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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’s release features three films that starts with the word “The,” which should prove how “awesome” the flicks may be. We got a couple of titles for you to check out on the Old is New section and a few titles under the TV Show Release. But wait, there’s more as we got more goodness with a release that features a certain superhero.

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

RENT:

The Mechanic

Arthur Bishop is a ‘mechanic’ – an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It’s a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed – he wants those responsible dead. His mission grows complicated when Harry’s son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop’s trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can’t turn his back on Harry’s son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.

Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland
Directed by Simon West (Con Air; Lara Croft: Tomb Raider)

Extras include: Deleted Scenes; movieIQ (Blu-ray).

Do you like action flicks? Do you like Jason Statham? Do you happen to like action flicks with Jason Statham starring in it? Well you’re in luck as what we got here is an hour and half flick that will keep you entertained. Wit no noteworthy extras included in the home release, this makes it an easy RENT.

Available: Blu-ray; DVD

PASS:

The Rite

Inspired by true events, this supernatural thriller follows a seminary student (Colin O’Donoghue) sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his own doubts about the controversial practice and even his own faith. Only when sent to apprentice with legendary Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who has performed thousand of exorcisms, does his armor of skepticism begin to fall. Drawn into a troubling case that seems to transcend even Father Lucas’s skill, the young seminarian glimpses a phenomenon science can’t explain or control – and an evil so violent and terrifying that it forces him to question everything he believes.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Ciarán Hinds, Colin O’Donoghue
Directed by Mikael Håfström (Shanghai, 1408)

Extras include: The Rite: Soldier of God (Blu-ray); additional/deleted scenes.

Oh joy, another horror film that’s based on true events. While exorcism films  can be quite interesting it seems that this one is lacking in the horror department and it’s no fault to Anthony Hopkins as it has been said that he does an excellent job but it wasn’t enough to save the film. If The Rite is on HBO or any movie channels, maybe check it out but other then that, PASS on it.

Available: Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo; Blu-ray; DVD

The Roommate

She’s cute. She’s loyal. She’s psychotic. And, unfortunately for college freshman Sara (Minka Kelly) she’s The Roommate. When Sara arrives at school, she finds new romance with Stephen (Cam Gigandet) and forms a fast friendship with her roommate Rebecca (Leighton Meester). What begins as camaraderie soon turns creepy, and Sara comes face-to-face with the terrifying realization that her new best friend is obsessive, unbalanced…and maybe even a killer!

Starring:Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet
Directed by Christian E. Christiansen (Zoomers, Crying for Love)

Extras include: Director’s Commentary; Alternate Opening Sequence; Obsession: The Making of The Roommate (Blu-ray); The Roommate: Next Generation of Stars (Blu-ray); Dressing Dangerously (Blu-ray); movieIQ (Blu-ray).

Hmm, I swear I’ve seen this movie before… Now what was it called? Oh, that’s right, Single White Female. Yes folks, this film similar to the 1992 flick but not in a good way. The acting is pretty much poor and the story doesn’t do much. Sure, Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly are fantastic to look at but it’s not a good enough reason to check this out, simply PASS on this.

Available: Blu-ray; DVD

More Thor Goodness:

Thor: Tales of Asgard

Before he ever lifted his might hammer…Fantastic journeys beckon from the mysterious nine realms. Places of dark mists and fiery voids. Of winged creatures and giants in the ice. And of the most alluring quest of all – the search for the legendary Lost Sword of Surtur. Hungry for adventure, Thor secretly embarks on the journey of a lifetime, joined by his loyal brother Loki, whose budding sorcery equips him with just enough magic to conjure up trouble, along with the Warriors Three – a band of boastful travelers reluctant to set sail on any adventure that might actually be dangerous. But what starts out as a harmless treasure hunt quickly turns deadly, and Thor must now prove himself worthy of the destiny he covets by saving Asgard itself.

Extras include: Audio commentary with Supervising Producer Craig Kyle and Screenwriter Greg Johnson; Audio commentary with Supervising Director Gary Hartle, Animation Director Sam Liu and Character Designer Phil Bourassa; “Worthy: The Making of Thor: Tales of Asgard” featurette; The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Bonus Episode from the new hit TV series.

While DC have been doing a fantastic job at releasing animated features that stars our favorite superheroes, Marvel hasn’t really found much success in theirs other than in animated series. It seems that Thor: Tales of Asgard is trying to change that as this feature on the Norse god is not too bad. If you’ve been looking for some more Thor goodness, then check this title out as it may help with your appetite.

Available: Blu-ray/DVD Combo; DVD

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 classic Italian film, Deep Red and one of Eddie Murphy’s classic, Beverly Hills Cop.

