DVD Tuesday 5/24/11: More Than Meets The Eye

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 major release for you to see if it’s worthy of your time, one Old is New title, and a few release for the TV Show DVD, in which one release is an old time classic that is loved by many.

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


I Am Number Four

Three are dead. Who is Number four? From Director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia), producer Michael Bay (Transformers) and the Emmy-winning writers of TV’s Smallville, comes this gripping, action-packed thriller. John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is an extraordinary teen masking his true identity to elude a deadly enemy sent to destroy him. Living with his guardian (Timothy Olyphant) in the small town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected life-changing events – his first love (Dianna Agron, TV’s Glee), powerful new abilities and a secret connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. Complete with deleted scenes and more, I Am Number Four is an explosive suspense-filled ride that will take you to the edge of your seat and beyond.

Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Dianna Agron, Timothy Olyphant
Directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia)

Extras include: Becoming Number 6; Bloopers; 6 Deleted Scenes, with introductions by Director D.J. Caruso (BR).

Do you happen to like watching films that use cliched storylines and recycled material? If you say yes, then maybe this film is for you but the thing with I Am Number Four is that it doesn’t do a great job to keep people attention to the storyline and leaves most questions unanswered. Thus why, if you’re looking for something new and/or worthy of your time, then this film is not for you.

Available: Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo; 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. This weeks title that is worth noting is the Criterion Collection release of Solaris.

Solaris: The Criterion Collection

TV Show DVD:

Transformers: The Complete Series

All Four Seasons In One Box Set: ’Til All Are One!

Four million years after crash-landing on an unfamiliar planet, sentient robots with the ability to disguise themselves as common vehicles awaken on present-day Earth. Engaged in a crucial race to find a new energy source for their home planet of Cybertron, Optimus Prime and the heroic Autobots must defend the innocent people of Earth against their archnemeses: Megatron and the power-hungry Decepticons!

Extras include: Retrospective featurettes; From the files of Teletraan-2; PSAs; Toy commercials; Art galleries.

Are you one of those folks that waits and waits for the complete collection to come out instead of buying the season sets? Well, after a year from the release of the Season 3 and 4 set, fans now have the chance to buy the complete collection in one box set. For a 15 disk set that has quite the extras, this is a buy for any fan.

Available: 15 Disk DVD Set

Childrens Hospital: Complete First & Second Seasons

Transitioning from the Internet to television, Children’s Hospital is a new comedy series created by Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) — and featuring an all-star cast — that lampoons the medical show genre by exploring the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors with supercharged libidos. The dedication of these doctors to their personal lives is relentless — and is interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children. No medical condition is too severe to distract these oblivious physicians from their primal need to flirt, gossip, make out, talk about sex, show their underwear and more, all in front of horrified children and their anxious parents. The new series is based upon the Webby Award-winning digital show that debuted on TheWB.com in 2008 and quickly became a Web hit with its twisted take on network medical dramas like Grey’s Anatomy and House. Check into the hospital!

While I’m sure some people may have written this off the moment it aired on Adult Swim since it was a live action show and not a cartoon. I gave it a chance and I’m glad that I did because this show does a great job at being a parody of medical dramas. If you been looking for a good comedy in short bits, then give this show a chance.

Available: 2 Disk DVD Set

The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes To Town

For five groundbreaking seasons, Canadian-bred comic prodigies THE KIDS IN THE HALL stretched sketch comedy to its ultimate limits with hilariously off-the-wall results. Now they’ve returned with: THE KIDS IN THE HALL: DEATH COMES TO TOWN an 8-episode comedy series featuring the Kids playing all characters. When Death gets off the Greyhound bus in small town Shuckton, Ontario, everyone in town is implicated when one of its most distinguished citizens is found murdered. As a suspect is arrested and the trial plays out, the entire town is affected and its dark secrets are unraveled and exposed.

Thanks to my father, he introduced me to the wonderful comedy of the Kids in the Hall and this mini-series shows that these “kids” still got it. This 8 episode series may remind you why you loved them in the first place and may be a good way to be introduced to the group that created my friends fear of the bird lady.

Available: 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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