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We’ve got more release news for you today...
First, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Mike Newell’s Great Expectations on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/15. Extras will include a piece on the premiere and the film’s trailer.
Speaking of Fox, we’ve officially confirmed that TCFHE is working on a Blu-ray and DVD release of the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey science TV series, hosted by our favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Inspired by Carl Sagan’s original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage from the 1980s (see our DVD review here), the new 13-episode sequel premieres this coming Sunday on Fox, NatGeo and a whole host of related cable channels. You can find all the details here. From the visuals I’ve seen so far, this show should blow the doors off Blu-ray. There’s no street date yet, but we would imagine Fox will announce the title in the next month or two, timed for release shortly after the series wraps up its broadcast run. [Read on here...]
Also today, Dr. Jahnke has turned in a new Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD column this afternoon, running down the latest from from Warner Archive and the Sony Archive Collection. [Read on here…]
We’ve got a BIG post for you guys today. Let’s start with some new release announcements…
First up, Warner Home Video has finally announced a pair of catalog Blu-ray titles to get excited about: The Big Red One and Memphis Belle are on the way on 5/16 (SRP $19.98 each). [Editor’s Note: We’ve checked with Warner Home Video sources and have confirmed that The Big Red One contains a remastered version of the film’s 113-minute Theatrical Cut in HD and – as a ‘special feature’ – the 169-minute Reconstruction version in SD only as well. That’s official, so FYI and make your plans accordingly.] Check out the cover artwork below. One assumes that any extras that were on the DVDs will carry over. [Read on here…]
Let’s close out the week with a couple more great title announcements...
Disney has also officially confirmed that Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World will arrive on Blu-ray 3D Combo, Blu-ray Combo and DVD on 2/25, with digital versions available on 2/4. The Blu-ray will include audio commentary with director Alan Taylor, producer Kevin Feige, actor Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau, deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, 2 featurettes (A Brothers’ Journey: Thor & Loki and Scoring Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World with Brian Tyler) and an exclusive look at Marvel’s forthcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. One imagines there will be various retail exclusive versions as well. [Read on here…]
All right, we’ve got some reviews for you today and also a few more new title announcements...
First up, Joe Marchese has turned in his thoughts on Kino’s Night Tide on Blu-ray Disc. In addition, Dr. Jahnke chimes in today with reviews of Warner’s The Bad Seed and Universal’s Eastern Promises, from director David Cronenberg. Enjoy! [Read on here…]
All right, we’ve got a bunch of good news for you here at The Bits today.
First though, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section will all the latest Blu-ray, DVD and Video Game cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon in the same session after clicking to them through our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it!
Now then... any Hill Street Blues fans out there? Shout! Factory has just announced the release of Hill Street Blues: The Complete Series on DVD on 4/29 (SRP $199.99)! The 34-disc box set will include all 144 episodes of the series, along with new interviews with the creators and cast, including Steven Bochco, Dennis Franz, James B. Sikking, Bruce Weitz, Alan Rachins, Gregory Hoblit, Dennis Dugan, Jeffrey Lewis and more. You’ll also get a commemorative 24-page book with photos, liner notes and an essay by TV critic Tom Shales. You’ll find cover art below and the title is now available for pre-order on Amazon. [Read on here...]
I’m back after an unexpected day’s absence there. I’ve been fighting a flu for the last few days and you know how that goes. It just caught up with me yesterday. Luckily, a day’s worth of sleep worked wonders.
To start off today, we’ve got a couple new Blu-ray reviews from Tim Salmons: Criterion’s Eyes Without a Face and La Cage aux Folles. Methinks, somebody took advantage of Barnes & Noble’s 50% off sale. LOL! [Read on here…]
Well folks, we hope you all had a nice Halloween… and we sure hope you all enjoyed this year’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest. Dr. Jahnke and the rest of The Bits team pulled out all the stops to make it a goodun for you all, so there you go. We sure appreciate your readership.
Now then, today’s update is going to be a quick news roundup from the last couple days, and then we expect to be back next week with more reviews, including a couple titles you guys have probably been waiting for, including Warner’s Man of Steel and New Line’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Extended Edition among others. [Read on here…]
About a month ago, I received an anonymous package. Well, anonymous except for The Digital Bits logo in the return address and a single word scrawled across the side: “GLUTTONY”.
“What’s in the box?” I yelled out loud to nobody in particular. I opened it and was horrified by its contents. It was full of DVDs and Blu-rays, all horror movies. Oh, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s severed head, which I thought was kind of odd. [...]
We’re kicking things off today with a review of the Blu-ray 3D experience of Star Trek Into Darkness from our own Jeff Kleist, for those of you who have 3D-capable home theater systems.
In announcement news today, Shout! and Scream Factory have set Night of the Comet for release on Blu-ray Combo on 11/19. Check out this list of extras they’ve compiled: audio commentary with writer/director Thom Eberhardt, audio commentary with stars Kelli Maroney and Catherine Mary Stewart, audio commentary with production designer John Muto, 3 featurettes (Valley Girls at the End of the World, The Last Man on Earth? and Curse of the Comet), a stills gallery and the film’s theatrical trailer. Not bad! [Read on here...]