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 find out if it’s worth your time or something you can pass on. We even got a couple of releases for Old is New, with one being a 25th anniversary of a certain movie. After that, we got two animated show releases for the TV Show DVD and a certain documentary for the Hidden Gem (or Crap) of the Week, it just matters if you get turned on by the undead or not.
So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
Frank (Johnny Depp), a mild-mannered American on vacation in Venice, Italy, is befriended by Elise (Angelina Jolie), a breathtakingly beautiful woman with a mysterious secret. Soon, their playful romantic dalliance turns into a complicated web of dangerous deceit as they are chased by Interpol, the Italian police, and Russian hit men in this suspense-filled, international action thriller.
Starring: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, and Steven Berkoff.
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Other)
Hey look, it’s a movie that stars two good looking people but also a movie that doesn’t know what it wants to be genre wise as this movie was in a debate if it was either a comedy or a drama (yeah…). Maybe if you turn your brain off, you may enjoy the film but either way, you can go ahead and PASS on this title.
It was supposed to be a simple birthday weekend in Southern California. But when sunrise arrives two hours early in the form of a haunting light from an unknown source, a group of friends watch in terror as people across the city are drawn outside and swept into massive alien ships that have blotted out the L.A. skyline. From tankers to drones and hydra-like extraterrestrials, the aliens are inescapable and seemingly indestructible. Now, it will take every survival instinct the group has to elude capture in this riveting, action-packed sci-fi adventure starring Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Donald Faison (“Scrubs”) and Scottie Thompson (Star Trek).
Starring: Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Donald Faison, and David Zayas
Directed by Brothers Strause (Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem)
What do we have here, an alien movie that wasn’t screened for critics? Yeah, you could pretty much guess why. With some critics comparing this film to Syfy film, you can pretty much sum up the quality of the film, then again, if you do like Syfy films, you’re more than welcome to check the flick out but for the rest of us, we can easily PASS on this one.
Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear brings his meal-mooching ways to movies in this live-action/CG-animated adventure starring Dan Aykroyd as the voice of Jellystone Park’s famed troublemaker Yogi Bear and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Yogi’s faithful pal Boo Boo. Jellystone has been losing business, so conniving Mayor Brown has decided to shut it down and sell the land. Faced with the loss of his home, Yogi must prove he really is “smarter than the average bear” as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever. Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh, TJ Miller and Andrew Daly co-star in this wonderful new incarnation of Hanna-Barbera’s classic cartoon.
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake,Tom Cavanagh, Anna Faris
Directed by Eric Brevig (Journey to the Center of the Earth, 17 Days of Winter)
Do I really have to say why this is a PASS? The two good reason why this film exist is the awesome alternative ending that someone made and the new Looney Tunes, that features Wiley and the Roadrunner, short that will probably show up on youtube in no time.
Old is New: This week we see the release of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Stand By Me. The release includes Audio Commentary with Director Rob Reiner; “Exclusive Featurette “Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand By Me including interviews with Stephen King and Rob Reiner;” 25 Years Later: A Picture-in-Picture Commentary Retrospective with Director Rob Reiner and Actors Wil Wheaton & Corey Feldman; and Stand By Me Music Video.
TV Show DVD:
Venture Bros. Complete Season 4 on Blu-Ray, Season 4 Part 2 on DVD
Questions are answered and truths are revealed. Learn how Henchman 21 copes with life without 24. See what happens when Brock and the Venture family are forced to part ways. Discover the final fate of H.E.L.P.eR. And all the while, the balance of the free world hangs in the hands of Dean Venture, who must kill Hitler.
Extras include deleted scenes.
While DVD buyers didn’t have to wait too long for the part 2 release, the Blu-Ray buyers had to wait even longer to get their hands on some HD Venture Bros. Season 4 was a great season, even if it did get a bit weird towards the end. Either way, after watching this, would you even still know what a Rusty Venture is?
Bleach Uncut Box Set 8
Just a few months from the showdown with the Arrancars, Ichigo and his friends are deep in training, but the battle may arrive earlier than expected when Aizen sends Arrancars to the World of the Living. Captain Hitsugaya’s advance troops assist in defending Karakura Town, and the fight appears to be going to the heroes, when Aizen orders the kidnapping of one of Ichigo’s most loyal friends – Orihime. Includes episodes: 134 – 145.
While Viz should step up their game in putting more episodes and releasing these quicker, you’ll be getting some good episodes as the boxset ends right when Ichigo and the gang reaches Hueco Mundo. As always, these release includes the omake extras which are always hilarious.
Available: 3 Disk DVD Set
Hidden Gem (or Crap) of the Week:
The Walking Dead Girls
The Walking Dead Girls is a behind-the-scenes look into zombie culture in the United States and the obsession into “”Sexy Female Zombies””. What is it about Zombie Bimbos or “”Zimbies”” that are starting to gain the worlds interest? Why are zombies now in mainstream culture and seen in advertising from JCPenny and Sears? With interviews with zombie master maker George Romero and cult movie star Bruce Campbell from ZomBcon 2010 and so much more. Also with a rare look into the making of a Zombie Pinup Calendar, behind the scenes of “”Stripperland”” and “”Clublife”” Daniel Baldwin’s hip hop Zombie music video debut. “”The Walking Dead Girls”” is a sexy look into the zombie phenomenon created by George Romero that is 40 years in the making.
So this is a thing and it maybe something that could be interesting. Who doesn’t like hot, sexy zombie girls. This little documentary looks into folks that loves their sexy girls being dead and hey, it has Bruce Campbell in it, which is always a plus.
*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.*