Hey Disc Head: New On DVD and Blu Ray January 19th, 2010

Lots of comedy this week with great stand up, a new comedy from Ricky Gervais, and an action movie where gamers are directly controlling prisoners in a battle with their lives in a simulated video game. People controlling other people as avatars in a completely different realm? No wonder it bombed in the box office.


Releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray

Gamer is the type of movie where, had it been made in the 80s, would feature Arnold Schwarzenegger and some nameless hot girl with a few good one liners and some good action (and in fact it kinda was made, as The Running Man). Sadly movies this day and age tend to be overly dramatic, serious, and not much fun. Gerard Butler stars as a prisoner who’s in a world controlled by Gamers, using their bodies as avatars in a real life and death game. It’s action packed and not quite as over the top as it should have been, but you pretty much know the kind of movie you’re getting with the trailer, so why complain?

Watch the Trailer

Artie Lange: Jack and Coke

Releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray

Artie Lange (of Howard Stern fame) hasn’t really been doing all that well lately, to say the least. Relive the golden moments with Artie Lange: Jack and Coke, a stand up special that shows what a good comedian Artie could be, and will hopefully be in the future. Unfortunately the age of this special shows with some of the more topical jokes sounding a bit old, but at least there are a pile of exclusives to enjoy. There are no Blu-Ray exclusives, so if you can find the DVD cheaper than go for it, unless you can only have your Lange served up in high definition.

Watch the DVD Clip

The Invention of Lying

Releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray

Ricky Gervais stars as Mark in this alternate reality where lies don’t exists, and Mark stumbles upon it more or less by accident. In a world where every word is assumed to be the absolute truth, Mark easily lies his way to fame and fortune. The plot unfolds as Mark lies his way to bed with the ladies as they believe his every word, and soon a whole mess of trouble lands right on Mark’s lap. Well, not necessarily because of the sleeping part, though I’m sure that didn’t help. Be sure to check out the extras with Gervais as the guy is funny (or one would argue, funnier) off camera just as much as he is on it.

Watch the Trailer

Aziz Ansari’s Intimate Moments For A Sensual Evening

Releasing on DVD

Aziz Ansari has had quite a bit of a career mini-explosion as part of the Human Giant troupe, a funny part in Funny People and other movies, as well as a hilarious supporting role in Parks and Recreation on NBC. Now you can watch his stand up in Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening, which aired on Comedy Central this month. How big is this for Aziz? “It’s bigger than the time I filled up my Quiznos Q Rewards Card, but smaller than the time I filled up four Quiznos Q Rewards Cards,” he told EW Magazine. Sounds like delicious entertainment, har har.

Watch Aziz on Letterman

The Bourne Trilogy

Re-release on dual Blu-Ray/DVD disc

Yes, this has been released before already on Blu-Ray and DVD, so what gives? Well, Universal is experimenting with a new Blu-ray tech that people either love or hate: flipper discs. One side is the Blu-Ray edition, and just flip that disc over for the DVD edition of the film. Great to have if you like sharing your movies with friends, I suppose, and brings the current format to get your movies on up to five (DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital Copy, downloadable distribution and now flipper discs.) I’m glad the format wars are all behind us, eh?

See The Trailer Here

Also new this week for your discretionary income blowing pleasure . . .

According to Greta
Ace Frehley: Behind The Play
Across the Hall
Among Dead Men
Anita O’Day: Live in ’63 & ’70
Art Blackey: Live in ’65
Art Farmer: Live in ’64
Bakugan Volume 6: Time For Battle
Bamboo Blade Part 2
Barack Obama: Overcoming Barriers
Bikini Frankenstein
Black History Collection: Soul of the Church
Black History: Retrospective
Bleach Volume 24
Blood Creek
The Butch Factor
Case Closed Movie 5: Countdown To Heaven
Champion Road
Cinco Rostros De Mujer / Dos Caras Tiene El Destin
Cliff Richard & The Shadows: Final Reunion
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion 2, Part 3
Coleman Hawkins: Live in ’62 & ’64
Come Dance at My Wedding
Cranford: Return to Cranford
Cranford: The Collection
Dallas: Complete Seasons 1-12
Dallas: The Complete Twelfth Season
Damages: The Complete Second Season
Dead at the Box Office
Death in Love
Defying Gravity: The Complete First Season
Dorf: Super Fan Collection
Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas
Durham County: Season One
DVD Guitar Techniques
Dynamic Music: In The Mix
Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman In The ’70s
El Asesino Enmascarado / El Charro De Las Calavera
El Castillo De Los Monstruos / Conquistador De La
Elvin Jones: Jazz Machine
Erroll Garner: Live in ’63 & ’64
Fela Kuti: Music Is The Weapon
Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series
Freeman: How To Escape The System
The Game: The Second Season
Genshiken 2: Anta Baka
Girlfriends: The Complete Series
Girlfriends: The Final Season
Glass Mask Collection 2
God Send Me a Man
Grapes on a Vine
Great Fiddle Lessons
Hands on Bass
Hands on Drums
Hands on Guitar
Hands on Keyboard
Holla If You Hear Me Kill You
Hymns for Guitar
In the Dog House: Season 1
Instant Star: Season Three
The Invention of Lying
Jazz Icons 4
Jens Kruger: Banjo Method for Beginners
Jethro Tull: Classic Artists
Jimmy Smith: Live in ’69
Jonathan Creek: Season 4
The Keeper
La Scala: A Documentary of Performances
Law & Order: The Seventh Year
Leads & Riffs: Creative Concepts for Metal
Learn To Hip Hop Collection
Let’s Talk Geography: 55 Geographical Terms
Linebarrels of Iron
Little & Big Monsters
Little Cars
Love Is The Best Medicine
Macho Men & The Women That Love Them
The Maltese Murder Mystery
Martial Arts Essentials Volume 6: Drunken Masters
Marvel & Friends: Staying Clean & Healthy
Metalmania 2008
The Mob: From Hollywood to Vegas
Money: A System Failure
Must See Places of the World: America’s National
Must See Places of the World: Mystic Lands
My Destiny
Nature: Cloud Challenge of the Stallions
Nazi Hunters: The Real Story
New Detectives: Criminal Tracking
New Detectives: Science of Death
New Detectives: Search for Clues
New Tricks: Season 2
No Greater Love
No Impact Man
Nunsploitation Collection
Once Upon a Time in Rio
One Piece Season 2: Fifth Voyage
Reach Out to Horses: Spook Busting Secrets
Rin Daughter of Mnemosyne: The Complete Series
Rock N Learn: Phonics & Reading
Rock N Learn: Preschool
Scooby’s All-Star Laff-a-Lympics: Vol. 1
Smokin’ Aces 2-Movie Collection
Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball
Special A Collection 2
Speed Dating
Sultanes Del Sur
Thirtysomething: Season Two
Tony Macalpine: Shred Guitar
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle: The Complete Series
Twilight Vamps
UFC 104-105
Un Callejon Sin Salida / Campeon Del Barrio
Veggie Tales: Silly Little Thing Called Love
Waking the Dead: Season 4
Weeds: Season Five
Whitney Houston: Deluxe Anniversary Edition
Woodstock Diary 1969
Woody Herman: Live in ’64

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