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Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:09

More Tales of Oklahoma Location Scouting

Here are a couple of other stories from the salt mines of Oklahoma location scouting. There’s many, many more. But I can only bore so much..

Both tales involve the terrific writer, film critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter. In his 1993 novel Point of Impact, Hunter created the character Bob Lee “The Nailer” Swagger, which has now been featured, along with his father, Earl, in some 12 novels, the most recent of which is Sniper’s Honor.  [Read on here...]

Well… we had a server issue here at The Bits yesterday afternoon that took down the site for most of the day. No worries though: Mr. Scott and the boys down in Engineering got the bugs worked out quickly and all is now well. But it means today’s post is going to be brief.  [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014 11:16

Burnt Offerings for August 12, 2014

Before we get to this week’s new MOD releases, I’d like to call your attention to a recently launched Kickstarter campaign. I know, I know… I swear I’ll be quick and it’s worthy of your support.

As you know, one of my pet causes here at The Bits is urging studios to release obscure and semi-forgotten movies on DVD via the ongoing JET’s Most Wanted project on the Electric Theatre Facebook page. The folks at Seattle’s Scarecrow Video have been doing that since the long-forgotten pre-internet days. Do you have a copy of Criterion’s spectacular Two-Lane Blacktop? Scarecrow Video is a big reason why it exists.  [Read on here...]

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 10:42

Doogan’s Queue for August 12, 2014

This is a pretty, pretty big week for release volume. Lots and lots of stuff come to store shelves, so break out your check books. I know I am.

Batman: Assault on Arkham – Technically this animation falls into the Arkham videogame world and not the DCAU - but when you’re watching a film about the Suicide Squad, who cares. The Squad is tasked by Waller to infiltrate Arkham Asylum to kill Riddler while Batman is tracking down a dirty bomb set by The Joker. Action packed fun all around, and I can’t wait. [Read on here…]

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All right, we’ve got some cool news for you anime fans. FUNimation has officially announced that their planned Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series will finally arrive on Blu-ray Disc (and also DVD) in December. Four versions are planned: A DVD standard edition, a Blu-ray standard edition, an Amazon-exclusive BD/DVD combo premium edition, and a second BD/DVD Combo premium edition that will be exclusive to the FUNimation.com site. The exclusive versions will include different packaging and collectable swag items TBA. The exact street date and further details will follow in the weeks ahead, so we’ll be sure to update when they do.  [Read on here…]

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All right, we have some good announcement news for you guys today...

First thought, our own Tim Salmons has checked in with a review of Universal’s Sabotage on Blu-ray, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Enjoy!

Now then... in announcement news today, we have a street date for you on HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-ray and DVD. Look for it on 2/17 (SRP $79.98 and $59.99). You can pre-order it below.  [Read on here…]

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Quick one for you today...

First, Tim has checked in with another Blu-ray review this afternoon, this time featuring Scream Factory’s Deadly Eyes. Enjoy!

In announcement news, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has set Earth to Echo for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/21.

Fox has also set Mr. Peabody & Sherman for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 10/14, with Fargo: Season One up for pre-order on Blu-ray and DVD that same day (SRP $59.99 and $49.98).  [Read on here…]

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We’ll start today’s post with a couple new things here at The Bits.

Our very own Dr. Adam Jahnke has turned in this week’s Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD column, running down the latest in small batch DVD and Blu-ray titles from Warner Archive, Sony Pictures Classics, and 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives. Among them, you’ll find Fox’s recently cancelled Almost Human: The Complete TV Series on DVD – 13 episodes on 3 discs with some extras too. It’s a shame that show got nixed just as it was finally starting to get good.

Also here at The Bits today, you’ll find new Blu-ray reviews from Tim of Criterion’s Being John Malkovich and Twilight Time’s The Mechanic. Both are worth a look.   [Read on here…]

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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 11:17

Burnt Offerings for August 6, 2014

Welcome back to your weekly look at the world of hand-tossed artisan DVDs, baked fresh for your enjoyment. This week, Warner Archive reintroduces us to comedian Joe E. Brown and the Sony Choice Collection unleashes its August lineup. Let’s take a look and if anything strikes your fancy, please click on one of the banners below to get that disc out of your dreams and into your cart. It helps support The Bits and we thank you for it. [Read on here...]

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