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All right, a good evening’s sleep and a bunch of antibiotics later, I’m feeling a lot better today. That means I’m going to have a couple posts for you today.

Before we get to the day’s usual columns, reviews and BD/DVD release news rundown, I wanted to give you all an update on a couple of very worthy Kickstarter projects that we’ve mentioned recently here at The Bits. So let’s get right to it...  [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 09:34

Burnt Offerings for August 19, 2014

This isn’t a huge week for MOD releases but it’s a good one for fans of 1970s cult cinema. And we’re all fans of 1970s cult cinema around these parts, right? I thought so. Let’s take a look and thank you in advance for assisting The Bits by doing your DVD shopping via the array of buttons you see right… about… here.  [Actually just a little farther. Click here...]

Okay… unfortunately your dedicated editor is a little bit under the weather today, so I’m going to keep this quick in order to try and rest my way out of this blasted cold.

Nevertheless, we do have some good announcement news for you today, so let’s get right to it.  [Read on here…]

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All right, we’ve got three things for you today to close out the week…

First, our own Michael Coate has turned in a fine new History, Legacy & Showmanship column, celebrating today’s 35th anniversary of the theatrical debut of Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. Included in the piece is a rundown of the initial 70 mm theatrical engagements, trivia, and a pair of interview with film historians Jon Lewis and Lee Pfeiffer. Enjoy!

Also today, Tim Salmons has turned in a review of Raro Video’s The Year of the Cannibals (1970) on Blu-ray, an Italian film from director Liliana Cavani.  [Read on here…]

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“The first time, it will dazzle your senses. The second time, you’ll see it for the first time.”

The Digital Bits is pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the 35th anniversary of the release of Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola’s award-winning Vietnam War epic.

The Bits marks the occasion with this retrospective article featuring a compilation of box-office data that helps place the film’s performance in context, quotes from a selection of movie critics, production and exhibition information, a list of the film’s original 70-millimeter presentations, and an interview segment.  [Read on here…]

All right, we’ve got a bit of ground to cover here at The Bits today. There’s quite a bit of release news to report.

First up, Warner Home Video has announced the Blu-ray 3D Combo, Blu-ray Combo, DVD, and Digital release of Edge of Tomorrow on 10/7 (SRP $44.95, $35.99, and $28.98 for the discs). Extras on the Blu-ray versions will include deleted scenes, 5 featurettes (Operation Downfall – Adrenaline Cut, Storming the Beach, Weapons of the Future, Creatures Not of This World, and On the Edge with Doug Liman), and the usual digital copy options.  [Read on here…]

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:09

More Tales of Oklahoma Location Scouting

Here are a couple of other stories from the salt mines of Oklahoma location scouting. There’s many, many more. But I can only bore so much..

Both tales involve the terrific writer, film critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Hunter. In his 1993 novel Point of Impact, Hunter created the character Bob Lee “The Nailer” Swagger, which has now been featured, along with his father, Earl, in some 12 novels, the most recent of which is Sniper’s Honor.  [Read on here...]

Well… we had a server issue here at The Bits yesterday afternoon that took down the site for most of the day. No worries though: Mr. Scott and the boys down in Engineering got the bugs worked out quickly and all is now well. But it means today’s post is going to be brief.  [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014 10:42

Doogan’s Queue for August 12, 2014

This is a pretty, pretty big week for release volume. Lots and lots of stuff come to store shelves, so break out your check books. I know I am.

Batman: Assault on Arkham – Technically this animation falls into the Arkham videogame world and not the DCAU - but when you’re watching a film about the Suicide Squad, who cares. The Squad is tasked by Waller to infiltrate Arkham Asylum to kill Riddler while Batman is tracking down a dirty bomb set by The Joker. Action packed fun all around, and I can’t wait. [Read on here…]

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