From all of us here at The Bits today: A Happy Friday to YOU, sir! (And/or madam.)
Here at The Bits today, our own Tim Salmons has checked in with a new Dailies column and also a Blu-ray Disc review, in which he checks out Lionsgate’s new Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection. It’s a nice set so do check it out.
The big release news today is that Fox, MGM and Sony have finally officially announced Skyfall for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/12. The DVD will include 4 Shooting Bond webisode featurettes (The Title Sequence, DB5, Women and Locations). The Blu-ray will include those, plus 10 more Shooting Bond webisode featurettes (Intro, Opening Sequence, 007, Q, Villains, Action, Music, End Sequence, M and The Future), an additional Skyfall Premiere featurette, 2 audio commentaries (one with director Sam Mendes and another with producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and production designer Dennis Gassner) and the theatrical trailer. It’s a shame that the recent Epix Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 documentary isn’t included somehow, but with any luck it will be released separately on disc at some point. It just came out on DVD in the U.K., but here in the States it seems to be a streaming only release for the time being.
Also today, CBS’ Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Three is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. No street date is yet listed, but we hear 4/30 is the likely date. We’ll post additional details as they come in.
Anchor Bay will release Down the Shore on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/9 (SRP $24.99 and $22.99). The film stars James Gandolfini and Famke Janssen.
Image Entertainment and One Village Entertainment have set BMF: The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Drug Empire for DVD only release on 2/5.
Warner Home Video has set Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Third Season for DVD release on 5/14.
And Inception Media Group has set 4 Assassins for DVD release on 2/19.
Here’s a look at the BD cover art for Skyfall, Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Three and Fox’s Life of Pi Blu-ray 3D (due 3/12)…
- Bill Hunt