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Okay, we’ve got a couple more good things for you today…
First up, in case you missed it yesterday, I posted my review of CBS’ Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Three on Blu-ray Disc last night. If you’re a fan of the series, it’s another excellent release, loaded with new bonus content. Don’t miss it. [Read on here…]
We’re closing out our last full week of the Hell Plaza Oktoberfest with Dr. Jahnke’s review of John Carpenter’s Body Bags: Collector’s Edition from Scream Factory. Just four more reviews to go, but Jahnke’s saving a couple real gems for last.
Also today, we’ve posted our in-depth review of a true classic and a very long awaited Blu-ray release: Warner’s The Right Stuff: 30th Anniversary Edition. Not only is this a great film, but it’s a bit of smart satire that’s also deeply admiring of those the men – test pilots and astronauts alike – who exemplify the film’s title. And the Blu-ray looks and sounds pretty terrific, so don’t miss it. [Read on here...]
We’ve got some great news today for you fans of the BBC’s Sherlock: PBS has just announced that Season Three will officially premiere here in the States on 1/19/14 on Masterpiece, following the 9 PM broadcast of Downton Abbey. This is bar none my favorite show on television right now, so I’m very excited by this. As before, the season will contain three new 90-minute episodes: The Empty Hearse (1/19), The Sign of Three (debuts on 1/26) and His Last Vow (2/2 – Superbowl Sunday as it happens), eached based on a classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story. Blu-ray and DVD versions (SRP $39.98 and $29.98) are NOW available for pre-order on Amazon.com (street date is TBA, but our guess with be early Feb 2014)! You’ll find the temp cover art below. And of course, the BBC has confirmed that Season Four is already in the works. Great news all around!
Now then, today’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review from Dr. Jahnke is none other than James Wan’s recent The Conjuring on Blu-ray from Universal. And turns out it’s pretty great. Don’t miss it. [Read on here...]
Afternoon, folks! Today’s Oktoberfest Giveaway is a real dandy – Factory Entertainment’s awesome Frankenstein VFX Bust: Limited Edition – a $450 value and one of just 400 worldwide! For your chance to win that bad boy, head on over to our Jahnke’s Electric Theater Facebook page and participate in the Giveaway which starts at Noon (Pacific). Good luck and special thanks to our friends at Factory Entertainment for providing the sweet Giveaway!
Don’t forget: Bits readers have an exclusive 25% discount on any in stock item over $25 all month over at the Factory Entertainment website – just use the discount code D1G1TALB1TS10 at checkout!
Meanwhile, here at The Bits today, Dr. Jahnke’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review of the day is none other than Warner Archive’s Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell on MOD DVD, starring Peter Cushing and David Prowse – yes, that Cushing and Prowse. It’s an appropriate choice we’d say!
Meanwhile, Tim has turned in a look at John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13: Collector’s Edition now available on Blu-ray from our friends at Shout! and Scream Factory. Enjoy! [Read on here…]
Our Oktoberfest Giveaway for today starts at Noon (Pacific) over on The Digital Bits Facebook page and features a copy of Scream Factory’s Cockneys vs. Zombies on Blu-ray, which our own Tim Salmons has also reviewed today here at The Bits.
Today’s Oktoberfest giveaway is happening over on our Jahnke’s Electric Theater page on Facebook and features a copy of Scream Factory’s The Fog: Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray! The contest is open until 3 PM (Pacific) so get your entries in and good luck!
Also, Doogan’s checked in with another Blu-ray review for you today: Disney’s Iron Man 3, which he says is better than it has any right to be! [Read on here...]
All right, today’s post is a quickie as we’re working on a bunch of cool stuff for tomorrow…
First, Dr. Jahnke’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest Se7en continues today with a review of Scream Factory’s Psycho III: Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray Disc! As it happens, were going to be running a giveaway for this very title over on The Digital Bits Facebook page starting at Noon (Pacific), so head on over there for your chance to win!
By the way, Adam has also updated his review of Universal’s original Psycho: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray so the whole trilogy is now covered on BD. Enjoy! [Read on here…]
Afternoon, folks! We trust you all had a great weekend? Your NFL team did well, you enjoyed the finale of Breaking Bad, etc. We’ve got a big week planned for you guys, with Dr. Adam Jahnke’s annual Hell Plaza Oktoberfest officially kicking off here at The Bits tomorrow! Meanwhile, give your coffee a warm up because we’ve got some big announcement news to start your afternoon...
The big news is that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium for release on Blu-ray Combo and DVD on 12/17 (SRP $40.99 and $30.99). We don’t think this is the complete list of extras, but the Blu-ray will at least include 8 behind-the-scenes featurettes (Visions of 2154, The Journey to Elysium: Envisioning Elysium, The Journey to Elysium: Capturing Elysium, The Journey to Elysium: Enhancing Elysium, Collaboration: Crafting the Performances in Elysium, The Technology of 2154, In Support of Story: The Visual Effects of Elysium and Engineering Utopia: Creating a Society in the Sky). You can see the BD cover artwork below. [Read on here...]