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All right, we just have a couple of things for you today...

First up, all those Criterion October titles are now available for pre-order on Amazon.com – just click on the titles here (or on the images below): Mulholland Dr., My Own Private Idaho, The Brood, A Special Day, and Kwaidan. Both Universal’s Back to the Future: 30th Anniversary Trilogy ($49.98) and the Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures – Limited Edition ($99.88) are available for pre-order as well.  [Read on here…]

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All right, we’ve got more new release news for you…

First, Criterion has just officially announced their October Blu-ray and DVD release slate, as follows: Look for Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho (Cat #277 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 10/6, David Cronenberg’s The Brood (Cat #777 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Ettore Scola’s A Special Day (Cat #778 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 10/13, Masaki Kobayashi’s Kwaidan (Cat #90 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 10/20, and David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. (Cat #779 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 10/27. You can see the cover artwork below.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a brand new Blu-ray review for you today from our own Jim Hemphill, who’s taken a look at Cornel Wilde’s Storm Fear (1955) from Kino Lorber. More reviews are coming, so stay tuned.

Also today, our own Russell Hammond has posted the weekly update of 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 through our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it. [Read on here…]

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Comic-Con 2015 is a wrap and there’s plenty of good geek news to report for you today!

First though, our own Mario Boucher posted a new Inside Cinema column back on Thursday (in case you missed it) looking back at The Terminator films. Do check it out.

Now then... our Digital Bits Comic-Con panel went very well on Thursday afternoon! We had a packed room with lots of Bits readers asking great questions about Blu-ray. Our friend Charles de Lauzirika revealed that he’s officially working on the forthcoming Blu-ray of Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Cliff Stephenson is busy working on the Hannibal: Season Three Blu-ray for Lionsgate. And of course Robert Meyer Burnett has just completed the Prelude to Axanar Blu-ray for backers of that project on Kickstarter. Rob is also working with executive producer Alec Peters and myself on the full Star Trek: Axanar feature film – Rob is going to direct the film and I’m co-writing it with Alec. (As it happens, Charles de Lauzirika is helping to produce the film, and Cliff is going to produce the forthcoming Blu-ray special features, so quite literally everyone on our Bits panel is involved in the Axanar project.) You can view the project’s IndieGoGo page here (it launched during Comic-Con). More on that in a moment. As the panel wound on, we discussed the future of Blu-ray and indie studio releases on the format, we talked a little about Ultra HD Blu-ray (we’ll have more on that later this month), and we took questions from the audience. [Read on here…]

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[Editor’s Note: This column contains spoilers for all of the Terminator films. Read at your own risk.]

The Terminator movies began as a dream in James Cameron’s mind and evolved into a series of films, each reflecting the times in which it was made.

It was in the early 1980’s that Cameron had a vision: a nightmarish view of the future. On The Terminator Blu-ray, he describes how it came to him while he was working in Rome. [Read on here…]

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All right, this is our last post until Friday, as we’re off to Comic-Con. A couple things first…

We’ve posted a couple more Blu-ray reviews for you to enjoy today, featuring Joe Marchese’s thoughts on Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964) and Jim Hemphill’s take on War-Gods of the Deep (1965), both new on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber.

Also, we’re going to have a new Inside Cinema column from Mario Boucher looking at The Terminator films tomorrow. Watch for that to appear in the Latest Column area on the left side of the page there.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a new Dailies column for you guys from our own Tim Salmons, featuring new reviews of Scream’s Robot Jox and MGM’s recent 4K-remastered Robocop on Blu-ray. Enjoy!

We’ve also posted Russell Hammond’s weekly update of the Release Dates and Artwork section complete with all the latest Amazon.com Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and pre-order links. As always, any time you order literally anything from Amazon after clicking through to them through our links a portion of the sale goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we truly appreciate it.  [Read on here…]

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All right, we’ve got a busy week ahead of us! First of all, this is Comic-Con week down in San Diego, so we expect a lot of good genre titles to be announced or promoted on Blu-ray this week at the convention.

Speaking of which, Terminator Genisys is now officially available for pre-order on Blu-ray 3D Combo and Blu-ray on Amazon.com (sale price $31.99 and $22.99). No street date is official yet, but we expect one to be announced in the weeks ahead.  [Read on here…]

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Pick-Ups for the Week of July 6, 2015

Welcome back to my Dailies feature, Pick-Ups!

It’s designed to feature older Blu-ray and DVD releases that we haven’t gotten around to reviewing until now (sorry about that!), as well as highlight select international releases and other unique titles on disc.

I try to do this column on a weekly basis, so be sure to check back regularly for more titles that are worthy of your attention. [Read on here…]

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