What’s up bastards! It’s the first Tuesday for the month of November and while it is voting day for some folks, it’s DVD Tuesday here at NerdBastards. We list what came out today and either recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. There’s two movies that came out today that might be some interest to y’all and one of them has the possibility to make you cry.
As always, we got the Old is New Again and TV Show DVD that are worth checking out. Also, we got not one, not two, but three Blu-Ray 3D release. Although all three are pretty much IMAX experience, you might find something you can use to show off the 3D. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
Toy Story 3
As Andy gets ready to leave for college, Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the rest of the gang wonder if this is the end of the line. But, when a mix up lands them in the Sunnyside Day Care Center where they meet 14 new toys, they soon discover that a wild new adventure is just beginning! Take an amazing journey with some of the most beloved characters in movie history and discover what being a friend is truly all about.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty and Michael Keaton.
Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo)
Like always, I could be a lazy bastard and tell y’all to read Christine’s review on the flick (which you should anyway!) and be done but nooooo, I can’t. Seriously though, if you enjoyed the first two film than this one is a no brainer and for some of you haters of the second one, give this one a chance since you’ll find something that might entertain you. Like any Disney flick, this comes packing with extras. Over 20 that ranges from shorts to documentaries, music videos to behind the scenes stuff. This is a big plus if you have kids.
Available: Four Disk Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, Blu-Ray, DVD
Also Available: Toy Story Trilogy Set (10 Disk Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo)
AD 117. The Roman Empire stretches from Egypt to Spain, and East as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in the face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying Picts. Quintus Dias (Fassbinder), sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus’ legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon. But when the legion is ambushed on unfamiliar ground, and Virilus taken captive, Quintus faces a desperate struggle to keep his small platoon alive behind enemy lines. Enduring the harsh terrain and evading their remorseless Pict pursuers led by the revenge hungry Pict Warrior Etain, the band of soldiers race to rescue their General and to reach the safety of the Roman frontier.
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West and Olga Kurylenko
Directed by Neil Marshall (Doomsday, The Descent)
Now, if you want a movie that won’t make you cry (unless you have issues) and want something entertaining with some action, then check this title out, especially if your a fan of Marshall’s past films. It comes packing with the usual extras as well as a HDNet feature.
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 Goonies 25th Anniversary Edition which features a making of documentary, outtakes, commentary with the director and the actors. The set also includes a board game, storyboard reproductions, 1985 souvenir magazine and 2009 Empire Magazine article of the cast.
Blu-Ray 3D: While these movies are still playable in 2D on any Blu-ray player and HDTV, they have the ability to play in 3D if you have a 3D compatable Blu-ray player and HDTV.
TV Show DVD Worth Checking Out:
V: The Complete First Season
The Visitors are among us. In a single shared moment, they appear in every major city in the world, promoting a message of peace. They want to share their knowledge of technology; they want us to unite. And they are counting on a very important component of human nature: devotion. At first considered a threat, the Visitors — or V’s — quickly become a fascination. But when FBI Counter Terrorist Agent Erica Evans discovers what lurks beneath the alarmingly human exterior of the V’s, resisting this new world has never been more important — and never has there been more at stake. It truly is the dawning of a new day.
The Pacific is an epic 10-part miniseries that delivers a realistic portrait of WWII’s Pacific Theatre as seen through the intertwined odysseys of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, John Basilone and Eugene Sledge. The extraordinary experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain firests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day. The viewer will be immersed in combat through the intimate perspective of this diverse, relatable group of men pushed to the limit in battle both physically and psychologically against a relentless enemy unlike any encountered before.
Doctor Who: Story 79 – Revenge of the Cybermen
The time ring takes the Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, and Harry Sullivan back to the Nerva Station, but to a period thousands of years earlier than their previous visit. The station acts as a beacon warning space traffic of the existence of a new asteroid – Voga – orbiting Jupiter. The three travelers learn that a space plague has killed all but a handful of Nerva’s crew. A visiting civilian scientist named Kellman is in fact a traitor working with a group of Cybermen who want to destroy Voga!
Doctor Who: Story 154 – Silver Nemesis
The Doctor and Ace visit England where three rival factions – the Cybermen, a group of Neo-Nazis, and a 17th-century sorceress named Lady Peinforte – are each attempting to gain control of a statue made of a living metal, validium, that was created by Rassilon as the ultimate defence for Gallifrey. The statue has three components that must be brought together in order for it to be activated. They have been separated since 1638 when, in order to foil the first attempt by Peinforte to seize it, the Doctor launched the figure into orbit in a powered asteroid. Now, the asteroid returns and the Doctor faces his greatest challenge!
*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.*