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All right, we’ve got a pretty good Rumor Mill-style update for you guys today, with mostly positive (but as-yet-unofficial) future release news.
First though, a couple of actual title announcements...
Scream Factory has set The Legend of Hell House for Blu-ray release on 8/26, along with Leviathan on 8/19. Meanwhile, Without Warning and Phantom of the Paradise are set for 8/5.
And Warner Home Video has set JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time for DVD release on 5/20, followed by The Adventures of Batman on DVD on 6/3. [Read on here...]
Tim Salmons has turned in a pair of new Blu-ray releases for you to enjoy this afternoon, including Scream Factory’s Crawlspace (1986) and Summit/Lionsgate’s recent The Legend of Hercules (a Blu-ray 3D/2D Combo). “Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!” Sorry, couldn’t resist the Clumps reference. LOL.
In announcement news today, Lionsgate has set Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin for Blu-ray and DVD release on 7/15. We can’t wait for that release. [Read on here…]
We’re kicking off this Tuesday afternoon with a new weekly Doogan’s Queue column from Todd running down the best of the new Blu-ray and DVD titles available in stores and on Amazon today. Lotta good new Godzilla catalog BDs out there today! Don’t miss it.
Also be sure to check out Adam’s latest Burnt Offerings: MOD-DVD column, which covers all of the new catalog titles made available on small-batch, hand-crafted, and aged-in-oak-casks MOD DVD discs from the Warner Archive and the Sony Pictures Choice Collection. Enjoy!
Also today, a quick note for you Star Wars fans: Amazon has both The Original Trilogy and The Prequel Trilogy available on Blu-ray for just $31.99 each. (The Complete Saga BD set with bonus content is just $89.96, FYI.) May the 6th Be with You, I guess. [Read on here…]
We’ve got another new review for you today: Tim Salmons’ look at the indie-apocalyptic-chic-road-buddy-movie Best Friends Forever. It’s now available on DVD from Horizon and Kino Lorber.
Also today, 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-orders links. As always, ordering titles though our links helps to support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it. [Read on here...]
We’re closing out the week today with some additional release news and a couple more Blu-ray reviews too...
First up, Tim Salmons has followed up yesterday’s review of Disney’s The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray with a look at The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray. Do check it out.
We’ve got a great new View from the Cheap Seats column today from our own Bud Elder, in which he remembers the late Mickey Rooney. Bud also highlights some great recent releases on Blu-ray and DVD. Don’t miss it.
Also today, the good Dr. Jahnke has turned in a new An Honor to Be Nominated installment of his Jahnke’s Electric Theatre column in which he looks back at Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. Be sure to read his thoughts and then check out our review of the film on Blu-ray too. [Read on here...]
Even with all the plaudits and platitudes, not enough was written upon the passing of Mickey Rooney. I don’t know, actually, if there could ever be enough.
Lord Laurence Olivier once called Mickey Rooney “the greatest actor of them all,” and Marlon Brando said he was “the best actor in films.” [Read on here…]
We’ve got a couple more bits of announcement news today, as well as a pair of additional Blu-ray reviews for you...
Our own Tim Salmons has checked in with coverage of Disney’s The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray, as well as Jean-Luc Godard’s 1996 For Ever Mozart, now available on Blu-ray from the Cohen Film Collection. Enjoy! [Read on here…]
Okay, we’ve got a couple things for you today, but the overall update is going to a quick one today. My wife was in a car accident yesterday – she’s okay, but our car was rear-ended and sustained some pretty good damage, so real life calls today with significant demands on my time.
Meanwhile, though, the good Dr. Jahnke has turned in his weekly Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD column for this week with some good news about a great new catalog Blu-ray release from The Warner Archive, as well as additional DVD product from Warner Archive and the 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives. Don’t miss it! [Read on here...]
Also today, we’ve got some new announcements to report...
First up, Lionsgate has set Joe, staring Nicholas Cage, for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/17 (SRP $24.99 and $19.98). Extras will include 2 featurettes (The Making of Joe and The Long Gravel Drive: The Origins of Joe), deleted scenes, and audio commentary with director David Gordon Green, composer David Wingo and actor Brian D. Mays. [Read on here...]