Blu-ray, Miscellaneous

DVD Day: October 18th, 2011

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?There’s a shit-ton of new DVD and Blu-ray releases out today, but Batman: Arkham City also comes out today. Basically, all these DVD and Blu-ray releases can go fuck themselves.

? Batman: Year One

It was available online last week, but now it’s on DVD and Blu-ray. With the bonus short “Catwoman goes stripping.”

? Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides
I honestly don’t know if this is movie too mainstream to be listed on TR, but whatever. It stars Ian McShane as a pirate, so it can’t be all bad. Right? …right?

? Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3
The only Clone Wars I’ve ever seen has been season 3, and I actually enjoyed it. Not enough to watch season 4 for some reason, but I did enjoy it. I’m not trying to imply anything with this, just mentioning it.

? The Crow
The first one, with Brandon Lee, on Blu-ray… for the first time? Really? That seems unlikely, but that’s what Amazon says.

? The Goonies
On Blu-ray, but without all those pesky special features from the 25th anniversary edition.

? The Captains
William Shatner interviews the various actors who have played captain on Star Trek about how William Shatner influenced them, primarily.

? Zombie
A.k.a. Zombi 2, Lucio Fulci’s awesome sequel to the original Dawn of the Dead, on a special edition 2-disc Blu-ray. This is the movie where a zombie fights a shark underwater. It’s worth owning.

? Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 40th Anniversary Edition

? V: The Complete Second Season

? ThunderCats: Season One Book 1
Two discs, eight episodes, no extras, $15. I’ll wait for the complete season set.

? Captain America I and II
The incredibly shitty TV movies from the ’70s starring Reb Brown (a.k.a. Blast Hardcheese) from Space Mutiny.

? Hellraiser: Revelations
A.k.a. Douchraiser. Check out this trailer here if you don’t believe me.

? The Howling Reborn
This isn’t really a new Howling film as it is an incredibly Twilight ripoff using the Howling brand name. Much like Douchraiser: Revelations you can also see a maddeningly awful Howling Reborn clip here. If you hate yourself.

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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.