Hope y’all enjoyed your Labor Day weekend as once again it’s a Tuesday and as always, NerdBastards got you covered with the weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what was released and recommend if the movie is either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. Not much came out in the new movie section but we do have a freaking stacked list of Old Movies are New Again. Also, the TV Show DVD section got quite the releases this week so check that out. Unfortunately, both the Anime Pick and the LOL/WTF Release is taking a break this week. So what are you waiting for, check after the jump to see was released and see if there is something you want!
In the 10 years since his fiancée was killed, special op MacGruber has sworn off a life of fighting crime with his bare hands. But when he learns that his country needs him to find a nuclear warhead that’s been stolen by his sworn enemy, Dieter Von Cunth, MacGruber figures he’s the only one tough enough for the job.
Staring: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, and Val Kilmer
Directed by Jorma Toaccone (He is one third of the The Lonely Island, Directorial debut)
Before you blow this off as another SNL flick, you might want to give this a try. Why you ask? It’s because the villain is played by Val Kilmer and he plays a character named Dieter Von Cunth. All right, so maybe that’s not a good reason to watch the film but thanks to the film having an R rating, the humor helps the movie be enjoyable. If your looking for a film that could easily kill about 90 minutes, then go ahead and give this title a rent.
Old Movies Are New Again: This is a list of old films being re-released as Blu-Ray that were worth mentioning.
Lost in Space
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
The Black Dahila
A Scanner Darkly
Chuck: The Complete Third Season
The world’s nerdiest secret agent is back in the one-hour action-comedy series Chuck. Zachary Levi stars as Chuck Bartowski, the Buy More electronics store computer geek who unwittingly becomes the government’s most vital secret agent. At the end of last season, Chuck was transformed into the Intersect 2.0 after receiving another data download into his brain. This time, however, he not only knows government secrets, he is also equipped with the knowledge and coordination of deadly fight skills. Chuck finally has the potential to become a real agent. There’s just one problem — his emotions. Can Chuck keep his emotions in check as he assumes his new role as the Intersect 2.0? His handlers will still be there to protect him, but they also must help him become the agent he is destined to be.
Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season
After a meteor shower bursts from the heavens, raining destruction on the unsuspecting citizens of Smallville, years pass, and the healing process leaves the town’s inhabitants with scars and secrets. From the ashes of tragedy, a popular yet awkward teen attempts to decipher the meaning of his life and his clouded past. As he struggles with the transition from boyhood to adulthood, Clark finds that his strength and strange abilities set him uncomfortably apart from his peers. Soaring into its ninth season, this modern retelling of the Superman legend and its classic characters continues to blend realism, action and emotional depth to reveal a new interpretation of the enduring mythology. This season, as Metropolis’s clock tower tolls our characters’ darkest hour, we find Clark Kent (series star TOM WELLING) finally making his first attempts to embrace his calling as a superhero.
The Office: Season Six
Story arcs in the sixth season include Jim becoming co-manager with Michael of the Scranton branch, Michael dating Pam’s mother, Dwight and Ryan attempting to get Jim fired, and Dunder Mifflin facing an uncertain future due to rumors of insolvency, eventually becoming part of a larger corporation called Sabre, led by CEO Jo Bennett. The season also prominently features the long-awaited wedding between Jim and Pam, as well as the birth of their first child. The romantic relationship between Andy and the new receptionist, Erin, is also building up.
Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season
Twenty-six years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America … and he taught them how to kill it. This haunting series follows the Winchester brothers as they crisscross the lonely and mysterious back roads of the country in their ’67 Chevy Impala, hunting down every evil supernatural force they encounter along the way. At the end of the fourth season, Sam unwittingly broke the final seal – that held Lucifer captive in Hell. Now, Lucifer is free, the Apocalypse is here and angels prepare for a spectacular final battle. Against a landscape of celestial violence, natural disasters and a rising human death toll, Sam and Dean, with the help of fallen angel Castiel, must find a way to achieve the impossible: Kill the Devil.
With season 4 of Chuck starting in two weeks, fans gets the chance to own all 19 episodes of season 3. The set has it’s fair share of extras to make any fan satisfy with the purchase. With the final season of Smallville set to air this month, the season 9 set will be available and this season has the “Absolute Justice” episode that features the Justice Society of America.
Hopefully by now you see a pattern since that the 7th season (which is said to be Steve Carell’s last season) of The Office is set to start this month, the season 6 DVD set comes out for fans to buy. Guess what folks, if season 5 of Supernatural is coming out, when do you think season 6 will air? If you said this month, then give yourself a golf clap as the 22 episode set is available today. The set comes with a good amount of extras and it apparently has a “Ghostbusters” scene that didn’t air as an extra.
Doctor Who: Story 106 – The Creature from the Pit
On the planet Chloris, metal is scarce, and without metal for tools, it is impossible to keep the planet’s fecund jungle under control. When the TARDIS is forced to make an emergency landing on Chloris, the Doctor is captured by the power-hungry Lady Adrasta, who controls the very last metal mine on the planet, holding onto power through her Huntsmen and Wolfweeds. Romana is taken prisoner by rebel bandits, looking for some way of getting their hands on Adrasta’s wealth. If K9 had feelings, he would have much to fear. Made of metal, he is a valuable commodity indeed. As if the situation were not bad enough, something is lurking in the pit of the last mine.
Doctor Who: Story 129 – The King’s Demons
England, March 1215. King John is visiting the castle of Sir Ranulph Fitzwilliam. The arrival of the TARDIS disturbs a medieval joust, but the Doctor and his companions are proclaimed to be friendly demons by the King, who seems strangely interested in their “blue engine.” It soon becomes clear that neither King John or his Champion, Sir Gilles Estram, are who they pretend to be. One of the Doctor’s oldest and deadliest enemies threatens the future of democracy on Earth, and he must be stopped!
Doctor Who: Story 135 – Planet of Fire
A strange signal from Earth draws the TARDIS to the island of Lanzarote, where Turlough rescues a young American girl, Peri, from drowning. Among her possessions is an artifact bearing an alien symbol – the same triangular mark that Turlough has branded into his arm. The mystery deepens when Kamelion falls under the control of a powerful mind, and the TARDIS travels to the volcanic world of Sarn. As Turlough is forced to face his past, the Doctor must stop his oldest enemy from harnessing the revitalizing powers of Numismaton gas.
Available: 2 Disk DVD set
It has been a while since we got a set of these individual story DVD’s and if you have been collecting them, then you know that each one is packed with an awesome amount of extras that ranges from commentaries to PDF files. There is one thing to note with the Planet of Fire story as it comes with a 2 disk that has an edited 66 minute of the story and it comes with a bit of more extras as well.
*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.*