Anime, Blu-ray, TV

DVD Day: May 25th, 2010



?? True Blood Season 2
This show is just Twilight but with fucking, right? It’s got neutered vampires and goofy werewolves and a lot of full-frontal nudity — I’m saying that’s not better than Twilight, but it’s still basically Twilight, isn’t it?

? Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
On Blu-ray. For the record, I hate Dr. Horrible. I mean, I like the songs, I like the actors, I like the first two acts, but the end just ruins it for me. Put that in your “Rob sucks Whedon’s dick” pipe and smoke it.

? Mystery Team
A spoof of Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew mysteries starring Don Glover, Troy from Community. God knows how it is, but Don Glover is hilarious enough that I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt.

? Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Part 1
I’m curious — does this start where the the original manga and anime series split, or does it start at the very beginning? If the latter, what point should I start at to avoid seeing shit I already saw in the first series? Help me out, anime fans.

? City of the Living Dead
One of Lucio Fulci’s beautiful, gory and incomprehensible zombie flicks. Definitely worth checking out for fans of the undead.

? The Guild Season 3
I still haven’t watched The Guild, but I know that Felicia Day films some of it in her house, and having a film crew over for several days, messing shit up, leaving the bathroom a mess, forgetting to use coasters, drives her crazy. As a fellow clean freak, I respect that craziness a lot.

? Digimon Date Squad Collection 2
I know three of you are incredibly excited about this release. Go nuts, kids. You earned it.

? Supersonic Man/War of the Robots
Two horrible ’70s flicks — at least one from Mexico — in one package. I can’t even begin to imagine how horrible they must be.

? Merlin and the Book of Beasts
A clearly embarrassed James Callis mutters his way incoherently through a Syfy adventrue starring King Arthur’s sassy daughter, an evil sorcerer, and a bunch of poorly animated CG monsters.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.