I found that one of the hardest things about being a geek is Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tuesdays brings us the latest Dvd/Blu Ray releases and Wednesdays is comic book day!
I decided to gather up some of the new releases for your entertainment and spending pleasures.
Description: Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the ex-CIA operative who stopped at nothing to rescue his daughter from sadistic kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge, it is Bryan and his wife who find themselves “taken” hostage in Istanbul. To survive, Bryan must enlist the help of an unlikely ally and use his brutally efficient skills to take out his heavily-armed foes one by one.
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Description: An ordinary British couple vacationing in Switzerland suddenly find themselves embroiled in a case of international intrigue when their daughter is kidnapped by spies plotting a political assassination. This fleet and gripping early thriller from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was the first film the director made after signing to the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation. Besides affirming Hitchcock’s brilliance, it gave the brilliant Peter Lorre his first English-speaking role, as a slithery villain. With its tension and gallows humor, it’s pure Hitchcock, and it set the tone for films like The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes.
New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
New audio commentary featuring film historian Philip Kemp
New interview with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
The Illustrated Hitchcock, an extensive interview with director Alfred Hitchcock from 1972, conducted by journalist Pia Lindstrom and film historian William Everson
Audio excerpts from filmmaker François Truffaut’s legendary 1962 interviews with Hitchcock
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme
Description: Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a Dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
– Audio Commentary with director Ole Bornedal
– Audio Commentary with writers Juliet Snowden and Stiles White
– “The Real History of the Dibbuk Box” Featurette
– Theatrical Trailer
Jackson 5ive: The Complete Animated Series
Description: For the FIRST-TIME EVER this complete animated series, that includes 23 FULL-LENGTH EPISODES and 46 ORIGINAL JACKSON 5IVE SONGS, is available to fans everywhere! With 2 complete songs in each episode you can join JACKIE, TITO, JERMAINE, MARLON and MICHAEL on tour, laughing at their crazy adventures and singing your heart out along the way GROOVY!
Description: THE MOST FRIGHTENING MONSTERS ARE ALL AROUND US! Bret Harrison (“Grounded for Life”) stars as a frustrated teen who dreams of escaping his miserable life in a small Alabama town for a special effects make-up job in Hollywood, creating grisly monsters. His dream may even be in reach when he’s hired to design the community’s annual Halloween spook house and falls in love with a local girl (Laura Prepon, “That ’70s Show”). But there are real monsters in his way, including an abusive stepfather (Kevin Gage, Heat) who terrorizes his mother (Ashley Laurence, Hellraiser), a fanatical religious group who attack his work, and his girlfriend’s own shocking secret that may destroy their happiness together. Based on the inspiring true story of writer/director Robert Hall, award winning special effects makeup designer whose work includes “Teen Wolf,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” and Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2.
Never-Before-Released Extended Cut
Audio Commentaries with the Writer/Director and Cast
Deleted Scenes, and more!
Dark Tower: The Gunslinger: The Man in Black
Book Description: The exciting final chapter in the Dark Tower: Gunslinger saga is here! Roland continues his journey towards the Dark Tower in his search for the Man in Black – but when young Jake faces peril in the tunnels, will Roland be able to save him? As the Man in Black’s treacheries thicken, Roland and Jake must stave off an attack by vicious, cave-dwelling mutants … little knowing that an even more sinister evil awaits them further inside the cave. As the end of their quest nears, Roland prepares to meet his destiny… but is he ready for it? Can he do what it takes to find the Dark Tower? Even if it means sacrificing young Jake? Don’t miss this captivating adaptation of Stephen King’s celebrated novel, as Roland finally learns the Man in Black’s identity!
Wonder Woman, Vol 2: Guts
Book Description: Wonder Woman goes to hell! After playing Posidon, Hades, and Hera against each other, Hades strikes back by kidnapping Zola and trapping her in the Underworld. It’s up to Wonder Woman–with a little help from the God of Love and the God of Smiths–to break Zola out. But what is Hades’ real game, and once you get into the land of the dead, how exactly do you get out?
Zombie Vs Cheerleaders Volume #2
Description: This volume collects five wicked issues of the titillating, merriment-loaded series, Zombies vs Cheerleaders, including every rockin’ cover! Reprinting issues #4-7 of ZvC, as well as the Hack/Slash Meets Zombies vs Cheerleaders one-shot!
Absolute Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn
Description: DC Comics Absolute Editions set the standard for the highest quality, most in-depth presentation of classic graphic novels. Each oversized volume is presented in a slipcase and includes unique additional material making each Absolute Edition a cornerstone of any serious comic collection. Set in the wake of Bruce Wayne’s passing, a new Dynamic Duo, made up of Dick Grayson and Batman’s son Damian, hits the streets to investigate Bruce’s mysterious death. Absolute Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn features the Eisner Award-winning team of Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly(ALL STAR SUPERMAN), as well as the brilliant artwork of Frazier Irving, Phillip Tan and Cameron Stewart.
