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. While we only got two films to choose from, the many Blu-Ray 3D releases may make it up for.
As always, we got the Old is New Again and TV Show DVD sections worth checking out. Oh, and a movie that came out on Blu-Ray/DVD earlier this year, well, is coming out again today so check out what’s the deal with that release. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
Disney’s A Christmas Carol
From Walt Disney Pictures comes the magical retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale — Disney’s A Christmas Carol, the high-flying, heartwarming adventure for the whole family, starring Jim Carrey. When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas — but he must act on it before it’s too late. Complete with spirited bonus features, this exhilarating and touching Disney classic is destined to be part of your holiday tradition, adding sparkle and heart to all your Christmases yet to come.
Starting: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine and Daryl Sabara
Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future Trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
Jim Carrey is BACK, as the Scrooge. While the story may have not done anything new, it’s perfect as a RENT title for a family night and to check out the 3D. It seems the Blu-Ray 3D even has a special 3D bonus feature. Other than that, it has the usual behind the scene footage extras.
The Last Airbender
Experience the thrilling live-action adventure based on the hit Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Join Aang, an extraordinary boy with incredible “bending” powers, as he journeys through an exotic land filled with magical creatures and powerful friends. As the Avatar, he is the only one who can end the age-old conflict between the four nations: Air, Water, Earth and Fire. An inspirational journey, The Last Airbenderis exciting entertainment for the entire family!
Starring: Noah Ringer, Dev Patel.
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan (Sixth Sense, Unbreakable)
As always, I can just tell you to read Luke’s review on the flick and be done with it but I can’t. The film doesn’t really do justice to the original cartoon series if your a big fan. Sure, the film might be enough for the young’uns but for the rest, will just be disappointed and thus you could easily PASS on this title. If you do still like to purchase this, the Blu-ray is packed with extras such as a 9 part documentary and many other behind the scenes footage.
Old is New Again: This is a list of old films being released on Blu-Ray for the first time.
Blu-Ray 3D: The titles with an asterisk next to them might be worth checking out.
Avatar’s Second 2010 Home Release: Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition
So yeah… Avatar did have its initial home release earlier this year in April. Then it got re-release in theaters with 8 extra minutes. Now, we have this collector’s edition which includes the original theatrical release and the 8 minute extended release but it also includes the “extended collector” edition of the film that has 16 more minutes.
That’s right, 16 more minutes! What more could you ask for? Oh, your asking about the 3D? Well, as it was previously announced, they will release the 3D version next year so you can bet they will make that the “as it was originally meant to be seen” edition with a possibility of the film having more minutes. The blu-ray has about 8 hours of bonus content and the DVD has about 3 hours which both includes 45 minutes of deleted scenes.
TV Show DVD:
The Twilight Zone: Season 2
All 29 episodes of the second season of Rod Serling’s classic, groundbreaking series, now presented in pristine high-definition for the first time ever, along with hours of new and exclusive bonus features not available anywhere else! New, Blu-ray exclusive features: Rarely-seen, unofficial Twilight Zone pilot, “The Time Element,” starring William Bendix and Martin Balsam. Written by Rod Serling and hosted by Desi Arnaz for Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse. New 1080p transfer from the original camera negative and magnetic soundtrack. 19 new commentaries, featuring The Twilight Zone Companion author Marc Scott Zicree, author and film historian Gary Gerani (Fantastic Television), author and music historian Steven C. Smith (A Heart at Fire’s Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann), music historians John Morgan and William T. Stromberg, writer/producer David Simkins (Lois and Clark, Dark Angel), writer Mark Fergus (Children of Men, Iron Man), actor William Reynolds and director Ted Post Interviews with actors Dana Dillaway, Suzanne Lloyd, Beverly Garland and Ron Masak Tales of Tomorrow episode “What You Need” Vintage audio interview with Director of Photography George T. Clemens 1977 syndication promos for “A Stop at Willoughby” and “The After Hours” 18 Radio Dramas 34 Isolated Music Scores Episodes: King Nine Will Not Return, The Man in the Bottle, Nervous Man in a Four-Dollar Room, A Thing About Machines, The Howling Man, Eye of the Beholder, Nick of Time, The Lateness of the Hour, The Trouble with Templeton, A Most Unusual Camera, The Night of the Meek, Dust, Back There, The Whole Truth, The Invaders, A Penny for Your Thoughts, Twenty-Two, The Odyssey of Flight 33, Mr. Dingle, the Strong, Static, The Prime Mover, Long Distance Call, A Hundred Yards over the Rim, The Rip Van Winkle Caper, The Silence, Shadow Play, The Mind and the Matter, Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?, The Obsolete Man.
Available: 4 Disk Blu-Ray set
Heroes: The Complete Series
Experience all the suspenseful action and shocking twists of Heroes, the phenomenal series that follows seemingly unconnected, ordinary people around the globe, who discover they have extraordinary abilities and must grapple with the astonishing responsibilities of their powers. Join their epic journeys in this 24-disc set that includes all 77 gripping episodes from the complete series, plus hours of revealing bonus features, including the never-before-aired series premiere, an alternate ending to the Season 2 finale, behind-the-scenes access with the show’s writers, stars and artists, and much more!
Available: 24 Disk DVD Set
The Office: Overtime – Digital Shorts Collection
The Office is working overtime! Watch some of your favorite staff members in this never-before-seen on TV collection of digital shorts! With over 2 hours of bonus content, this is a must-own DVD for any The Office fan!
*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.*