• Shout! Factory & Timeless Media are bringing Capricorn One to Blu-ray in January
  • Michael Coate talks Pulp Fiction with film historians as the Tarantino classic celebrates its 20th anniversary
  • Fox sets The Simpsons: The Seventeenth Season for Blu-ray release on 12/2
  • Lionsgate sets The Expendables 3 for Blu-ray and DVD on 11/25
  • Disney makes Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy official for BD3D, BD & DVD on 12/9!
  • Lost William Gillette Sherlock Holmes film from 1916 discovered by the Cinémathèque Française
  • HELL PLAZA OKTOBERFEST 8 is on! Dr. Jahnke offers new Halloween-themed BD reviews all month long!
  • It's Dr. Jahnke and the Halloween: Complete Collection - Deluxe Edition Blu-ray box review!
  • Shout! Factory & Timeless Media are bringing Capricorn One to Blu-ray in January
  • Michael Coate talks Pulp Fiction with film historians as the Tarantino classic celebrates its 20th anniversary
  • Fox sets The Simpsons: The Seventeenth Season for Blu-ray release on 12/2
  • Lionsgate sets The Expendables 3 for Blu-ray and DVD on 11/25
  • Disney makes Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy official for BD3D, BD & DVD on 12/9!
  • Lost William Gillette Sherlock Holmes film from 1916 discovered by the Cinémathèque Française
  • HELL PLAZA OKTOBERFEST 8 is on! Dr. Jahnke offers new Halloween-themed BD reviews all month long!
  • It's Dr. Jahnke and the Halloween: Complete Collection - Deluxe Edition Blu-ray box review!
My Two Cents
October 22, 2014 - 11:29 am

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All right, this will be a bit of a quick post because there’s not a lot of news to report and we’re working on new Blu-ray reviews for you guys. As such, we have three for you today.

Dr. Jahnke’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review this morning is a dandy – Scream Factory’s new Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut – Limited Edition Blu-ray set. It’s another home run from a company that seems to do nothing but these days.

Speaking of which, I’ve checked in today with a review of Shout! Factory’s outstanding and remastered Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series box set on Blu-ray – a title we first revealed at our panel way back at San Diego Comic-Con in 2013. The remastering and extras were personally supervised by Pee-wee himself, Paul Reubens, and the result is pretty impressive.  [Read on here…]


October 21, 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


October 20, 2014 - 12:21 pm

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We’re kicking the new week off with more Hell Plaza Oktoberfest from Dr. Jahnke. Today’s BD review from Adam is a great one: Scream Factory’s The Vincent Price Collection II, which streets tomorrow. Don’t miss it!

Also here at The Bits today, our own Michael Coate takes time in his new History, Legacy & Showmanship column to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction by hosting a roundtable interview with a trio of great film historians. Can you believe it’s been twenty years since the film’s debut in October of 1994? Crazy.  [Read on here…]


October 17, 2014 - 8:43 am

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We’re wrapping up the week with a classic review entry in Adam’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest: Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary now on Blu-ray from Fox. The film is obviously terrific and it sounds like the new Blu-ray is too. Don’t miss it.

In announcement news today, we have a few quick things to mention…  [Read on here…]


October 16, 2014 - 10:57 am

First up this morning, our own Dr. Jahnke checks in with today’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest Blu-ray review in the form of StageFright from our friends at Blue Underground. Do give it a look.

The big announcement news today is that Criterion has just revealed their January Blu-ray and DVD release slate, which is set to include Kihachi Okamoto’s The Sword of Doom (Cat #280 – Blu-ray – SRP $39.95) on 1/6, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Cat #740 – Blu-ray and DVD – SRP $39.95 and $29.95) on 1/13, Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg (Cat #741 – Blu-ray and DVD – SRP $39.95 and $29.95) and Preston Sturges’ The Palm Beach Story (Cat #742 – Blu-ray and DVD – SRP $39.95 and $29.95) on 1/20, and Lucrecia Martel’s La ciénaga (Cat #743 – Blu-ray and DVD – SRP $39.95 and $29.95) on 1/27. You can see the cover artwork below.  [Read on here…]


October 14, 2014 - 12:47 pm

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Adam’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest Blu-ray review for today is none other than Oliver Stone’s Seizure, as released on disc by Kino Lorber. Do check it out.

Meanwhile today, Todd has checked in with his weekly Doogan’s Queue highlighting some of this week’s new Blu-ray and DVD releases. And our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section here at the site with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover art, and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, whenever you order anything from Amazon after clicking through to them from our links, you’re helping to support The Bits.  In this era of pop-up ads and fake "sponsored" news content, it makes all the difference and we really do appreciate it.  [Read on here…]


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