• Michael Coate presents a Trekspert Roundtable celebrating 35 years of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Universal sets Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken for 3/25, plus Munich & new Spielberg BD singles on 5/5
  • Shout! Factory launches Shout Factory TV - a new streaming TV service online & on Roku!
  • Paramount officially announces Christopher Nolan's Interstellar for Blu-ray and DVD on 3/31
  • Warner announces a new Goodfellas: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray newly-mastered from 4K
  • Bill Mumy says Fox is bringing classic Lost in Space to Blu-ray in September for its 50th Anniversary!
  • The 2015 Oscar nominations are in, plus Theory of Everything is now official for BD on 2/17
  • The BDA reveals Ultra HD Blu-ray name and MAJOR new format details to The Digital Bits
  • Michael Coate presents a Trekspert Roundtable celebrating 35 years of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Universal sets Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken for 3/25, plus Munich (wide release) & new Spielberg BD singles on 5/5
  • Shout! Factory launches Shout Factory TV - a new streaming TV service online & on Roku!
  • Paramount officially announces Christopher Nolan's Interstellar for Blu-ray and DVD release on 3/31
  • Warner announces a new Goodfellas: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray newly-mastered from 4K
  • Bill Mumy says Fox is bringing classic Lost in Space to Blu-ray in September for its 50th Anniversary!
  • The 2015 Oscar nominations are in, plus Theory of Everything is now official for BD on 2/17
  • The BDA reveals Ultra HD Blu-ray name and MAJOR new format details to The Digital Bits
My Two Cents
March 05, 2015 - 4:34 pm

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All right, as I work to catch up on release news here at the site, we’ve got no less than four Blu-ray Disc reviews for you today.

First up, Tim has taken a look at Disney’s new 101 Dalmatians: Diamond Edition and Scream’s New Year’s Evil on Blu-ray. Both titles are now available.

Also, Doogan has also weighed in this afternoon with his thoughts on Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which streets on Blu-ray tomorrow in a departure from the usual Tuesday release date. Unfortunately, as Amazon is currently engaged in another of its irritating pissing matches with a Hollywood studio, in this case Lionsgate, the title is not available for pre-order on Amazon. (More on that in a minute.) But you should be able to find it at your local Best Buy, Target or Walmart tomorrow morning.  [Read on here…]


March 04, 2015 - 1:39 pm

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We’re back… rested, recouped, and ready to get back to business! For the record, my wife and I had a great time celebrating our anniversary early. So thanks for your patience.

It’s going to take a few days to get caught up on all the release news and whatnot, so I’ll get started with that in a moment.

First though, Tim Salmons has checked in with his thoughts on Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) on Blu-ray. As you know, the film won the Academy Award for Best Picture while we were away. Just as a heads-up, we’ve got many more new BD reviews coming over the next several days, so be sure stay tuned for them.  [Read on here…]


March 04, 2015 - 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


February 18, 2015 - 12:10 am

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We’ve got a few more reviews for you today, as promised.

Before we get to those though, I’ve got a quick note: This is going to be my last post on The Bits for a couple weeks. There are a couple reasons for this. First, I need a break. For the last several months now I’ve been working myself ragged without much of a let up. One of the problems – good to have, but problems no less – of running your own business is that there’s no end to the amount of hours you can work. So, I am sorely in need of a good staycation to recharge the batteries. The other reason, though, is that my wife and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this year. Our actual anniversary is in the Fall, but we’re going to be busy then with other things, so we’ve decided to celebrate early this year. Anyway, I hope you all understand and I appreciate your patience. I’ll be back on March 4th to resume business as usual. Meanwhile, back to those reviews… [Read on here…]


February 16, 2015 - 12:36 pm

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All right, it’s President’s Day here in the States, so there’s not much in the way of release news. But there’s plenty going on around here at The Bits today…

First up, we have no less than four new disc reviews for you today, all connected to the fine animation of Studio Ghibli. Tim Salmons has taken a look at Ghibli’s Pom Poko and Porco Rosso, both newly available on Blu-ray from Disney. And I’ve reviewed Ghibli and Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, which streets on Blu-ray from Universal tomorrow. Finally, I’ve also reviewed a new documentary DVD release about Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki – The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness from Cinedigm. All are well worth your time, so do give them a look. [Read on here…]


February 12, 2015 - 11:24 am

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We’ve got a little more announcement news for you today...

Warner has set The John Wayne Western Collection for Blu-ray release on 6/2, including Rio Bravo, The Train Robbers, Fort Apache, and Cahill: U.S. Marshall. Of these, we believe that The Train Robbers and Cahill are new to the format.

Speaking of Warner, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies is now officially up for pre-order on Amazon with a street date of 3/24 on Blu-ray 3D Combo, Blu-ray Combo and DVD. We expect the official announcement any time now.  [Read on here…]


February 11, 2015 - 6:00 am

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First up this morning, our own Shane Buettner has posted a review of Chad Stehelski and David Leitch’s John Wick, which, as it turns out, is pretty damn great and highly entertaining to boot. The film stars Keanu Reeves. Do give our review – and then the film itself – a look. We think you’ll enjoy it.  [Read on here…]


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