New DVD Tuesday features The A-Team

It’s Tuesday and that means DVD’s are out and we have been waiting for this one as our pick this week is the extended unrated cut of The A-Teamalt

Give it up to the A-Team: they’ve always been good at demolishing things in big, big ways. Freed from the confines of the 1980s TV series, the 2010 blockbuster movie version allows the four members of the paramilitary squad to really amp up the mayhem to newly crazed heights. Liam Neeson plays team leader Hannibal Smith (inheriting the cigar-chomping from the show’s George Peppard), and pro wrestler Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is "B.A." Baracus, the TV show’s most iconic character (insert Mr. T "I pity the fool" joke here). As the vain Face, Bradley Cooper preens in convincing fashion, and

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New DVD Release Tuesday: Our pick – Inception

Inception DVD Review

Science-fiction features often involve time travel or strange worlds. In Christopher Nolan’s heist thriller Inception, the concepts converge through the realm of dreams. With his trusty associate, Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a fine foil), Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio, in a role that recalls Shutter Island) steals ideas for clients from the minds of competitors. Fallen on hard times, he’s become estranged from his family and hopes one last extraction will set things right. Along comes Saito (Ken Watanabe, Batman Begins), who hires Cobb to plant an idea in the mind of energy magnate Fischer (Cillian Murphy, another Batman vet). Less experienced with the art of inception, Cobb ropes in an architecture student (Ellen Page), a chemist (Dileep Rao), and a forger (Tom Hardy) for assistance. During their preparations, Page’s Ariadne stumbles upon a secret that may jeopardize the entire operation: Cobb is losing the ability to control his subconscious (Marion Cotillard plays a figure from his past). Until this point, the scenario can be confusing, since the action begins inside a dream before returning to reality. Then, after the team gets to Fischer, three dream states play out at once, resulting in four narratives, including events in the real world. It all makes sense within the rules Nolan establishes, but the impatient may find themselves much like Guy Pearce in Memento: completely confused. If Inception doesn’t hit the same heights as The Dark Knight, Nolan’s finest film to date, it’s a gravity-defying spectacular to rival Dark City and The Matrix.

Special Features

Four Focus Points:
The Inception of Inception: Christopher Nolan shapes his unusual concepts for Inception
The Japanese Castle: The Dream Is Collapsing: Creating and destroying the castle set
Constructing Paradoxical Architecture: Designing the staircase to nowhere
The Freight Train: Constructing the street-faring freight train

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December 7
A Dog Year (Comedy, Drama) Buy Now!
Boy Meets World: The Complete Fourth Season (Comedy, Drama, Family, TV) Buy Now!
Cronos (Criterion Collection) (Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller) Buy Now!
Curious George: Sweet Dreams (Animation, Family, TV) Buy Now!
– The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer (Adventure, Animation, Family)
Inception (Action, Sci-Fi) Buy Now!
Law & Order: The Eighth Year (Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!
Restrepo (Documentary) Buy Now!
Shrek Forever After (Single-Disc) (Animation, Comedy, Fantasy) Buy Now!
Shrek: The Whole Story (Animation, Comedy, Fantasy) Buy Now!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 6, Volume 2 (Animation, Comedy, Family, TV) Buy Now!
Vega$: The Second Season, Volume 1 (Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!

DVD and Blu-ray Releases this week

Our pick:

Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 Special Edition

Walt Disney’s animated musical masterpiece is an extravaganza of sight and sound-now brilliantly restored for the first time ever in high defi nition! Blu-ray technology fi nally allows you to experience Fantasia-and Fantasia 2000, the triumphant classic it inspired-the way Walt envisioned! Plus, for the first time ever on Blu-ray, experience the 2003 Academy Award®-nominated animated short Destino-the extraordinary collaboration between Walt Disney and legendary artist Salvador Dali!

Revealing new bonus features and commentary bring the Fantasia experience to life, allowing generations of moviegoers all over the world to enjoy this timeless classic like never before. See the music come to life, hear the pictures burst into song and experience the excitement that is Fantasia over and over again.

Buy Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 Special Edition

Also on DVD this week:

Fantasia/Fantastia 2000 (4-Disc Special Edition) (Animation, Family, Fantasy, Music) Buy Now!
Knight and Day (Action, Comedy) Buy Now!
Liverpool (Drama) Buy Now!
Looney Tunes Super Stars: Tweety & Sylvester (Animation, Comedy, Family, TV) Buy Now!
Luther (Crime, Drama, TV) Buy Now!
Marvel Knights: Iron Man – Extremis (Action, Adventure, Animation) Buy Now!
The Sicilian Girl (Crime, Drama) Buy Now!
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Adventure, Comedy) Buy Now!
Waking Sleeping Beauty (Documentary) Buy Now!
Walt & El Grupo (Documentary) Buy Now!

