Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me Tuesday: From The Walking Dead: Season One to Jackass 3

Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me Tuesday: From The Walking Dead: Season One to Jackass 3

Mar 08, 2011

This week: Zombies rule, Johnny Knoxville and his fellow jackasses return, Russell Crowe orchestrates a jailbreak and four jihadists make unlikely comedians.

The Walking Dead: Season One: The best new show on TV has…zombies? It's hard to believe, but AMC's hit show about a group of people struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse in and around Atlanta, Georgia is a class-act visceral drama directed by The Shawshank Redemption's Frank Darabont. (Read the full review with extras info in Disc-y Business tomorrow.)

Jackass 3: The entire Jackass crew—including Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy and Jason “Wee Man” Acuna—returns for this third big-screen round of gross gags, outrageous pranks and dangerous stunts. This unapologetic celebration of arrested development is not for those with queasy stomachs, but the rest of you know to expect flying excrement and lots of belly laughs at others' expense. Best extras: Both the DVD and the DVD packaged with the Blu-ray contain an anaglyph 3D version of the film with glasses as well as an MTV making-of special, 11 deleted scenes and 29 outtakes. Blu-ray Bob's Verdict: Rent Me

The Next Three Days: John (Russell Crowe) and Lara (Elizabeth Banks) are happily married, have good jobs and one beautiful boy. Their idyllic life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is shattered when Lara is accused, tried and convicted of killing her boss and begins serving a life term in jail. John believes his wife is innocent, and when she tries to commit suicide in prison he reaches his breaking point and puts together a plan to spring her from the maximum-security prison. What follows is a thrilling race over the bridges and twisting roads of Pittsburgh as John tries to get his wife out of the city before the police seal it off. Meanwhile, carefully shot flashback scenes make the audience keep guessing if Lara really did it or not. Best extras: Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain a making-of featurette, "True Escapes for Love," deleted and extended scenes, cast moments and the full-length Bump Key video. Blu-ray Bob's Verdict: Rent Me

Four Lions: You wouldn't think terrorism would be fertile ground for comedy, but this unusual film by director Christopher Morris breaks all the rules. Four Lions tells the story of bumbling British jihadists who dream of glory by blowing themselves to bits in crowded urban areas. Their conflicting ideologies (one actually wants to blow up a mosque to anger Muslims into action) highlight their idiocy. They don ridiculous mascot outfits strapped with bombs and try to punch their ticket to heaven during a parade, but you'll explode in laughter because the only ones really in danger are the morons with the misguided cause. Best extras: Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain cast and crew interviews, deleted scenes, background material and behind-the-scenes footage. Blu-ray Bob's Verdict: Rent Me

Also New This Week: Morning Glory, Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. XX, Inside Job, The Man From Nowhere and Every Day

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