What’s up bastards! Here we are with another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and either recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. This week, we got one in each category so check that out after the break.
As always, we got the Old is New Again and TV Show DVD that are worth checking out. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Game on! Scott Pilgrim just met the girl of his dreams…literally. But in order for them to date, he must defeat her seven evil exes — a rogues’ gallery — including an infamous skateboarder, a vegan rock star and fearsome identical twins! From the genre-smashing director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead comes “a true original” powered up by wit, action and groundbreaking visuals that you will want to watch again as soon as it’s over!
Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Chris Evans and Jason Schwartzman.
Directed by Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead)
If you have any love of video games, especially the NES era of gaming, than this film is for you. I can’t recommended this movie enough as it is filled with so many awesome things that could make any nerd smile. If you need further convincing, check out Nick’s review of the flick. Of course, the set is filled with extras on the Blu-Ray as it adds the Adult Swim shorts, variety of behind the scene stuff that ranges from the great music to the visual effects, bloopers, deleted scenes and more. If you were only going to buy one Blu-ray or DVD this year, please make this the one.
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
Make your stand against evil with this exciting Collection of 4 DC Showcase Animated Shorts starring favorite DC Comics super heroes! Chosen the world’s protector against the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man–pride, envy, greed, hatred, selfishness, laziness and injustice–young Billy Batson accepts his destiny as Captain Marvel. Battling alongside Superman against nefarious Black Adam, Billy soon discovers the challenge super heroes ultimately face: is it revenge or justice? For bounty hunter Jonah Hex and hard-boiled cop turned vengeance ghost The Spectre, getting their hands dirty is part of the job– maybe even the fun part. But Superman, Green Arrow and Black Canary follow an internal moral code to guide their actions. They know it’s easy to get lost in the darkness of the fight, especially when villans like Merlyn the Magnificent and Count Vertigo place no value on human life.
So in this release, you have three shorts that were already released with other titles but are expended version and then you get the all new Superman/Shazam! short being the main draw. All the shorts so far has been entertaining so far and with the Supes/Shazam! short clocking in at 22 minutes, you may just want to give this a title a rent just so that you have checked it out. As far as extras goes, there are four bonus TV shows that were picked out by Bruce Timm.
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and David Spade
Directed by Dennis Dugan (You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry)
Yeah, remember the times when Adam Sandler made funny movies? Those were the days and unfortunately, Grown Ups isn’t a comeback to the funny times as it’s more of a paycheck for Sandler’s friends (let’s be honest, more of a paycheck for Schneider who deserves better). Maybe you might find the film hilarious if alcohol is involved but you could always watch something better while being drunk.
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 Tremors.
TV Show DVD:
Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan star as the new Doctor and his companion in an all-new series of Doctor Who. After his explosive regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his TARDIS is about to crash! After falling from the sky, he pulls himself out of the wreckage to come face-to-face with young Amy Pond. The Doctor promises to take Amy to the stars. But first they must divert an alien plot that could destroy the Earth. The Doctor makes good his promise, and Amy boards the regenerated TARDIS, ready to take to the stars on a series of wild adventures that will change her life. As always, wherever the Doctor goes, his oldest enemies, the Daleks, are never far behind. They are hatching a new master plan from the heart of war-torn London in the 1940s. But they are not the only strange creatures the Doctor and Amy must face – there are also alien vampires, humanoid reptiles, the Weeping Angels, and a silent menace that follows Amy and the Doctor around wherever they go.
Extras listed: Meanwhile in the Tardis: Newly filmed scenes written by Steven Moffat, exclusive to DVD and Blu-ray, telling what happens between the episodes; Doctor Who Confidential: An inside look at each episode; Monster Files: Get under the skin and inside the minds of the new Doctor’s most challenging opponents; In-vision commentaries; Outtakes; Video diaries.
Metalocalpyse: Season 3
Heavy metal and animation collide in this program from the popular Adult Swim brand. The metal band Deathklok, which includes both Scandinavian and American members, has conquered the world, becoming far more influential than any band in music history. But with success comes danger and corruption, and most episodes of the show see the band fending off the attentions of a shadowy organization known as the Tribunal, who attempt to bring the band’s popularity to an abrupt halt.
No extras is listed for this set.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. XIX – Limited Edition
You are cordially invited to step aboard the stranded Satellite of Love as its crew continues its ongoing assignment of viewing (and mocking) the most . . . ahem . . . misunderstood . . . films of all time! Join hosts Joel Hodgson and Mike Nelson as they celebrate the very first and only 19th DVD box set of the hilarious cult phenomenon Mystery Science Theater 3000 with their loyal, albeit morally misguided, crew Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot and, of course, Gypsy! Episodes include: Robot Monster, Bride of the Monster, Devil Doll, and Devil Fish.
Extras listed: Exclusive Limited-Edition Gypsy Figurine; New Introduction By J. Elvis Weinstein; Larry Blamire Reflects On Robot Monster; Brand-New Featurettes On Bride Of The Monster And Devil Doll; MST3K: Origins And Beyond:CONvergence 2009 Panel; Original Trailers; 4 Exclusive Mini-Posters.
Available: 4 Disk Set
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*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.*