• Disney bringing Studio Ghibli's Porco Rosso, Pom Poko & Tales from Earthsea to BD on 2/3
  • Criterion's February slate includes Fellini, Ozu, Renoir, Godard & Roeg... plus Watership Down!
  • Network sets Space: 1999 - Season Two for Blu-ray at last (Q3 2015), plus Bringers of Wonder in December!
  • Warner sets a new Gravity: Diamond Luxe Edition for BD release on 2/10 with Dolby Atmos & more
  • Bill’s review of Warner’s long awaited Batman: The Complete Television Series on Blu-ray
  • Universal sets Laika's stop-motion classic The Boxtrolls for Blu-ray & DVD on 1/20
  • Michael Coate has a handy list for you of large format screenings of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar
  • Dr. Jahnke's month-long HELL PLAZA OKTOBERFEST 8 concludes with a review of Shock Waves from Blue Underground!
  • Disney is bringing Studio Ghibli's Porco Rosso, Pom Poko & Tales from Earthsea to BD on 2/3
  • Criterion's February slate includes Fellini, Ozu, Renoir, Godard & Roeg... plus Watership Down!
  • Network sets Space: 1999 - Season Two for Blu-ray at last (Q3 2015), plus Bringers of Wonder in December!
  • Warner sets a new Gravity: Diamond Luxe Edition for BD release on 2/10 with Dolby Atmos & new extras
  • Bill’s review of Warner’s long awaited Batman: The Complete Television Series on Blu-ray
  • Universal sets Laika's stop-motion classic The Boxtrolls for Blu-ray & DVD on 1/20
  • Michael Coate has a handy list for you of large format screenings of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar
  • Dr. Jahnke's HELL PLAZA OKTOBERFEST 8 concludes with a review of Shock Waves from Blue Underground!
My Two Cents
November 21, 2014 - 2:57 pm

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We’re closing out the week with a few more new announcements.

First though, Amazon is having Gold Box Deal of the Day sales on three HBO box sets on Blu-ray: Entourage: The Complete Series, Deadwood: The Complete Series, and Treme: The Complete Series. Each is at least 50% off today only so be sure to take advantage if you’re interested. We’ll try to alert you to good deals like those over the next week or so as we head into “Black Friday Week”. Might as well get a few bargains if you’re in the market, yes?  [Read on here…]


November 20, 2014 - 10:39 am

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We’ve got a bunch of announcement news for you today...

First of all, it looks like Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has given David Ayer’s WWII tank film, Fury, a street date – look for it on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/27. We’ll post more details when they’re available.

It seems that Sony has also set the post-rapture/faith-based thriller The Remaining for Blu-ray and DVD release on 1/27.

Disney has announced Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 2/10, followed by Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/3.  [Read on here…]


November 19, 2014 - 5:07 pm

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All right, we’ve got a trio of Blu-ray reviews for you to enjoy today...

The first is Tim’s take on Criterion’s recent Blu-ray release of Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tennenbaums. The other two are upgraded versions of two reviews I wrote for the old Bits website: My take on James Cameron’s Avatar from back in 2010 – both the Theatrical Edition and the Extended Collector’s Edition. Enjoy!  [Read on here…]


November 18, 2014 - 3:37 pm

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We’ve got a few things for you today here at The Bits, so let’s get to it.

First, Doogan and I have reviewed a pair of new Blu-rays from Disney featuring animated films by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Todd’s taken a look at a favorite of his, Princess Mononoke, which is a classic from 1997. Unfortunately, Disney has made a major error on the disc’s English subtitles that they really need to correct. See the review for details. Meanwhile, I’ve reviewed Miyazaki’s latest effort from 2013, The Wind Rises, which fares better on disc quality-wise. It’s a fascinating film, with much more complex and mature than Miyazaki’s previous works. Plus, it’s beautiful, hand-drawn animation in HD – you should definitely check it out.  [Read on here…]


November 18, 2014 - 6:00 am

This is just a quick post to let you all know that our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section as usual with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD and Video Game cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. Just click on RELEASE DATES & ART in the menu above. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking through to them from our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it!

- Bill Hunt


November 17, 2014 - 1:31 am

We have some sad news to report this morning, but let’s get this out of the way first…

We’ve got a couple of new Blu-ray reviews for you today. Tim has given Criterion’s recent Blu-ray release of John Ford’s My Darling Clementine a look – a fantastic film and one of my favorite westerns. And I’ve chimed in as well with my thoughts on another favorite: Yoji Yamada’s The Twilight Samurai, a samurai classic from 2002, available now on Blu-ray from Twilight Time. Both films are well worth your time.

We also have a quick new History, Legacy & Showmanship column from our own Michael Coate for you today, taking a look back at Disney’s The Little Mermaid on the week of its 25th anniversary. Do give it a look. [Read on here…]


November 14, 2014 - 9:43 am

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All right, you fans have been waiting for this for a very long time, but I’m happy to report at long last that this is official folks. Space: 1999 – The Complete Second Series is now planned by Network Distributing for release on remastered Blu-ray and DVD in Q3 of 2015 (so about this time next year). Episodes will be HD remastered in the original 1.33:1 TV aspect ratio. There will be lots of special features. Further details will be available in the months ahead. Meanwhile, for fans that can’t wait that long, Network is taking a page from CBS and releasing the second series two-part episode The Bringers of Wonder as a Blu-ray special edition on 12/8 of this year. It will only be available via the networkonair.com website and is limited to just 1,999 copies. Preorders are on now. (Note that this is a Region B release, but we’re confirming whether it will be released here in the States and who the distributor is. Possibly Lionsgate. We’ll let you know.) Of those who purchase this Blu-ray, all will be entered in a special drawing to win one of three copies of The Complete Second Series when it’s finally released. [Read on here…]


November 13, 2014 - 12:17 pm

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We’ve got a few more new pieces of release news for you today...

First, CBS and Paramount are releasing Mork & Mindy: The Complete Series and Mork & Mindy: Season Four on DVD for the first time ever on 12/9. Extras on The Complete Series will include the 2 Happy Days episodes that featured Mork. SRP is $129.99 for The Complete Series and $39.99 for Season Four.  [Read on here…]


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