Deep Red
Beverly Hills Cop

TV Show Release:

The Twilight Zone Season 4

All 18 episodes of the fourth season of Rod Serling’s classic, groundbreaking series, now presented in pristine high-definition for the first time ever, along with hours of new and exclusive bonus features not available anywhere else! Episodes: In His Image, The Thirty Fathom Grave, Valley of the Shadow, He’s Alive, Mute, Death Ship, Jess-Belle, Miniature, Printer’s Devil, No Time Like the Past, The Parallel, I Dream of Genie, The New Exhibit, Of Late I Think of Cliffordville, The Incredible World of Horace Ford, On Thursday We Leave for Home, Passage on the Lady Anne, The Bard

Extras include: 13 New Audio Commentaries, featuring The Twilight Zone Companion author, Marc Scott Zicree, author/film historian Gary Gerani (Fantastic Television), Twilight Zone writer Earl Hamner, writer William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run), author Bill Warren (Keep Watching the Skies! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties), writer/producer Jeff Vlaming (NCIS, Fringe, Battlestar Galactica), writer/producer Joseph Dougherty (thirtysomething, Judging Amy, Saving Grace), authors/historians Scott Skelton and Jim Benson (Night Gallery: An After Hours Tour), and writer/producer Jaime Paglia (Eureka); Vintage Audio Interview with director of photography George T. Clemens; Audio Commentaries by Marc Scott Zicree for Death Ship and William Windom for Miniature; Vintage Audio Recollections with Herbert Hirschman, Ross Martin, Burgess Meredith, Pat Hingle, Earl Hamner, Buzz Kulik and Anne Francis; Video Interviews with Morgan Brittany, Anne Francis, Paul Comi and John Furia, Jr.; 7 Radio Dramas featuring Blair Underwood, Jason Alexander, Lou Diamond Phillips, H. M. Wynant, Mike Starr, Barry Bostwick and John Ratzenberger; Isolated Scores for all 18 episodes featuring Fred Steiner, Van Cleave, Rene Garriguenc and others; Rod Serling Promos for “Next Week’s” Show; Rod Serling Blooper from He’s Alive; Saturday Night Live Clip; The Famous Writers School Promo with Rod Serling; Genesee Beer Spot; Twilight Zone Season 4 Billboards.

Now before you complain on how the previous sets had 36 episode and this only have 18 for the same price, it does help to know that the 18 episodes are an hour long each compare to the thirty minute episodes on the previous seasons. As always, the sets are release with a crap ton of extras that should satisfy any fan of the series and will keep you busy till the fifth and final season release in August.

Available: 5 Disk Blu-ray Set

The Bionic Woman: Season 2

She can jump to the top of high buildings single-handedly battle vicious thugs run down high-speed vehicles and hear top-secret codes. She’s The Bionic Woman… and she’s back for more thrilling adventures in the gripping second season. With only brief interactions with her former love Six Million Dollar Man Steve Austin (Lee Majors) Jaime Sommers (Lindsay Wagner in her Primetime Emmy® Award-winning role) is on her own to test the limits of her incredible state-of-the-art bionic limbs. But with the secretive Office of Scientific Investigations (OSI) sending her on increasingly dangerous and deadly covert missions will she survive long enough to realize her full potential as the world’s first female cyborg? It’s non-stop action and excitement as Jaime battles enemy foreign agents hostile extraterrestrials and the fan-favorite fembots in 24 extraordinary episodes – including two crossover episodes with The Six Million Dollar Man!

Here we are with another set of the original Bionic Woman series and is packed with the episodes and as the synopsis says above, features a couple episode that includes the Six Million Dollar Man. As always, to guarantee the release of the next season, buying this will show them that you want the third and final season of this classic series.

Available: 5 Disk DVD Set

Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job: Season 5

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is back with Season Cinco on DVD! The 5th season of their award-winning sketch-bits comedy show includes sketch-bits with local favorites and international superstars! To top it all off, they even filmed a 22-minute Christmas special, filled with holiday sketch-bits for everyone to enjoy. Most people might say, “It’s the best season yet!”

Extras include: Deleted Scenes; Extended takes.

While I understand that Tim and Eric’s humor isn’t for everyone, you can’t deny that they do have their fans and I’m not afraid to say that I enjoy their shows no matter how weird, awkward, and stupid it may be. If you’ve been enjoying the previous seasons then Season Cinco is another season worth picking for your collection.

Available: DVD

Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos Complete Collection

Martial arts master Chuck Norris brings his thrilling mix of heroism and incredible athletic prowess to this animated action series, blending the courage and ingenuity of the American frontiersman with the willpower and stoicism of the samurai warrior. Through five exciting installments, Norris and his Karate Kommandos warrior crew battle the sinister organization VULTURE, a sophisticated terrorist cabal led by The Klaw and his lieutenant Super Ninja. Norris created the series and kicks off each adventure.

Just like the Mr. T cartoon, the Chuck Norris cartoon was filled with some good live action short at the beginning and moral for us viewers to learn about at the end. While Amazon already listing it as “Temporary Out of Stock” at the moment, you can pick DVD up at WBShop.com.

Available: 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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