• Don't miss The Bits' panel at Comic-Con (Thurs) for your first look at Star Trek: Axanar!
  • Michael Coate goes back in time with Back to the Future on its 30th anniversary!
  • The Digital Bits is at San Diego Comic-Con next week with our Blu-ray Sneak Peek: Star Trek: Axanar discussion panel!
  • Michael Coate celebrates the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's Jaws with a new roundtable interview!
  • Criterion's September Blu-ray/DVD slate includes Blind Chance, Breaker Morant & Moonrise Kingdom!
  • A report on Axanar's first official day of production, plus TONS of new Blu-ray news!
  • Rest in Peace: Sir Christopher Lee and Ron Moody
  • At last! Paramount picks up What We Do in the Shadows for Blu-ray & DVD release on 7/21!
  • Don't miss The Bits' panel at San Diego Comic-Con (Thurs 1PM) for your first look at Star Trek: Axanar!
  • Michael Coate goes back in time with Back to the Future on its 30th anniversary!
  • The Digital Bits is at Comic-Con next week with our Blu-ray Sneak Peek: Star Trek: Axanar discussion panel!
  • Michael Coate celebrates the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's Jaws with a new roundtable interview!
  • Criterion's September Blu-ray/DVD slate includes Blind Chance, Breaker Morant & Moonrise Kingdom!
  • A report on Axanar's first official day of production, plus TONS of new Blu-ray news & more!
  • Rest in Peace: Sir Christopher Lee and Ron Moody
  • At last! Paramount picks up What We Do in the Shadows for Blu-ray & DVD release on 7/21!
My Two Cents
July 06, 2015 - 1:29 pm

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All right, we’ve got a busy week ahead of us! First of all, this is Comic-Con week down in San Diego, so we expect a lot of good genre titles to be announced or promoted on Blu-ray this week at the convention.

Speaking of which, Terminator Genisys is now officially available for pre-order on Blu-ray 3D Combo and Blu-ray on Amazon.com (sale price $31.99 and $22.99). No street date is official yet, but we expect one to be announced in the weeks ahead.  [Read on here…]


July 03, 2015 - 8:04 am

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All right, this is a quick one for you today…

Our own Michael Coate has a brand new History, Legacy & Showmanship column for all of you this morning, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future! He’s got lots of production trivia, original release information, and a film historian roundtable too. So we hope you enjoy it!

And that’s really it for today. Don’t forget that The Bits will be at San Diego Comic-Con next week (on Thursday) for our Blu-ray Sneak Peek – Star Trek: Axanar discussion panel. You can find all the details here.

With that, we wish you all a great and safe Fourth of July holiday! See you Monday!

Bill Hunt

 


July 02, 2015 - 11:00 am

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We’ve got another Blu-ray review for you today from Jim Hemphill, who this time takes a look at François Truffaut’s Mississippi Mermaid (1969) now available from Twilight Time. It’s well worth your time, so do give it a look!

In announcement news today, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has set Empire: Season One for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/15. The Blu-ray version will include 11 uncut music performances from the series (the DVD includes 5 of them).  [Read on here…]


July 01, 2015 - 11:53 am

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Sarah and I had a funeral to attend yesterday, but I hope you saw that we posted a new Blu-ray review from our own Jim Hemphill – Julien Temple’s Absolute Beginners (1986), now available on Blu-ray from our friends at Twilight Time!

Also here at The Bits, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates and Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, whenever you pre-order or buy anything from Amazon through any of our links, you’re helping to support our work here at the site and we really do appreciate the difference it makes. So thank you!

Now then, let’s catch up with some release news… [Read on here…]


July 01, 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


June 29, 2015 - 10:04 am

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We’ve got a bit of good Blu-ray release news for you today, and a new Bits staffer too! First the news…

Anchor Bay Entertainment has set The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/25 (SRP $79.99 and $69.98). That’s the regular edition and, as always, there will be another McFarlane Toys Limited Edition too that will be announced shortly.  [Read on here…]


June 26, 2015 - 11:28 am

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We’re closing out the week today with official details about our Digital Bits panel down at San Diego Comic-Con! As many of you know, the Con announced the Thursday (7/9) program schedule yesterday, and we’re on it. Here’s our official panel description:

1:00-2:00 (Thursday, 7/9/15) Digital Bits Blu-ray Sneak Peek: Star Trek: Axanar

Join Digital Bits editor Bill Hunt, veteran Blu-ray/DVD producers Charles de Lauzirika (Twin Peaks, The Martian), Cliff Stephenson (Hannibal, The Hunger Games), and Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-rays), and executive producer Alec Peters (Star Trek: Axanar), as they discuss major upcoming Blu-ray titles and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray developments, and explain the groundbreaking process of creating studio-quality independent Blu-ray releases, including the new Prelude to Axanar: Special Edition. We’ll have audience Q & A and lots of great giveaways – don’t miss it! Room 23ABC   [Read on here…]


June 25, 2015 - 4:55 pm

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All right, we have just a few more title announcements for you today...

First, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Better Call Saul: Season One – Collector’s Edition is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com, street date TBA. Blu-ray is $69.99 and DVD is $55.99. Click on the title link or here to pre-order.  [Read on here…]


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