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DVD Tuesday 12/28/10: Last One For Twenty Ten!

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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 two new movies coming out with one of them being in 3D! Is the title worth checking out, find out after the jump.

After that, we got one release for the Old is New section and a few for the TV Show DVD, with two of the releases being anime (that’s right, two anime titles!). So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!

RENT:

The American

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Academy Award® winner George Clooney is The American in this sexy suspense thriller from director Anton Corbijn. After a job ends more violently than expected, Jack (Clooney) retreats to the Italian countryside and accepts one last assignment to construct a deadly weapon for a mysterious contact. But when he pursues a relationship with a beautiful local woman, he may be tempting fate by stepping out of the shadows. Jack soon finds himself in an escalating battle to escape from his secretive past.

Starring: George ClooneyPaolo Bonacelli, and Violante Placido.
Directed by Anton Corbijn (Control)

Got some time to kill and want a decent flick to entertain you? Then check out this flick as Corbijn and Clooney delivers us a flick that will entertain you folks for the 100 or so minutes as it doesn’t try to do anything new but it follows a well formula that doesn’t make the film suck. The film comes with the common set of extras which easily makes this more of a RENT title than a buy.

Available: Blu-Ray/Digital Copy Combo, DVD

PASS:

Resident Evil: Afterlife

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The fourth installment of the hugely successful Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Afterlife is again based on the wildly popular video game series, and will this time be presented in 3-D. In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich), continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead – and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

Starring: Ali Larter, Milla Jovovich, and Wentworth Miller.
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Death Race, Alien vs. Predator)

So this was Anderson’s return to directing the Resident Evil films and maybe, just maybe, he should have stayed away as the film sucked (though some of the 3D was alright). Even our own Zach did not like the film. Although the film made a shit ton of cash already, you can prevent giving this film more of it by just PASSING this title. If, for some reason you do want this title, it does come with a fair share of extras that may be more interesting than the film.

Available: Blu-Ray 3D, Blu-Ray, DVD

Old is New Again: This week we see the Blu-Ray release for the BSG: Razor minisodes. If you did end up getting the box set that didn’t include the Razor saga then this is your chance to complete it.

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Battlestar Galactica: Razor – Unrated Extended Edition

TV Show DVD:

Archer: Season 1

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Suave secret agent Sterling Archer is the world’s most dangerous spy, but political intrigue and global crises are nothing compared to the sexual tension and human resources crises at the intelligence agency where he works. Archer must deal with his over-bearing, over-sexed mother–who is also his boss–and his femme fatale ex-girlfriend who seems to be sleeping with everyone except him. Embezzlement, mind control, hangovers, and demented double crossings–they’re all in a day’s work in this outrageously raunchy comedy!

Extras include: Original Unaired Pilot, Unaired Network Promo, Making of Archer: 3D, Animation, Art Design, Backgrounds, Illustration, Storyboards. Also included are pilot episodes of Louie and The League.

Sure it may have been on Netflix Instant but now is your chance to support and own this funny ass spy show. Get all nine episodes and all that extras you couldn’t get from Netflix Instant as this will just help the series going and delivering us more laughs.

Available: 2 Disk DVD Set

Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies

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Fans from all over the world watched Goku grow from a mysterious bushy-tailed boy into the greatest hero humanity has ever known. Now, true Dragon Ball fanatics can go back to the beginning and experience the legend as few have seen it before. Greedy King Gurumes is destroying his kingdom – and his stomach – with an insatiable hunger born of his maniacal quest to collect the cursed Blood Rubies! His only hope for survival lies in harnessing the wish-granting power of the seven magic Dragon Balls. Standing in his way is Goku, Bulma, Master Roshi, and a cast of unlikely allies who will join forces to prevent the king’s sinister wish from being granted!

After so many years in contract and rights issues, U.S. Dragon Ball fans now have the chance to buy and watch the first Dragon Ball movie uncut and in Japanese. Sure the film may not be too special and is a re-telling of the first 13 episodes with no Pilaf, it’s a must for any fan that have been waiting to complete their collection of uncut Dragon Ball.

Available: DVD

Gintama: Collection 3

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Space cockroaches? Shepherding senile fireworks masters? Building snowmen? In a world where aliens run feudal Japan, no job is too strange or bizarre for Gintoki’s Odd Jobs agency – which is a good thing, because things only get stranger and more bizarre as their reputation grows. When they’re called in to assist a certain “reindeer-owning” individual with improving his image and the whole situation devolves into a “very special holiday episode,” the level of weirdness may set a new record. Of course, if action and drama are more your thing, let’s not forget that oh-so-inconvenient case of accidental amnesia, dodging crazed sword collectors, the frantic battle to get a hold of the last copy of a rather popular manga and the unexpected rescue of a… whoops, getting a bit too close to spoilers there!

I cannot recommend this series enough and the fact that this set includes the awesome episodes about snowmen building, in which I can’t believe it was aired on television during a time folks would be eating dinner and the introduction of the Just-A-Way, this is a must buy for Gintama fans.

Available: 2 Disk DVD Set

**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.**

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