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Now then, here at The Bits today, our own Dr. Adam Jahnke has checked in with a review of a true holiday classic – A Christmas Story – on Blu-ray. Enjoy!
And in announcement news today, Sony Pictures has officially set Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips for release on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and digital on 1/21. Extras will include the 3-part Capturing Captain Phillips documentary and audio commentary with the director.
Millennium Entertainment has set Charlie Countryman for Blu-ray and DVD release on 1/21 as well (SRP $24.99 and $19.99). The film stars Shia LaBeouf.
RADiUS-TWC has set 20 Feet from Stardom for Blu-ray and DVD on 1/14.
Image and RLJ Entertainment have set the horror film Sanitarium for DVD and digital release on 12/31.
Cinedigm will release the college basketball film 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story on DVD and digital on 3/4.
And we’ve got one more bit of soundtrack news today: La La Land Records has released Dimitri Tiomkin’s soundtrack for the classic western The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral on CD, among many other great titles. Do check it out. Special thanks to our friend Jeff Morey for the heads-up!
Finally, a quick scheduling note: We’ll be back this weekend for a rare Sunday post, featuring a new History, Legacy and Showmanship column from our own Michael Coate, in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of Richard Donner’s Superman. See you then!
- Bill Hunt