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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.

This week we got 4 films to see if you any of them are worthy of your money, especially with one title having five different SKU. After that, the Old is New section is packed with one classic release finally showing up on Blu-Ray and we end it with one release for the TV Show DVD section.

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

BUY:

Tron Legacy

Sam Flynn, a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn, a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe—a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.

Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde
Directed by Joseph Kosinski

While the film may have been a hit or miss for us, you can’t deny the popularity of the Tron franchise and while Disney is going nuts with the 5 ways you can buy Tron Legacy, the extras is where it’s at and easily makes it a BUY.

Available:
Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy w/ Tron Combo in Collectible Identity Disk Package
Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy w/ Tron Combo
Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo
Blu-Ray/DVD Combo
DVD

RENT:

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader *April 8th Release*

Return to the magic and wonder of C. S. Lewis’ epic world in this third installment of the beloved Chronicles of Narnia fantasy-adventure series. When Lucy and Edmund Pensive, along with their cousin Eustace, are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia, they join King Caspian and a noble mouse named Reepicheep aboard the magnificent ship The Dawn Treader. The courageous voyagers travel to mysterious islands, confront mystical creatures, and reunite with the Great Lion Aslan and a mission that will determine the fate of Narnia itself!

Starring: Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Will Poulter
Directed by Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough, Enough)

While the film may not do anything to gain new audience into the franchise, it does however, brings what was some may thought was lacking in the second film. With a fair a mount of extras on the release, it’s easily rent.

Available: Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo, 2 Disk DVD Set, DVD

I Love You Phillip Morris

I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS is the improbable but true story of a spectacularly charismatic conman’s journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam, brilliantly escaping from the Texas prison system on four separate occasions – all in the name of love.

Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) leads a seemingly average life – an organ player in the local church, happily married to Debbie (Leslie Mann), and a member of the local police force. That is until he has a severe car accident that leads him to the ultimate epiphany: he’s gay and he’s going to live life to the fullest – even if he has to break the law to do it. Taking on an extravagant lifestyle, Steven turns to cons and fraud to make ends meet and is eventually sent to the State Penitentiary where he meets the love of his life, a sensitive, soft-spoken man named Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts him to attempt (and often succeed at) one impossible con after another. Told with an uncanny sense of humor and a lot of heart, I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS is an oddball tale of what can happen when the legal system, a daredevil spirit, and undying love collide.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor
Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

This film had problems looking for a distributor here in the US due to how gay it was but don’t let that scare you away as both Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor delivers in the acting and gives a film that we can find humorous and entertaining. With no real extras being included with the release, it gets the RENT label.

Available: Blu-Ray, DVD

PASS:

Little Fockers

Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) has finally begun to earn the respect of his ex-CIA father-in-law, Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) but one important test still lies ahead: will Greg prove that he has what it takes to be the family’s next “Godfocker” … or will the circle of trust be broken for good? Returning co-stars Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand are joined by newcomers Jessica Alba, Laura Dern and Harvey Keitel in this hysterical family affair.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Dustin Hoffman
Directed by Paul Weitz (Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, American Pie)

So yeah, can we say this was nothing more than a paycheck for the folks that was involved with the film. While fans of the franchise may find one or two things that they may enjoy about this flick, they may also be asking why did we needed a third one. With that said, this film is easily a PASS.

Available: Blu-Ray, DVD

Old is New: This is a list of old titles of note that are being released on Blu-Ray for the first time.

Of course, the big release under the Old is New section is the Blu-Ray release of the original Tron film and Disney got you covered as the release is STACKED with extras. The DVD re-release comes with most of the extras but the Blu-Ray release is where it’s at if you want all of it.

Tron Blu-Ray/DVD Combo (There’s also a DVD re-release available)
Arthur/Arthur 2: On The Rocks 2 Movie Collection
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
Batman Beyond: Return of Joker
Peter Pan
Taxi Driver

TV Show DVD:

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Part 4

Edward and Alphonse Elric’s reckless disregard for alchemy’s fundamental laws ripped half of Ed’s limbs from his body and left Al’s soul clinging to a cold suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn land for the Philosopher’s Stone, a fabled relic which grants the ability to perform alchemy in impossible ways.

The Elrics are not alone in their search; the corrupt State Military is eager to harness the artifact’s power. So too are the strange Homunculi and their shadowy creator. The mythical Stone lures exotic alchemists from distant kingdoms, scarring some deeply enough to inspire murder. As the Elrics find their course altered by these enemies and allies, their purpose remains unchanged – and their bond unbreakable.

With the releases coming close to the end, this box set sets you up with 11 episodes. Like always, with the great story and awesome voice cast, both dub and sub, this set is worth picking up for any fan.

Available: 2 Disk Blu-Ray Set, 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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