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Today is review day here at The Bits, and we’ve got a fine batch for you. To kick things off, I’ve updated my review of DreamWorks’ first film ever, The Peacemaker, from 2010. We’ve also updated a pair of great 2011 BD reviews from our dear friend Barrie Maxwell on the old Bits website: Warner’s Citizen Kane: 70th Anniversary UCE and Ben-Hur: 50th Anniversary UCE. Finally, we have a pair of new Blu-ray reviews today too from our own Tim Salmons, including Synapse’s fine new Prom Night: Special Edition and a Robert Altman classic that’s now available from our friends at Criterion: Nashville. All these discs are well worth your time and the reviews are pretty fine as well, if we do say so ourselves, so we hope you enjoy reading them!  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a bunch more announcement news for you today, so let’s get right into it.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just set Whiplash for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/24.

Sony has also set The Red Tent for DVD only release on 3/10 and The Song for DVD only release on 2/10.

Also, Sony’s The Interview: Freedom Edition Blu-ray and DVD (due 2/17) will officially include audio commentary with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and the Naked and Afraid Discovery channel special featuring Rogen and James Franco. To this, the Blu-ray will exclusively add a gag reel, Line-o-Ramas, deleted, extended, and alternate scenes, and 8 featurettes (Directors of This Movie, Puppy Power, Here Kitty Kitty, Joking Around, Spies Among Us, Randall Park Audition Tape, Dating a Dictator, and Getting Into Character).  [Read on here…]

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We’ve just a quick update for you today here at The Bits, but we do have some new reviews...

Our own Tim Salmons has checked in with a review of the Coen Brothers’ classic Fargo (the new 4K remastered edition) on Blu-ray from Fox and MGM, as well as Fox’s new Fargo: The Complete First Season TV series on BD (at least a little bit more of which actually takes place in Fargo, North Dakota, which is where I’m from). And since we’re on the topic, we thought it would appropriate to upgrade Dr. Jahnke’s fine analysis of Fargo on DVD (from way back in “aught four”) into the new review database as well. Enjoy!  [Read on here…]

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We’re kicking off the new week with a bunch more new release and catalog announcement news. Also just a quick note: We’re finally making progress getting back to those of you who e-mailed us last week while we were working on CES-related coverage, so thanks for your patience.

Now then, in announcement news today, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the fully remastered Blu-ray release of My Girl and Troop Beverly Hills on 3/17. My Girl will include all-new commentary with writer Laurice Molinari, 2 new featurettes (A Day on set: Bingo! and A Day on Set: First Kiss), along with the original 1991 featurette. Troop Beverly Hills will include never-before-seen deleted scenes and 2 all-new featurettes (The Real Phyllis Nefler: Ava Ostern Fries and Shelley Long Remembers Troop Beverly Hills).  [Read on here…]

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We’re closing out the first week of 2015 with a big wave of Blu-ray release announcements featuring great classic and catalog film titles. Let’s jam right into it…  [Read on here…]

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