This Absolute volume collects Batman & Robin issues #1-16, Bruce Wayne The Return #1 as well as character sketches, a cover gallery and artist and writer commentary.
Weird Horrors & Daring Adventures (Vol. 1)
Description: Joe Kubert sealed his reputation as one of the greatest American comic-book cartoonists of all time with the four-color adventures of Sgt. Rock of Easy Company, Enemy Ace, and Tarzan, all done for DC Comics during the 1960s and 1970s (themselves already the subject of archival editions)… but he had been working in comics since the 1940s. In fact, young Kubert produced an exciting, significant body of work as a freelance artist for a variety of comic book publishers in the postwar era, in a glorious variety of non-super hero genres: horror, crime, science fiction, western, romance, humor, and more. For the first time, 33 of the best of these stories have been collected in one full-color volume, with a special emphasis on horror and crime. The Kubert work in this book is that of a burgeoning talent attacking the work with tremendous panache, and in the process, developing a style that became one of the most distinctive in the medium. Since these stories were written and drawn in the pre-Comics Code era, they are more thrilling, violent and sexy (by contemporary standards) than much of his later, Code-constrained work. And just the titles of the comic books from which these stories are taken are wonderfully evocative of a bygone era of four-color fun: Cowpuncher, Abbott and Costello Comics, Three Stooges, Eerie, Planet Comics, Meet Miss Pepper, Strange Terrors, Green Hornet Comics, Whack, Jesse James, Out of This World, Crime Does Not Pay, Weird Thrillers, Police Lineup, and Hollywood Confessions. As with Fantagraphics’ acclaimed Steve Ditko and Bill Everett Archives series, Weird Horrors and Daring Adventures boasts state-of-the-art restoration and retouching, and historical notes by the book’s editor Bill Schelly, author of the Art of Joe Kubert art book and Man of Rock Kubert biography. 240
Animal Man, Vol. 2: Animal vs. Man
Description: Ever since he discovered his daughter’s connection to the Red–the strange source of his powers and the mystical connective tissue between all life on the planet–Buddy Baker and his family have been on the run. But when Buddy goes missing, his family receives assistance from John Constantine and the Justice League Dark. Plus, learn the history between The Red, the Green, and
The Stand: Vol 5: No Man’s Land
Description: Signs of life are returning to Boulder. Power generators are humming, and the lights are coming back on. People are taking to the city’s green spaces, smiles on their faces and hope in their hearts. Those who chose to follow Mother Abagail have made a new home tucked inside the Rocky Mountains. But Larry Underwood and Fran Goldsmith don’t feel so optimistic. A dark vibration is shaking Boulder’s foundation, Harold Lauder’s secrets have come out into the open, and Nadine Goldsmith begins to display ever more bizarre behavior. Is this the influence of the Dark Man of their dreams? The pull of Randall Flagg will prove irresistible as Harold and Nadine begin their trip west. But when they make their move, will they leave Boulder a smoldering ruin behind them? Marvel’s adaptation of celebrated author Stephen King’s popular apocalyptic novel continues!
Vampirella Volume 3: Throne of Skulls
Description: WELCOME TO THE END OF DAYS! A mysterious hijacking – by an undetectable force which leaves only death in its wake – lures Vampirella to Russia, and deeper into a deadly conspiracy where nothing is what it seems. At the request of Vampirella’s allies – the Vatican’s paranormal covert strike force, Cestus Dei – the blood-drinking scourge of the supernatural travels to Russia, on the hunt for a terrifying killer with a gift for murder. But there’s more at play than a simple search-and-destroy mission. Complicating matters is the return of the King of the Vampires, Dracula – more powerful than ever before, and determined to consecrate an unholy pact with ancient, unknowable forces that even the lords of Chaos and Order wisely fear. War is on the horizon, and only one who has worn the Crown of Worms can sit upon a Throne of Skulls. Old foes are reborn, alliances are broken, and nothing in Vampirella’s world will ever be the same! Collecting issues #12-20 of the popular ongoing Vampirella series, with a complete cover gallery.
Description: A mysterious traveler gets off the train in a small village surrounded by a thick, sinister forest. He is searching for Delphine, who vanished with only a scrawled-out address on a scrap of paper as a trace. In his newest chiller, Richard Sala takes the tale of Snow White and stands it on its head, retelling it from Prince Charming’s perspective (the unnamed traveler) in a contemporary setting. This twisted tale includes all the elements of terror from the original fairy tale, with none of the insipid saccharine coating of the Disney animated adaptation. Yes, there will be blood. Originally serialized as part of the acclaimed international “Ignatz” series, Delphine is executed in a rich and ominous duotone that shows off Sala’s virtuosity just as much as last year’s full-color post-apocalyptic horror fantasy The Hidden did — punctuated with stunning full-color chapter breaks. Yes