What’s up bastards! Here we are with another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got couple of release that may interest you (well, one really).
We only got one release for the Old is New Again section as it was another film that was released on HD-DVD first. We do have quite the releases under the TV Show DVD in which the header image shows two of the four releases. Today, I’m also introducing the It Went Straight To DVD, in which I’ll list a few films that are straight to DVD (and some times Blu-Ray) flicks that may interest you as today’s film that is feature for this is also directing The Asylum’s upcoming Almighty Thor flick.
So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
Angelina Jolie stars in Columbia Pictures’ Salt, a contemporary espionage thriller. Before becoming a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. She will prove loyal to these when a defector accuses her of being a Russian sleeper spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture, protect her husband, and stay one step ahead of her colleagues at the CIA.
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber
Directed by Phillip Noyce (The Quiet American, The Bone Collector)
While Salt may not be doing anything new for its genre, it still does a good job to keep you entertained. And hey, at least you’ll be looking at Angelina Jolie in action and this is why it easily gets the RENT label. The release is packed with extras ranging from a radio interview to three kinds of commentary. Also included is a picture in picture feature and some spy stuff.
Trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, five people discover that the Devil is among them – and no one can escape their fate. This chilling, supernatural thriller from M. Night Shyamalan will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to a heart-stopping ending with a truly wicked twist.
Starring: Chris Messina, Logan Marshall-Green, Bojana Novakovic
Directed by John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine)
Sure M. Night may have not directed this flick, his stank is all over this one as it has with many of his recent films. There’ s also a good chance where most of you will probably figure out who the devil is at the beginning. If you’re looking to waste some time and this is an option, go ahead and watch it but you could easily PASS on this title.
Other Movie Releases:
Old is New Again: These are older films being released on Blu-Ray for the first time.
This week, there is only one title and it’s the awesome dark comedy, The Matador that stars Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear. The flick was released on HD-DVD four years ago and has finally made its way to Blu-Ray so check this title out if you haven’t yet or upgrade the DVD you have.
TV Show DVD:
Family Guy: It’s A Trap
Clear some space for the third chapter of the funniest freakin’ trilogy in the galaxy! Once again, the Family Guy alliance travels far, far beyond the beyond the boundaries of good taste to bring you an outrageous sci-fi spoof filled with hilarious humor, adequate animation and a happy ending (giggity). So get ready to experience the lighter side of the Dark side with Peter Solo, Chris Skywalker, Princess Lois, Stewie Vader…and some surprising new faces. May the laughs be with you!
Extras: Deleted Scenes, Trivial Pursuit, Dinner and a Movie, Family Guy at Comic-con 2010, Peter Shin Draws, Making the Scene, Animatic and Original Voice Over Skit.
That’s right folks, the third Family Guy Star Wars special is here! The special has quite the appearances from MacFarlane’s other two shows. As written above, the release is packed with a lot of extras and is well worth the low price Amazon is selling it for. You can either wait till sometime next year to watch this or now by purchasing this. Also, you have the option pick up the trilogy in a sweet box set.
Futurama: Volume Five
You asked for more…and the Planet Express crew delivered! Welcome back to FUTURAMA, the light-years-ahead-of-its-time animated series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Join Fry, Bender, Leela and the rest of the gang for 13 hilarious new episodes that tackle some of the most controversial subjects in the galaxy…including evolution, mind exchange, feline intelligence and robosexual marriage. Hey, it could happen!
Extras include: Full Length Audio commentaries on all Episodes, Deleted Scenes, Behind the Fungus: Makin’ a Hit Song: Futurama star Billy West hits the studio to record the 31st-Century mega-hit “Shut Up and Love Me,” Previously on Futurama: The rarely-before-seen episodic openings of the Futurama DVD Epics, The Adventures of Delivery-Boy Man:An Original Video Comic Book, Scribbled and Performed by Philip J. Fry, Bend It Like Bender: Bender’s First, Best, and Only Music Video, and The Prisoner of Benda: Live Table Read Live and unrehearsed, the Futurama cast takes their first plunge into the script. Accompanied by early storyboard animatic footage.
While it did suck a bit to learn that Futurama’s return wasn’t going to be on Adult Swim, it was awesome to know that the show was coming back. The show’s return did not disappoint as we got a great set of episodes in this season. This is a must buy for any Futurama fans as it’ll show the corporate that we’re happy it’s back on the air and hey, all the extras that are listed above makes this purchase well worth it.
Caprica: Season 1.5
Presented uninterrupted and in Dolby 5.1 surround sound, the first season of the critically-acclaimed drama from Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick comes to a thrilling climax in Caprica Season 1.5. Fifty-eight years before the events of Battlestar Galactica, mankind is wrestling with the question of what makes one human, and sealing its own fate of certain destruction. Alliances are made, secrets are revealed, and lives are forever changed while the conflict between man and machine takes shape. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, the seeds are sown for the inevitable, brutal clash between the newly-born Cylon race and its human creators.
Once again, Syfy doesn’t seem to know what their audience wants as they canceled Caprica, a show that was loved by many fans. The thing that suck was that they never aired the remaining five episodes and this will be the first chance the U.S. audience will get to watch them. Buy this to complete your set now or else you’ll have to wait till January 4th to watch the last 5 remaining episodes.
Available: 3 Disk DVD Set
The Guild: Season Four
Hot off the cliffhanger to Season 3, Codex (Felicia Day) scrambles to justify her impetuous encounter with Rival Guild Leader Fawkes (Wil Wheaton) to herself and her Guild. In-game, it’s Guildie vs. Guildie when Vork announces a fundraising competition for design rights to the new in-game Guild Hall. Meanwhile, Zaboo and Vork deal with a real-world house guest, Tink and Clara pair up to make some quick cash and Codex’s computer problems force her to work at a real job (OMG) with Bladezz (OMFG!).
Extras include: Cast Interviews, “Game On” Music Video, The Making of “Game On,” Cheesybeard’s Commercial, Audio Commentary with the Cast, Audio Commentary with the Creator, Director and Producer, Gag Reel, Table Read, Seasons 1-3 Recaps, Script PDF File, Play All Feature, English Subtitles, Region free disc.
Sure it may technically not be a TV show but c’mon, it has Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton. The season ended in time for us to buy it for the Holidays. As listed above, it’s stacked with extras helps this hilarious awesome web series a recommended buy.
It Went Straight To DVD:
Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
The massive prehistoric shark has survived the last battle, and the world is again threatened when a new, more dangerous foe is discovered in the jungles of Africa.
The sequel to Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus is finally here and it stars Jaleel “Did I do That?” White. Also, this will be your chance to check out the upcoming ‘mockbuster,” Almighty Thor’s directorial work in action.
**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.**