• Warner Home Video sets Ryan Coogler’s Creed for Blu-ray & DVD on 3/1
  • Universal sets Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea for BD/DVD on 3/8
  • Abel Gance’s 1927 epic Napoleon has been restored by the BFI and is coming to Blu-ray later this year!
  • Lionsgate sets The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 & the Complete 4-Film Collection for BD/DVD on 3/22
  • Disney and Pixar set The Good Dinosaur for Blu-ray release on 2/23
  • Criterion’s April release slate includes Lean’s Brief Encounter & Hawks’ Only Angels Have Wings
  • Bill takes an in-depth look at Fox’s The X-Files: The Complete Seasons 1-9 on Blu-ray Disc
  • Bill reviews Ridley Scott’s The Martian on Blu-ray Disc (with hints of a Blu-ray special edition to come).
  • The Digital Bits covers the debut of Ultra HD Blu-ray at CES 2016!
  • Warner Home Video sets Ryan Coogler’s Creed for Blu-ray & DVD on 3/1
  • Universal sets Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea for BD/DVD on 3/8
  • Abel Gance’s 1927 epic Napoleon has been restored by the BFI and is coming to Blu-ray later this year!
  • Lionsgate sets The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 & the Complete 4-Film Collection for BD/DVD on 3/22
  • Disney and Pixar set The Good Dinosaur for Blu-ray release on 2/23
  • Criterion’s April slate includes David Lean’s Brief Encounter & Howard Hawks’ Only Angels Have Wings
  • Bill takes an in-depth look at Fox’s The X-Files: The Complete Seasons 1-9 on Blu-ray Disc.
  • Bill reviews Ridley Scott’s The Martian on Blu-ray Disc (with hints of a Blu-ray special edition to come).
  • The Digital Bits covers the debut of Ultra HD Blu-ray at CES 2016! Check back for regular updates all week.
My Two Cents
February 04, 2016 - 2:54 pm

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We’ve got one new review for you today, then some more release news...

First up, Tim has checked in with his thoughts on Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out on Blu-ray (it’s also available on Blu-ray 3D and DVD). Do check it out.

In announcement news, Warner Home Video has confirmed the 3/1 Blu-ray and DVD release of Ryan Coogler’s Creed. Special features will include deleted scenes and 2 featurettes (Know the Past, Own the Future and Becoming Adonis). You can see the Blu-ray cover artwork below.  [Read on here…]


February 02, 2016 - 3:31 pm

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Boy, no sooner did we file our early update today, then the good folks at Shout! Factory and Scream announced a few great new catalog Blu-ray release, including a pair of titles we’re very excited for!  [Read on here…]


February 02, 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


January 31, 2016 - 8:42 pm

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I just wanted to check in with you all briefly this evening for a rare Sunday update to bring you a bit of Star Wars: The Force Awakens news.

Amazon.com today very briefly listed the street date for Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray as 4/5, then pulled the date down again (SRP $39.99 but Amazon discounts it to $19.99). However, Amazon Canada also added the same date and left it up.  [Read on here…] 


January 29, 2016 - 11:54 am

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We have a quick update on the BFI’s new restoration and Blu-ray of Napoleon (1927). It seems that Francis Ford Coppola and former Bits contributor and film preservationist Robert A. Harris own the worldwide theatrical rights to Napoleon outside the U.K. and France, and are working on their own restoration effort. Lou Lumenick, the film editor for The New York Post, contacted Harris about the project and received this reply: [Read on here…]


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