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DVD Day – October 8, 2013

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Much Ado About Nothing
Joss Whedon finally makes up for his worst sin by letting Fred and Wesley find happiness together, with only a minimum of attempted homicide along the way. Also, Shakespeare, I guess.

After Earth
The world finally says enough is enough with this Jaden Smith nonsense.

Europa Report
Space Samurai/Alien Bureaucrat Sharlto Copely goes to a moon of Jupiter and then… space stuff happens?

The Hangover: Part III
Cause the world really needed another one of these.

Curse of Chucky
Speaking of things that the world needs more of, Chucky’s back! In a sequel/remake/reboot thing that I’m sure just tons of people are just champing at the bit for.

Bones – Season Eight
Continuing to happen despite Bones and… uh… whoever Angel played getting together forever ago. Who still cares?!

American Horror Story: Asylum
Despite the remarkably similar cast from the first season, it has pretty much nothing to do with that first season. Just random “Scary” events happening at a place.

White Dollar: Season Four
Somehow missed this entire season. Whoops. Guess it’ll probably be on Netflix soon.

The Purge
A remarkably unique premise wasted on “Some murdery folks try to get in your house and murder you.”

Psych: The Complete Seventh Season
Again, nothing. Did my Tivo forget about USA?

Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI
It’s been two years, about time for another Star Wars release. Couldn’t tell you what makes this one any different than the last one, unless it’s just a Disney release. But, no, pretty sure that Fox keeps home video release rights for a while longer. So… no idea.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
The complete Dark Knight movie, coming in at a whopping… two and a half hours? That’s it? Why’d they have to split it in half? Jerks. Whatever, it’s crap anyway.

DVD Day – October 1, 2013

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The Little Mermaid
Little Mermaid’s on Blu-Ray? That must mean that a new video format will be along any day now.

This is the End
All your favorite idiots play some weird version of themselves crossed with the characters that they play, and then the apocalypse happens.

The Croods
Because the only way to make Nicholas Cage’s face any weirder was by making it CG.

The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Edition
It’s in 3D, and we really needed it to be in 3D, right?

How I Met Your Mother: Season Eight
Three episodes into season nine. That’s a good time to release season eight. Asshats.

Glee: Season Four
Season four? This show’s been on for a million years. That’s ridiculous.

The New Girl: Season Two
Again, this new season’s been on for weeks. Why would you release it now?

Frozen Ground
Nicholas Cage, John Cusack, and Uncle Hank? Who cares what it’s about? Sold!

Beauty and the Beast: The First Season
Starring The Legend of Chun Li’s ridiculously white Chun Li.

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel
Because with all this complaining about how Disney bought Star Wars they had to remind you how you were already angry about them owning Marvel.

DVD Day – September 24, 2013

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Iron Man 3
Iron Man fights The Mandarin. Also, his own feelings of inadequacy. Also, there’s kind of an annoying little kid.

Modern Family: The Complete Fourth Season
Is this still pretty good? Probably is. Should probably still be watching it.

Family Guy: Volume Eleven
Despite no one you know still watching this show, it’s still incredibly popular. How’s it do that?

Redemption
Jason Statham makes so many generic “Jason Statham shoots some folks” movies that they’ve apparently started multiplying when we’re not looking. Who’s ever heard of this?

Hannibal: Season One
How many episodes have a “Oh my gosh, this is the time when Hannibal finally gets caught?” moment? All of them? Probably all of them.

Doctor Who: The Complete Seventh Series
Just when we were all getting around to forgetting this season existed.

American Dad: Volume Eight
Guys, American Dad is still on. How is that possible? Surely that premise can’t keep happening.

Two Broke Girls: The Complete Second Season
This is exactly why Thor just leaves Kat Dennings behind when he picks up Natalie Portman.

The Kings of Summer
One time Ron Swanson got high to advertise this thing somehow. That’s about all I know.

DVD Day – September 17, 2013

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World War Z
A remarkably improbable zombie plague, even compared to over zombie plagues, interrupts Brad Pitt’s life of not being a UN investigator, forcing him to investigate once again so that he can make zombies stop. It don’t make a lot more sense in context.

Leverage: The Fifth Season
Who is watching made for TNT television? Where is that market?

The Mentalist: The Complete Fifth Season
Totally not Psych. It’s a completely different thing.

Behind the Candelabra
Holy shit, Liberace was gay?

