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DVD Tuesday 1/25/11

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Welcome bastards to 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 a few releases for you to check out. we got one film that you may enjoy if you got time to kill, and the other two are the last entries of their respected franchise, check after the jump to see if it’s worth finishing the story.

After that, we got another solid list of TV Show DVD that may be worth checking out. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!

RENT

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Frank (Willis) is a former black-ops CIA agent living a quiet life alone… until the day a hit squad shows up to kill him. With his identity compromised, Frank reassembles his old team Joe (Freeman), Marvin (Malkovich) and Victoria (Mirren) and sets out to prove that they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Stand back and watch the bullets fly in this explosive action-comedy that critics call a rip-roaring good time.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Karl Urban
Directed by Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler’s Wife, Flightplan)

Surprise, surprise, another comic book movie that’s loosely based on the comic it’s based on. But with the all star cast, the movie does do one thing and that’s entertain, thus why it gets the RENT label as it’ll prove you enough action and some laughs for the time watching it. It comes with a few extras, such as commentary and deleted scenes, but it does include an interactive feature that you could mess around with.

Available: Blu-Ray, DVD

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

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Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence. Meanwhile, Lisbeth is plotting her own revenge against the people who put her in this situation.

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Annika Hallin, Per Oscarsson
Directed by Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played With Fire)

The final installment of the Millennium Trilogy is here and it seems to be a hit or miss for some folks, which is why I gave it the RENT label as I’m sure some folks will be wanting to finish the story. Also, with no extras, it made it more of rent then a buy.

Available: Blu-Ray, DVD

PASS

Saw 3D: The Final Chapter

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Witness the last diabolical act of a legend as the final pieces of Jigsaw’s puzzles are revealed! As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen. But Dagen hides his own dark secrets, ones that will unleash a wave of unrelenting terror and suffering in this heart-stopping finale to the most successful horror movie series of all time.

Starring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, and Cary Elwes
Directed by Kevin Greutert (Saw VI)

Oh Saw, how I enjoy you at times. Here we are with the final installment for this story and it seems to be an okay ending (if it really is) for the franchise. With that, the film isn’t going to push new audience towards the franchise and if your tired of the story, then just give this a PASS. If anything, there is an extra that shows all the deaths in the Saw franchise but I’m sure someone will put that up on YouTube.

Available: Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, DVD

TV Show DVD

Glee: Season 2 Volume 1

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The unforgettable Gleeks return in TV’s most spectacular musical sensation! Despite school budget cuts and a setback at Regionals, New Directions is more energized than ever. As fresh romances develop and old ones are tested, the club embraces an exciting new year of challenges. This 3-disc set brings you the first ten episodes of Glee Season 2, with all-new guest stars, amazing renditions of some of the world’s hottest music and rockin’ special features!

Extras include: Glee Music Jukebox, Getting Waxed With Jane Lynch, Sue’s Quips, and Glee at Comic-con 2010.

Yeah, I know. DVD sets released in parts and not whole season sucks and it’s just a way for studios to make more money. Only get this if you can’t wait for the season 2 box set.

Available: 3 Disk DVD Set

Zorro: The Complete Series

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Out of the night a hero must rise with courage that even a mask can t disguise! So begins the adventures of Zorro swordsman, scientist and relentless defender of the oppressed. In early 19th century Spanish California, a corrupt Alcalde (mayor) grows rich by terrorizing the good people of Los Angeles. Young and dashing Don Diego de la Vega (Duncan_Regehr), pretending to care only for science and study, secretly creates a bold alter-ego: Zorro the Fox. Aided by his mute servant Felipe, inspired by the faith of the beautiful tavern-keeper Victoria, and carried into battle by the mighty steed Toronado, Zorro thwarts the Alcalde s plots at every turn.

Filmed entirely in Madrid, Spain, Zorro aired on The Family Channel for four seasons, from 1990-1993. Still a tremendous fan favorite, Zorro is renowned for its swashbuckling family-friendly adventure as well as its top-notch cast of featured characters and guests, including Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Don Alejandro de la Vega, Daniel Craig, Andre the Giant, Philip Michael Thomas, Jesse Ventura and Adam West. For the first time ever, all 88 episodes have been collected in one DVD set, including a bonus disk with classic Zorro films, an alternate series pilot and much more.

Extras include: The Mark of Zorro starring Douglas Fairbanks the original full-length silent film that defined the swashbuckler genre; Chapter 1 of the 1939 theatrical serial Zorro s Fighting Legion; Trailers for the serials Zorro s Fighting Legion; Zorro s Black Whip and Zorro Rides Again; The original, never-before-released pilot for the New World Zorro; and a photo gallery from the New World Zorro.

I’m surprised that it took this long for the complete series to come out but nonetheless it’s here and folks, it’s stacked with content. It’s also stacked in bonus feature content which makes this purchase a must buy. Also, if your iffy on the complete series, they also released the series by season sets as well on Amazon if you want to check out the show that way.

Available: 15 Disk DVD Set

She-Ra: The Complete Series

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Where darkness rules, fights the champion of light! Armed with the Sword of Protection atop her winged unicorn, Swift Wind, She-Ra, twin sister of He-Man, is the defender of Crystal Castle. Together with the members of the Great Rebellion, She-Ra stands ready against Hordak and the Evil Horde, fighting to bring peace to Etheria. For the honor of Grayskull…I am She-Ra!

Extras include: T-shirt iron on and mini comic.

If you were one of those fans that has been waiting for the complete set, well the waiting has paid off. While it ma have been cool for them to added more extras in this set, it’s still a good purchase for any fans of the show.

Available: 10 Disk DVD Set

One Piece: Season 3 Fourth Voyage

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Lightning bolts rain from the heavens and cloud-dwelling citizens run for their lives as Luffy and Eneru go toe to toe to determine the fate of Skypiea! The rubber-man is eager to make this exceedingly evil villain pay for his sins against the innocent, but Eneru won t be easily defeated. With his electric ark chock full of gold, the heinous holy man sets in motion a petrifying plan to obliterate life on Angel Island! Luffy is ready to rumble, but his shipmates are falling one by one, and his punching power bottoms out after Eneru encases his hand in a giant ball of gold. Only one hope remains: Nami and Luffy must risk their lives in a desperate attempt to ring the sacred bell of Shandora and chase away Eneru’s looming cloud of death!

Extras include: Episode 193 staff commentary, Textless opening song – BON VOYAGE, Textelss closing songMoon and Sun, Trailers, and Marathon feature.

Folks, One Piece is one show that I’m not afraid to admit that makes me cry when it has its moments. In this set, we have the conclusion of the God Eneru fight and in that conclusion was a moment that made me cry for a bit. This set includes reasons why I love this series as it shows that One Piece is filled with action, laughs, and good emotional moments.

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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