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All right, we’ve got a couple good things for you here today at The Bits

First, our own Mario Boucher has turned in a new Inside Cinema column looking behind the scenes on the making of Universal’s sci-fi film Oblivion, featuring director Joseph Kosinski and production designer Daniel Simon, among others.  It’s an interesting piece that we think you’ll really enjoy.

Speaking of which, I’ve also got a review of the Oblivion Blu-ray for you today as well – the title arrives in stores tomorrow.  […]

The big news today, I suppose, is that Paramount has just officially announced the Blu-ray 3D Combo, Blu-ray Combo and DVD release of World War Z on 9/17, with the digital streaming versions available online on 9/10.  Both Blu-rays will feature the unrated version of the film, while the DVD will include the theatrical version.  Extras on the Blu-rays will include the Origins and Looking to Science featurettes and the 4-part WWZ: Production documentary (includes Outbreak, The Journey Begins, Behind the Wall and Camouflage).  Audio will be DTS-HD 7.1 MA on the Blu-rays and standard Dolby Digital 5.1 on DVD.  You’ll find the cover artwork below… […]

We’ve got a couple of new Blu-ray Disc reviews for you this afternoon.  Our own Tim Salmons has given RLJ’s Barrymore a good looking over for you and found it worth your attention, while Doogan’s saved you all the trouble of watching Anchor Bay’s The Amazing Adventures of the Living Corpse Blu-ray by taking the hit to his intelligence of your behalf.  So there you go.

Also today, Michael Coate has turned in a new installment of his History, Legacy and Showmanship column featuring a look back at George Lucas’ American Graffiti on the occasion of its 40th anniversary today.  Enjoy!  […]

Okay… you guys have been waiting for this news for a long while:  Warner Home Video has just officially announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Extended Edition on 11/5!

The release will be available as a 5-disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray set (SRP $54.98), a 3-disc Blu-ray set (SRP $35.99) and a 5-disc DVD set ($34.99).  All will include Ultraviolet.

The film itself has been extended by 13 minutes (total running time 184 minutes), and the set features nearly 9 hours of new special feature content, produced by Michael Pellerin and the same team who created the bonus content on The Lord of the Rings: Extended Edition sets.

Here’s a look a the packaging for all three (extras details follow)…  [...]

All right, first up today we’ve got a pair of new Blu-ray Disc reviews for you…

Our own Dr. Jahnke has looked at Scream Factory’s fine new Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of John Carpenter’s The Fog.  The disc is now available in stores, and the release is pretty darned nice, as you’ll see in the review.

Also, Tim Salmons has checked out Charlie Chapin’s classic Monsieur Verdoux courtesy of Criterion’s fine new Blu-ray release.  Don’t miss it!  [...]

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