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Quick heads-up: Until 3 PM (Pacific) we’re running an Oktoberfest giveaway over on The Digital Bits Facebook page, giving each of you the chance to win a copy of Scream Factory’s Prince of Darkness: Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray!  Get your entries in quick.

Meanwhile, here at The Bits today, we’re kicking off Week 3 of the Hell Plaza Oktoberfest with Dr. Jahnke’s review of The Awful Dr. Orlof, now available on Blu-ray from Kino!

Also today, our own Todd Doogan has checked in with a review of Guillermo del Toro’s 1993 horror film Cronos, available on Blu-ray Disc from Criterion!  It’s a darned good film, well worth your time, and the review is appropriate given that del Toro’s latest film, Pacific Rim (read our review here), arrives in stores tomorrow on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Home Video.  Enjoy!  [Read on here...]

In honor of the Hell Plaza Oktoberfest, our friends at Factory Entertainment have provided a number of great Universal Classic Monster prop replicas to give away to our readers!  Our first giveaway happened this afternoon and featured none other than the limited edition Fossil Creature Hand prop replica from the 1954 gem Creature from the Black Lagoon!  [Read on here...]

We’ve got a pair of new Blu-ray reviews for you today, starting with today’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review from Adam: Synapse’s Hands of the Ripper from the Hammer Films collection.

Also, our own Tim Salmons has turned in his thoughts on Criterion’s recent Blu-ray upgrade of Lord of the Flies.  Enjoy!

In announcement news today, Warner has set the Paramount title Stop-Loss for Blu-ray only release on 2/4/14 (SRP $16.99).  [Read on here…]

Okay, today’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review here at The Bits is Adam’s look at Robert Hartford-Davis’ 1968 film Corruption, starring Peter Cushing and now available on Blu-ray from Grindhouse Releasing!

Also today here at The Bits, I’ve turned in my review of a film that I found to be the biggest surprise of the summer blockbuster season: Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim, which streets on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Home Video next Tuesday (10/15).  It’s a great darned movie that I’m betting is going to pick up a huge cult audience on Blu-ray, so don’t miss it!  [Read on here…]

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The Twin Peaks Blu-ray set is one of the most beautifully packaged home video sets I have ever seen.

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