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We’re kicking off things today here at The Bits with Todd’s weekly Doogan’s Queue column, in which he highlights the best of all the new Blu-ray and DVD releases available in stores today. Don’t miss it.

Adam has also turned in this week’s Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD column, running down the latest in small batch DVD and Blu-ray titles from the various studio classics archives, as well as what’s new in streaming on Warner Archive Instant, Netflix, Hulu, etc. Don’t miss it.

Also, our own Russell Hammond has posted the weekly update of the Release Dates & Artwork section featuring all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork, each with its own Amazon pre-order link. Don’t forget – anytime you order anything at all from Amazon after clicking through to our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it.  [Read on here…]

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It’s a new week and we’re kicking things off here at The Bits with a new review from our own Tim Salmons… Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and released on Blu-ray by Lionsgate. Enjoy!  [Read on here…]

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We’ve just a quick one for you today, as there’s not a lot of announcement news to report. But let’s clear the decks on what there is first…

Lionsgate has announced the 10/28 release of Life of Crime and The Prince on Blu-ray, DVD and digital.

Shout! Factory will release the animated Thunder and the House of Magic on Blu-ray 3D Combo and DVD on 9/30.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got some nifty bits of announcement news for you today, so let’s get to it…

First up, Paramount will release Hercules on Blu-ray Combo and Blu-ray 3D Combo on 11/4. Each will include both the theatrical and extended cuts of the film, along with audio commentary by director Brett Ratner and producer Beau Flynn, 15 deleted/extended scenes, and 5 featurettes (including Brett Ratner and Dwayne Johnson: An Introduction, Hercules and his Mercenaries, Weapons!, The Bessi Battle, and The Effects of Hercules).  [Read on here…]

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We’ve a couple of quick items for you here at The Bits today. Tim has just turned in a review of Kino Lorber’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, a 1966 film by director Richard Lester. Also, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. Remember that any time you order virtually anything from Amazon after clicking through our links here at The Bits, you’re helping to support our work and we really do appreciate it.  [Read on here…]

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Let’s get right to the star of today’s update here in The Bits, shall we?

Our very own Dr. Adam Jahnke has just posted his overall review of Scream Factory and Anchor Bay’s terrific new Halloween: The Complete Collection – Deluxe Edition Blu-ray box set! Jahnke talks overall quality and content, and reviews the first three films in the set. You can also look at this review as a preview of this year’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest (which kicks off on 10/1), for which he’ll review all the rest of the films in the set plus a whole lot more. The good news is: This is finally the Halloween set you’ve been waiting for. Enjoy!  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got just a few quick-but-good pieces of announcement news for you today, before we send you off to your weekend activities of choice.

First, our own Dr. Adam Jahnke has just posed another installment of A Honor to Be Nominated in his Jahnke’s Electric Theatre column, this one looking back at Melvin Frank’s 1973 film A Touch of Class, starring George Segal and Glenda Jackson. Hey, it was good enough for Best Picture consideration, so do check it out.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got another great Blu-ray review for you today, and we suspect it’s one many of you are eager to read: Tim’s thoughts on Sony’s new Ghostbusters 1 & 2 Digipack BD set. Tim talks A/V quality and runs down all the extras, including taking the time to detail which are new, which are legacy items carried over from the previous BD and DVD releases, and what’s been omitted. Don’t miss it.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a bunch of stuff for you to enjoy here at The Bits today, starting with a trio of new columns here at the site.

First, the good Dr. Jahnke has turned in his latest installment of Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD, running down the latest in small batch, hand crafted DVDs and Blu-rays. He’s also added new component to the column that he’s calling Wide Awake in Streamland, which details worth deep catalog film and TV titles available for streaming via Warner Archive Instant, Netflix, Hulu Plus and the like. Be sure to check it out.

Also today, our own Michael Coate unloads both barrels of his History, Legacy and Showmanship column to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of TV’s Bewitched and the seminal James Bond film Goldfinger! For each column Michael conducts a roundtable discussion with film historians and experts. You definitely don’t want to miss them – here’s the Bewitched piece and here’s Goldfinger. Enjoy!  [Read on here…]

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