Top Shelf Tuesday - November 18

November 18, 2008

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means.  Yup, it's time to hit the stores (or and pick up some new releases.  With our handy Top Shelf Tuesday guide, you'll know exactly what's getting folks excited this week.


Wall-E, the hit animated film from Pixar about the last-robot-standing, is finally here and available in several editions. You can get Wall-E in a standard single-disc DVD collector’s edition, which includes features like a making-of featurette, widescreen, deleted scenes, audio commentary with director Andrew Stanton, and lots of others. These things and more are also available on both the two-disc Blu-ray edition and the three-disc Blu-ray collector’s edition. There’s enough stuff on all these discs to get a Pixar junkie his or her fix for a nice long time.

Ben Stiller’s summer comedy Tropic Thunder rocked audiences in August, and now it can blow up your home entertainment system. It’s available in a single-disc edition that comes with both the theatrical and extended cut. A two-disc DVD set and Blu-ray edition include both of these cuts, as well as a “Blowing Shit Up” featurette, the make-up test with Tom Cruise, audio commentary with Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr., and more. Everyone who couldn’t get enough of the movie when it was in theaters will love the director’s extended cut and the many behind-the-scenes features.

The Foo Fighters make their biggest headline stand ever in the brand new 18-song Live at Wembley Stadium DVD documenting the band’s two sold out Wembley Stadium shows this past June 6th and 7th. The Wembley shows sold out within 24 hours and were the biggest headlining performances the Foo Fighters have ever played in their 13-year career. Live At Wembley Stadium draws on all six of Foo Fighters' studio albums, featuring classics "Times Like These," "Everlong," "Monkey Wrench," "All My Life" and "Learn To Fly." The DVD also features the historic night two encore in which Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin joined Grohl for amazing renditions of "Rock and Roll" and "Ramble On." This is a must-have for any real Foo fan.


This highly anticipated Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe actually hit the shelves on Saturday, but if you haven’t picked it up, do yourself a favor and do so.  The obvious kitsch of playing D.C. heroes is awesome, and pitting them against Mortal Kombat characters is even more awesome.  But this fighter doesn’t sacrifice much in terms of game play.  It’s a crisp fighter with enough surprising moves to keep you clicking.  And who can resist Batman vs. Joker?

Lara Croft is back in Tomb Raider Underworld and so are her perfectly formed, tomb-raiding chest grenades. She’s the same old gal fighting jungle cats and pushing her way through button-and-lever puzzles, so if you liked the old ones, you’ll like this one. Sadly, though, they got rid of the playable slow-mo animations in the tradition of God of War.

What are you looking forward to picking up today?