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DVD Tuesday 5/3/11: Double The Chou!

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 see two major releases for y’all to check out to see if it’s worth your money and attention. After that, we got few releases for you to check out for both the Old is New and TV Show DVD section. We also have a title that is being released straight to DVD and Blu-Ray.

So click on the Read More button to see what came out and see if there’s anything you want to watch!

RENT

The Green Hornet

Britt Reid, son and heir to Los Angeles’ largest newspaper fortune, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato. They realize that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid’s shadow. Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains. With the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case, they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky. He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls.

Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Christoph Waltz
Directed by Michel Gondry (Be Kind Rewind, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

Extras include: Filmmakers’ Commentary; “Awesoom”-Gag Reel; Writing The Green Hornet; The Black Beauty: Rebirth of Cool; PS3 Theme (Blu-Ray & 3D); Jay Chou Audition (Blu-Ray & 3D); Double Barrel (Blu-Ray & 3D); movieIQ (Blu-Ray & 3D); The Green Hornet Cutting Room (Blu-Ray & 3D); “Trust Me” -Director Michel Gondry (Blu-Ray & 3D); The Stunt Family Armstrong (Blu-Ray & 3D); Finding Kato (Blu-Ray & 3D); The Art of Destruction (Blu-Ray & 3D).

Here we are with the film that got quite the advertisements and some of the trailers did make this at least look watchable. It seems that the problem with the film is that it doesn’t know how to merge it’s comedy and action, of course, it also seems that not everyone is liking the comedy. If your not tired of Seth Rogen, then check this film out as it does have well action scenes and will help the time go by. If anything, avoid the 3D and just give this title a rent.

Available: Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD Combo; Blu-Ray; DVD

PASS

The Dilemma

Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny and happily married Nick ,have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. With Ronny’s girlfriend, Beth, and Nick’s wife, Geneva, by their sides, they’re unbeatable. But Ronny’s world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide how and when he will reveal the truth to his best friend.

Starring: Kevin James, Vince Vaughn, Winona Ryder
Directed by Ron Howard

And here we are with another film that features an actor that some people are tired of. Yes, I’m talking about Kevin James and his Paul Blart ass. Just like The Green Hornet, it seems that The Dilemma doesn’t know how to mix the drama and comedy well. If there’s one thing to look for in this film is the acting of one Channing Tatum and how he pretty have fun with his acting skills. With that said, you can pretty much skip out on this film.

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.

The Crow: City of Angels
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Student Bodies/Jerkyll & Hyde Together Again
The Man Who Could Cheat Death/The Skull

TV Show DVD

Being Human (UK) Season Three

Hot on the heels of the SyFy Channel’s American remake, the original UK Being Human returns to DVD and Blu-ray for a third gripping season. Leaving the memories of their much-loved former house behind, George, Nina, and Mitchell settle into their new home – a kitschy B&B named Honolulu Heights that boasts many benefits for supernatural types…a large basement providing safe haven on a full moon, for starters. Season three boasts an impressive array of guest-stars, including Lacey Turner (EastEnders) as Lia, who Mitchell meets in Purgatory, Robson Green (Wire In The Blood) as primitive werewolf McNair, Michael Socha (This Is England ’86) as McNair’s son Tom, Paul Kaye (It’s All Gone Pete Tong) as twisted vampire Vincent, Craig Roberts (Young Dracula) as teenage vampire Adam; Nicola Walker (MI-5) as social worker Wendy, James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley) as George’s father; and Jason Watkins making an eventful return as vampire leader Herrick.

Extras include: Deleted scenes; Extended interviews; Sinead’s set tour.

Here we are with the third season of the popular UK version of Being Human. With the events that happened in the second season, we find our characters in a new environment and in this season, we are introduce to a new monster class that exist in their universe. Check this set out to find out what happens.

Available: 3 Disk Blu-Ray Set; 3 Disk DVD Set

Boy Meets World: The Complete Fifth Season

The “Boy Meets World” gang is back for more adventures in this hilarious fifth season. Join Cory (Ben Savage) and all your favorite characters as they encounter the ups and downs of senior year at John Adams High School. Shawn unexpectedly finds a new love, and in the final episode, Topanga rocks Cory’s world with a proposal at graduation.

Here we are with the final season that is set in high school. As always, purchasing this will ensure the future release of the later seasons so that you folks can complete your collection.

Available: 3 Disk DVD Set

The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword Volume 4

The Quest For The Infinity Sword comes to a hilarious, action-packed conclusion in this fourth and final volume of The Super Hero Squad Show’s tremendously successful first season! Join your favorite Marvel superheroes Iron Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor and the Falcon as they team up with their friends to protect Super Hero City from Dr. Doom and the craziest villains found in the vast Marvel Universe! Features the guest voices of Shawn Ashmore (X-Men), Mark Hamill (Star Wars), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and George Takei (Star Trek)!

Extras include: An interview with Charlie Adler (“Dr. Doom”)

Here we are with more of the silly goodness of Marvel’s Super Hero Squad Show as this volume concludes the Quest for the Infinity Sword arc. If you been checking the series out than you know what to expect and as always, this is good for the young kids.

Available: DVD

Straight To DVD/Blu-Ray

Kung Fu Dunk

Orphaned from birth, Fang Shijie (Jay Chou) is raised in a martial arts school and becomes a prodigious master in kung fu. When he is expelled for getting into a fight and destroying a night club, he quickly learns that lightning fast reflexes are good for more than just fighting, He agrees to play for a college basketball team in hopes of finding his long-lost family. After a dazzling display of backboard-breaking slam dunks, alley-oops and gravity-defying shots, he emerges as the team s new star player. However, when faced with a race to the finals against a team of legendary brutality, he soon discovers that skill alone with not bring home the gold.

Extras include: Behind the Scenes; Trailer; Jay Chou Interview; English Dub Option.

What’s this? A film that is loosely, and I mean loosely based on the Slam Dunk series and is almost like Shaolin Soccer meets basketball? If you enjoyed films like Shaolin Soccer and want something that will entertain you for about an hour and half, then check this film out.

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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