Once again, it’s a Tuesday and while some people are already back in school, some of you still have the free time to watch some stuff and DVD Tuesday is here to help you out on your decision. As always, we here at NerdBastards list what was released and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got a full list as we have the Old is New, TV Show DVD (Yes, LOST season 6 comes out today), Anime Pick (which is a bit modify this week), and the LOL/WTF Release (It’s a porn parody). So what are you waiting for, check after the jump to see what came out and see if there is something you want (other than LOST).
Dorian Gray is very handsome — and very cursed. Young Dorian arrives fresh on the London social scene and is taken under the wing of Lord Henry Wotton who introduces him to the seedy pleasures of London life. When Dorian sees how incredible he looks in a newly painted picture of himself, he swears to do whatever it takes to look as young and handsome in real life as he does in the picture — forever. His stunning good looks and charm soon attract the celebrity lifestyle and everything that it brings. Dorian finds himself slipping deeper and deeper into a world of sin, sex and celebrity, seemingly without any consequences. But as his actions become increasingly evil, for how long can he hide the secret behind his eternal youth?
Starring: Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Ben Chaplin, and Rebecca Hall.
Directed by Oliver Parker (An Ideal Husband)
So yeah, it’s a British film and also a film based on a book, and the results? Not that bad. The film has a story that may interest some of you ladies and it does have a good looking guy (no homo) for the lead. Sure, it may not be that original in the story but if you got about two hours to waste, this film wouldn’t be a bad way to kill it thus it gets the RENT tag.
George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead
Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O’Flynn’s, headed by patriarch Patrick O’Flynn approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon, feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept ‘alive,’ in hopes that a solution will someday be found. The O’Flynn’s, who are clearly outnumbered, are forced to exile Patrick by boat to the mainland, where he meets up with a band of soldiers, headed by Guardsman Sarge. They join forces and return to the island, to find that the zombie plague has fully gripped the divided community.
Starring: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, and Devon Bostick.
Direct by George A. Romero
Oh Romero, why are you still making zombie flicks. While I do love a good zombie movie, Romero’s Diary of the Dead didn’t do much for me and knowing that this continues where that film ended, I already know that I’m pass on this. The film has gotten mostly negative reviews and while maybe some Romero fans may find something to like about this, it probably won’t do much for everyone else.
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:
Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season
It all comes down to this. Television’s most innovative and compelling series comes to a stunning conclusion in ABC’s LOST: The Complete Sixth And Final Season. The critically acclaimed epic drama will finally reveal the fate of the Oceanic 815 survivors and all who have joined their journey, and will uncover even more secrets with never-before-seen content available only on Blu-ray and DVD! In the aftermath of a monumental explosion, reality shifts for everyone associated with the mystical island. Discover their ultimate destiny on Blu-ray and DVD, complete with exciting bonus features and a fascinating recap to catch you up on everything you need to know about the celebrated series. Complete your LOST collection with this spectacular 5-disc set, and experience the final 16 episodes of a landmark in television history.
Lost: The Complete Collection
Watch the entire epic story of Lost – the series that redefined television – from its phenomenal opening scene to its magnificent final moment. Uncover the secrets of what caused Oceanic 815 to crash, what ultimately drew the passengers together, and relive their incredible journey as they battle to rewrite their own fate. Experience a landmark in the history of entertainment with Lost: The Complete Collection, featuring every episode of all six seasons and includes one full disc of never-before-seen bonus with over two hours of content exclusive to the complete collection. Television doesn’t get any better than this.
The Simpsons: The Thirteenth Season
Talk about lucky! Season 13 of The Simpsons arrives on Blu-ray and DVD with 22 hilarious episodes and tons of fun-filled extras, including audio commentaries, animation showcases, and featurettes. So grab a donut and pull up a couch to see Lisa becoming a Buddhist, Bart living in a plastic bubble, Homer doing community service (which lands him in the electric chair), and the Simpsons offending the entire nation of Brazil, plus your favorite couch gags and a slew of celebrity guest voices.
Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Collection
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie — a.k.a. Flight of the Conchords — moved to New York in the hopes of forging a successful music career. Unfortunately, despite their status as “New Zealand’s 4th Most Popular Folk Parody Duo,” fame and notoriety continue to elude them. Watch as Bret and Jemaine contend with unrequited love, inept criminals, prostitution, and epileptic dogs, breaking into song as they clumsily try to break into the New York scene.
Available: 4 Disk DVD Set
Red vs. Blue Season 7: Recreation
Season 7 of this nutty sci-fi series finds Caboose developing a secret project and guarding the Blue base by himself while Red Team members Sarge, Grif and Simmons strategize their plan of attack and repeatedly run into unexpected setbacks. Throughout this mayhem-filled set of episodes, members from both sides quarrel with their own teammates, stumble into ridiculously dangerous situations and fail to outwit their enemies.
So hey, look at that, season 6 of LOST is finally out and it’s filled with extras. Many of the extras on this set lets viewers explore into LOST story some more. But if you were one of the fans who has been waiting for the complete set to come out, well, wait no further as this collection is STACKED. The complete collection has the following: All the episodes and bonus features from the past sets, an extra disk that contains never before seen stuff, a custom island replica, a black light, collectible ankh, an episode guide, and a playable Senet game from season 6.
Now onto the other stuff that may interest you. Season 13 of The Simpsons, which many label this season at the beginning of the Al Jean era and the start of the Treehouse of Horror’s airing in November, is finally out for fans to purchase. Anyway, the set has it good share of extras to make any fan satisfied with the purchase. Next up is the Flight of the Conchords DVD set that comes with an extra stand up special for viewers to enjoy. The last set that’s listed is the always funny Red vs. Blue series and let’s just say, two certain characters makes a come back in Recreation that should make some long time fans happy… and laugh their ass off.
Live-Action Movie Based on an Anime Release of the Week:
Death Note Collection
It’s a battle of wits. Law student Light is upset with the justice system and when he finds the Death Note dropped by a death god, he vows to rid the world of evil. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies. As criminals all over the world begin to mysteriously die, a world-renowned detective known only as ‘L’ is put on the case to stop this serial killer that the public calls ‘Kira’. The battle betweenLight and L continues in Death Note II: The Last Name as Light joins theinvestigation team. L suspects Light of being Kira while Light attempts to learn L’s real name. Time becomes even more crucial with the appearance of a second Kira. Whose name will be the last written in the Death Note?
This is one live action film I will support as it does a great job to stay true to the manga/anime and still be enjoyable for folks who may have no idea what Death Note is. Unlike the original source though, both films are based around the whole Light vs. L saga, which some of you may be just happy with that. Which is why this was a no brainer for me to recommend. C’mon, who doesn’t want to see Ryuk eating an apple in HD.
Available: Blu-Ray Set (Both films are on two Blu-Ray disks while the third disk is a DVD filled with bonus content)
LOL/WTF Release of the Week:
19 year old Alice sits with her sister, reading a strangely erotic book, when there appears a White Rabbit. Alice follows the rabbit down a well and finds herself in Wonderland, a place of excitement and pleasure. The White Rabbit suggests that Alice comes with her to “The Hole,” the most popular nightclub in Wonderland. Along their way Alice encounters many curious beings, including The Caterpillar, The Cheshire Cat, The evil Queen, and even stumbles into a Mad Hatter’s tea party. Each encounter leads Alice closer to understanding the true wonder of Wonderland….
Like any popular franchise/movie, leave it the porn industry to parody it. It even has Evan Stone (who is the Mad Hatter for this parody), so you know it’s a legit parody. This one is based on the Alice in Wonderland story and it apparently has an AAAA 1/2 critical rating… what ever the heck that means. If you been enjoying the other porn parodies, then this one will be another one for you to add to your collection.