Blu-ray

DVD Day: June 29th, 2010

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?? Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition
On
Blu-ray. Again. Oh, did you buy one of the shockingly shitty-looking,
extras-free, previously released Predator Blu-rays? Well, then
you might want to purchase this, which actually has a decent transfer
and most if not all of the DVD special features, as well as a few
others. So really, this is Predator: The Version We Should Have
Released Originally If We Weren’t Horribly Cheap Bastards
.

? Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
I’ve not seen this, not do I have any intention to. But someone please tell me that “Percy” is short for “Pericles” or something. I just can’t handle a kids adventure series where the hero is named “Percy.”

? Hot Tub Time Machine
What? It has time travel. Shut up.

? Eureka: Season 3.5
I’m not going to pretend I have anything to say about this.

? Warehouse 13: Season One
See “Eureka Season 3.5.” Although is this really the first time this has come out on DVD? Hmm.

? The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
This show freaked me out as a kid, because I didn’t undertsnad cartoons could have endings. Even in theory. I mean, Scooby-Doo had to catch 13 ghosts — a very finite number, so he’d still be done one day. That realization rocked my world… was was rocked again when only 11 ghosts showed up during the show’s 13-episode run. Did Scooby leave two ghosts running free? Where is my closure? I WAS PROMISED 13 GHOSTS, HANNA-BARBERA.

? Red Vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles
The first five seasons of RvB, which means 100 episodes, six DVDs, and 550 minutes. Still, $45 seems a lot to pay to watch someone else play Halo. 

? Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf
I don’t know anything about this Japanese flick other than there’s a quote on the cover that reads “You got your TARANTINO in my KUROSAWA!” This alone makes me wish ill for everyone involved in this movie’s production.

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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 io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.