What’s up bastards! Here we are with the last Tuesday for the month of October and as always, NerdBastards is here to provide you the DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out and either recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got a certain collection of films that I’m sure most of you are fans of and foreign film that is set to have a Hollywood remake.
As always, we got the Old is New Again section that features a Blu-ray collection that is worth getting. Also, check out the TV Show DVD and the Anime Pick as there are some good releases. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
Back To The Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy
Back to the Future tells the story of Marty McFly, a teenager who is accidentally sent back in time from 1985 to 1955. He meets his parents in high school, accidentally attracting his mother’s romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by causing his parents to fall in love, while finding a way to return to 1985. Back to the Future Part II: Continuing where Back to the Future left off, Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown use theDeLorean time machine to travel to 2015. While there, Biff Tannen steals the Delorean to travel back to give his teenage self a sports almanac, creating an alternative 1985. McFly and Doc travel to 1955 to burn the almanac and repair the timeline. Back to the Future Part III: Continuing where Back to the Future Part II left off, Marty McFly has discovered that his friend Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown became trapped in the year 1885. By getting help from the Doc of 1955, Marty unearths the DeLorean time machine and uses it to travel to 1885 and bring Doc back to present-day 1985.
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F. Wilson.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump)
Usually I would list this under the Old is New section but this deserve the BUY label as this is truly a buy for any fans of the franchise. Other than the fact that you get the whole trilogy, the extras that are included in this set is STACKED! You literally get hours and hours and hours of extra content. You get numbers of backstage and making of, you get the usual outtakes and deleted scenes, and music videos. Also, the set includes the 6 part retrospective documentary, “Tales from the Future,” which includes new interviews with the cast, director, and more.
The Girl Who Played With Fire
Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. A researcher and a Millennium journalist about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered, and Salander’s prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and violent behavior makes her an official danger to society. Mikael Bloomkvist, Salander’s friend and Millennium’s plublisher is alone in his belief of Salander’s innocence. Digging deeper Bloomkvist unearths evidence implicating highly placed members of Swedish Society-as well as shocking details about Salander’s past. He is desperate to get to her before she is cornered-but no one can find her anywhere.
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist
Directed by Daniel Alfredson
Just like most movie sequel, most critics and folks say that this wasn’t as awesome as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Though, if you were a fan of the first one, then this is an easy rent for you if you want more of the sexy Lisbeth. Also, it’s your chance to check out the original before Hollywood does their remake of this popular Swedish trilogy.
Old is New Again: This is a list of old films being re-released as Blu-Ray that were worth mentioning. This weeks pick is the Alien Anthology, which is an upgraded version of the Alien Quadrilogy DVD set that was released years ago but features even more extras.
TV Show DVD Worth Checking Out:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Season Two
The “Clone Wars” goes back to the original Star Wars film when Obi-Wan Kenobi tells Luke Skywalker that he was once a Jedi knight the same as your father and that they fought together in the Clone Wars. Since that moment fans have been obsessed with what the clone wars were. This new TV series takes place immediately after the events of Star Wars-Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The series follows Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker and introduces us to some new characters such as Ahsoka Tano, a girl Jedi knight as well as characters we already know.
Extras included in the set are: Database archive, behind-the-scene footage, and a 68 page production journal.
The Venture Bros. Season 4 Volume 1Questions are answered and truths are revealed. Learn how Henchman 21 copes with life without 24. See what happens when Brock and the Venture family are forced to part ways. Discover the final fate of H.E.L.P.eR. And all the while, the balance of the free world hangs in the hands of Dean Venture, who must kill Hitler.
Extras that are included in this set are deleted scenes and that the episodes are uncensored.
Available: 2 Disk DVD Set
The Twilight Zone – Fan Favorites
Pull up a seat and brace yourself for a fantastic voyage into…THE TWILIGHT ZONE! This collection of 19 classic episodes from Rod Serling’s legendary series featured some of Hollywood’s biggest names and are filled with twists and turns that will take you beyond the deepest realms of imagination! Episodes: Night of the Meek, The Invaders, Nothing in the Dark, Time Enough at Last, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, The Odyssey of Flight 33, Steel, A Game of Pool, Walking Distance, Kick the Can, Mr. Dingle the Strong, Two, A Passage for Trumpet, The Four of Us are Dying, Long Distance Call, I Sing the Body Electric, The Lonely, Probe 7 – Over and Out.
No extras were listed for this set.
Available: 5 Disk DVD Tin Box Set
Man V. Food: Season 2
Food fanatic Adam Richman has held nearly every job in the restaurant biz, and now he s on a journey to explore the biggest and best eats this nation has to offer, including some of the craziest eating challenges around. In this season of Man v. Food, Adam is off on another chowdown tour, going coast-to-coast in the U.S. Adam will square off against the best of the best, and also visit the local eateries and landmarks that make each city great. Work up an appetite, because this is Man v. Food.
No extras were listed for this set.
Available: 2 Disk DVD Set
Anime Pick of the Week:
Trigun: The Complete Series
Vash the Stampede is a wanted man with the habit of turning entire towns into rubble. The price on his head is a fortune, and his path of destruction reaches across the arid wastelands of a desert planet. Unfortunately, most encounters with the spiky-haired gunslinger don’t end well for the bounty hunters who catch up with him; someone always gets hurt – and it’s never Vash. Oddly enough, for such an infamous fugitive, there’s no proof that he’s ever taken a life. In fact, he’s a pacifist with a doughnut obsession who’s more doofus than desperado. There’s a whole lot more to him than his reputation lets on – Vash the Stampede definitely ain’t your typical outlaw.
Available: 4 Disk DVD Set
*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.*