• Michael Coate celebrates Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary with a new retrospective & roundtable discussion!
    Michael Coate celebrates Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary with a new retrospective & roundtable discussion!
  • It’s official... Solo: A Star Wars Story hits Blu-ray, DVD & 4K Ultra HD on 9/25 with deleted scenes & more
    It’s official... Solo: A Star Wars Story hits Blu-ray, DVD & 4K Ultra HD on 9/25 with deleted scenes & more
  • And now Criterion reveals their October BD slate with Shampoo, The Princess Bride, Sisters & more
    And now Criterion reveals their October BD slate with Shampoo, The Princess Bride, Sisters & more
  • Criterion reveals a breathtaking 30-disc/39-film Ingmar Bergman Blu-ray box for the filmmaker’s 100th birthday
    Criterion reveals a breathtaking 30-disc/39-film Ingmar Bergman Blu-ray box for the filmmaker’s 100th birthday
  • Sony announces Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series for release on Blu-ray on 9/25!
    Sony announces Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series for release on Blu-ray on 9/25!
  • Back the Bits PSA (Column)
  • Disney & Marvel make Avengers: Infinity War official for 4K Ultra HD on 8/14, with Avengers & Age of Ultron 4K
    Disney & Marvel make Avengers: Infinity War official for 4K Ultra HD on 8/14, with Avengers & Age of Ultron 4K
  • A major 4K UHD update with Avengers: Infinity War, Solo, Schindler’s List, the Jack Ryan films & more
    A major 4K UHD update with Avengers: Infinity War, Solo, Schindler’s List, the Jack Ryan films & more
  • Warner Archive releases Supergirl (1984) on Blu-ray w/the International Cut in HD & rare Director’s Cut on DVD!
    Warner Archive releases Supergirl (1984) on Blu-ray w/the International Cut in HD & rare Director’s Cut on DVD!
  • Our reviews of all five Mission: Impossible films in 4K are now up on The Bits (including Rogue Nation)
    Our reviews of all five Mission: Impossible films in 4K are now up on The Bits (including Rogue Nation)
  • Warner makes Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey official for 4K UHD & remastered Blu-ray on 10/30
    Warner makes Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey official for 4K UHD & remastered Blu-ray on 10/30
  • The Warner Archive announces that they’re bringing Batman: The Animated Series to Blu-ray in 2018!
    The Warner Archive announces that they’re bringing Batman: The Animated Series to Blu-ray in 2018!
My Two Cents
July 19, 2018 - 11:00 pm   |   by

All right, we’ve got a pair of new disc reviews for you…

Tim has taken a look at Lionsgate’s recent Vestron Video Collector’s Series titles, including Dagon and Beyond Re-Animator. Both are worth your consideration, so enjoy the reviews!

Also today, don’t forget that I’ll be at Comic-Con this evening to host the Breaking News from Shout! Factory and Scream Factory panel with Brian Ward and Jeff Nelson. The panel runs from 7-8PM in Room 32AB and there’s a whole bunch of great titles going to be announced! Trust me, I’ve seen the list. You guys are going to dig these. We’ll also have Q&A and a lot of fun, so be sure to join us if you’re down in San Diego tomorrow.

If not, we’ll post the details here on The Bits on Saturday, rest assured. And if you follow me on Twitter (@BillHuntBits), I’ll post the details there immediately after the panel. [Read on here...]


July 19, 2018 - 11:47 am   |   by

We’ve got more interesting announcements today, including a very nice surprise, plus new reviews too.

First up, those reviews… Tim has taken a look at Richard Friedman’s Doom Asylum on Blu-ray from Arrow Video, along with Dread Central’s Director’s Cut on Blu-ray. Both are well worth a look.

Also, as promised, we posted Michael Coate’s latest History, Legacy & Showmanship column last night, which is a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. The packed column features a look back at the original theatrical release (the first ever in DTS) along with a great new roundtable discussion with film historians Joseph McBride, Mike Matessino, and Steven Awalt. We think you’ll really enjoy it.

Also today, we’ve just posted the weekly update of our Release Dates & Artwork section, featuring 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 after clicking through one of our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it. So thank you! [Read on here...]


July 19, 2018 - 1:00 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, just click on the cover art and you’ll be taken right to the Amazon.com pre-order page. Thank you for shopping through our links!

- Bill Hunt


July 18, 2018 - 10:59 am   |   by

Disney has just announced that Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard, will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 9/25 (just as we first predicted here on The Bits way back when), with the Digital release due on 9/14.

The Digital 4K offering will offer Dolby Vision HDR, but it appears that the physical 4K disc will feature HDR10 only. This would seem to be a reversal for Disney (and it’s one that appears to be the case with Avengers: Infinity War in 4K as well). Aspect ratio is 2.39:1 on all SKUs.

The 4K SKUs will feature Dolby Atmos object-based audio. There’s no 3D SKU planned for the US, but as usual it appears there will be an all-region Blu-ray 3D SKU available in the UK (click here) for those who wish to import. [Read on here...]


July 13, 2018 - 3:47 pm   |   by

Boy, have we got some big news today!

First though, we’ve just posted a trio of new Blu-ray disc reviews...

I’ve turned in my thoughts on Shout! Factory’s outstanding new Gravity Falls: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set which is packed with love and a lot of extras. If you’re a fan, it’s outstanding.

Also, Dennis Seuling has offered his take on the Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty on Blu-ray from Universal and Dante Lam’s Chinese actioner Operation Red Sea on Blu-ray from Well Go USA. Enjoy!

Now then... let’s get to that news: First up, we’ve just learned that BBC Home Entertainment will be releasing Sherlock: Season One on 4K Ultra HD on 11/6 (SRP $29.98)! No kidding, you can pre-order it here already on Amazon.com. [Read on here...]


July 12, 2018 - 1:33 pm   |   by

Yes, it’s true! We revealed this on social media last night and it caused quite a stir!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced the 9/25 release of Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series on Blu-ray and DVD in honor of the series’ 35th anniversary.

Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series will feature all 96 episodes remastered in high definition on 12 Blu-ray Discs with lossless audio.

All-new extras will include an interactive Fraggle Music Celebration that allows you to sing along to every episode, the Life on Set: Moments with Jim Henson featurette, and a 1993 Today Show segment featuring Uncle Travelling Matt. [Read on here...]


July 11, 2018 - 3:37 pm   |   by

We kick things off today with four new Blu-ray reviews, starting with Tim’s look at Don Coscarelli’s The Beastmaster (1982) now on all-region Blu-ray from Aussie distributor Umbrella Entertainment.

Also today, we have another Blu-ray review from new Bits staff reviewer David Steigman, who’s taken a look at Richard Quine’s My Sister Eileen (1955) from Twilight Time. David is a longtime cinephile who’s been watching films since the mid-1970s and has previously written reviews for the websites DVD Drive-In and EuroCult AV. He’s a big fan of the classic Godzilla films as well as other monster movies. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Erlinda, and works in marketing when he’s not reviewing movies.

We also have two new Blu-ray reviews from new staff reviewer Dennis Seuling, who’s offered his thoughts on the Warner Archive’s new Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: Special Edition (1954) as well as Universal’s Blockers. Dennis has been an avid film fan since he marveled at The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms as a kid. For over 25 years, he was the Film and Home Entertainment Reviewer for The Villadom Times, a New Jersey weekly newspaper, and has written for several other publications including the website Next Projection. He’s also developed and taught a Film Studies program for two New York City high schools.

On behalf of all of us here at The Digital Bits, as well as our readers, we’re very glad to welcome both David and Dennis to the team here! [Read on here...]


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