• Fox sets The Simpsons: The Seventeenth Season for Blu-ray release on 12/2
  • Lionsgate sets The Expendables 3 for Blu-ray and DVD on 11/25
  • David Lynch brings Twin Peaks back to TV... as a Showtime limited series
  • Disney makes Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy official for BD3D, BD & DVD on 12/9!
  • Lost William Gillette Sherlock Holmes film from 1916 discovered by the Cinémathèque Française
  • HELL PLAZA OKTOBERFEST 8 is on! Dr. Jahnke offers new Halloween-themed BD reviews all month long!
  • FUNimation releases new extras details on their Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series Blu-ray
  • It's Dr. Jahnke and the Halloween: Complete Collection - Deluxe Edition Blu-ray box review!
  • Fox sets The Simpsons: The Seventeenth Season for Blu-ray release on 12/2
  • Lionsgate sets The Expendables 3 for Blu-ray and DVD on 11/25
  • David Lynch is bringing Twin Peaks back to TV... as a Showtime limited series
  • Disney makes Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy official for BD3D, BD & DVD on 12/9!
  • Lost William Gillette Sherlock Holmes film from 1916 discovered by the Cinémathèque Française
  • HELL PLAZA OKTOBERFEST 8 is on! Dr. Jahnke offers new Halloween-themed BD reviews all month long!
  • FUNimation releases new extras details on their Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series Blu-ray
  • It's Dr. Jahnke and the Halloween: Complete Collection - Deluxe Edition Blu-ray box review!
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October 17, 2014 - 8:43 am

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We’re wrapping up the week with a classic review entry in Adam’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest: Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary now on Blu-ray from Fox. The film is obviously terrific and it sounds like the new Blu-ray is too. Don’t miss it.

In announcement news today, we have a few quick things to mention…  [Read on here…]


October 16, 2014 - 10:57 am

First up this morning, our own Dr. Jahnke checks in with today’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest Blu-ray review in the form of StageFright from our friends at Blue Underground. Do give it a look.

The big announcement news today is that Criterion has just revealed their January Blu-ray and DVD release slate, which is set to include Kihachi Okamoto’s The Sword of Doom (Cat #280 – Blu-ray – SRP $39.95) on 1/6, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Cat #740 – Blu-ray and DVD – SRP $39.95 and $29.95) on 1/13, Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg (Cat #741 – Blu-ray and DVD – SRP $39.95 and $29.95) and Preston Sturges’ The Palm Beach Story (Cat #742 – Blu-ray and DVD – SRP $39.95 and $29.95) on 1/20, and Lucrecia Martel’s La ciénaga (Cat #743 – Blu-ray and DVD – SRP $39.95 and $29.95) on 1/27. You can see the cover artwork below.  [Read on here…]


October 14, 2014 - 12:47 pm

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Adam’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest Blu-ray review for today is none other than Oliver Stone’s Seizure, as released on disc by Kino Lorber. Do check it out.

Meanwhile today, Todd has checked in with his weekly Doogan’s Queue highlighting some of this week’s new Blu-ray and DVD releases. And our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section here at the site with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover art, and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, whenever you order anything from Amazon after clicking through to them from our links, you’re helping to support The Bits.  In this era of pop-up ads and fake "sponsored" news content, it makes all the difference and we really do appreciate it.  [Read on here…]


October 14, 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


October 13, 2014 - 11:51 am

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We kick off the new week with another new Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review from Dr. Jahnke, this time featuring a look at David Cronenberg’s Scanners as released on Blu-ray from Criterion. Don’t miss it!

In announcement news today, Warner Home Video has moved the street date for its Batman: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray to 12/9 (from 11/11). Keep in mind, the only new feature on this disc is the Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster featurette.  [Read on here…]


October 10, 2014 - 12:18 pm

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Today’s update is a quick one, as there’s not a great deal of news to report this afternoon...

First up though, Jahnke’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest continues today with a look at Dark Sky Film’s new 4K 40th Anniversary restoration of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre on Blu-ray – do check it out!  [Read on here…]


October 09, 2014 - 12:24 pm

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The Hell Plaza Oktoberfest continues today as Dr. Jahnke wraps up his review look at Rob Zombie’s Halloween II on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay and Scream Factory’s Halloween: The Complete Collection box set.

Speaking of which, I’m told that a BD replacement program will be announced soon for the Halloween 4 disc in the set that has an audio sync problem. We’ll give you the details as soon as Anchor Bay and Scream make them official.   [Read on here…]


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