Top Shelf Tuesday - December 15

December 13, 2009

Tuesday is almost here, and you know what that means--it's time to start thinking about the latest hot releases. Luckily for you, we present the dopest batch so you don’t waste your hard-earned cash.

Source: The Weinstein Company/A Band Apart


What is possibly the best film to come out of the mind of Quentin Tarantino in a decade, Inglourious Basterds is now here in all its glory in DVD and Blu-ray. If you have ever claimed to be a person who cares about film then you’re going to need to have this one in your collection. It doesn’t hurt that you’re going to get lots of extra features: a roundtable discussion with Tarantino, The Making of Nation’s Pride, extended and alternate scenes, and much, much more. This is a great investment for any film lover.

There’s no reason you can’t have a Hangover every single day, and by that, of course, we mean the good kind of hangover: the kind that involves Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, and Bradley Cooper. If you thought it was the funniest movie you saw this year, you can now own it and watch it to your heart’s content, ‘cause it’s out on DVD and Blu-ray. Not only will you be able to see the unrated version, but you’ll also get lots of extra features: the featurettes Map of Destruction, Action Mash-Up, Three Best Friends Song, a gag reel, and more. Need to stuff a comedy-lover's stocking? Problem solved. 



Source: Sony Online Entertainment

It's been a decade since its launch and yet SOE's longest-running MMO, Everquest, continues to grow now that its 16th expansion is all set for release. Everquest: Underfoot takes you on a journey through new exciting worlds, challenging dungeons, inventive creatures, and thrilling monsters. As an added bonus, Underfoot offers to those who purchase it access to all the prior expansion areas and content throughout the series!

If you're tired of all the sophistication and nuance in modern first-person shooters, you may want to take a trip back to simpler times with Serious Sam HD. No cover system, no elaborate story, and no characters to care about. What it does have is testosterone to spare and plenty of cheesy action movie one-liners delivered by our meathead hero, Duke Nukem-style. All you do is run around blowing the crap out of everything in sight, an activity that remains entertaining some 15 years after we first blasted our way through Doom's corridors.



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Fall Be Kind is the new critically-acclaimed EP by Baltimore groundbreakers Animal Collective. Recorded by Ben Allen at Sweet Tea in Oxford, Mississippi in February of 2008, and at Mission Sound in Brooklyn, Fall Be Kind includes recent live favorites "Graze" and "What Would I Want? Sky." "What Would I Want? Sky” is already a bona fide classic and the rest of the record seems to be no different. You need to buy this right now.

The Fame Monster Limited Deluxe Edition is the second studio LP by Lady Gaga and is filled with exclusive goodies that should have her obsessed followers wanting all things Gaga. The super-deluxe art book version includes both albums, fanzines, 3-D glasses, paper dolls, a puzzle, pictorials, a lock of Lady Gaga's hair, and other surprises. The Fame Monster deals with the darker side of fame, as experienced by Gaga over the course of 2008–2009. The package also provides an assortment of products from Gaga's production collaborative Haus of Gaga. Gaga overload!

Did we miss anything? Leave your recommendations in the comments.