We’re starting the new week with a reminder of something we posted over the weekend. On Saturday, our own Michael Coate delivered a terrific History, Legacy & Showmanship retrospective column looking back at Richard Donner’s original Superman: The Movie. Saturday was the film’s actual 40th anniversary. In honor of this, Michael offers details about that original release along with a great roundtable interview with film historians Jim Bowers, Kevin Burns, Mike Matessino, Bruce Scivally, and Larry Tye. It’s well worth your time, so don’t miss it!

Now then, the big news on Friday was that Criterion announced their March Blu-ray release slate, which is set to include Ted Wilde’s The Kid Brother starring Harold Lloyd (Cat #964 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Ingmar Bergman’s The Magic Flute (Cat #71 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 3/12, Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour (Cat #966 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Barbara Loden’s Wanda (Cat #965 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 3/19, and Robert Zemeckis’ I Wanna Hold Your Hand (with some of his early short films too – Cat #967 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Carlos Reygadas’ Japón (Cat #968 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 3/26. We’ve updated The Criterion Spines Project page here at The Bits accordingly. [Read on here...]

Published in My Two Cents
Loading...

Bits Latest Tweets

Today on The Bits – Samsung quits the #4K player market, plus Cap America: Winter Soldier & Civil War 4K, Apocalypse Now 4K & BumbleeBee thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two…
A few weeks ago, I posted an editorial on The Bits saying that CES 2019 signaled—to me—the beginning of the end for physical media. It’s hard to argue that today’s news... forbes.com/sites/johnarch…
A reminder: Follow @BillHuntBits for breaking #4K & #Bluray news from THE best industry sources cultivated over 20 years, plus Q&A, film commentary, spaceflight news, interesting science stories, updates on his forthcoming #sciencefiction novel (TBA) & the occasional cat picture.