Welcome back for a new edition of Pick-Ups!
Thank you for joining me. This week I’m going to tackle a few Blu-ray titles from 2015 that we’ve missed here at the site... and don’t worry, not all of it will be horror. I’ve actually got some good movies that were released last year for you to check out. I thought I’d also let you know that I’m working on a column that’s Lord of the Rings related. I’m not sure when I’ll have that up for you, but hopefully sometime soon. [Read on here...]
We’ve got one new review for you today, then some more release news...
First up, Tim has checked in with his thoughts on Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out on Blu-ray (it’s also available on Blu-ray 3D and DVD). Do check it out.
In announcement news, Warner Home Video has confirmed the 3/1 Blu-ray and DVD release of Ryan Coogler’s Creed. Special features will include deleted scenes and 2 featurettes (Know the Past, Own the Future and Becoming Adonis). You can see the Blu-ray cover artwork below. [Read on here…]
We’re starting today here at The Bits with two more new Blu-ray reviews, featuring Tim’s thoughts on Richard Elfman’s Forbidden Zone: Ultimate Edition, available from MVD, and Jim Hemphill’s look at Joseph Newman’s 1958 western Fort Massacre, available on Blu from Kino Lorber. Do give them a look. [Read on here…]
Boy, no sooner did we file our early update today, then the good folks at Shout! Factory and Scream announced a few great new catalog Blu-ray release, including a pair of titles we’re very excited for! [Read on here…]
We’ve got two more Blu-ray reviews for you today. First, Tim’s taken a look at David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr., as available on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection. Also, Jim Hemphill has offered up his thoughts on Richard Lester’s 1965 British romantic comedy, The Knack… and How to Get It, now available on BD from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. [Read on here…]
First up today, Tim Salmons has posted a new Pick-Ups edition of his Dailies column which will offer up a few more reviews of recent Blu-ray titles. The first of those for this week is Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, now available on Blu-ray from Sony. Do give it a look. It’s a much better film than we were expecting. [Read on here…]
I just wanted to check in with you all briefly this evening for a rare Sunday update to bring you a bit of Star Wars: The Force Awakens news.
Amazon.com today very briefly listed the street date for Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray as 4/5, then pulled the date down again (SRP $39.99 but Amazon discounts it to $19.99). However, Amazon Canada also added the same date and left it up. [Read on here…]
We have a quick update on the BFI’s new restoration and Blu-ray of Napoleon (1927). It seems that Francis Ford Coppola and former Bits contributor and film preservationist Robert A. Harris own the worldwide theatrical rights to Napoleon outside the U.K. and France, and are working on their own restoration effort. Lou Lumenick, the film editor for The New York Post, contacted Harris about the project and received this reply: [Read on here…]
We’ve got a few interesting odds and ends for you today...
First up, there’s word from no less an authority than director George Miller (via the Screen Daily website), they there may be a theatrical and Blu-ray re-release of Mad Max: Fury Road in black and white, which was his original intent for the film. [Read on here…]
All right, first things first today... we’ve got a Blu-ray review for you. Jim Hemphill has turned in his thoughts on Robber’s Roost, a 1955 Western directed by Sidney Salkow and available now on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Do give it a look.
Also today, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork, as well as Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking to them through our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits, and we appreciate it. [Read on here…]