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Welcome to a new week here at The Bits! You may have noticed that we didn’t have a My Two Cents post on Friday and there was a very good reason for that, which I’ll good into in a moment. We did, however, post a pair of new disc reviews for you in case you missed them.
First, I offered my thoughts on Warner’s San Andreas in 4K UHD Blu-ray format. Also, Tim posted his thoughts on Arrow Video’s Society: Special Edition on regular Blu-ray Disc. And just today, our own Jim Hemphill has tuned in his two cents on the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, a magnificent film that I appreciate a little more every time I watch it, as delivered to Blu-ray by the fine folks at The Criterion Collection. All three titles are worth a look, so do check them out. [Read on here…]
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We’re starting the new week with a pair of great Blu-ray reviews, and some fine Blu-ray release news too...
First up, our own Tim Salmons has just posted his new Halloween Hangover review of Scream Factory’s long-awaited Army of Darkness: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray! Looks like the disc is epic and loaded, so do check out the review. Also, Jim Hemphill has turned in his thoughts on Kino Lorber’s Heart of Midnight (1988). Enjoy! [Read on here…]
Afternoon, folks. We’ve got a new Blu-ray review for you to check out today: Our own Joe Marchese has turned in his thoughts on Twilight Time’s The Sound and the Fury. Do check it out.
In announcement news today, Sony has set the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis for Blu-ray and DVD release on 3/11 (SRP $35.99 and $30.99). Extras will include at least one featurette – Inside “Inside Llewyn Davis”. [Read on here…]
So it turns out The Desolation of Smaug is pretty good. I mustered up the energy to catch a double-feature screening last night with a friend, and it was a fine evening’s entertainment. If you enjoyed the first Hobbit film, I think you’ll like this one a great deal more. The pacing is much more engaging. Fans of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy will definitely feel more at home here, as in this film the prequel trilogy really begins to reveal its connections to the previous films more strongly… and not just in the fact that Legolas (Orlando Bloom) features prominently. As one would hope, Smaug himself is wonderfully realized.
Smaug aside, with any luck you have a good art house theater in your neck of the woods, because there are a number of fine indie films worth seeing this holiday season: American Hustle, the Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, All Is Lost, Nebraska, Her, 12 Years a Slave and many more. This is the time of year when all the great dramas get dumped into limited theatrical distribution so they quality for Oscar nominations, so be sure to head out to your local theater over the next 2 or 3 weeks. [Read on here…]