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First up today, a quick side note: Our own Tim Salmons has turned in a review of Criterion’s Judex on Blu-ray, a French crime film from 1963 that’s actually an homage to a 1916 silent film of the same name. It’s a gorgeous B&W classic from director Georges Franju. Don’t miss it.

Now then… I promised you guys a Star Trek TV on Blu-ray post.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a lot for you today here at The Bits, starting with a pair of regular columns: Todd Doogan’s Doogan’s Queue (which runs down this week’s latest releases on Blu-ray and DVD) and Adam Jahnke’s Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD (which looks at the latest deep catalog BD & DVD titles available from Warner Archive, Sony Picture Choice, and the Universal Vault). Both columns are pretty loaded today, so don’t miss them.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a couple of interesting pieces of announcement news to report today, and then I have some thoughts on the recent news about Blu-ray 4K. So let’s get to it. First up, the announcement news…

Lionsgate has just set A Most Wanted Man for Blu-ray and DVD release on 11/4 (SRP $29.99 and $26.98), with a digital release on 10/28. Extras will include a pair of featurettes (The Making of A Most Wanted Man and Spymaster: John le Carré in Hamburg).  [Read on here…]

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All right, let’s finish the week with a little more fun release news…

First up today, Sony Picture Home Entertainment has announced the release of a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: 75th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray on 12/2. The film has been digitally restored and remastered in 4K and will be presented in 1080p on this release. The set includes audio commentary with Frank Capra Jr., the Frank Capra’s American Dream feature-length documentary, 5 featurettes (Frank Capra Jr. Remembers... Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: A Family History, Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: The Golden Years, Frank Capra: Collaboration, and The Frank Capra I Knew), the film’s original theatrical trailer, and a rare international trailer. SRP is $19.99 but Amazon is selling it for just $13.99. See the artwork below.  [Read on here…]

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We’re kicking things off here at The Bits today with a new Blu-ray review featuring Tim’s thoughts on Scream Factory’s Leviathan. Do check it out.

Also today, our own Todd Doogan chimes in a couple days late (he’ll explain why) with his usually Doogan’s Queue column running down the latest Blu-ray and DVDs in stores this week.  [Read on here…]

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More announcements today…

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set Deliver Us from Evil for release on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on 10/28. Extras on both discs versions will include director’s commentary and the Illuminating Evil: Making Deliver Us from Evil featurette. The Blu-ray will exclusively add 3 more featurettes (Deliver Us from Demons, The Two Sergeants, and The Demon Detective). [Read on here…]

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Good afternoon, Bits readers. Hope you guys here in the States all had a find long Labor day weekend. And for the rest of you, a properly tolerable Monday.

Because of the holiday, today’s post is a little light on news and columns. Though our own Russell Hammond has once again posted the weekly update of the Release Dates & Artwork section, featuring all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork, as well as Amazon.com pre-order links.  [Read on here…]

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We’re closing out the week with a couple new bits of announcement news and an update on a title we’ve mentioned a couple times before.

First, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has set How to Train Your Dragon 2 for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 11/11, with a Digital HD release set for 10/21. The Blu-ray Combo will include will include the all-new Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers animated adventure, along with audio commentary by Simon Otto, Bonnie Arnold, Dean DeBlois, and Pierre-Olivier Vincent, deleted scenes, 5 featurettes (Where No One Goes: The Making of How to Train Your Dragon 2, Fishleg’s Dragon Stats, Drago’s War Machines, Berk’s Dragon World, and Hiccup’s Inventions in Flight), the Dragon Races experience play-by-play commentary, an image gallery, the usual World of DreamWorks Animation music videos, and the theatrical trailer.  [Read on here…]

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Anchor Bay and Starz have finally officially announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of Bong Joon Ho’s  science fiction/actioner Snowpiercer on 10/21 (SRP $29.99 and $24.98). The film stars Chris Evans, Song Kang Ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and Ed Harris. We’ve seen it here at The Bits; it’s pretty terrific. Both versions will include the director’s proper 126-minute cut, a critics commentary, and a bonus disc that adds 5 featurettes (The Birth of Snowpiercer, The Characters, Chris Evans & Tilda Swinton on Snowpiercer, The Train Brought to Life: Behind the Scenes of a Special Screening, and Transperceneige: From the Blank Page to the Black Screen), an animated prologue, and concept art galleries. [Read on here…]

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We’re stating today’s post here at The Bits with a new History, Legacy & Showmanship column from our very own Michael Coate, featuring a look back at the theatrical debut of Disney’s Mary Poppins on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary. The TWO PAGE column features a great roundtable interview with authors/film historians Sheldon Hall, Kim Holston, Matthew Kennedy, Jeff Kurtti and Charles Solomon, and lots more release information. Enjoy!   [Read on here…]

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