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Frankenstein bust giveaway, Cat People, Warner Archive & complete Enterprise: S3 BD extras!

October 22, 2013 - 12:33 pm   |   By 

Afternoon, folks!  Today’s Oktoberfest Giveaway is a real dandy – Factory Entertainment’s awesome Frankenstein VFX Bust: Limited Edition – a $450 value and one of just 400 worldwide!  For your chance to win that bad boy, head on over to our Jahnke’s Electric Theater Facebook page and participate in the Giveaway which starts at Noon (Pacific).  Good luck and special thanks to our friends at Factory Entertainment for providing the sweet Giveaway!

Don’t forget: Bits readers have an exclusive 25% discount on any in stock item over $25 all month over at the Factory Entertainment website – just use the discount code D1G1TALB1TS10 at checkout!

Meanwhile, here at The Bits today, Dr. Jahnke’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review of the day is none other than Warner Archive’s Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell on MOD DVD, starring Peter Cushing and David Prowse – yes, that Cushing and Prowse.  It’s an appropriate choice we’d say!

Meanwhile, Tim has turned in a look at John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13: Collector’s Edition now available on Blu-ray from our friends at Shout! and Scream Factory.  Enjoy!  [Read on here…]

Our own Russell Hammond has completed the weekly Release Dates & Artwork update with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD and Video Game cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links.  As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking through to them from our links will go to help support our work here at The Bits and we truly appreciate it!

Speaking of Shout! and Scream Factory, they’ve just officially announced the Blu-ray release of Paul Schrader’s Cat People: Collector’s Edition and Daniel Haller’s Die Monster Die! on 1/21/14!  SRP is $29.93 for Cat People, which includes new interviews with Schrader, Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O’Toole , Lynn Lowry and composer Giorgio Moroder, a still gallery, the theatrical trailer and a TV spot.  Meanwhile, Die Monster Die! (SRP $19.97) appears to be movie only.  You’ll find the cover art below.

Speaking of Warner Archive, they’ve just revealed a number of new titles for release on MOD DVD this week, including the TV titles Sugarfoot: The Complete Second Season (1958-59) and Alice: The Complete Fourth Season (1979-80), new Paramount Playhouse titles including The Rose Tattoo (1955), The Matchmaker (1958), This Property Is Condemned (1966), First Monday in October (1981) and Shirley Valentine (1989), and the HBO title An Apology to Elephants (2013).

Finally, we have complete details on the extras you’ll find on CBS’s Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Three on Blu-ray (due 1/7/14).  You’ll get all-new extras including the 3-part In a Time of War documentary (including Part One: Call to Arms, Part Two: Front Lines and Part Three: Final Conflict) and the Temporal Cold War: Declassified documentary, both in HD.  All-new-to-disc audio commentaries will include David Livingston and David A. Goodman (on Impulse), Mike Sussman and Tim Gaskill (on Twilight – this was available as a downloadable podcast in 2008), David A. Goodman and Chris Black (on North Star), Manny Coto and Connor Trinneer (on Similitude), David A. Goodman, Chris Black and Connor Trinneer (on The Forgotten) and Chris Black and André Bormanis (on Countdown).  That’s in addition to the previous DVD audio commentaries, which include Mike DeMeritt (on North Star) and Manny Coto (on Similitude), as well as the text commentaries by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda (on The Xindi, Impulse and Countdown).  You’ll also get all the previous DVD extras including 6 deleted scenes (from Similitude, Chosen Realm and ), the outtakes reel, all 4 behind-the-scenes featurettes (including The Xindi Saga Begins, Enterprise Moments: Season Three, Enterprise Profile: Connor Trinneer and A Day in the Life of a Director: Roxann Dawson), both of the Best Buy-exclusive bonus featurettes (Shooting Behind the Camera: Marvin Rush and Enterprise Secrets), the production photo gallery and all 3 NX-01 File Easter egg featurettes.  Man, I can’t wait to see those new documentaries and listen to all those new audio commentaries.  Season Three was when this show really started getting good, so for me it’s a real treat to have all that new material.  Hats off to CBS and VAM producers Roger Lay, Jr. and Robert Meyer Burnett for their hard work again.  You’ll find the cover artwork below.

Here’s that cover artwork…

Cat People: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray Disc)    Die Monster Die! (Blu-ray Disc)    Star Trek: Enterprise - Season Three (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned!

- Bill Hunt

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