Nick’s Picks – May 28

DVD Reviews

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GENERATION IRON – Anchor Bay

Generation Iron

Not since the classic PUMPING IRON has a film captured all the passion, pain and power behind the world of competitive bodybuilding. Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke narrates the illuminating and gorgeous documentary about seven rivals Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Branch Warren, Dennis Wolf, Victor Martinez, Ben Pakulski, Hidetada Yamagishi and Roelly Winklaar as they battle for the title of Mr. Olympia. But beyond the gym, the stage, and the misconceptions about the sport, how far will each of them go to achieve the ultimate in extreme physical perfection? Experience this fascinating true story of discipline, defeat, redemption and triumph, featuring special appearances by Michael Jai White, Lou Ferrigno and many others!

EASTERN BANDITS – WellGo USA

Eastern Bandits

is the heroic story of rebels with a fortune to gain, and everything to lose. Leader Fang Youwang, with his compatriots Kuei, San Pao, and Lady Dagger – lead a posse of roving bandits that are fearless, enterprising, and loyal to the death. Their baby-faced masks make them terrifying; their underground lair untraceable. And now, they’re plotting a double-scam – a heroic rescue and a kidnapping mission – that will make them legends…if anyone gets out alive.

THE UNIVERSE: Season 7 – Lionsgate

Introducing absolutely everything. The beginning of history starts here. There are 50 billion galaxies in the universe. 95% is still uncharted. This series examines the mysteries of everything, from black holes to how our sun functions. Is our planet as insignificant to the cosmos as a drop of water is to the ocean? This series will investigate the uncharted frontiers of space and explore the possible existence of life-supporting worlds beyond our own.

3 DAYS TO KILL – Fox

Kevin Costner and Hailee Steinfeld star as a father and daughter star in what is sure to be a sure fire hit amongst film fans! Costner stars as a dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Steinfeld) in any way that he can. Knowing his life is sure to end without taking chances, he accepts an offer for an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment. Very compelling film and is sure to keep your interest throughout due to the chemistry of the cast, at a minimum.

DORA & BOOTS: Best Friends Forever – Nickelodeon

Dora and Boots… never explore without each other! Join 8 of their greatest adventures all about their fantastic friendship! Come along to a magical rainforest amusement park! Help them get together for Best Friends Day! See how they first met! Help Dora take Boots on a special day planned just for him. Plus more, all in this fantastic collection of best friend adventures!

ENDLESS LOVE – Universal

When beautiful Jade (Gabriella Wilde) meets charismatic David (Alex Pettyfer), her sheltered world of privilege is turned upside down as the pair’s instant desire sparks a reckless summer love affair. While Jade leaves behind her inhibitions and innocence as she falls for David, he works to prove himself worthy of her love. But when David’s mysterious past and Jade’s overprotective father threaten to tear them apart, their romance will be put to the ultimate test.

CIMARRON STRIP: Complete Series – E1 Entertainment

The year is 1888. The Cimarron Strip, the border region between Kansas and Indian Territory, is a land of infinite promise and everpresent danger. Patrolling this vast, rugged frontier is Marshal Jim Crown (Stuart Whitman), the one and only man responsible for maintaining justice and enforcing the peace among cattlemen, settlers, outlaws, Indians and the U.S. Army.

GREATEST WRESTLING FACTIONS – WWF

For decades, Superstars have sought allies and banded together for strength in numbers. From the Four Horsemen to the n.W.o, DK, The Nexus, The Shield, and everyone in between, factions are as woven into the fabric of sports-entertainment as the rules they tend to ignore. Now, WWE celebrates the biggest, baddest and coolest factions in history. From those who influenced generations of Superstars to those who just ran roughshod over the competition, this 3-disc DVD/2-disc Blu-ray presents a brief history of the top factions from all eras and collects several of the greatest matches and moments that made each one a household name. Also featuring The Fabulous Freebirds, The Nation of Domination, Evolution, The Heenan Family, Straight Edge Society and much more!

CAMP BLOOD FIRST SLAUGHTER – MVD

The infamous Camp Blood is open for business! A college assignment sends a group of young students deep into the woods, and deeper into terror. One by one, a masked killer begins to murder them in gruesome fashion. They say the 3rd time is the charm, and Camp Blood 3 has thrice the slice! Stay out of the woods unless you want to be the next victim of the Camp Blood killer.

THE KENNEDYS: Triumph and Tragedy – PBS

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this premium colllection, comprised of two feature-length DVDs and a printed set of rare replica memorabilia with accompanying booklet, pays tribute to one of America’s greatest presidents.

