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We’ve got just a quick one update for you today, as the industry is shutting down for the rest of the week for the Thanksgiving holiday...

The big news today is that Ridley Scott’s The Martian now has a street date. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has set the Blu-ray 3D Combo, Blu-ray Combo, and DVD release for 1/12. You can click on the cover artwork below to pre-order. [Read on here…]

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Given the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States, the pace of announcement news is starting to taper off. Still, we do have a couple things of  you today...

First though, we’ve posted the weekly update of the Release Dates & Artwork section featuring all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. Keep in mind that any time you shop from Amazon through our links you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we greatly appreciate it. [Read on here…]

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All right, we’ve got some pretty darned good announcement news for you all today...

First up, Ridley Scott’s The Martian is now available for pre-order on Amazon on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD (Amazon price: $44.99, $22.99, and $14.99), set to be released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. There’s no street date yet available, but sources suggest early-to-mid January is likely. Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork...  [Read on here…]

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We’re closing out the week with a little more good new release information...

First of all, here’s some great news: I’ve been trying for years now to get Shout! Factory to license and release Universal’s The Black Sheep Squadron on DVD. As fans of the classic 1970s TV series will know, Universal planned to release the series in three volumes on DVD, but only the first two ever came out here in the States (the final volume was available in France only). Well, now it looks like Shout! is indeed releasing Baa Baa Black Sheep: The Black Sheep Squadron on DVD on 2/23 (SRP $19.97)! You can see the pre-order listing here on Amazon. We don’t know if this is the first of multiple volumes or if indeed it’s the complete series. But I think we can safely assume that the complete series IS finally being released on DVD here in the States. Which pleases me right down to the ground.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a bunch of good announcement news for you today. But first, Jim Hemphill has just turned in a new review here at The Bits featuring Twilight’s Devil in a Blue Dress on Blu-ray. Enjoy!  [Read on here…]

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Our own Michael Coate kicks things off today here at The Bits with a brand new History, Legacy & Showmanship column here at The Digital Bits, this one featuring a great look back at the James Bond film GoldenEye on the 20th anniversary of its original release. The piece includes a great roundtable interview of film historian experts, including Robert A. Caplen, James Chapman, John Cork, Bill Desowitz, Lisa Funnell, Mark O’Connell, Lee Pfeiffer, and Bruce Scivally. Don’t miss it!  [Read on here…]

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All right, this morning’s post is a quick one, but we do have some interesting announcements and street date confirmations for you today…

First up, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has set Mistress America for release on 12/1, followed by Transporter: Refueled on 12/8, Fantastic Four on 12/15, and Hitman: Agent 47 on 12/29, all on both Blu-ray and DVD.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a couple things for you today...

First up, our own Michael Coate has just posted a new History, Legacy & Showmanship column featuring a look back at Disney’s animated classic Fantasia on the occasion of the film’s 75th anniversary. It includes a new interview with film historian Jeff Kurtti. Do give it a look.

Also today, we have a pair of new Blu-ray reviews: my thoughts on Lionsgate’s new Mr. Holmes, directed by Bill Condon and starring Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes. And we have Doogan’s thoughts on Akira Kurosawa’s terrific Ikiru, in honor of Criterion’s new Blu-ray release which streets on 11/24. Both films are terrific and the discs are well worth your attention. Enjoy the reviews.  [Read on here…]

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Our own Jim Hemphill has just posted a new review for you today, featuring his thoughts on Neil Jordan’s Angel now available from Twilight Time. Tim has also updated his Army of Darkness: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray review to included updated details on Scream/Shout! Factory’s new BD replacement program for the title.

And a quick note: The Amazon Black Friday “Deal of the Day” is HBO’s The Sopranos: The Complete Series on BD for just $75 – a whopping 73% off the regular price. Not bad! Click the link here or below (the cover art) to take advantage if you’re interested. Don’t forget too that Amazon is continuing to post early Black Friday deals each day this month.  [Read on here…]

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All right, it’s a slow news day, given the Veterans Day holiday here in the States. And may I just take a moment to tip my hat at Veterans everywhere? Thank you all.

Now then... we’ve just a couple bits of release news to report today...

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing Freaks of Nature on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/9/2016.  [Read on here…]

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