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The Hell Plaza Oktoberfest continues today with Dr. Jahnke’s review of Halloween: Resurrection on Blu-ray Disc.

Jahnke and Doogan have also chimed in with their latest weekly installments of Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD and Doogan’s Queue, covering what’s new this week in Blu-ray, DVD, MOD, and streaming. Be sure to check it out.  [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 07 October 2014 10:35

Burnt Offerings for October 7, 2014

Here’s a surprise. The long dormant MGM Limited Edition Collection has announced that they’ll soon be manufacturing on demand again. Their initial line-up is scheduled to arrive next week and I’ll be taking a look at those titles then. Before you get too excited, almost all of the titles in this first wave are previously released out-of-print movies. At least it’s something, though, and hopefully we’ll start seeing some more obscurities making their disc debuts from MGM soon.

In the meantime, here’s your weekly rundown of the week’s new MOD discs and a selection of streaming titles worthy of your attention. As always, please consider making a purchase via one of these nifty banners and you’ll help support The Bits. Many thanks if you do.  [Read on here...]

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 00:01

Doogan’s Queue for October 7, 2014

Well, it looks like all that hinting Lynch and Frost have been doing has paid off: Twin Peaks is coming back to TV in 2016. That’s pretty baller. There aren’t a lot of shows I would like to see return, but a few make sense. One is X-Files. I was never a terribly big fan of the show in its later years, but I do think it had an interesting mythology that could easily come back. Deadwood is another that needs to return. I’d also love Firefly (obviously), Party Down and just for my friends with hard-ons for it – Star Trek. Let’s hope some of these come back too.

While we wait, let’s look at some of the titles coming out this week to DVD and Blu-ray.  [Read on here…]

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All right, we start the new week with Adam’s latest Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review, which is none other than Halloween H20: 20 Years Later from Anchor Bay and Scream’s new Halloween: The Complete Collection Blu-ray box set. LOTS more reviews to go, so enjoy and keep checking back here each weekday for more!   [Read on here…]

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All right, today’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review for the day from Dr. Jahnke is none other than Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers on Blu-ray from the Halloween: The Complete Collection box set. Watch for more reviews all next week.

The big announcement news today is that Disney has officially set Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy for Blu-ray 3D Combo, Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 12/9, with a digital release on 11/18. Extras on the Blu-ray versions are still vague based on the studio’s press release, but will include deleted scenes, audio commentary with the filmmakers, a number of “making of” featurettes, a gag reel, and an exclusive look at Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. You can see the cover artwork below.  [Read on here…]

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Adam’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest continues today with a review of Halloween 5: The Curse of Michael Myers on Blu-ray from Scream’s new Halloween: The Complete Collection box set. Enjoy!

In announcement news today, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and CBS Films have set What If for Blu-ray, DVD and digital release on 11/15. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe. Extras on the Blu-ray only include 3 deleted scenes and 4 featurettes (Blurred Lines, Opposites Attract, Behind the Scenes of What If, and A Modern Love Story).  [Read on here…]

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Today’s update is a quick one, as I was up pretty late working on Bits-related stuff for the site.

BUT... we’re very pleased today to kick off Dr. Jahnke’s annual Hell Plaza Oktoberfest here at The Bits! As you longtime readers know, each year in the month of October, Adam posts a new Halloween-themed Blu-ray or DVD review daily here at the site and this year is no exception. Adam kicks things off this year by continuing to review the individual films in Anchor Bay and Scream Factory’s new Halloween: The Complete Collection box set. Up today is Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. So be sure to check back each weekday for new Oktoberfest reviews. The Hell Plaza Oktoberfest 8 is on!  [Read on here…]

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We’re kicking off things today here at The Bits with Todd’s weekly Doogan’s Queue column, in which he highlights the best of all the new Blu-ray and DVD releases available in stores today. Don’t miss it.

Adam has also turned in this week’s Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD column, running down the latest in small batch DVD and Blu-ray titles from the various studio classics archives, as well as what’s new in streaming on Warner Archive Instant, Netflix, Hulu, etc. Don’t miss it.

Also, our own Russell Hammond has posted the weekly update of the Release Dates & Artwork section featuring all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork, each with its own Amazon pre-order link. Don’t forget – anytime you order anything at all from Amazon after clicking through to our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it.  [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:24

Burnt Offerings for September 30, 2014

This is going to be a quick one this week, thanks primarily to the studios for their usual end-of-month slowdown. But we’ll still take a look at the few new MOD releases and offer a glance at any interesting islands in the streams. I apologize for that last joke, it was beneath us both. As always, click on the banners below if you see anything that strikes your fancy and you’ll be helping to support our work here and earning a hearty handclasp from Bill Hunt next time you run into him. [Read on here...]

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 04:31

Doogan’s Queue for September 30, 2014

Sniff... it’s the last street date in September. So long old friend. But never fear, little ones, it’s also the first week of October and thus the beginning of my favorite time of the year. Halloween is just the bee’s knees, ain’t it? I have a whole slew of fond memories going back -cough- years and so many favorite things that only come out at this time of year. Mostly food, but other stuff too. You’ll probably see me get nostalgic as the month wears on. But I’ll try and keep a cap on it.

This is a light week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great titles coming. This week’s the list starts with probably biggest title of the month, maybe even the biggest title time of year! That title... [Read on here…]

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