On Blu-Ray this week

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DVD Releases and Picks for November 23rd, 2010

DVD Pick: The Expendables

Description: Sylvester Stallone stars as Barney Ross, leader of The Expendables, a tight-knit team of skilled combat vets turned mercenaries. Hired by a powerful covert operator, the team jets off to a small South American country to overthrow a ruthless dictator. Once there, they find themselves caught in a deadly web of deceit and betrayal. Using every weapon at their disposal, they set out to save the innocent and punish the guilty in this blistering action-packed thriller.

Our View: The Expendables isn’t a great film by any stretch of the imagination but it knows exactly what it is trying to be and doesn’t pull any punches. Great popcorn flick, but don’t be looking for Oscar material here.

Buy Now!

Other releases on November 23
12 Men of Christmas (Comedy, Romance) Buy Now!
7th Heaven: The Final Season (Drama, Family, TV) Buy Now!
Batman Beyond: The Complete Series (Action, Adventure, Animation) Buy Now!
Countdown to Zero (Documentary) Buy Now!
Eat Pray Love (Comedy, Drama) Buy Now!
The Expendables (Action, Thriller) Buy Now!
I’m Still Here (Documentary) Buy Now!
Lennon Naked (Biography) Buy Now!
Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Twelfth Season (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!
The Pillars of the Earth (Drama, Romance, Thriller, TV) Buy Now!
The Winning Season (Comedy, Drama, Sports) Buy Now!

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DVD Spotlight: The A-Team

Reviewed by Peter Veugelaers © 2010
The A-Team DVD Review
image They were a foursome revered by high school kids. Hannibal Smith, B.A. Baracus, Murdock and Face – and everyone had a favorite. Memorably, someone had to pick Mr. T, the actor behind Baracus, and everyone identified, or was given, a character that fitted. The new batch of actors playing these now old hats has shoes to fill, indeed, except if you’re fifteen and don’t have a clue who Mr. T is.

Bradley Copper as Face, for reasons which have everything to do with his acting ability, is squared off with an agent who used to be his girlfriend (Jessica Biel), but I wondered where he got the time between tours of duties. Her antagonism towards him makes for the first sign of tangible conflict and that after a lengthy opening…more

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Deal of the Day: Choose any Season of Stargate SG1 for just $13.99

This is an amazing chance to complete your Stargate collection with all seasons available at this fantastic price.

Stargate SG1 complete seasons for just $13.99

image The story of Stargate SG-1 begins two years after the events of the feature film. A network of ancient alien devices called Stargates connects a vast multitude of planets within our Milky Way galaxy for interstellar travel. Later episodes reveal that this network is capable of spanning not just planets within the Milky Way, but with sufficient power, can provide intergalactic travel as well. Stargate SG-1 chronicles the adventures of SG-1, the flagship team of over two dozen teams from Earth who explore the galaxy and defend Earth against alien threats such as the Goa’uld, Replicators and later the Ori. The composition of the SG-1 team is stable in the show’s first five seasons but changes several times in the remaining seasons. The series expands upon many Ancient Earth mythologies such as Egyptian mythology, Norse mythology, and Arthurian legend.

A must have for the serious sci-fi fan.

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Deal of the Day: Iron Man 2 on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital Copy. – $24.99

imageGet the ultimate Iron Man 2 experience with this special edition loaded with bonus features that take you inside the suit, plus a digital copy of the film that you can watch anywhere, anytime! Now that Tony Stark’s superhero secret is revealed to the world, he must once again suit up in order to face his most dangerous enemy yet – but not without a few new allies of his own!

List Price: $39.99
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You Save: $15.00 (38%)
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image After the high-flying adventures of the first Iron Man picture, the billionaire arms manufacturer and irrepressible bon vivant Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) finds himself nursing a hangover. But not like any hangover he’s had before: this one is toxic, a potentially deadly condition resulting from heavy metals (or something) bleeding out of the hardware he’s installed in the middle of his chest. This is the problem Stark needs to solve in Iron Man 2, not to mention the threat from resentful Russian science whiz Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), whose father helped create the Iron Man technology. There’s an even bigger problem for the film: the need to set up a future Marvel Comics movie universe in which a variety of veteran characters will join forces, a requirement that slows down whatever through-line the movie can generate (although fanboys will have a good time digging the clues laid out here). Actually, the main plot is no great shakes: another Iron Man suit is deployed (Don Cheadle, replacing Terrence Howard from the first film, gets to climb inside), Stark continues to bicker with assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and a weaselly business rival (Sam Rockwell) tries to out-do the Iron Man suit with an army of Vanko-designed drones. Mickey Rourke is a letdown, burdened by a wobbly Russian accent and looking skeptical about the genre foolishness around him, and Scarlett Johansson has to wait until the final couple of reels to unleash some butt-kickin’ skills as the future Black Widow. That climax is sufficiently lively, and the initial half-hour, including Stark’s smirky appearance before a Senate committee and a wacky showdown at the Monaco Grand Prix, provides a strong, swift opening. But the lull between these high points is crying for more action and more Downey improv.

