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DVD Tuesday 8/3/10

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Yeah folks, it’s already August and also a Tuesday, which means one thing, DVD Tuesday. We here at NerdBastards list what came out and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or a PASS. We got a STACKED Old Is New Again section (13 of them to be exact) and the TV Show DVD. Anime Pick and the LOL/WTF Release is on hiatus this week. So what you waiting, check after the break to see what came out and see if there is anything you want.

BUY

Kick-Ass

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“How come nobody’s ever tried to be a superhero?” When Dave Lizewski – ordinary New York teenager and rabid comic-book geek dons a green-and-yellow internet-bought wetsuit to become the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass, he soon finds an answer to his own question: because it hurts. But, overcoming all the odds, the eager yet inexperienced Dave quickly becomes a phenomenon, capturing the imagination of the public. However, he’s not the only superhero out there – the fearless and highly-trained father-daughter crime-fighting duo, Big Daddy and Hit Girl have been slowly but surely taking down the criminal empire of local Mafioso, Frank D’Amico. And, as Kick-Ass gets drawn into their no-holds-barred world of bullets and bloodletting with Frank’s son, Chris, now reborn as Kick-Ass’s arch-nemesis, Red Mist – the stage is set for a final showdown between the forces of good and evil – in which the DIY hero will have to live up to his name. Or die trying…

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mark Strong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Chloe Moretz.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, the upcoming X-Men: First Class)

You know, I could say that this movie kicks ass and be done but I won’t do that…btw, the movie totally kicks some major ass. Anyway, we have another great comic book to film adaptation and violence is one of the selling factor. There’s just something about a small girl with purple hair, killing the crap out of adults. The Blu-Ray is packed with some extras, including the BD Touch. Also, check out the site’s review of Kick-Ass to further decided if the movie is for you.

Available: Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, DVD

RENT (If You Have Kids)

Diary of a Wimpy Kiddoawk

Diary of a Wimpy Kid chronicles the adventures of wise-cracking middle school student Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone’s life: middle school.

Starring: Zachary Gordon, Chloe Moretz, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick, and Grayson Russell.
Directed by Thor Freudenthal (Hotel for Dogs)

Basically rent this movie if you have kids and want them to be occupied with something for about 2 hours. The movie doesn’t do much for older audience and fans of the book may be a bit disappointed but will still enjoy some parts of it. Plus, if ya wanted to see Hit Girl act like a normal girl who doesn’t say the word c**t, then this is the film for you.

Available: Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, DVD

PASS

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After a horrific car accident, Anna wakes up to find the local funeral director Eliot Deacon preparing her body for her funeral. Confused, terrified and feeling still very much alive, Anna doesn’t believe she’s dead, despite the funeral director’s reassurances that she is merely in transition to the afterlife. Eliot convinces her he has the ability to communicate with the dead and is the only one who can help her. Trapped inside the funeral home, with nobody to turn to except Eliot, Anna is forced to face her deepest fears and accept her own death. But Anna’s grief—stricken boyfriend Paul still can’t shake the nagging suspicion that Eliot isn’t what he appears to be. As the funeral nears, Paul gets closer to unlocking the disturbing truth, but it could be too late; Anna may have already begun to cross over the other side. With an unrelenting edge of menace, “After.Life” is a stylish psychological thriller which provocatively questions the line between life and death.

Starring: Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long, Josh Charles, and Chandler Canterbury.
Directed by Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo (debut film)

With a pretty good cast and what could have been an interesting story, this movie doesn’t really do much. I will say though, it’s not that bad for the director’s debut, but if your looking to kill some time, there are better things to waste your time then on this, which doesn’t do anything new to the genre.

Available: Blu-Ray, DVD

Old Movies Are New Again STACKED EDITION!: This is a list of old films being re-released as Blu-Ray that were worth mentioning.

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James and the Giant Peach Special Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
Escape From New York Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
The Breakfast Club 25th Anniversary Edition
Humanoids from the Deep
Piranha
Kalifornia
Charlie’s Angels
Mission Impossible 3
Splinter
I Am Legend Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Fargo Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
Spaceballs Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
Princess Bride Blu-Ray/DVD Combo

TV Show DVD Worth Checking Out:

Heroes Season 4

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Experience all the intrigue and suspense of Heroes: Season 4 in this 5-disc set that includes all 18 gripping episodes from the fourth season’s volume, Redemption. As the Heroes mourn fallen friends and face dangerous new foes, prepare for a wild ride — filled with shocking twists and turns — through an ominous funhouse that culminates in a Brave New World. Then step right up and explore hours of exclusive, behind-the-curtain magic with the show’s writers, stars and artists.

Available: 4 Disk Blu-Ray Set, 5 Disk DVD Set

The Real Ghostbusters Volume 3

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1st Time on DVD! Over 12 hours of Ecto-plasmic Entertainment!  Spinning off from the box office mega-hit ‘Ghostbusters,’ the animated series, ‘THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS’ debuted in 1986 to an audience that ranged from kids to adults, receiving tremendous ratings and critical acclaim thanks to its intelligent scripts and top quality animation. The series followed New York’s beloved paranormal investigator team as they faced ghosts, goblins, trolls, demons, monsters, and even the Boogieman. Television’s longest running spooky cartoon and funny fan favorite finally escapes the ghost trap to haunt the DVD realm in re-mastered clarity!
Now available on DVD for the very first time, Time Life is proud to release ‘VOLUME 3,’ featuring 31 full-length episodes plus over an hour of bonus features, all on 5 DVDs. Truly a lavishly produced deluxe set for collectors and fans of this animated classic.

Available: 5 Disk DVD Set

Henson’s Place: The Man Behind The Muppets

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Take a peek behind the curtain with HENSON’S PLACE, the original documentary about Jim Henson, the creative visionary that brought us the enchantment of “The Muppet Show,” THE DARK CRYSTAL and more! From honing his skills as a puppeteer in college to creating some of the world’s most beloved characters in the last 30 years, see the imaginative genius like never before. Enjoy interviews with Henson, his wife Jane, long-time puppeteer partner Frank Oz and others, as they share memories of the legendary “Muppet Show,” “Sesame Street,” and “Fraggle Rock,” with a behind-the-scenes look inside the revolutionary Henson Workshop. Experience Henson’s desires to not only create new worlds, but also to celebrate the child inside all of us!

Available: DVD

While I was wondering if I should put Heroes on the list, this is the last season of the show due to it being cancel. It has the whole evil carnival story and the ending that pissed a lot folks off. If ya been collecting the series, here’s your chance to complete it… only if you want to torture yourself. Now, for the second set, it’s something I can get behind of. This set gives ya 31 episodes that makes busting feel good and the set is stacked with extras. From a book with episode synopsis to printable scripts, this set is well worth purchasing. Now for the last DVD listed, while it may not be a show or anything, it’s a nice documentary behind the man who brought us muppets. To support this will help future muppet related releases to happen and that, that’s a good thing.

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