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.
Here we are with the first DVD Tuesday for the month of June and there’s a few releases for you to check out this week to see if they are worth your time and money. As always, we got the Old is New and the TV Show Release section.
So click on the Read More button to see what came out and see if there’s anything you want to watch!
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
With stories by acclaimed writers including Geoff Johns, Alan Burnett and Dave Gibbons, this DC Universe Animated Original Movie explores the rich mythology of the Green Lantern universe through six interlocking chapters. While awaiting a battle with Krona, an ancient enemy of the Guardians of the Universe, Earth’s Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Kilowog, Sinestro and other members of the Green Lantern Corps recount their greatest adventures to new recruit Arisia – everything from tales of the first Lantern to the ominous events that led to the Corps’ Blackest Night! The power-packed voice cast includes Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Elisabeth Moss, Henry Rollins and Arnold Vosloo.
Extras include: Geoff Johns Interview; “Green Lantern” Virtual Comic; Abin Sur and Laira Omoto Docupods; Sneak Peek at “All-Star Superman”
DC has been doing an amazing job with their animated feature and they did it once again with this Green Lantern title. While this may have six different stories like the Batman: Gotham Knight feature, the only difference is that the six stories are connected for this one. If Green Lantern: First Flight left some what of a bad taste, then wash it down with this feature as it does justice to the character.
True Grit is a powerful story of vengeance and valor set in an unforgiving and unpredictable frontier where justice is simple and mercy is rare. Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld), is determined to avenge her father’s blood by capturing Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold. Just fourteen, she enlists the help of Rooster Cogburn (Academy Award® Winner Jeff Bridges), a one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshall with an affinity for drinking and hardened Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Academy Award® Winner Matt Damon) to track the fleeing Chaney. Despite their differences, their ruthless determination leads them on a perilous adventure that can only have one outcome: retribution.
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin
Directed by Coen Brothers (Burn After Reading, No Country For Old Men, The Big Lebowski)
Extras include: Mattie’s True Grit; From Bustles to Buckskin – Dressing for the 1880s; Re-Creating Fort Smith; The Cast; Charles Portis – The Greatest Writer You’ve Never Heard Of… (BR); The Cinematography of True Grit (BR); True Grit Theatrical Trailer (BR).
It’s not an easy thing to do a remake, especially on a film that is loved by many but leave it to the Coen Brothers to do one really well. With the great writing and awesome cast, this film is definately worth checking out and with it’s good share of extras, it easily gets the BUY title.
Master diver Frank McGuire has explored the South Pacific’s Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank’s team–including 17-year-old son Josh and financier Carl Hurley–are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?
Starring: Allison Cratchley, Christopher Baker, Rhys Wakefield
Directed by Alister Grierson (Kokoda)
Am I putting this film in the PASS section because it uses the same 3D tech that Avatar used? No, because the word is that the film looks good. The reason why this gets a pass is because the story doesn’t do much and is nothing new.
Old is New: This is a list of old titles of note that are being released on Blu-ray for the first time.
TV Show Release:
Transformers Beast Wars – Complete Series
The complete Emmy® Award–winning epic of the Maximals and the Predacons in one 8-DVD set featuring all 52 episodes spanning 3 seasons!
When the descendants of the treacherous Decepticons — now known as Predacons — land on a mysterious planet in search of the powerful crystal fuel Energon, it’s up to Optimus Primal and the heroic Maximals to stop them before they conquer the universe!
Extras include: Retrospective featurettes; Art galleries; New interviews; 12-pg book; 24-page comic book Transformers Timelines “Dawn of Future’s Past.”
Alright, so long, long ago the show came out on DVD season set butShout Factory decided to re-release it and while Amazon only has the first season available to buy today, Shout Factory has the whole series box set available for purchase today. If you are a fan of the Transformers franchise and was a kid during the 90s, this show will surely bring back some good memories.
Breaking Bad – The Complete Third Season
Winner of two 2010 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bryan Cranston and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season returns, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “the best show on television.” Even though his cancer’s in remission, chemistry teacher-turned-meth maker Walter White (Cranston) still can’t catch a break. his wife (Anna Gunn) has filed for divorce, his DEA agent brother-in-law (Dean Norris) is out to bust him and a Mexican cartel just wants him dead. But with his family’s future still at stake Walt cooks up a deal that will make him a fortune, a scheme with a terrible price. Executive produced by Vince Gilligan and Mark Johnson.
Extras include: Select Episode commentary, extra scenes, gag reel, the music of Breaking Bad, cast thoughts, and more.
This awesome show is set for a fourth season on July 17th so here’s your chance to get caught up and be reminded on whats going with the story (and be reminded how awesome season 3 was).
Burn Notice – Season Four
Combining deadly thrills and intricate plot twists the explosive Season Four of BURN NOTICE is the shows hottest season yet! Master-spy Michael Westin is back and this time hes joined by Jesse Porter a no-nonsense counter-intelligence expert who has been burned himself. Along with go-to guy Sam and the dangerously sexy Fiona the team takes on a barrage of outlaw biker gangs drug dealers and a worldwide terrorist threat. As tension mounts uneasy alliances are forged friendships are tested and a lethal game unfolds when Jesse vows to find and kill the one who burned him.
Extras include: contains sizzling never-before-seen bonus footage such as Sam Axe’s Guide to Ladies and Libations, Burn Notice Roasts White Collar, White Collar Roasts Burn Notice, audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes, stunt featurette, gag reel and tons of deleted scenes!
With season 5 set to start airing later this month, here’s your chance to watch some good action as Burn Notice is pretty good show. Sure, I may always use Bruce Campbell as the reason to watch the show but it’s always a good reason to watch something when Campbell is on the screen.
Available: 4 Disk DVD Set
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