• Sony sets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for 4K Ultra HD (plus Fox reveals Independence Day: Resurgence)!
  • Warner sets The Legend of Tarzan for Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD & 4K Ultra HD release on 10/11
  • “In the lands of Middle-Earth, legend tells of an $800 Blu-ray shelf…”
  • Universal officially sets The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection – Restored Edition BD for 10/18
  • Criterion’s November BD slate delivers Lone Wolf & Cub, Kurosawa’s Dreams, Punch-Drunk Love & more!
  • Disney & Lucasfilm set a 4-disc Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D – Collector’s Edition for release on 11/15
  • 20th Century Fox will deliver X-Men: First Class on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format on 10/4
  • James Cameron and 20th Century Fox are FINALLY bringing The Abyss to Blu-ray (and maybe 4K) in 2017!
  • Michael Coate celebrates the 30th anniversary of James Cameron’s Aliens with This Time It’s War!
  • Digital Bits editor Bill Hunt looks back at the debut of Blu-ray on the format’s 10th Anniversary!
  • Sony sets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for 4K Ultra HD (plus Fox reveals Independence Day: Resurgence)!
  • Warner sets The Legend of Tarzan for Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD & 4K Ultra HD release on 10/11
  • “In the lands of Middle-Earth, legend tells of an $800 Blu-ray shelf...”
  • Universal officially sets The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection – Restored Edition Blu-ray for 10/18
  • Criterion’s November BD slate delivers Lone Wolf & Cub, Kurosawa’s Dreams, Punch-Drunk Love & more!
  • Disney & Lucasfilm set a 4-disc Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D – Collector’s Edition for release on 11/15
  • 20th Century Fox will deliver X-Men: First Class on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format on 10/4
  • James Cameron and 20th Century Fox are FINALLY bringing The Abyss to Blu-ray (and maybe 4K) in 2017!
  • Michael Coate celebrates the 30th anniversary of James Cameron’s Aliens with This Time It’s War!
  • Digital Bits editor Bill Hunt looks back at the debut of Blu-ray Disc on the format’s 10th Anniversary!
My Two Cents
August 26, 2016 - 1:48 pm

We’re rounding out the week with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews...

Tim Salmons has checked in with his thoughts on Shout! Factory’s new Transformers: The Movie – 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray. Sounds like it’s pretty terrific, though you may still wish to keep your previous editions for the extras that don’t carry over. More in the review.

Also, Jim Hemphill has offered up his thoughts on Twilight’s recent Blu-ray edition of Busby Berkeley’s The Gang’s All Here (1943), which is flat out terrific. Don’t miss it.

By the way, in case you missed the update I posted to my review of the set late on Wednesday, Madman Entertainment’s new Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Series is actually an All Region release, even though it’s listed many places as being Region B. But I have directly and personally confirmed that these discs are, in fact, All Region. Do check out the review here[Read on here…]


August 24, 2016 - 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


August 22, 2016 - 3:42 pm

We’ve got a short post for you today, but it has some good stuff in it...

For starters, we’ve got a new review for you this afternoon, thanks to our own Tim Salmons, featuring Stars’ new Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray Disc. The title arrives in stores tomorrow, and it’s pretty damn good. Do give it a look.

The big announcement news today is that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has just officially set Independence Day: Resurgence for release on Blu-ray Combo, Blu-ray 3D Combo, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on 10/18, with the Digital HD version expected on 9/27. [Read on here…]


August 19, 2016 - 7:05 pm

Okay, we’re rounding things out for the week with just a quick update this evening...

First, we’ve got a trio of new disc reviews for you (from yours truly), including Warner’s Man of Steel and Universal’s Oblivion in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format, as well as Disney’s Star Wars: Rebels – Complete Season Two on regular Blu-ray. The two 4K titles are now available, whereas Rebels hits stores on 8/30. Do check them out!  [Read on here…]


August 18, 2016 - 2:46 pm

So um... yeah. Since yesterday morning, when the SRP and final product images first went up on Amazon – and even before we posted our column on the subject yesterday afternoon – we started getting e-mails and private messages from diehard Rings fans asking: “Is Warner’s Middle Earth: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set really $799.99?!”

I understand the feeling behind that question, believe me, because I feel it too. When I first saw that $799 price listed, I thought surely it was an error. Especially when you consider that the theatrical set was listed at $68.99, and when that price info quickly disappeared.

I figured there was absolutely no way Warner would charge $800 for a Blu-ray release of these films that contained no new disc-based content whatsoever. Had to be a mistake. [Read on here…]


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