• Anchor Bay & Starz set Bong Joon Ho’s thrilling Snowpiercer for Blu-ray & DVD on 10/21!
  • Tony and the boys go Blu at last in HBO's The Sopranos: The Complete Series BD on 11/4
  • Miyazaki's Wind Rises, Princess Mononoke & Kiki's Delivery Service on BD 11/18 - pre-orders on now!
  • Michael Coate celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now
  • Warner sets The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Extended Edition for BD/BD3D on 11/4
  • Warner announces an Amazon-exclusive Stanley Kubrick Masterpiece Collection BD box set
  • Comic-Con 2014 round-up: Batman specs, UHF, an X-Files reboot (!?), Scream/Shout, Rings, trailers & MUCH more!
  • Batman street date plus pictures from the Twin Peaks Blu-ray event with David Lynch!
  • Anchor Bay & Starz set Bong Joon Ho’s thrilling (and uncut) Snowpiercer for Blu-ray & DVD release on 10/21!
  • Tony and the boys go Blu at last in HBO's The Sopranos: The Complete Series BD on 11/4
  • Miyazaki's Wind Rises, Princess Mononoke & Kiki's Delivery Service on BD 11/18 - pre-orders on now!
  • Michael Coate celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now
  • Warner sets The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Extended Edition for BD & BD3D on 11/4
  • Warner announces an Amazon-exclusive Stanley Kubrick Masterpiece Collection BD box set
  • Comic-Con round-up: Batman specs, UHF, X-Files reboot, Scream/Shout, Hobbit/Rings, teasers & MUCH more!
  • Batman street date plus pictures from the Twin Peaks Blu-ray event with David Lynch!
My Two Cents
August 29, 2014 - 1:47 pm

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We’re closing out the week with a couple new bits of announcement news and an update on a title we’ve mentioned a couple times before.

First, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has set How to Train Your Dragon 2 for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 11/11, with a Digital HD release set for 10/21. The Blu-ray Combo will include will include the all-new Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers animated adventure, along with audio commentary by Simon Otto, Bonnie Arnold, Dean DeBlois, and Pierre-Olivier Vincent, deleted scenes, 5 featurettes (Where No One Goes: The Making of How to Train Your Dragon 2, Fishleg’s Dragon Stats, Drago’s War Machines, Berk’s Dragon World, and Hiccup’s Inventions in Flight), the Dragon Races experience play-by-play commentary, an image gallery, the usual World of DreamWorks Animation music videos, and the theatrical trailer.  [Read on here…]


August 28, 2014 - 1:16 pm

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Anchor Bay and Starz have finally officially announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of Bong Joon Ho’s  science fiction/actioner Snowpiercer on 10/21 (SRP $29.99 and $24.98). The film stars Chris Evans, Song Kang Ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and Ed Harris. We’ve seen it here at The Bits; it’s pretty terrific. Both versions will include the director’s proper 126-minute cut, a critics commentary, and a bonus disc that adds 5 featurettes (The Birth of Snowpiercer, The Characters, Chris Evans & Tilda Swinton on Snowpiercer, The Train Brought to Life: Behind the Scenes of a Special Screening, and Transperceneige: From the Blank Page to the Black Screen), an animated prologue, and concept art galleries. [Read on here…]


August 27, 2014 - 4:14 pm

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We’re stating today’s post here at The Bits with a new History, Legacy & Showmanship column from our very own Michael Coate, featuring a look back at the theatrical debut of Disney’s Mary Poppins on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary. The TWO PAGE column features a great roundtable interview with authors/film historians Sheldon Hall, Kim Holston, Matthew Kennedy, Jeff Kurtti and Charles Solomon, and lots more release information. Enjoy!   [Read on here…]


August 26, 2014 - 1:16 pm

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We’ve got a lot of announcement news and cover artwork to share with you today, but first we’ve got a couple of new columns here at The Bits for you.

Doogan has checked in with his weekly Doogan’s Queue rundown of the new Blu-ray and DVD releases in stores today, and Adam has delivered a quick new Burnt Offerings column detailing the latest releases from Warner Archive. Don’t miss them!   [Read on here…]


August 26, 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


August 25, 2014 - 12:01 am

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We’ve got an early post for you here today, in order to bring you our review of Paramount’s new Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray set, which is due in stores on 9/9! The 4-disc package includes the previous 2-disc Star Trek (2009) special edition as well as the long awaited 2-disc Star Trek Into Darkness special edition. This is a release we actually had a hand in here at The Bits, following our review and comments on last year’s extremely-disappointing original BD release of the sequel film, in which the extras were scattered as retail-exclusive content. We sounded the alarm, our readers and Trek fans online reacted, and Paramount got the message. Now they’ve made it right at last and they deserve a great deal of credit for doing so. Do check out our review and don’t hesitate to pre-order the set here on Amazon if you’re a fan.  [Read on here…]


August 22, 2014 - 1:06 pm

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We’ve got a bunch of title announcement odds and ends to cover for you today as we round out the week...

First, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set Paul Haggis’ Third Person for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/30.

MPI Home Video will release the complete Sherlock Holmes Granada TV series on Blu-ray Disc on 9/30. Starring Jeremy Brett, the British series ran between 1984 and 1994. All 41 episodes are being released over 5 separate BD sets (or SKUs) as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984-1985), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986-1988), The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1991-1993), and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994) respectively. There are also 5 feature-length specials that are being released as The Sherlock Holmes Feature Film Collection. SRP for the sets is $49.98 for Memoirs, Casebook, and the Film Collection, and $59.98 for Adventures and Return. See the artwork below.  [Read on here…]


August 21, 2014 - 2:15 pm

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We have a really fascinating mix of interesting release news for you guys today.

First, Dr. Jahnke has a new An Honor to Be Nominated column for you this afternoon, featuring a look back at Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie (1982). Enjoy!  [Read on here…]


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