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All right, as you can probably see... The Hell Plaza Oktoberfest Se7en is here! Doc Jahnke and I kicked things off early this morning with the official Fest page and Adam’s first review: Scream Factory’s The Amityville Horror Collection on Blu-ray! Every weekday, all this month, Adam will offer up another Halloween-themed movie review on Blu-ray and DVD for your reading (and creepy viewing) pleasure!
Also, we strongly recommend that you guys head on over to Facebook and give both The Digital Bits and Jahnke’s Electric Theater pages there a “like” because all month long we’re going to be giving away (on both Facebook pages) a bunch of great Blu-rays from Shout! Factory, Scream Factory and Anchor Bay, as well as one each of those badass Universal Monsters prop replicas from our friends at Factory Entertainment, including the Dracula Medallion, the Dracula Ring, the Fossil Creature Hand and the Frankenstein Bust! We’ll have more details on the giveaways very soon. Oktoberfest is one of our favorite times of year and it’s going to be a great month, so we hope you all enjoy it! [Read on here...]
Afternoon, folks! We trust you all had a great weekend? Your NFL team did well, you enjoyed the finale of Breaking Bad, etc. We’ve got a big week planned for you guys, with Dr. Adam Jahnke’s annual Hell Plaza Oktoberfest officially kicking off here at The Bits tomorrow! Meanwhile, give your coffee a warm up because we’ve got some big announcement news to start your afternoon...
The big news is that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium for release on Blu-ray Combo and DVD on 12/17 (SRP $40.99 and $30.99). We don’t think this is the complete list of extras, but the Blu-ray will at least include 8 behind-the-scenes featurettes (Visions of 2154, The Journey to Elysium: Envisioning Elysium, The Journey to Elysium: Capturing Elysium, The Journey to Elysium: Enhancing Elysium, Collaboration: Crafting the Performances in Elysium, The Technology of 2154, In Support of Story: The Visual Effects of Elysium and Engineering Utopia: Creating a Society in the Sky). You can see the BD cover artwork below. [Read on here...]
Okay, let’s close out the week with a couple of reviews and some new announcement news. First the reviews...
Our own Todd Doogan has checked in with his thoughts on Criterion’s excellent recent edition of Ishirô Honda’s classic Godzilla on Blu-ray. Enjoy!
And I’ve weighed in with a look at Magnet’s new Blu-ray edition of Europa Report – a modestly impressive little space exploration thriller that arrives in stores on 10/8.
Now for some announcement news... [Read on here...]
As promised, we’ve got some good stuff here at The Bits for you today…
First up, our own Bud Elder has checked in with a new View from the Cheap Seats column in which he muses on alternate film casting and also runs down some of the more interesting home video releases on Blu-ray, DVD and DVD-R. Don’t miss it!
I’ve turned in a combo review of 20th Century Fox’s Homeland: Seasons One and Two on Blu-ray. It’s one of my favorite series currently on TV – a brilliantly cast, acted and written spy drama that won last year’s Emmy for Best Drama Series – and its third season debuts this coming Sunday night on Showtime. If you’re not watching it already, I strongly encourage you to give it a look. [Read on here…]
So I had this whole news update post planned for today, along with Bud’s new View from the Cheap Seats column and a new Blu-ray review or two as well, and I was deep in the process of getting it all ready to go live on the site, when something happened that completely distracted me.
I figured I’d share it with you guys this afternoon, because it goes right to my cinema geek credibility. And I knew that some of you would appreciate it as much as I do. [Read on here...]