• Disney and Ghibli set The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki as an Amazon Blu-ray exclusive on BD on 11/17!
  • My Two Cents: Blu-ray News - An Ultra HD Blu-ray update from the Blu-ray Disc Association
  • Warner makes Mad Mad: Fury Road official for 9/1 release, with a Mad Max 4-Film Anthology BD too
  • Disney & Marvel reveal the Amazon-exclusive Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection
  • Criterion's October slate with Lynch's Mulholland Dr., Cronenberg’s Brood & Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho
  • Fox builds to SPECTRE in a new Ultimate Bond BD collection with Everything or Nothing & new Steelbooks too
  • Universal sets Stanley Kubrick's REMASTERED Spartacus for Blu-ray release on 10/6!
  • Our Comic-Con 2015 report: The Bits' panel, Axanar, a new Die Hard set, X-Files, Marvel titles & MUCH more!
  • Disney and Ghibli set The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki as an Amazon Blu-ray exclusive on BD on 11/17!
  • Blu-ray News - An Ultra HD Blu-ray update from the Blu-ray Disc Association including Q&A
  • Warner makes Mad Mad: Fury Road official for 9/1 release, with a Mad Max 4-Film Anthology BD too
  • Disney & Marvel reveal the Amazon-exclusive Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection
  • Criterion's October slate with Lynch's Mulholland Dr., Cronenberg’s Brood & Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho
  • Fox builds to SPECTRE in a new Ultimate Bond BD collection with Everything or Nothing & new Steelbooks too
  • Finally! Universal sets Stanley Kubrick's REMASTERED Spartacus for Blu-ray release on 10/6!
  • Our Comic-Con 2015 report: The Bits' panel, Axanar, a new Die Hard set, X-Files, Marvel titles & MUCH more!
My Two Cents
July 31, 2015 - 2:56 pm

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All right, we have a couple bits of news for you today but first this...

Go see Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Seriously, don’t even hesitate. I saw it last night up at the Chinese Theater and Hollywood, and it’s terrific. It’s one of the best spy action thrillers I’ve seen in a long time. Way better than Kingsman, slightly better than the last Mission: Impossible film (Ghost Protocol), and I think better even than some of the recent Bond films. The action, pacing and suspense are all excellent and very old school, there’s good moments of humor, the villain is great, the female lead is great. It’s just a damn fine time at the movies. You’ll really enjoy it, I think. [Read on here…]


July 30, 2015 - 12:24 pm

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Okay, first things first: You may have noticed that we’ve added a new Amazon graphic to The Bits homepage (above right, in the sidebar column). What that widget allows you to do is to see the best of the day’s Blu-ray and DVD deals on Amazon. You can scroll through them and new ones are added all the time. Shopping through that widget helps support The Bits. We’ll be adding more such widgets gradually, as we see what you find useful, so please e-mail us or message us on Facebook and let us know what you think. We really do appreciate it.  [Read on here…]


July 29, 2015 - 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


July 28, 2015 - 2:34 pm

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has set Tremors 5: Bloodlines for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/6, complete with deleted and extended scenes, outtakes and the Tremors 5: Behind the Bloodlines featurette.  [Read on here…]


July 27, 2015 - 3:02 pm

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Let’s kick things off today with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews, shall we? Tim has given a pair of recent titles from Criterion a look in lovely, 1080p high-definition, including Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight (1952) and Jaromil Jireš’ Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970). Both are now available on the format from Criterion and are well worth your attention. [Read on here…]


July 24, 2015 - 1:38 pm

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The big news today is that Disney and Marvel have now officially set Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron for Blu-ray 3D Combo, Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 10/2, with the digital release expected on 9/8. Extras on the Blu-ray seem to still be TBA, but are expected to include audio commentary, deleted scenes, a series or “making of” featurettes, and a gag reel. You can see the regular Blu-ray cover artwork to the left and also below. Blu-ray 3D cover artwork is still TBA.  [Read on here…]


July 23, 2015 - 6:12 pm

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This morning, I had the chance to participate in a virtual roundtable discussion featuring Victor Matsuda, the Blu-ray Disc Association’s Global Promotions Committee Chair, Paul Erickson, Senior Analyst for IHS Technology, and TK Arnold of Home Media Magazine. The session started with a video presentation in which the group discussed the outlook for UHD BD and confirmed that licensing of the format spec is going to begin very soon, which means the first official UHD BD players and movie titles could appear by year’s end.  [Read on here…]


July 22, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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We’ve got a pair of new Blu-ray reviews for you all to enjoy today. First up, our own Tim Salmons has given Criterion’s recent edition of The Fisher King a look. Also, Jim Hemphill has turned in his thoughts on Kino Lorber’s forthcoming edition of Diggstown. Do give them a read.

Elsewhere here at The Bits today, Russell Hammond has posted the weekly update of the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon through our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we greatly appreciate it!  [Read on here…]


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