• Michael Coate talks 007 with film historians on the 45th anniversary of On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • NEW UPDATE: Instructions & link to Warner's official page for submitting Batman: Complete Series BD/DVD exchange requests
  • Criterion sets Hoop Dreams for March, along with Errol Morris' Thin Blue Line, Truffaut’s Soft Skin & more
  • Fox Home Entertainment sets David Fincher's Gone Girl for Blu-ray & DVD release on 1/13
  • Michael Coate celebrates Star Trek: The Motion Picture's 35th anniversary with author Preston Neal Jones
  • Bond 24 will officially be called SPECTRE. Because HELL yeah.
  • Bones Inc's anime series Space Dandy set for Blu-ray in February by FUNimation
  • Disney bringing Studio Ghibli's Porco Rosso, Pom Poko & Tales from Earthsea to BD on 2/3
  • Michael Coate talks 007 with film historians on the 45th anniversary of On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • NEW UPDATE: Instructions & link to Warner's official page for submitting Batman: Complete Series BD/DVD exchange requests
  • Criterion sets Hoop Dreams for March, along with Errol Morris' Thin Blue Line, Truffaut’s Soft Skin & more
  • Fox Home Entertainment sets David Fincher's Gone Girl for Blu-ray & DVD release on 1/13
  • Michael Coate celebrates Star Trek: The Motion Picture's 35th anniversary with author Preston Neal Jones
  • Bond 24 will officially be called SPECTRE. Because HELL yeah.
  • Bones Inc's anime series Space Dandy set for Blu-ray release in February by FUNimation
  • Disney is bringing Studio Ghibli's Porco Rosso, Pom Poko & Tales from Earthsea to BD on 2/3
My Two Cents
December 19, 2014 - 6:03 pm

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We’ve got TWO more Blu-ray reviews for you today, before we call it a week: Tim’s thoughts on Paramount’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  and my own look at Warner’s fine (but also frustrating) Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection box set. Do give them a read.

In announcement news today, Microsoft Studios is apparently planning to release the live action film Halo: Nightfall on Blu-ray on 3/17.

Cohen Media Group has set The Liberator for Blu-ray on 3/10.  [Read on here…]


December 18, 2014 - 5:40 pm

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All right, we have a very quick post for you today, as there’s very little news to report (other than all of this Sony Picture hacking business, which is being reported everywhere today) and we’re working hard on those Blu-ray reviews.

Speaking of which, our own Shane Buettner has checked in with his thoughts on a pair of Robert Altman catalog films newly available on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber – Thieves Like Us and The Long Goodbye.  [Read on here…]


December 17, 2014 - 2:25 pm

We’re kicking off the day here at The Bits with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews from yours truly.

First up is a look at FUNimation’s brand new Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series release – the standard edition on Blu-ray. If you’re a fan of the series, picking this one up is a no-brainer. Not only is it one of the best anime of all time, FUNimation’s new release features best-available A/V quality, nearly all the extras from the previous DVD editions, and some new bonus content too.

The second review is something pretty cool: A few of you may recall that, in my review of Warner’s Batman: The Complete Series – Limited Edition, I mentioned a great documentary on actor Adam West that’s as good or better than anything included in Warner’s BD box set. I’m happy to say that this documentary – James E. Tooley’s Starring Adam West – is finally available for purchase on its own on both Blu-ray and DVD (here at this website) and I’ve had the chance to review it here. If you’re a fan of classic TV Batman, it’s well worth a look.  [Read on here…]


December 16, 2014 - 11:48 am

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Today’s update is going to be relatively quick, because I’m trying to spend as much time as I can reviewing this week. There are a few new Blu-ray reviews that I really want to get posted over the next few days, but it takes time to go through them all.  [Read on here…]


December 16, 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


December 15, 2014 - 10:18 am

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We’re kicking the week off with a new Blu-ray review. This one is my look at Network’s new Space: 1999 – The Bringers of Wonder: Special Edition teaser disc, designed to promote the late 2015 release of Space: 1999 – Season Two. Keep in mind when reading the review that it’s a Region B disc. But if you’re a fan of Space: 1999, the review (and the disc if you have an all-region player) is worth a look.  [Read on here…]


December 11, 2014 - 12:22 pm

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Today’s update here at The Bits is going to be quick one, as we’re working on a bunch of big new Blu-ray reviews that we’re trying to get posted over the next week or so.

Speaking of which, I’ve posted my thoughts on James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, as newly released on Blu-ray 3D this week from Disney. It’s a fun film – much better than it really has any right to be – so I’d definitely recommend that you all give it a look. Check my review for all the details.  [Read on here…]


December 09, 2014 - 12:58 pm

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We’ve got a pair of additional Blu-ray reviews for you today...

First of all, Tim has checked out a 1968 film from Sydney Pollack in Kino’s The Scalphunters. I’ve also updated and ported over (from the original Bits site) my own review of review of Fritz Lang’s science fiction classic Metropolis (1927) as released, restored and at long last complete, on Blu-ray by Kino in 2010. Don’t miss them. And note that I’ll be back with another new Blu-ray review tomorrow.  [Read on here…]


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