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Special Features

Disc 1 (Blu-ray):
Feature film with optional commentary by Jon Favreau (HD)
S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault (HD)— Extend your knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with high-level clearance into S.H.I.E.L.D.’s digital data vault. Interact with select scenes from the movie that include new layers of graphics and insider information. View case files, dossiers, S.H.I.E.L.D. training films, tech details and more.
Previsualization and Animatics (HD)
Disc 2 (Blu-ray):
Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2 (HD)
Rebuilding the Suit—An all-encompassing look at the beginning stages of this mammoth blockbuster.
A Return to Action—From Marvel Studios to the streets of Monaco, Jon Favreau takes viewers through the trials and triumphs of continuing Iron Man’s story.
Expanding the Universe—From the amazing sets of Stark Expo to Tony Stark’s home and beyond, the Marvel Universe continues to unfold into new and exciting places.
Building a Legacy—From filming to editing, scoring and visual effects, Favreau and his team face the challenges of bringing the sequel to the big screen.
Featurettes (HD):

  • Creating Stark Expo—A look at how the sets and computer-generated elements combine to create the massive set piece.Practical Meets Digital—How the “practical” props inform the “digital” work that ultimately brings our hero to life on screen.
  • Illustrated Origin: Nick Fury—A comprehensive journey into creating one of the most mysterious and influential heroes in the Marvel Universe.
  • Illustrated Origin: Black Widow—An exciting look at the new femme fatale introduced in Iron Man 2.
  • Illustrated Origin: War Machine—A look at the introduction of the character and how his friendship with Tony Stark resonates with fans.
  • Working with DJ AM—Jon Favreau remembers working with Adam Goldstein.

Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Jon Favreau (HD):

  • Alternate Opening
  • Coulson at the Senate
  • The Sub-Orbital Jet
  • Tony’s Workshop (extended)
  • Natalie Wears the Gauntlet
  • Flying Party Girl
  • Mark II Security
  • Element Rediscovered (extended)

Concept Art Gallery
Theatrical Trailers (HD)
Music Video: AC/DC “Shoot To Thrill” (HD)
Disc 3 (DVD):
Feature Film
Digital Copy

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Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.

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Deal of the Day: Resident Evil – The High-Definition Trilogy [Blu-ray]

 

Save big on Resident Evil – The High-Definition Trilogy (Resident Evil/ Resident Evil: Apocalypse/ Resident Evil: Extinction) [Blu-ray]

List Price: $59.95
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Resident Evil
image Something rotten is brewing beneath the industrial mecca known as Raccoon City. Unknown to its millions of residents, a huge underground bioengineering facility known as The Hive has accidentally unleashed the deadly and mutating T-virus, killing all of its employees. To contain the leak, the governing supercomputer, Red Queen, has sealed all entrances and exits. Now a team of highly-trained super commandos including Rain (Michelle Rodriguez – The Fast and the Furious, Girlfight), Alice (Milla Jovovich – The Fifth Element) and Matt (Eric Mabius – Cruel Intentions) must race to penetrate The Hive in order to isolate the T-virus before it overwhelms humanity. To do so, they must get past the Red Queen’s deadly defenses, face the flesh-eating undead employees, fight killer mutant dogs, and battle The Licker, a genetically mutated savage beast whose strength increases with each of its slain victims.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse
After narrowly escaping the horrors of the underground Hive facility, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is quickly thrust back into a war raging above ground between the living and the Undead. As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice joins a small band of elite soldiers, led by Valentine (Sienna Guillory, Love, Actually) and Carlos (Oded Fehr, The Mummy Returns), enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of Dr. Ashford, the creator of the mutating T-virus. It’s a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood- thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet. Written and produced by the visionary director of Resident Evil, Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien Vs. Predator) and directed by Alexander Witt, Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a superior sci-fi suspense sequel.

Resident Evil: Extinction
Milla Jovovich is back in the third chapter of the hugely successful Resident Evil franchise. This action-packed horror film is set in the Nevada desert and filled with intense special effects and more zombie terror.
Las Vegas means fun in the sun. Well? at least the sun is still there. Except for a few rusting landmarks, it looks pretty much like the rest of the desert – or the whole country, for that matter. The crowds are now flesh-eating zombies: the mass undead, the oozing, terrifying sludge of what remains. Here, the newly upgraded Alice, along with her crew (Oded Fehr, Mike Epps, Ali Larter, Ashanti) will make a final stand against evil – with one goal: to turn the undead dead again.

