• Our review of Logan on 4K Ultra HD from 20th Century Fox – stunning full 4K, great value & an interesting film
    Our review of Logan on 4K Ultra HD from 20th Century Fox – stunning full 4K, great value & an interesting film
  • Paramount sets Fate of the Furious for Blu-ray, DVD & 4K on 6/27, but an Extended Cut is Digital-only
    Paramount sets Fate of the Furious for Blu-ray, DVD & 4K on 6/27, but an Extended Cut is Digital-only
  • Sony sets the Luc Besson classics The Fifth Element & Léon: The Professional for 4K Ultra HD release on 7/11
    Sony sets the Luc Besson classics The Fifth Element & Léon: The Professional for 4K Ultra HD release on 7/11
  • Criterion’s August slate has Alex Cox’s Sid & Nancy, Mike Leigh’s Meantime, Ronald Neame’s Hopscotch & more
    Criterion’s August slate has Alex Cox’s Sid & Nancy, Mike Leigh’s Meantime, Ronald Neame’s Hopscotch & more
  • Disney sets Bill Condon’s live-action Beauty and the Beast for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/6
    Disney sets Bill Condon’s live-action Beauty and the Beast for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/6
  • Disney unveils a new Bambi: Walt Disney Signature Collection Blu-ray for release on 6/6
    Disney unveils a new Bambi: Walt Disney Signature Collection Blu-ray for release on 6/6
  • Criterion’s July Blu-ray slate includes Tarkovsky’s Stalker, Rossellini’s War Trilogy & more
    Criterion’s July Blu-ray slate includes Tarkovsky’s Stalker, Rossellini’s War Trilogy & more
  • The first official teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here!
    The first official teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here!
  • Kino Lorber is bringing Ridley Scott’s 1492: The Conquest of Paradise to Blu-ray in Region A at last
    Kino Lorber is bringing Ridley Scott’s 1492: The Conquest of Paradise to Blu-ray in Region A at last
  • Bill reviews Disney & Lucasfilm’s Rogue One Blu-ray, a reference A/V experience with really disappointing extras
    Bill reviews Disney & Lucasfilm’s Rogue One Blu-ray, a reference A/V experience with really disappointing extras
  • The good Dr. Jahnke says something that needs saying in Open Along Edge: Netflix’s DVD Problem
    The good Dr. Jahnke says something that needs saying in Open Along Edge: Netflix’s DVD Problem
  • Time Flies When You’re Having Fun: The DVD Format Turns 20!
    Time Flies When You’re Having Fun: The DVD Format Turns 20!
My Two Cents
May 24, 2017 - 3:52 pm   |   by

Before we get started today, we’ve updated our recent review of Lionsgate’s Ex Machina in 4K Ultra HD format to include more accurate information about the film’s DI resolution, which is full 4K. Special thanks to Bits reader Ryan F. for the heads-up on the info from American Cinematographer magazine.

Also, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section for this week with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, whenever you order literally anything from Amazon after clicking to them through any of our links, you’re helping to support our work here at the site and we truly do appreciate it. [Read on here…]


May 24, 2017 - 9:00 am   |   by

This is a quick post to let you all know that Russell Hammond has just posted the weekly update of our Release Dates & Cover Artwork section here at The Digital Bits with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As a NEW feature, the section now lets you search for upcoming Blu-ray titles, DVD titles, AND 4K Ultra HD titles seperately to help you find exactly the ones you’re looking for. Just click on RELEASE DATES & ART on the menu bar above to visit the page, and use the search options in the red bar (at the top) to sort by format and date. Once you find a title you like, all you have to do is click on the cover art and you’ll be taken right to its Amazon.com pre-order page. Don’t forget, anytime you order literally anything at all from Amazon after clicking to them from any one our links, a portion of the order price goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it. It makes a big difference in our being able to continue our work. So we thank you!

- Bill Hunt


May 23, 2017 - 2:39 pm   |   by

We’ve got another couple of disc reviews for you today. First, I’ve updated Tim Salmons’ Blu-ray review of Alex Garland’s Ex Machina to cover Liongate’s new 4K Ultra HD release, due on 6/6. It’s selling for just $16.77 right now on Amazon.

