• Warner announces an Amazon-exclusive Stanley Kubrick Masterpiece Collection BD box set
  • Comic-Con 2014 round-up: Batman specs, UHF, an X-Files reboot (!?), Scream/Shout, Rings, trailers & MUCH more!
  • Warner sets Godzilla for Blu-ray/DVD on 9/16, plus Game of Thrones: S4, Apes BD box & James Garner RIP
  • Batman street date plus pictures from the Twin Peaks Blu-ray event with David Lynch!
  • Pre-orders begin for Warner’s Batman: The Complete TV Series – Limited Edition
  • Shout! Factory sets Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series for Blu-ray release in October!
  • Universal's new Steven Spielberg: Director's Collection includes Duel, 1941, Always, Sugarland Express & more!
  • Bud Elder's View from the Cheap Seats details John Wayne's The Alamo, now under siege at MGM.
  • Warner announces an Amazon-exclusive Stanley Kubrick Masterpiece Collection BD box set
  • Comic-Con round-up: Batman specs, UHF, X-Files reboot, Scream/Shout, Hobbit/Rings, teasers & MUCH more!
  • Warner sets Godzilla for Blu-ray/DVD on 9/16, plus Game of Thrones: S4, Apes BD box & James Garner RIP
  • Batman street date plus pictures from the Twin Peaks Blu-ray event with David Lynch!
  • Pre-orders begin for Warner’s Batman: The Complete TV Series – Limited Edition
  • Shout! Factory sets Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series for Blu-ray release in October!
  • Universal's Steven Spielberg: Director's Collection includes Duel, 1941, Always, Sugarland Express & more
  • Bud Elder's View from the Cheap Seats details John Wayne's The Alamo, now under siege at MGM.
My Two Cents
July 31, 2014 - 1:26 pm

We’ve got more announcement news for you today. Not a whole lot, but a few things. And in particular, something interesting for you Stanley Kubrick fans. All as our very own Dr. Jahnke is knee-deep in working on his epic-lenth review of CBS’s Twin Peaks new Blu-ray set (watch for that very soon).

So let’s start with that, shall we? Warner Home Video has just solicited on Amazon.com a new Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection Blu-ray box set as an Amazon.com exclusive release. Due on 11/14 (SRP $199.99 but Amazon has it for $139.99), the 10-disc box set will come in the studio’s usual Ultimate Collector’s Edition style packaging with 8 films – Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. Disc 9 will include the Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures and O’ Lucky Malcolm documentaries, while Disc 10 will include the all-new Kubrick Remembered documentary, the new-to-Blu-ray Stanley Kubrick in Focus documentary and the new-to-the U.S. Once Upon a Time… A Clockwork Orange documentary. The set will also include a 78-page hardcover photo book. Here’s what the open contents looks like. [Read on here…]


July 30, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Afternoon, folks. We’ve got some more release news for today...

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially set X-Men: Days of Future Past for Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD release on 10/14, preceded by a digital release on 9/23. The Blu-ray versions will include deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by director Bryan Singer, a gag reel, 5 featurettes (Kitchen Sequence, Classification: M, X-Men: Reunited, Double Take: Xavier & Magneto, and Sentinels: For A Secure Future), a Trask Industries image gallery, a Second Screen app, and the film’s trailers. You can see the cover artwork for both Blu-ray versions below.  [Read on here…]


July 30, 2014 - 6:00 am

This is just a quick post to let you all know that our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section as usual with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD and Video Game cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. Just click on RELEASE DATES & ART in the menu above. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking through to them from our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it!

- Bill Hunt


July 28, 2014 - 2:12 pm

Okay… we’ve got a good bit of ground to cover for you guys today as the dust begins to settle from another Comic-Con, so let’s get right to it.

First let’s talk about the titles that were officially announced at (or around) the show, and then we’ll get to the latest rumors and other news on those that weren’t. We’ll start with Batman… [Read on here…]


July 26, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Okay – how’s your Saturday going? The Bits crew has been down at San Diego Comic-Con the last couple days checking out all the BD-related stuff going on and we’re going to have a full report for you on Monday morning wrapping up all the details. There weren’t a ton of major announcements, and there was no sign of Abyss, True Lies, or The X-Files (though we will have updated information on those titles for you), but Shout! and Scream Factory certainly announced some impressive titles. We have posted a little bit of news on The Bits Facebook page, so be sure to check that out now if you’re interested.

Meanwhile, we thought you guys might enjoy a look at some pictures from the show floor, including your first good look at a number of upcoming (and in a few cases limited or exclusive) Blu-ray releases that were on display there, including Fox’s Comic-Con deluxe catalog BD sci-fi/fantasy title packaging, their X-Men “Cerebro” BD box set, the WETA-designed Planet of the Apes: Caesar Warrior box set, the Halloween Complete Collection, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and more. So here’s the gallery. [Read on here…]


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