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DVD Tuesday 8/31/10: The “Lite” Edition

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It’s the last Tuesday for the month of August and even though summer is coming to a close, NerdBastards got you covered for DVD Tuesday. As always, we list what movie was released this week and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got the usual Old is New, TV Show DVD, Anime Pick, and the LOL/WTF Release section this week. Although it may be a “lite” week, there may be something that you might be interested in, so check after the jump to see what was released.

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Harry Brown

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Set in modern day Britain, Harry Brown follows one man’s journey through a chaotic world where teenage violence runs rampant. As a modest, law abiding citizen, Brown lives alone. His only companion is his best friend Leonard. When Leonard is killed, Brown reaches his breaking point.

Starring: David Bradley, Emily Mortimer, and Michael Caine.
Directed by Daniel Barber (The Tonto Women)

Here’s your chance to seen an older Michael Caine kick some major ass. While the story may be decent at best, the action and bloody scenes should be enough to satisfy anyone who is looking kill about an hour and a half of time. With that said, this title easily gets the RENT label as it’ll  be something entertaining and not a piece of crap like Marmaduke.

Available: Blu-Ray, DVD

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

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The Evil Dead Limited Edition

TV Show DVD Worth Checking Out:

Thriller: The Complete Series

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Now available for the first time ever in any format, experience the complete series hailed as the most frightening ever created for television. Horror legend Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) guides you through 67 unforgettable episodes of suspense, murder and relentless terror, featuring a stellar cast of stars from the golden age of TV. These tales from the minds of such masterful writers as Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Bloch (Psycho), and Cornell Woolrich (Rear Window) include a murderous cursed painting, a supernatural mirror, a demonic tailor’s suit, and much more. Now remastered and packed with hours of exclusive, fascinating extras, Thriller is the ultimate must-have collection for any horror or classic television fan.

Available: 14 Disk DVD Set

House, M.D. Season 6

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Get ready for a full dose of medical mysteries with 21 episodes of the riveting drama series House. Hugh Laurie is joined by James Earl Jones Laura Prepon and David Strathairn in guest appearances as he returns to his Golden Globe®-winning and Primetime Emmy® Award-nominated role as Dr. Gregory House. In this brilliant sixth season House finds himself in an uncomfortable position?away from the examination room. As he works to regain his license and his life his coworkers deal with the staff shakeups moral dilemmas and their own tricky relationships with House. And when House returns more obstinate than ever Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital will never be the same again.

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

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Doomsday Project

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Game Guy: The Freedom Fighters run into a Swashbuckler, named ARI, battling Swat-Bots and Sonic diverts them, allowing Ari to escape. After hearing that Robotnik is holding his band of Freedom Fighters hostage, Sonic decides to help Ari free them. But there’s something about him Sally doesn’t trust. Her instincts prove to be right. Cry of the Wolf: On a mission to contact the first Freedom Fighters on the King’s list, Sonic and the others are forced to travel through a tunnel which carries a curse against all intruders. They encounter the WOLF PACK and their female leader, LUPE, who are trying to prevent the destruction of their land b a prototype POD from Robotnik’s DOOMSDAY PROJECT. Drood Henge: When Uncle Chuck’s bug reveals Robotnik’s search for the legendary Deep Power Stones, he informs Sally, who tries to retrieve data regarding the Royal Family Secret. But she’s denied access via a time-encoded lock-out. When the Freedom Fighters find out Robotnik has the first Stone, they realize he must never obtain the Second. After finding the real Second Stone, Sally congratulates Sonic, then discovers the plan was devised by their newest Freedom Fighter…Tails. The Doomsday Project: When a Pod lands in Knothole, Sonic and Sally realize the Doomsday Machine is already in operation. The Freedom Fighter group break into the Doomsday Machine, only to find Robotnik let them in. As they streak through the Machine, Robotnik realizes, its all over and jumps into an escape pod, while Snively escapes via a hidden elevator. That night, as the Freedom Fighters celebrate their supreme victory over Robotnik, Snively, now on his own, decides it’s his turn to rule. Bonus: Harmonic Sonic-When Robotnik launches a spy-orb that will uncover The Freedom Fighter’s Knothole location. Sonic and Robot launch themselves up to the orbiting spy-sphere aboard a home-made rocket powered by Robotnik discarded booster engine that fell in the Great Forest.

Available: DVD

The first set that’s listed is an oldie filled with many stars from the past such as Leslie Neilsen, William Shatner, Alan Napier, Robert Vaughn, and more. The Thriller set has has been remastered and will be uncut for your viewing pleasure. For the second set, this will mark the first time House is being released in Blu-Ray, this way fans can get a taste of Hugh Laurie in HD goodness. With season 7 set to air on September 20th, you got more than enough time to catch up on the story. As for the last thing that is listed, it’s just some good old Sonic action, you know, the one with the Freedom Fighters and based on the Archie comics. 5 episodes for $7  New on Amazon is something I can easily recommend.

Anime Pick of the Week:

One Piece: Season Three – Second Voyage

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The Straw Hats traveled to Skypiea in search of adventure, but they may have gotten more than they bargained for. It took less than a day for Luffy to earn the title of public enemy number one, and now his crew is subject to the harsh judgment of an angry god and the four lethal priests of Upper Yard! Zoro, Nami, Chopper, and Robin are trapped aboard the Going Merry when it’s commandeered by a crustacean and marooned on a sacrificial alter. Luffy, Sanji, and Usopp are quick to mount a rescue mission, but they’ve got a problem of their own: a dancing dango of madman with an endless supply of agonizing ways to die! It’ll take more than a miracle for this crew to be reunited – especially all in one piece!

Available: 2 Disk DVD Set

Finally the next major arc has been released in One Piece as Luffy and the Straw Hat pirates goes up in the sky to face the wrath of God. That’s right, pirates vs. a god and his high priests. The set is an introduction to the story arc and has the Luffy, Sanji, and Usopp vs. Satori fight.

LOL/WTF Release of the Week:

Carnivorous

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When a Voodoo spells awaken a giant serpent, Army special ops vet and master hunter, Nick Kirabo (DMX) is the only man who can stop the carnivorous terror.

Available: Blu-Ray

Folks, this is a movie where DMX, yes the rapper, goes up against a giant snake that was summoned by some voodoo magic and best of all, it’s in HD so god knows how horrible the CGI for the snake will be. I don’t know what else to say than check this movie out if your bored while I hope that during one fight scene with the snake has X Gon’ Give It To Ya playing on the background.

*NerdBastards’ DVD Tuesday feature only list certain releases that may have some interest for our audience and thus why it doesn’t list all releases as we are sure that you wouldn’t care for those.*

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