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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…]
Afternoon, folks! Hope you all had a nice holiday weekend with family and friends. Sarah and I spent our Thanksgiving in New Orleans with family and it was pretty swell. I ate way too much good food (NoLA is like that). If I lived there, I’d have to run about 12 miles a day just to work off the calories from everything I wanted to eat: Crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, po-boys, tartine, beignets and cafe au lait… MMmmmmmm. They do know how to cook down there.
So we’ve got a couple things for you this afternoon. First, our own Tim Salmons has checked in with reviews of two more classics on Blu-ray Disc from Criterion, including Richard III and The Earrings of Madame de…. Enjoy! [Read on here…]
Happy Thanksgiving, folks! A day early we know, but this is going to be our last post here at The Bits until Monday, as we all go off to celebrate the holiday with family. Couple things for you today…
First, we’re pleased to bring you a trio of additional Blu-ray Disc reviews today. Tim has checked in with his thoughts on Criterion’s Lonesome and The Uninvited in HD, as well as Scream Factory’s The Horror Show. All are now available. [Read on here…]
Afternoon, folks! Hope you’re all having a great start to your Thanksgiving holiday. I know from e-mails that a lot of you are headed out to the movies in between shopping and Thanksgiving preparations. Thor: The Dark World and Hunger Games: Catching Fire seem to be big draws. I’ve seen the latter and it’s pretty decent. If you like the first one, you’ll enjoy this one too.
For those of you in the L.A. area tonight, don’t forget that that screening of Ladyhawke at the Arclight is tonight at 7:30 PM, with Q&A to follow with director Richard Donner and producer Lauren Shuler Donner, moderated by our good friend Cliff Stephenson. Tickets are still available here, but remember to plan a little extra travel time to get there – the President’s in town apparently, so there may be unexpected traffic delays. [Read on here…]
Afternoon, everyone. We should have that review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Extended Edition for you tomorrow. However, the Cliff’s Notes version (for those of you wanting to know if you should buy it or not) is that the A/V quality is excellent, the extended footage doesn’t really add up to much (though there are a couple of nice character-enhancing moments), but the 9-hours worth of documentary material is terrific and well worth buying the disc for all by itself if you’re a Rings or Hobbit fan. [Read on here…]
Well folks, we’re starting our last SIX days of this year’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest! But rest assured, we’ve still got some great reviews and Giveaways left for you.
Let’s start with today’s Giveaway first: Over on the Jahnke’s Electric Theater Facebook page, we’re giving you guys a chance to take home a copy of Scream Factory’s Psycho III on Blu-ray! The Giveaway starts at Noon (Pacific) so head on over there for your chance to win. And don’t forget – we've got TWO more great Factory Entertainment prop replicas that we’re going to be giving away next week. [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...]
Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep...
A Nightmare on Elm Street was first released in 1984 by New Line Cinema, being written and directed by Wes Craven. Since its inception, it has spawned seven sequels, a TV series and a remake of the original film. It has also managed to invoke more fandom and fanaticism than any other horror franchise in history.
As an extremely avid movie geek, I too have been a part of that fandom since I was an eight year old just getting into movies. I owned all of the films on VHS and bought all of the magazines, posters, comics and soundtracks that I could get my hands on. Like most people, I also had the obligatory Halloween costume: the hat, sweater and glove combination. I even went so far as trying to build my own Freddy glove out of soda cans, steak knives and work gloves. I was later amused to find out that I wasn’t the only one doing these things. People from all over the world have been constructing Freddy gloves in their basements and garages and selling them over the internet for many years. There haven’t been too many film franchises that have driven people to this seemingly maniacal and obsessive behavior, and that level of fandom shouldn’t be taken for granted. [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.