THE COLOR OF LIES – Cohen Media

In one of his finest late career films, Claude Chabrol once again uses a murder mystery to expose the underlying tensions and deceptions of a close knit community. When a childs violated body is found in the woods of a Breton fishing village, suspicion falls on an unsuccessful painter whose wife is tempted by the advances of a conceited TV personality.

HITLER & THE NAZIS – Cinedigm

In 1919, a corporal in the German Army was sent home after the end of World War One. He found his country in economic and social ruins, its heritage and pride irreparably damaged by the Western allies of France, Britain, and the United States. It was a time ripe for change. And Adollf Hitler vowed not only to restore his country to its rightful glory, but to someday, personally, exact excruciating revenge upon its enemies. First in politics, and then with his unbeatable Wehrmacht, Hitler and the Nazis would not only achieve this goal, but come close to taking over the entire world. They left behind a wake of terror and destruction still felt to this day, and left an indelible mark on modern history as one of the most evil regimes of modern times. From the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 to the hanging docks at Nuremburg in 1947, this uncompromising documentary follows Adolf Hitler s cunning and ruthless quest to take over Germany, his brainwashing of Germany s young people, his insane dreams of Jewish genocide, his creation of one of the world s most feared military forces, and his pursuit of global domination. Including interviews by eye-witnesses of the takeover of France, the invasion at Normandy, the death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the military failure at Stalingrad, and the fall of Berlin, Hitler & The Nazis is the true story of the rise and fall of a hate-fueled and manipulative madman, and those who faithfully followed him.

STALINGRAD – Sony

A band of determined Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to a Russian woman who has been living there. In Stalingrad, directed by Fedor Bondarchuk, the scale of the battle contrasts dramatically with the human drama of the Russian soldiers, the few remaining civilians and their invaders into Stalingrad.

TAPPED OUT – Lionsgate

A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.

YU-GI-OH: Season 5 – Cinedigm

After four seasons of searching for answers, Yugi finally uncovers the secrets of his ancient past! Through the magic of the three Egyptian God Cards, Yugi and his friends are suddenly transported 5,000 years back in time! Now they must battle the ultimate evil force to save the world from devastation, for if the past is destroyed…so is the future!

NON STOP – Universal

Global action star Liam Neeson stars in this action thriller played out at 40,000 feet in the air. During a transatlantic flight, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless $150 million is transferred into an off-shore account. With the lives of hundreds of passengers hanging in the balance, Marks must use every nuance of his training to uncover the killer traveling on the aircraft.

DOCTOR WHO: An Adventure in Space & Time – BBC

Travel back in time to witness the dramatic birth of Doctor Who. Actor William Hartnell (David Bradley) felt trapped by a succession of tough-guy roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert (Jessica Raine) was frustrated by the TV industry’s glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday afternoon drama, time travel and monsters! Allied with a brilliant creative team, they went on to introduce the world to the longest running science fiction series ever, currently in its 50th year and counting. Also includes the very first Doctor Who adventure, An Unearthly Child.

SUITS: Season 3 – Universal

Power is shifting and lines are crossed in the gripping third season of Suits. Following the firm’s merger with a prestigious British business, loyalties are tested between high-powered counsel Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), legal prodigy Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams, TV’s “Lost”), and their boss, managing partner Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres). With Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle, and Sarah Rafferty, watch all 16 episodes of the smart series that is juicier than the law should allow.

WAREHOUSE 13: Season 5 – Universal

For Secret Service Agents Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering, what began with an assignment to the middle of nowhere actually led them to a world of endless wonder. And though Warehouse 13 might be closing its doors, our team is going out with a bang! Paracelsus seizing control of the Warehouse, the team getting trapped in a telenovela, and a renaissance faire run amok are only the beginning, as the Warehouse crew tackles earth-shattering missions with supernatural artifacts, wild paranormal activity, and history-changing time travel. But whatever the future holds for the team, one thing is certain: they’ll always be family. Join Warehouse 13 for one last adventure in the fifth and final season of this remarkable series.

COVERT AFFAIRS: Season 4 – Universal

Danger, scandal and smoking guns are no match for resourceful CIA operative Annie Walker (Piper Perabo), who proves herself as astute as ever in season four of Covert Affairs. When Annie and Auggie (Christopher Gorham), her blind lover and colleague, mix business with pleasure on a trip to Colombia, they ruffle the feathers of local CIA station chief Calder Michaels (Hill Harper), whose seemingly fleeting allegiance has major implications for the future of the Domestic Protection Division. Complicating matters, Arthur (Peter Gallagher) reveals a “covert affair” of his own, while Henry’s (Gregory Itzin) ulterior motives are brought to light. Venture across South America, Europe, and Asia with Annie in all 16 thrilling episodes, back-to-back and uninterrupted.

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