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 one release (since I’m not counting Country Strong) seeing how no other movie wanted to come out the same day Harry Potter comes out. After that, we got one release for Old is New that features Disney’s superhero movie and we finish it with the TV Show DVD section that includes the well known doctor.
So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction – the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever…but Dark Forces in their midst threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile the wizarding world has become a dangerous place. The long-feared war has begun and the Dark Lord has seized control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting all who might oppose him. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive.
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Directed by David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)
Extras include: Maximum Movie Mode (Blu-Ray), The seven Harrys (Blu-Ray); On the green with Rupert, Tom, Oliver, and James (Blu-Ray); Dan, Rupert, and Emma’s running competition (Blu-Ray); Additional scenes; & Behind the soundtrack.
With Part 2 set to release in about 3 months, Harry Potter and the Death Hallows Part 1 is getting it’s home release today. Like you need me to tell you to buy Harry Potter or not seeing how you fans was going to buy this regardless of what I say. I’m just here to tell you what your buying options are. The Blu-Ray release features the most extras (no surprise there), but the DVD fans do have the chance to get their film with a neat Dobby Bookend.
Also, there are re-releasing the box set with the new film. It seems that the Blu-Ray set will have the special feature of the other films but the DVD will have a limited amount of them. If you can’t wait for this holiday season for the complete boxset (my prediction on when Part 2 will come out on Blu-Ray/DVD), Amazon has them for a decent price.
Old is New: This is a list of old titles of note that are being released on Blu-Ray for the first time.
Disney is finally releasing The Incredibles on Blu-Ray. The release comes with a fair share of new extras as well as the old DVD extras.
TV Show DVD
Doctor Who – Story 119: Kinda
The Doctor arrives on the paradise planet of Deva Loka to find a colonial mission on the verge of collapse. Several of its members have vanished into the jungle without a trace, leaving the survivors suspicious and paranoid. The mystery deepens as it becomes clear that the planet’s native inhabitants, the Kinda, possess hitherto unsuspected powers that challenge human understanding. Meanwhile the Doctor’s companion Tegan becomes possessed by the Mara, a force of pure evil that lives in dreams and preys on fear.
Extras include: Audio Commentary; Dream Time; Peter Grimwade – Directing with Attitude; Deleted and Extended Scenes; CGI Effects Comparison; Trails & Continuity; Photo Gallery; Optional CGI; Isolated Music Track; PDF materials: Radio Times Listings; & Production Notes Subtitle Option.
Doctor Who – Story 125: Snakedance
With Tegan once more under the influence of the Mara, the TARDIS lands on the planet Manussa. After a whirlwind struggle, the fifth Doctor must use both cunning and courage to prevent the Mara from seizing the “great crystal” and returning to corporeal existence. Look for a young Martin Clunes as heroic Lon of Manussa.
Extras include: Audio Commentary; Snake Charmer; Deleted Scenes; In Studio; Saturday Superstore; Photo Gallery; Easter egg; Isolated music score; PDF materials: Radio Times Listings; & Production Notes Subtitle Option.
Like any single story Doctor Who release, this is the only way to collect them as this week we see two release that features the fifth doctor. Both DVD’s comes with the expected extras that the other release have, which makes this a great addition for anyone collecting all the Doctor Who episodes.
*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.*