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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...]
Slow news day today, but we do have a couple of things for you...
First, Universal has revealed a few more catalog titles coming to Blu-ray on 7/1, including Bring It On, Cry Baby, Kindergarten Cop and The Little Rascals.
Universal has also set Non-Stop, starring Liam Neeson, for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 6/10. Does anyone else keep mixing this film up with 3 Days to Kill, or is it just me? “Old Guys Kicking Ass” seems to be a real growth genre these days. [Read on here…]
We’ve got a couple of good title announcements for you today, but first...
Our own Adam Jahnke has turned in his weekly installment of Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD in which he looks at this week’s latest small batch offerings from the Warner Archive and the 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives. Fans of Rick Ocasek and The Cars will be pretty happy I think. Enjoy!
Also today, Tim Salmons has given Criterion’s new release of Alfred Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent (1940) a review on Blu-ray (Dual-Format). Classic film enthusiasts should be quite pleased. [Read on here...]
Morning, folks. Or good afternoon, good evening or good night, as the case might be.
Also today, Warner Home Video has announced another Blu-ray version of Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music, specifically a new 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited box set on 7/29 (SRP $39.96) that includes everything from the previous (but apparently not truly) Ultimate Collector’s Edition and adds new and unseen concert footage from Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, Santana, The Who, and more, as well as new swag (including a reproduction of the original Woodstock Festival tickets and vintage articles from Life Magazine and The New York Times). [Read on here…]
All right, we’ve got a couple of new columns for you today, one of which features a good interview, plus a bit of release news.
First, our own Michael Coate has turned in a new installment of his History, Legacy & Showmanship column looking back at the release of Field of Dreams on its 25th Anniversary. As part of this piece, he’s got a new interview with director Phil Alden Robinson. Enjoy! [Read on here...]
All right, we’re closing out the week with a new Blu-ray review and bit of additional announcement news.
First, though, just wanted to say thanks for your patience over the last few days. If I haven’t seemed quite as on top of posting new reviews and other content, it’s because we had a visitor here. You’ll recall that a long time Bits staffer, and our very dear friend, Barrie Maxwell passed away a couple of years ago. We had the pleasure of a visit this past week with his wife Sue. She came to town for the TCM Classic Film Festival, which is something that she and Barrie had wanted to do together but never got the chance to, and then she came down to Orange County and stayed with Sarah and me for a few days. We watched lots of movies, took her down to the beach, and just had a great time. She sends her best to all of you Bits readers, and wanted you to know how much Barrie appreciated that you enjoyed his writings on classic films here at The Bits and also hearing from you via e-mail. Anyway, it was a great visit. [Read on here…]
Just a quick post this morning...
At long last, I've finally managed to post my review of CBS' Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Four on Blu-ray. The A/V quality is good, the new extras are excellent, the season itself is terrific and the set streets on 4/29. Don't miss it.
Also, our very own Dr. Jahnke has turned in a new installment of An Honor to Be Nominated in his Jahnke’s Electric Theater column. This time around he looks back at Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon. Need we say more?
Back tomorrow. Stay tuned!
- Bill Hunt
As expected, Criterion announced their July release slate yesterday and it includes some definite gems as usual. Look for Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (Cat #29 – 2-disc DVD edition – the Dual Format version streets on 5/17) and Howard Hawks’ Red River (Cat #709 – 2-disc DVD edition – the Dual Format version streets on 5/27) on 7/8, Robert Bresson’s Pickpocket (Cat #314 – Dual Format) and David Cronenberg’s Scanners (Cat #712 – Dual Format) on 7/15, and The Essential Jacques Demy (Cat #713-719 – Dual Format box set – includes Lola, Bay of Angels, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and Une chambre en ville), Erik Skjoldbjærg’s Insomnia (Cat #47 – Dual Format), and Lawrence Kasdan’s The Big Chill (Cat #720 – Dual Format) all on 7/22. Extras will include new restored high-def transfers, new documentaries and – in the case of titles previously released on DVD by Criterion – virtually all of the existing extras. Be sure visit the official Criterion site for specific details and check out the cover artwork below. [Read on here...]