My Two Cents: Blu-ray/DVD News Catch-up – Universal to restore 15 silent films, plus Olive's July Slate & more http://t.co/ic656p7DFE
Morning, folks! Hope you’re all enjoying your Tuesday so far.
The good Doctor has checked in with his weekly Burnt Offerings column updating you all on the latest Warner Archive MOD releases for this week. He’s also included a review of Warner Archive’s A Guy Named Joe, now available on DVD-R from the company. Enjoy!
Adam’s not done today though – he’s also turned in a review of Shout! and Scream Factory’s new Blu-ray release of The Howling: Collector’s Edition, which streets on 6/18. Yet again, Scream has delivered another great title, so do check out Adam’s review.
Also here at the site today, Russell Hammond has posted the weekly Release Dates & Artwork update with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD and Video Game cover artwork and Amzon.com pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon in the same session after clicking though to them from our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it.
Now then, we wanted to let you Los Angeles area reader know about a couple of cool screening events coming up in Hollywood this weekend. On Friday night (6/14 – 7:30 PM), The Egyptian Theatre is hosting a screening of the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica feature film! The following evening (Saturday, 6/15 – 7:30 PM), they’re showing 1974’s Earthquake. Both films are being shown with special speakers installed to recreate the original Sensurround experience! Our good friends Joe Russo II and James A. Fino are programming the screenings, and I’m pleased to tell you that our very own Jeff Kleist and I have been working with them to arrange some pretty cool special guests for the Battlestar screening! We can’t confirm who’s coming just yet, but the plan is for members of the cast and crew to participate in a Q&A after the screening, and there may be the chance to purchase autographs as well. It’s going to be pretty cool, so be sure to visit the American Cinematheque website for all the details and to purchase tickets.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned!
- Bill Hunt