Tim has also taken a look at Umbrella Entertainment’s Australian but Region Free double feature of Electric Boogaloo & Machete Maidens Unleashed! on Blu-ray. Enjoy!

In release news today, it appears (based on numerous retail sources and pre-order listings) that Warner’s Kong: Skull Island has been set for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 7/18. We’re waiting on official specs, details, and cover artwork from the studio. [Read on here…]


May 22, 2017 - 4:15 pm   |   by

All right, I believe we promised some new disc reviews for you today. So here’s my thoughts on 20th Century Fox’s Logan and Lionsgate’s Dredd in 4K Ultra HD, as well as Tim’s thoughts on Never Too Young to Die on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.

We’ll have a couple more for you tomorrow, including Ex Machina in 4K. Logan and Dredd are worth your time, as movies and also as great A/V experiences. Logan shines in full 4K and Dredd is a 2K upsample, but really dazzles with HDR. Do give them a look. [Read on here…]


May 19, 2017 - 4:28 pm   |   by

All right, we’ve got a bit of good new release news for you today.

First though, we’ve got a BUNCH of new Blu-ray and 4K reviews for you to enjoy this afternoon. I’ve posted my thoughts on Universal’s brand new Dracula: The Complete Legacy Collection and The Mummy: The Complete Legacy Collection sets, plus I’ve updated our old friend Barrie Maxwell’s review of Lionsgate’s 3:10 to Yuma to reflect the new 4K Ultra HD release. Also, Tim Salmons has checked in with this thoughts on Scream Factory’s new Tales from the Hood: Collector’s Edition, The Screaming Skull, and I Bury the Living Blu-rays.

And if you think that’s good, check back on Monday when we’ll have reviews for you of 20th Century Fox’s Logan and Lionsgate’s new Ex Machina and Dredd releases, all in 4K Ultra HD format. [Read on here…]


May 18, 2017 - 11:40 am   |   by

All right, here’s great news for fans of director Luc Besson and 4K Ultra HD: As we predicted earlier this week (see our story here), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced the 4K Ultra HD release of Besson’s The Fifth Element and Léon: The Professional on 7/11, timed to coincide with the theatrical release of Besson’s new science fiction film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets just ten days later.

Both discs will include both 4K and Blu-ray Discs, the latter containing all of the archival special features. Each 4K disc will include Dolby Atmos audio. Léon: The Professional will include both the theatrical and extended cuts in full 4K resolution. And The Fifth Element will include the all new The Director’s Notes: Luc Besson Looks Back featurette. [Read on here…]


May 17, 2017 - 5:04 pm   |   by

All right, we’ve got just a couple things for you today...

First, we’ve posted the weekly update of our handy Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, anytime you order literally anything from Amazon through our links you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it.

Also, as you can see (at left and below), we’ve posted the cover artwork for Mill Creek’s Shakes the Clown Blu-ray, which is indeed now pre-orderable on Amazon at this link. We know a few people who’ve been waiting for that one.

Now then... [Read on here…]


May 16, 2017 - 3:54 pm   |   by

We’ve got some great new title announcements for you today!

First or all, The Criterion Collection has just revealed their August Blu-ray and DVD slate, which breaks down as follows. Look for Michael Curtiz’s The Breaking Point (Cat #889 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 8/8, Mike Leigh’s Meantime (Cat #890 – Blu-ray and DVD) and an updating of Ronald Neame’s Hopscotch (Cat #105 – Blu-ray, DVD, and iTunes) on 8/15, and Sacha Guitry’s La Poison (Cat #891 – Blu-ray and DVD) and an updating of Alex Cox’s Sid & Nancy (Cat #20 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 8/22. Also, it now appears that Orson Welles’ Othello (Cat #870 – Blu-ray and DVD) has finally been rescheduled for release on 9/26. We’ve updated our Criterion Spines Project page accordingly. [Read on here…]


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