• 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!
  • Warner sets Godzilla for Blu-ray/DVD on 9/16, plus Game of Thrones: S4, Apes BD box & James Garner RIP
  • Batman street date plus pictures from the Twin Peaks Blu-ray event with David Lynch!
  • 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!
  • Warner sets Godzilla for Blu-ray/DVD on 9/16, plus Game of Thrones: S4, Apes BD box & James Garner RIP
  • Batman street date plus pictures from the Twin Peaks Blu-ray event with David Lynch!
My Two Cents
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…]


August 20, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Here at The Bits today, our very own Tim Salmons has turned in a pair of new reviews, featuring Kino and Scorpion Releasing’s Grizzly (1976) on DVD and Criterion’s Thief on Blu-ray, directed by Michael Mann. Enjoy!

Also here today, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork, and Amazon.com pre-order links. Please keep in mind that any time you click to Amazon through our links and order pretty much anything, a portion of the sale goes to help support our work here at The Bits and it really does make a difference. So thank you!

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Now then… let’s get to some release news. [Read on here…]


August 20, 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 19, 2014 - 12:38 pm

All right, a good evening’s sleep and a bunch of antibiotics later, I’m feeling a lot better today. That means I’m going to have a couple posts for you today.

Before we get to the day’s usual columns, reviews and BD/DVD release news rundown, I wanted to give you all an update on a couple of very worthy Kickstarter projects that we’ve mentioned recently here at The Bits. So let’s get right to it...  [Read on here…]


August 18, 2014 - 2:24 am

Okay… unfortunately your dedicated editor is a little bit under the weather today, so I’m going to keep this quick in order to try and rest my way out of this blasted cold.

Nevertheless, we do have some good announcement news for you today, so let’s get right to it.  [Read on here…]


August 15, 2014 - 10:02 am

All right, we’ve got three things for you today to close out the week…

First, our own Michael Coate has turned in a fine new History, Legacy & Showmanship column, celebrating today’s 35th anniversary of the theatrical debut of Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. Included in the piece is a rundown of the initial 70 mm theatrical engagements, trivia, and a pair of interview with film historians Jon Lewis and Lee Pfeiffer. Enjoy!

Also today, Tim Salmons has turned in a review of Raro Video’s The Year of the Cannibals (1970) on Blu-ray, an Italian film from director Liliana Cavani.  [Read on here…]


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