DVD Tuesday Lite 3/15/11: Damn You Sharktopus!


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 another lite edition on our hands as this week we only see a few releases but they are all still worth checking out. We got two major film releases that may interest some of you. After that, we got one TV Show DVD release that has to do with a cartoon series of a certain caped crusader teaming up with other heroes. Also, this week we see the return of the Hidden Gem (or Crap) of the Week with a certain Syfy flick that already has quite the fanbase so check it out and see if you’ll become the newest fan of this damming creature.

So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!


The Fighter


Academy Award Nominees Mark Wahlberg (The Departed), Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) and Amy Adams (Doubt) star in this “remarkable†” film. Based on a true story, two brothers, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that has the power to reunite their fractured family and give their hard-luck town what it’s been waiting for: pride. Micky Ward (Wahlberg) is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky (Bale), a local legend battling his own demons. Their explosive relationship threatens to take them both down – but the bond of blood may be their only chance for redemption.

Extras include: The Warriors Code: Filming The Fighter; Keeping the Faith (Blu-Ray); Deleted Scenes (Blu-Ray).

Starring: Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Melissa Leo
Directed by David O. Russell (I Heart Huckabees, future Uncharted
: Drake’s Fortune film)

So you may be asking why do I have The Fighter on this list. Two reasons really. One is that it features incredible acting from everyone as well as Christian Bale. The other is that the director and the star (I know, I know, you all want Nathan Fillion) of this movie are part of the upcoming Uncharted movie and if your new to O. Russell, this is one work that is worth checking out. With no real special extra features, this is easily worthy a RENT label.

Availabe: Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, DVD



George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American with a special connection to the afterlife dating from his childhood. French journalist Marie (Cécile de France) has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when London schoolboy Marcus (Frankie and George McLaren) loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each seeking the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might – or must – exist in the hereafter.

Extras include (for the Blu-Ray): Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon lead a journey into Hereafter to explore the world of skeptics, psychics and mediums, and the possibility of life after death that focuses on 9 points and The Eastwood Factor: 90 minute documentary.

Starring: Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Cécile De France
Directed by Clint Eastwood

We’ve all seen the good movies that Eastwood has directed this may be the first of him trying out a film with a fantasy element to is. While the story seems interesting, it has been a hit or miss for most folks so if you want a film trying something different and got time to kill, then check this film out.

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

TV Show DVD:

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Season One Part Two


Batman conquers past, present and future evil in a fantastic double-disc set. Batman and his DC Comics Super Hero comrades swoop into action with more amazing adventures from the debut season of the smart, hip TV series! This exciting 2-Disc Collection features Batman and allies Aquaman, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Robin and Dr. Fate fighting foes in incredible showdowns. “Bats” even partners with another legendary detective: Sherlock Hlomes! Each diabolical villain from the tuneful Music Meister to the annoying Bat-Mite, the deadly Gentleman Gost or the impassive Equinox requoers a unique skill to defeat, and with Batman’s cunning, evil will smashed like a bug. Journey through justice with the hero who cracks the case, sometimes cracks a joke but rarely cracks a smile in 13 Action-Packed Episodes.

Is it just me or does it seem that Batman always have a good cartoon show. This show has been growing it’s fanbase ever since it started airing, hell, I became a fan when I saw Plastic Man showing up in an episode. In this set, we get even more Batman goodness teaming up with some known and less-known superheroes and hey, this set even has the awesome Aquaman that is voiced by John DiMaggio. Pick this set up as you do get some good episode and hey, it’s a plus when you have young children of your own that can watch this with you.

Available: 2 Disk DVD Set

Hidden Gem (or Crap) of the Week:



It is known as S-11, a diabolical hybrid of shark and octopus created by genetic scientist Nathan Sands (Oscar®-nominee Eric Roberts of THE EXPENDABLES and THE DARK KNIGHT) as the U.S. Navy’s next super-weapon. But when its control implants are damaged during a training experiment, the beast escapes to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for a taste of sun, sand, bikini babes, jet-skiers, spring breakers and beyond. Now a hotshot mercenary, an investigative reporter, and Sand’s biomechanical engineer daughter must stop a creature like none ever witnessed before: It has superior intelligence. It attacks without warning. And it likes to snack on bungee jumpers. Kerem Bursin and Sara Malakul Lane co-star with a hilarious cameo by legendary producer Roger Corman in the unforgettable Syfy Original Movie about the 8-tentacled eating machine called SHARKTOPUS!

Extras include: Audio Commentary with Producers Roger Corman and Julie Corman and Trailer.

We’ve all seen the giant shark movies and the giant octopus movie and some of the vs. movies those creatures were put in but finally, we got something that tops all of that. Yes folk, Sharktopus is this weeks hidden gem and it’s finally out on DVD for your viewing pleasure. Also, for all you Hollywood Babble-On fans who missed Ralph Garman performance on the film saying the awesome quote, this is your chance.

Available: Blu-Ray, DVD

*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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