The Hollow Crown
Four of Shakespeare’s plays in a row. Sounds like it would tough to work through. On the other hand, it does feature Tom Hiddleston as Henry V. So you can hear Loki give the St Crispin’s Day speech. That’s probably worth the price of admission there.

Grimm: Season Two
Continuing valiantly but unsuccessfully to fill that place in your heart where Buffy used to live.

Arrow: The First Season
I’m not saying CW has a specific audience it’s aiming for, but the cover of the DVD decided to forgo, say, a costume, in exchange for Stephen Amell wearing no shirt.

Bates Motel: Season One
The Lost guy that isn’t the Star Trek one makes this unfortunate thing, where we pretend there was some great character behind Norman Bates, and not just a crazy ass twist.

DVD Day – September 10, 2013

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Star Trek Into Darkness
finally, the Star Trek movie that we… well that we pretty much got thirty years ago. This time Carol Marcus looks much better in lingerie, though.

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Sixth Season
There’s a lot of talk about whether it’s nerdsploitation or black face for nerds or a number of other vaguely racists analogies. But I don’t really care about any of that. Cause it’s just a really shitty show, with terrible writing and amazingly shallow characters. But if the fact that they pepper all their dialogue with meaningless pop culture references lets you look past all that, good for you.

Homeland: Season Two
It’s awesome, right? Or maybe terrible? One of the two. It’s definitely an extreme.

Castle: The Complete Fifth Season
Nathan Fillion is amazingly charismatic. Like, super charismatic. He’s been able to keep this show on the air for five years based on really nothing else but just being super likable.

Supernatural: The Eighth Season
Just to be clear, they defeated the devil and averted the apocalypse years ago. And yet they continue to squeeze more and more episodes out of this thing. What could possibly be exciting after defeating Satan?

Madonna: The MDNA Tour
Madonna. Apparently she’s still around. Who knew?

Blue Bloods: The Third Season
Every Tuesday in September is a magical date, where we learn shows like Blue Bloods are still somehow on the air? No one knows anyone who’s ever watched this show. Yet it continues to exist.

DVD Day – September 3, 2013

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Now You See Me
Jesse Eisenberg and his crew of “People you’d think would be too important to star in a movie about magicians” make a movie about magicians.

Spartacus: War of the Damned
Somehow getting a third season despite the main actor dying, and also the show being godawful-terrible-bad.

Scandal: The Complete Second Season
Sure are a lot of TV shows this week. Must be September.

Criminal Minds: The Eighth Season
Eight seasons, I still couldn’t guess what it’s about? Crime, presumably?

Haven: The Complete Third Season
Wait! I know this one! Magic Eureka, right?

Person of Interest: Season Two
Just waiting until WATCH_DOGS is released to earn some of that sweet, sweet vaguely related synergy.

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season
Vampires are still being all teenage and angsty.

The Office: Season Nine
For the human beings who were still somehow able to to watch this show after Steve Carell left.

Sharknado
Sharknado! Sharknado? Sharknado.

Parks and Recreation: Season Five
I suppose the season finale’s ridiculous tactic of loading, like, a million cliffhangers in the last couple minutes succeeded in getting a new season. But still, yuck.

Lords of Salem
Rob Zombie is somehow given enough money to make another movie, despite previous Rob Zombie movies.

Ancient Aliens: Season Five – Part One
No. Just… five seasons? Did humans make anything, ever? Or are we all just braindead monkeys that have aliens to thank for everything?

The Iceman
Michael “Holy Shit, That Guy Was Zod” Shannon is a killer for hire. Not terribly hard to believe.

The League: Season Four
Football! Also, dick jokes!

Revolution: The Complete First Season
This would be a really fun show, if it weren’t relentlessly terrible in pretty much every possible way. Good for those times when your brain has been getting a bit uppity, and you want to punish it. Hard.

DVD Day – August 27, 2013

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The Great Gatsby
Gatsby throws a bunch of ridiculous parties to convince his ex-girlfriend to cheat on her husband and everyone’s kind of an asshole to each other.

Pain and Gain
Idiot muscle builders start a plan to steal a bunch of money from a guy, but they’re idiots, so things spiral out of control in a manner that they obviously hope reminds you of Get Shorty.

The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season
Girl has a samurai sword in this one. That’s about all I know. Soon hopefully it will be on Netflix so we can catch up.

