• Amazon Black Friday Week deal on CBS' Star Trek: TNG Blu-rays - 74% off per season!
  • 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
  • Amazon Black Friday Week deal on CBS' Star Trek: TNG Blu-rays - 74% off per season!
  • 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
My Two Cents
November 25, 2014 - 12:33 pm

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Well… there’s not much happening in the home video industry for the rest of this week it appears. With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, the studios seem to have shut down for the rest of the week.

We do have a couple quick things for you today…

First, Doogan has his weekly Queue for you – Thanksgiving edition. So be sure to check that out.  [Read on here…]


November 25, 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 24, 2014 - 7:50 pm

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All right, this is just a quick update to let you know that Amazon.com has just listed for pre-order TWO different SKUs of the classic Battlestar Galactica TV series on Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, each with a street date of 5/12/15.  [Read on here…]


November 24, 2014 - 12:09 pm

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All right, we have details for you on the extras you’ll find on Disney’s forthcoming Studio Ghibli titles, due on 2/3/15. Pom Poko will include original Japanese storyboards and trailers. Porco Rosso will include original Japanese storyboards and a trailer, an interview with Toshio Suzuki, and a Behind the Microphone featurette. Finally, Tales from Earthsea will include original Japanese storyboards, trailers, and TV spots, and 2 featurettes (Birth of the Film Soundtrack and Origins of Earthsea). I should note that I’ve also informed Disney of the problem with the subtitles on the recent Princess Mononoke Blu-ray (and that they should check to make sure a similar screw-up doesn’t happen on these three new titles). When and if they get back to me with word on what they plan to do about Mononoke, I’ll let you know.  [Read on here…]


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…]


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