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Michael Coate celebrates Raiders of the Lost Ark’s 35th, plus reviews of Star Trek & ID4 in 4K!

June 14, 2016 - 4:26 pm   |   by
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Today’s update is a quick one, as I’m trying to get more 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray reviews completed for you guys. But available now here at The Bits (and posted late yesterday) are my thoughts on Fox’s Independence Day: 20th Anniversary Edition and Paramount’s Star Trek (2009). The former streeted last week. The latter should be available today, though we’re hearing reports that supplies are limited at the moment. (If I had to guess why, I would guess that maybe Paramount’s initial replication run was lower until they had a better idea what initial demand would be. But that’s just a guess.) In any case, enjoy the reviews and know that I’m working on a review of Star Trek Into Darkness as well. I should also have Fox’s The Martian: Extended Edition shortly and so that’ll be next up.  [Read on here…]

Meanwhile, I wanted to let you all know that our very own Michael Coate has just written a great new History, Legacy & Showmanship column here at The Bits in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s classic Raiders of the Lost Ark. It features an in-depth look back at the film’s original theatrical opening and its 70 mm engagements, as well as a great roundtable interview of film historians on the film’s legacy. I think you’ll really enjoy it, so be sure to check that out here.

Finally, a bunch of forthcoming BD and 4K titles that we’ve mentioned in the past few weeks (but which weren’t yet available for pre-order on Amazon when we first mentioned them) are now up on Amazon. So here’s some of the cover artwork with clickable Amazon pre-order links (as always, whenever you order anything from Amazon through our links here at The Bits you’re helping to support the site and we surely do appreciate it!)...

Transformers: The Movie - 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Disc)    Bill & Ted's Most Excellent Collection (Blu-ray Disc)    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc)

Creed (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc)    Point Break (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc)    In the Heart of the Sea (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc)

Back tomorrow with more. Stay tuned...

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