Tuesday means that film expert Chris Gore stops by the Attack of the Show studio with his three picks of new DVD releases that you should (or shouldn't) pick up at your local video store. But what about the thousands of other new DVDs set loose in the crazy home video world on the same day?
Don't worry, because the Attack of the Blog has you covered. Here are our three DVD picks that you should consider the next time you check your Netflix queue.
Mr. Belvedere: Season 3: How can you not love the adorably sarcastic and snobby "manny" who makes holding a silver tea tray the coolest thing ever? Now you can watch Mr. Belvedere return to his crazy shenanigans in the Owens household with this complete third season of whatever he does. What's the life lesson learned in this 90's sitcom? British accents rule.
Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Very First Alvin Show: Aaaalvin!!! Little known fact: before Alvin was a CG animated animal who drove Jason Lee up the wall, and even before (as I remember) the trio traveled the world in the 1980's cartoon series, Alvin, Simon and Theodoer were a singing sensation on The Alvin Show from 1961. Yeah, thanks for the history lesson. Now you can relive the good old days with this very special DVD release. Wake me up when it's over.
Dog The Bounty Hunter: To Seize and Protect: When he's not spewing derogatory remarks about African Americans, Dog the Bounty Hunter is doing what only a real-life Boba Fett could do: capturing fugitives on the run without losing a strand of his beautiful, beaded, golden mane. It looks like the fifth season of the A&E show has earned a little makeover for its DVD release, so I highly suggest you pick this up on your next trip to Walmart.
So there you have it. You can listen to what Chris Gore has to offer for today's new DVD offerings or just follow our lead on the blog!
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Yesterday, Chris Gore reviewed Green Lantern: First Flight on DVDuesday and all of the nerds in the office waited with bated breath for his verdict (especially because of the upcoming Green Lantern movie and current Blackest Night story line making waves in the comic book). It was as if the film was setting the bar for all animated direct-to-DVD adaptions to follow. Quite the contrary. It's just the most recent in a long line of incredible comic book themed, animated DVDs. Here is a list of the top five such films currently available on DVD and Blu-ray.
Justice League: The New Frontier - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and now the Green Lantern have all starred in their own animated films, but this is the only film that brings them, and a legion of D.C. Comics heroes, together in one place. There are more heroes featured in it than were probably ever featured in the animated Justice League series and yet, the film still manages to give each character their due, especially the big leaguers, and tell a cohesive, compelling story in seventy five minutes. Plus, the 50s, retro art style is damn beautiful.
Todd McFarlane's Spawn: Animated Collection - Thankfully, when Todd McFarlane decided to bring his comic book icon to the small screen he chose to do it on HBO, which totally allowed him the freedom to include blood, nudity and lots of violence. Appropriately dark, the series refused to pull any punches, making it exactly what an animated adaptation of an adult book about selling one's soul to the devil should be, awesome. The DVD collection of the series is somehow even more awesome.
Hulk Vs. - This DVD contains two entirely different short films, one focussing on Hulk's first encounter with Wolverine in the wilds of Canada and the other on an epic battle between the Hulk and the thunder god, Thor in Asgard. Amazingly, the movies feature appearances by a large number of staple characters such as Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, Omega Red, Deadpool, Loki and Baulder. The animation is crisp, the voice acting is top notch and you can't beat getting two movies for the price of one.
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