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.
Today we got four movies for you to see if they are worth checking out or not. After that, the Old is New also has a list of four releases and then the TV Show DVD features everyone’s favorite moose and squirrel.
So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
Evangelion: 2.22 You Can [Not] Advance
The landmark anime Evangelion evolves, reaching new heights of intensity in the feature film: Evangelion 2.22. In this explosive new story, brutal action and primal emotion clash as a group of young pilots maneuver their towering cyborg Eva Units into combat against a deadly and disturbing enemy.
In the battle to prevent the apocalyptic Third Impact, Shinji and Rei were forced to carry humanity’s hopes on their shoulders. Now, as the onslaught of the bizarre, monstrous Angels escalates, they find their burden shared by two new Eva pilots, the fiery Asuka and the mysterious Mari. In this thrilling experience for fans of giant robot destruction, the young pilots fight desperately to save mankind – and struggle to save themselves.
Starring: Spike Spencer, Briana Palencia, Tiffany Grant, Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yuko Miyamura
Directed by Hideki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water)
Extras include: U.S. Cast Commentary; Original Trailer; Train Channel SPOT; Japanese TV Spots; Blu-ray & DVD TV Spots; Rebuild of EVANGELION 2.02; “I Would Give You Anything” Scene NOGUCHI ver.; Omitted Scenes; Trailers.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is a classic series that had a weird but alright initial ending, then the films added the new ending and we got more weird but good. Now move forward to couple years ago where they announce a four movie retelling of the series and here we are with the second film. Just like the series, the films are doing great story wise and the animation is just fantastic. With all the extras you’re getting with this one, this is totally worth the BUY as it’s always a great thing to support the anime industry.
Disney presents a new twist on one of the most hilarious and hair-raising tales ever told. Your whole family will get tangled up in the fun, excitement and adventure of this magical motion picture. When the kingdom’s most wanted – and most charming – bandit Flynn Rider hides in a mysterious tower, the last thing he expects to find is Rapunzel, a spirited teen with an unlikely superpower – 70 feet of magical golden hair! Together, the unlikely duo sets off on a fantastic journey filled with surprising heroes, laughter and suspense. Let your hair down and get ready to cheer for “Tangled.”
Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, and Donna Murphy
Directed by Nathan Greno , Byron Howard
Extras include: 2 original storybook openings; 50th Animated Countdown; 3 deleted scenes (Blu-Ray & 3D); The Making of a Fairy Tale (Blu-Ray & 3D); 2 extended songs (Blu-Ray & 3D); 9 Theatrical Teasers (Blu-Ray & 3D).
With the film being Disney’s 5oth animated feature as well as being in development for about six years, the film delivers in a pretty good story with the Disney formula and awesome visuals. With the neat extras that are included with this release, such as the 50th animated countdown, this makes the title worthy of the BUY label.
A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet BLACK SWAN stars Natalie Portman as Nina a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis). A Fox Searchlight Pictures release by visionary director Darren Aronofsky (THE WRESTLER) BLACK SWAN takes a thrilling and at times terrifying journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the Swan Queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.
Starring: Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel,Winona Ryder
Directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, The Fountain)
Aronofsky has created another hit with Black Swan that features one of our favorites, Natalie Portman. The two reason why this film gets the RENT label is that one, the film is one of those love it or hate it flicks. The second is that other than a couple of behind the scenes features, the extras are lacking, thus why it makes this film an easy rent.
Juliet (Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby), a beautiful doctor, has found the perfect New York apartment to start a new life after separating from her husband. It’s got spacious rooms, a spectacular view, and a handy, handsome landlord. But there are secrets behind every wall and terror in every room as Juliet gets the unnerving feeling that she is not alone. She is being watched. She is being stalked. And no one is safe when she discovers the relentless horror on her doorstep. But how do you stop an evil that you can’t see…until it’s too late? Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey’s Anatomy) and screen legend Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings) costar in this pulse-pounding shocker from famed horror studio Hammer Films (Let Me In).
Starring: Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Christopher Lee, Lee Pace
Directed by Antti Jokinen
What’s this? A direct to BR/DVD horror film that features Swank, Morgan, and Lee? Why yes it is. While the film did have a theatrical release across the pond, we get it straight to release and probably for a reason as the film doesn’t do anything new in the horror genre. However, with the acting from the cast, it makes this title something to check out if your looking for something to help kill the time.
Old is New: This is a list of old titles of note that are being released on Blu-Ray for the first time.
This week, we see the release of the awesome classic, Teen Wolf. Sure, it may not have any extra features of note but with it’s low price that Amazon is asking for, it’s definitely worth picking up to add to anyone’s collection. Also, what was only available as a collection from last year, the Scream titles receive their own individual release.
TV Show DVD:
Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Complete 5th Season
Join Rocky and his best friend Bullwinkle as they fight off the scheming villains Boris and Natasha commanded by Mr. Bigs. This collection includes the complete series of episodes from Season 5!
Earlier this year, we saw the release of the complete collection instead of a release of the 5th and final season which led to folks who has been buying all the seasons individually no option. Well, the wait is over as finally the 5th season is out for anyone to finish their collection.
Available: 4 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.*