Resident Evil – The High-Definition Trilogy (Resident Evil/ Resident Evil: Apocalypse/ Resident Evil: Extinction) [Blu-ray]

Special Features

Resident Evil
Cast & Filmmakers’ Commentary
Visual Effects Commentary
12 Featurettes
The Making (of Resident Evil)
Scoring Resident Evil
Storyboarding Resident Evil
Costumes
Set Design
The Creature
The Elevator
The Laser
The Train
Zombie Dogs
Zombies
Alternate Ending with director Paul Anderson’s video introduction
"My Plague" by Slipknot
Easter Eggs
Camera Tests: Zombies
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Deleted & Extended Scenes
Game Plan
Running, Jumping, Fighting
Zombie Choreography
Building Racoon City
Big Guns
Smoke and Mirrors
Cast Commentary
Corporate Malfeasance
Filmmaker Commentary
Game Babes
Symphony of Evil
Writer & Producer Commentary
Resident Evil: Extinction
Under the Umbrella a Picture-In-Picture experience
Deleted Scenes
Audio Commentary with Producer/Writer Paul W.S. Anderson and Producer Jeremy Bolt 4 Featurettes
Resident Evil: Degeneration Sneak Peek
Resident Evil 5 Video Game Trailer
Devil May Cry 4 Video Game Trailer

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Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.

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Deal of the Day: Quantum Leap Complete Season 5 DVD for just $15.99

image Today’s deal is a blast from the past. Quantum Leap was a really cool show and now you can get the complete season 5 DVD for just $15.99.

He’s leaped into lives of the past, but nothing can compare time traveler Dr. Sam Beckett (Emmy nominee Scott Bakula) and his wise-cracking holographic guide, Al (Emmy nominee Dean Stockwell), for the high-stakes, groundbreaking adventures that await them in all 21 episodes of the fifth and final season of Quantum Leap! From a presidential assassin to his own great-grandfather to the King of Rock n  Roll, it s up to his final mission. Complete your Quantum collection with this extraordinary Emmy-winning season that includes such time-stopping guest stars as Brooke Shields, Jennifer Aniston, Neil Patrick Harris and many more. Available on DVD for the first time ever, it also includes images of the actual blueprints from the original sets! He s been on the adventure of many lifetimes   is it Sam’s time to finally make it home

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Scott Bakula (STAR TREK – ENTERPRISE) stars as brilliant scientist Sam Beckett who, in experimenting with time travel, loses himself in a perpetual warp that catapults him into the bodies and lives of random people throughout time. While he temporarily inhabits a person’s body, Sam also must solve a problem or mystery in that person’s life (the solving of which triggers another jump). Continually trying to find a way to his home time, Sam has the help of Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci (Dean Stockwell), who appears in hologram form, and the supercomputer Ziggy (voiced by Deborah Pratt), which provides clues for solving each episode’s mystery. This collection contains all 21 episodes from the fifth and final season of the very popular cult series. Guest stars include Jennifer Aniston, Neil Patrick Harris, and Brooke Shields.

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DVD Releases

image New DVD releases for July 31st 2010

9th Company (Action, Drama, War) Buy Now!

9th Company (Collector’s Edition) (Action, Drama, War) Buy Now!

Beatdown (Action) Buy Now!

Brothers & Sisters: The Complete Fourth Season (Drama, TV) Buy Now!

Classic Artists: Legends of the Canyon (Music) Buy Now!

FlashForward: The Complete Series (Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, TV) Buy Now!

Harry Brown (Crime, Thriller) Buy Now!

House M.D. – Season Six (Drama, Mystery, TV) Buy Now!

Marmaduke (Comedy, Family) Buy Now!

The Middle: The Complete First Season (Comedy, TV) Buy Now!

Parenthood: Season 1 (Comedy, Drama, TV) Buy Now!

Persons Unknown: Season 1 (Drama, Thriller, TV) Buy Now!

The Red Riding Trilogy (Crime, Drama) Buy Now!

Sons of Anarchy: Season Two (Drama, TV) Buy Now!

Strawberry Shortcake: Berrywood Here We Come (Animation, Family) Buy Now!

Strawberry Shortcake: The Glimmerberry Ball Movie (Animation, Family) Buy Now!

Thriller: The Complete Series (Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller) Buy Now!

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? (Full Screen) (Comedy, Drama) Buy Now!

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? (Widescreen) (Comedy, Drama) Buy Now!

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season (Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, TV) Buy Now!

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