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Warner sets Pennyworth & The Flash for Blu-ray, plus watch Apollo 13 online with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly

May 19, 2020 - 6:19 pm   |   by
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All right, we’ve got more disc reviews for you today...

First up, Tim has turned in his thoughts on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel now on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection. Tim has also looked at the new Top Secret!: Special Edition Blu-ray from Via Vision Entertainment. It’s a REGION FREE import from Australia.

Meanwhile, Dennis has taken a look at a pair of new titles from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, including Stanley Kramer’s The Runner Stumbles (1979) and Leslie Norman’s The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961). Both are worth a look.

And finally, I’ve finished my review of Tony Scott’s Days of Thunder in 4K Ultra HD from Paramount. Whatever you may think of the film, the new 4K presentation is pretty good and a nice upgrade for fans.

More reviews are in the offing, so be sure to check back tomorrow. [Read on here...]

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Now then... we’ve also just announced the FIRST THREE winners of our Tom Cruise 4K Ultra HD giveaway on Twitter. Congrats to all three of them:

  • @davidalexanderm – War of the Worlds
  • @ben24wold – Top Gun
  • @Caveman469 – Days of Thunder

We’ll be launching a second giveaway for THREE MORE Tom Cruise 4K titles from Paramount on our Digital Bits Facebook page tomorrow, so be sure to watch for that. (I’ll let you know here when it’s live). Thanks to everyone who participated on Twitter!

In announcement news today, Warner has revealed a pair of new June titles from the Warner Archive Collection, which are set to include Pennyworth: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/23 along with Head of the Class: The Complete First Season on DVD only on 6/9.

Also newly announced by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/25. Extras will include the special episode Kiss Kiss Breach Breach: Noir with optional commentary by showrunner/executive producer Eric Wallace, The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. You’ll also get a bonus Blu-ray will all 5 episodes of the DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earths (from Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), along with 6 featurettes (Crisis Past and Present: Kevin Conroy Bat Legend, Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Architects Return, Crisis Past and Present: Superman vs. Superman, Characters in Crisis: Pariah, Crisis Management, and Character in Crisis: The Anti-Monitor). You can see the cover artwork above left.

Are any of you guys fans of Ron Howard’s Apollo 13? Universal is holding a Twitter “watch party” to view the film live with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary. It will be held this Saturday 5/23 at 1PM Pacific. Click here or on the image below for the link with instructions on how to participate.

Watch Apollo 13 with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly!

Finally today, just a reminder... these are difficult times for small businesses and websites are no different. If you’re a longtime reader of The Digital Bits or new one and you appreciate what we do, please consider supporting us by making a donation via this PayPal link (or by clicking on the image below). Every little bit helps us to keep the lights on, pay our server costs (etc)—we really do appreciate it.

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That’s all for now. Stay tuned...

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