Sons of Anarchy – Season Five
Bikes do biker stuff. It’s probably all really well written and performed, but so unpleasant that you can’t stand to watch it.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
I dunno how much you need Winnie the Pooh. But this does feature Heffalumps and Woozles, so it’s got that going for it.

Super Buddies
Didn’t we already do “The dogs have superpowers?”

Elementary – Season One
The “Modern day Sherlock Holmes” that isn’t the one we like. Even the inclusion of Lucy Lui and Crash Override can’t make this anymore than just another detective show. It’s missing a vital something that makes it feel like Sherlock Holmes. Not quite sure what that is, but it’s something that Sherlock has and Elementary just doesn’t.

Captain Harlock: The Complete TV Series
Maybe if you watch this you can finally figure out what’s going on in these trailers

DVD Day – August 20, 2013

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Epic
Totally not Ferngully. It’s a completely original story about a person who gets shrunk down to fairy size and then joins an adventure to save the rainforest. Not Ferngully.

Boardwalk Empire: Season 4
Nucky Thompson’s a jerk. And other exciting prohibition stories.

Killing Season
I’m not saying this is terrible. But I haven’t heard anything about this and it stars Robert DeNiro and John Travolta. That’s… worrisome. Apparently you do get to hear Travolta’s attempt at a Serbian accent. That sounds wonderful.

Amour
Old people are sad and stuff.

Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey
Yeah, that song’s gonna be stuck in your head all day now.

No One Lives
Okay, that looks terrible. But it is from the guy that directed Versus. And we do love Versus, right?

Being Human – Season Five
Always a good sign when the entire cast that the show started with is no longer around, right?

Star Trek Enterprise – Season Two
I think Star Trek Enterprise was actually filmed in HD, so a Blu-Ray release kind of makes sense.

NCIS: The Complete Tenth Season
Holy crap, then tenth season? How many naval crimes can there be?

NCIS: Los Angeles – The Fourth Season
And four seasons of Los Angeles naval crimes? Who’s driving the boats?! NCIS has put them all in jail!

DVD Day – August 13, 2013

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Olympus Has Fallen
Die Hard in the White House. Not to be confused with that other Die Hard in the White House.

Once Upon a Time – Complete Second Season
This season’s got Mulan, but she’s portrayed by Chi Chi, which isn’t great.

Emperor
The story of Darth Sidious, right? Starring… Tommy Lee Jones? That can’t be right.

The Big Wedding
Finally, Robin Williams gets back to what he does best, being a wacky preacher type.

The Company You Keep
The Beef discovers something about Robert Redford being in the Weather Underground, and then they’re doing some stuff. It’s “intense” I guess?

What Maisie Knew
Umm… something? It’s definitely a movie. Starring people.

Girls – The Complete Second Season
Girls have trouble making their way in the world today.

The Mindy Project – Season One
Mindy Kaling breaks away from The Office to do her own thing. Something about nurses? I didn’t watch it.

Hatchet III
Finally, a direct to DVD sequel to Hatchet! Cause… wait, what’s Hatchet again?

DVD Day – August 6, 2013

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Oblivion
I’m not saying that the entire movie is spoiled by watching the trailer, but… yeah, it kinda is. Sorry.

Duck Dynasty – Season 3
These guys do some stuff about Ducks. They’re ridiculous stereotypes, but we can look past that because they love God.

Community – The Complete Fourth Season
It’s kinda funny. But there’s definitely something wrong there. Whether that’s due to the absence of Dan Harmon or just because there’s only so long you can run the “Meta satire of itself” joke it up to debate, but it’s definitely off.

My Little Pony – Equestria Girls
Anthropomorphic ponies. Yuck.

The Place Beyond the Pines
All kinds of terrible people do terrible things to each other, and also some other terrible stuff. It’s pretty fantastic. Just… so depressing.

The Borgias – The Complete Third Season
This show is still going on? Did they get to the part where Ezio shows up and murders folks?

Smash – Season 2
Smash. Smash? It’s a show that… Smash.

On the Road
Jack Kerouac’s novel finally gets the film adaptation that it deserves, starring Mary Jane Watson and that Tr2n kid.

Robin Hood
You can finally hear that Hamster Dance song in the full clarity provided by Blu-Ray.

The Think of It – Seasons 1 – 4
Just in time for the new Doctor’s announcement, you’ll be able to see all four seasons of him using the word Fuck in various creative manners, and calling people “Twats.” That’s gonna make your next season of TARDIS-ing real uncomfortable.