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Welcome to another edition of DVD Tuesday, where we break down the nerdiest things at the video store this week to feed your sick, sick additions (no, we’re not talking about the porn parodies; settle down). It’s a good week to be a geek, boys and girls. We get to see some recent flicks make their DVD debuts, some new Doctor Who fun, and even an ’80s cartoon box set. Here we go!

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Paul

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite as sci-fi geeks taking a pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland. There they meet a smart-ass alien Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) who takes them on an insane road trip. As they struggle to return Paul home the little green man might just take the outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes. From the director of Superbad Greg Mottola and with a stellar supporting cast including Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch and Sigourney Weaver, Paul is a must-own comedy adventure not to be missed!

There was a lot of hate floating around for this flick when it came out, and I never understood any of it. For fans of alien movies, raunchy comedies and just plain amusing things, this is a flick to watch. Yeah, it’s not as good as Shaun of the Dead, but what ever is? That doesn’t mean it’s not worth picking up and adding to your collection.

Super

When sad-sack loser Frank (Rainn Wilson, The Office), a short-order cook, sees his ex-addict wife (Liv Tyler, The Lord of the Rings) willingly snatched away by a seductive drug dealer (Kevin Bacon), he finds himself bereft and unable to cope. But he decides to fight back under the guise of a do-it-yourself superhero called Crimson Bolt. With a red hand-made suit, a wrench, a crazed sidekick named Boltie (Ellen Page, Juno) and absolutely nothing in the way of superpowers Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife.

This is likely going to end up being the most acclaimed, outrageous and excellent superhero movie of 2011. How did we not think of putting Rainn Wilson in a role like this until now? Pick it up and revel in the mean streets of crime and the fury of the Crimson Bolt.

M.A.S.K.: The Complete Series

Led by multimillionaire Matt Trakker, the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, better known simply as M.A.S.K., defends the world against Miles Mayhem and his nefarious international criminal organization V.E.N.O.M., the very same group responsible for the death of Trakker’s teenage brother. With his own son, Scott, and a secret strike force including his friends (engineer Bruce Sato, courageous historian Hondo MacLean, mechanic Buddy Hawks, rocker Brad Turner, computer expert Alex Sector, stunt driver Dusty Hayes and beautiful martial artist Gloria Baker) it’s up to Trakker, equipped with special power-granting masks and a garage of custom militarized vehicles, to keep the world safe from Mayhem and the villainy of V.E.N.O.M. Includes all 65 original series episodes on 12 action-packed discs!

Who doesn’t love 80s animation, especially when it involves vehicles that turn into robots? M.A.S.K. is a poor man’s Transformers. Or is it a poor man’s Voltron? Whatever, just go get it.

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Welcome to another edition of DVD Tuesday, NerdBastards, where we give you the best bets at your local video store this week. We begin, as always, with the best of the best, and this time it’s a doozy.

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MST3K vs. Gamera: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume 21

Mystery Science Theater 3000’s verbal brawls with the much-maligned Japanese monster Gamera–you know, the flying turtle–are included in this limited-edition boxed set, which buffets the riffing with some impressive and informative extras. The Gamera films were a staple of MST3K from its humble beginnings as Minneapolis UHF programming, and when the Satellite of Love moved to Comedy Central in the early ’90s, the American re-edits released by distributor Sandy Frank were among the show’s most popular episodes. All five of theMST3K Gamera episodes, culled from the show’s third season in 1991 and featuring series creator Joel Hodgson alongside robots Tom Servo and Crow, are included in the set, as are some of the show’s most memorable skits: in Gamera, Tom croons a heartfelt tribute to the film’s lost pet, Tibby the Turtle, and head writer/future host Mike Nelson turns up as the giant monster himself to reveal the true nature of his relationship with boy hero Kenny, while Gamera vs. Gaos features the cast’s aborted presentation of their opera “Gameradammerung,” and Gamera vs. Guiron and Gamera vs. Zigra offer the SOL’s rousing “Gamera Song” and several berserk variations. None of the MST3K Gamera experiments have been available on home video prior to this release, so longtime fans can finally retire their worn pre-records and enjoy the episodes in glorious, uncut form.

When you find another kindred spirit who has discovered the wonder of Mystery Science Theater 3000, it’s often a moment where a friendship is born. This collection of episodes from the third season brings together the series’ first host, Joel Hodgson, and the legendary robots Tom Servo and Crow as they toss verbal harpoons at giant Japanese monsters. If you still have a friend who isn’t aware of how awesome this show is, now’s the time to introduce them.

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With various movie stores around the country going under, Netlfix has managed to dominate the video rental market with its low prices, and streaming accessibility. It wasn’t free, but I’ll be damned if it wasn’t the best deal to legally get movies with its $9.99 a month subscription fee, that didn’t bust your budget. Sadly, the winds of change are blowing in Netflix’s sails, with changes in monthly subscriber fees that customers will not be happy about.

Netflix announced today that their  new prices will split DVD and streaming subscriptions into separate tiers. So start saying goodbye to a threesome bundle of  DVDs and unlimited streaming, ‘cause the new pricing plans will be split to $7.99 unlimited streaming each month (remaining unchanged since their last pricing change), and $7.99 for a new plan offering only DVDs, limited to only one out at a time. In order to get both plans, subscribers will now have to pay $15.98, and while this may sound reasonable it will feel like a kick to your coin purse that you’re not used to.

For new members, this new pricing plan will be effective immediately, but current subscribers won’t have changes on their plans until September 1, 2011. The company is still at the top of its game right now, even with the60% price jump, but its continued success from here on out will depend on the consumers ability to adapt to this change. If they don’t want to pay the new price they’re just going to have to find another way to watch movies, which hopefully aren’t illegal.

How do you feel about the increase? Will it make you find more suitable means of watching movies at home or is it just a speed bump?

 

Via: Slash Film

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!

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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!

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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 we have one release that stars an actress that we all would love to bang while the Old is New section is filled with individual disk release of a Blu-ray box set that came out last year. TV Show DVD features everybody’s favorite doctor and a classic 80’s cartoon while the Straight to Shelves lists The Asylum’s newest film that is ripoff of Marvel’s newest film that came out last week.

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

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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!

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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.

Here we are with another Lite edition due to the lack of any major film being released. However, the Old is New and the TV Show DVD, filled with animated titles, both got quite the releases for you to check out.

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

*Side Note*: No G.R.O.W. this week due to the lack of anything good coming out this week.

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