 episodes of Raoh’s rise to the title of “King of Fist” and watch people blow up from the inside. Why they blow up you ask? Well…WHY THE HELL NOT! ATATATATATATATATATATA! (Sorry had to type that).