From all of us here at The Bits today: A Happy Friday to YOU, sir! (And/or madam.)
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Star Trek Into Darkness spoiler week. Not that we’ll post spoilers here – no sir, that’s not how we roll at The Bits. However… the first public screenings of the film begin this week (starting today at the Australian premiere), so spoilers are inevitably going to be leaking everywhere. If you wish to remain spoiler free, I highly recommend shutting down your Internet for the next three weeks. (Good luck with that, I know.) Or at least staying off Facebook!
Anyway, here at the site today, our own Tim Salmons has turned in a great new Dailies column in which he takes a look at the difference between classic Euro horror and the modern day Hollywood variety. He’s also posted new reviews of Kino’s Zombie Lake and Oasis of the Zombies, as well as Shout!/Scream Factory’s The Vampire Lovers on Blu-ray. Enjoy!
Speaking of Shout!, the company has just announced a new Blu-ray double-feature of Dirty Mary Crazy Larry and Race with the Devil set for release on 6/4. Both films were released on DVD by the company previously.
Also today, Well Go USA Entertainment has set Park Hoon-Jeong’s mob thriller New World for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/9 (SRP $29.98 and $24.98).
And for you fans of ABC’s cancelled nuclear sub TV series Last Resort, know that Sony is planning to release Last Resort: The Complete First Season as a 3-disc DVD set. Street date and SRP is still TBA, but extras will include 13 Last Resort Declassified featurettes (including Making the Pilot, Profiles in Courage, Conn Artists, Anatomy of an Episode: Voluntold, Grace Under Fire, Ties That Bind, Subvirtual, The Buzzard’s Nest, Turning Point, The Mole, Serrat’s Lair, I, Kylie and Epilogue).
Finally today, I’ve finally got the replacement lamp for my HD projector here, so getting it installed (and recalibrating my projector) is how I’m spending my evening. First thing I’m diving into when that’s all done are my reviews of CBS’ new Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Three and Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds Blu-rays. So watch for those reviews over the next couple days. Meanwhile, I’m mentioning all this because Amazon has Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season One, Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Two and Star Trek: Enterprise – Season One on Blu-ray discounted to 60% off all week! Just click on the cover artwork below to take advantage…
- Bill Hunt