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. Today we got a few releases that may interest you (more likely not).
As always, we have the Old is New section and the TV Show DVD section. Also, just a heads up, there is a certain movie coming out on Thursday which more likely most of you don’t care of (you know, that one with vampires and werewolves).
So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
Knight and Day
A chance encounter thrusts a woman and a charming but lethal operative into a series of adventures across the globe. As if dodging assassins and uncovering world-changing secrets weren’t enough, she must now figure out if he is a good guy, a traitor – or just plain crazy.
Starring: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard
Directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line)
Whether you like the man or not, Tim Cruise still knows how to entertain folks. While this film may not be doing anything new, it’s not a bad flick either. So if your looking for a decent action flick that will help kill the time, then give this flick a RENT as it will easily do that. The film comes with a few extras but nothing too noteworthy…unless your excited to hear about a Black Eye Peas music video thing.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Magic is everywhere in Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice-the fun family adventure from the creators of National Treasure. Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a modern-day sorcerer with his hands full defending Manhattan against dark forces. When a seemingly average kid shows hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic to become the ultimate sorcerer’s apprentice. Experience more extraordinary thrills, heart-stopping action and spectacular special effects than you can imagine as these unlikely partners show us that the real world is far more magical than we ever knew!
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina
Directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure 1 & 2)
It seems like Disney wanted to get their hands on the Harry Potter magic. While the film has it’s moments by borrowing stuff from Fantasia film, overall, it’s not that entertaining. If you got young kids that are into the magic stuff, this may be something for them but for the rest of us, you can easily PASS this. Like any Disney release, the Blu-Ray is packing in the extras section that features variety of features as well as a visual demo.
So yeah… this finally came out. I guess they decided to wait for that other film that features both vampires and werewolves. Anyway, just like the Scary Movie franchise, the more they do these parodies, the less funny they get. If you got the time to kill and really need something to watch, then maybe check this out (alcohol will probably help), either way, you could easily PASS this title.
Old is New Again:
TV Show DVD:
Space 1999: The Complete Season One
In the year 1999, a spectacular explosion at a lunar nuclear waste dump sends the moon out of Earth’s orbit. In this seminal sci-fi series from producer Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, UFO), the men and women of Moonbase Alpha are suddenly propelled on a treacherous journey across the universe in search of extraordinary new worlds. Left with no way home, the Earthling citizens are forced to embark upon the greatest adventure of their lives, encountering bizarre life forms and strange phenomena as they struggle to survive among the awe-inspiring wonders of outer space. All 24 first season episodes of this acclaimed space adventure have been restored in stunning high definition and presented with newly-created 5.1 surround soundtracks, and hours of brand-new bonus features. With its progressive plotlines, an outstanding cast, and astonishing special effects from Oscar® winner Brian Johnson (Alien, The Empire Strikes Back), SPACE: 1999 has secured its place as one of the most thought-provoking series of the 20th century—and beyond.
Extras that are listed: 5.1 surround sound audio for each episode, along with the original mono, Audio commentaries, Music-only tracks, Behind-the-scenes featurettes, Episodic image galleries for all episodes, Trailers, Textless titles, Barry Gray’s theme music demo, Alternate opening/closing titles, Martin Landau and Barbara Bain US premier intro and outro, SFX plates and deleted SFX scenes with music track.
Available: 6 Disk Blu-Ray set
Looney Tunes Super Stars: Foghorn Leghorn & Friends
“You’re in luck fans – I say you’re in luck – luckier even than when I drew a fifth ace!” Foghorn Leghorn, that ever-courtly barnyard banterer, has something to crow about these 15 remastered and 14 never-before-on-DVD cartoons. The rooster’s roster includes 9 Foghorn Leghorn shorts ranging from Foggy vs. Doggy (All Fowled Up) to educatin’ Egghead Jr. (Little Boy Boo) to hepcat beatnik jive (Banty Raids). Six more treasures from the vault keep the good times rolling, including befuddled Elmer Fudd’s celebration of his bwave, hewoic dog (A Mutt in a Rut) and the Goofy Gophers’ dog-daze antics (Gopher Broke). Don’t wait – gopher it. That’s almost a joke, son!
Looney Tunes Super Stars: Tweety & Sylvester
How tweet it is! Nearly two hours of uncaged ‘toonacy are yours in these 15 bird-chasing, putty tat-vexing, all-time cartoon favorites featuring the canary with the big head and the cat with the big appetite. The feathers, fur and fun fly in twemendous tweats that include a snowbound Tweety trying to think ofsomething his feline companion could eat (Snow Business), Sylvester’s cat-astrophic attempts to kick his poultry addiction (Birds Anonymous), a mysterious tale of murder most Fowl that parodies a famous movie director (The Last Hungry Cat), the bird-brained antics of the ‘toon that won the Warner Bros. Cartoon Unit its first Oscar (Tweetie Pie) and 11 more classic cat-versus-canary confuntations you’ll be vewy, vewy glad you taw!
**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.**