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The Bits' BD/DVD panel at Comic-Con, plus Peggy Sue & Best Years of Our Lives!

July 11, 2013 - 3:47 pm   |   By 

All right, we’ve got a couple things for you today.  First though, we promised you details on our Comic-Con panel next week, so here goes…

Next Thursday afternoon (7/18 – from 4-5 PM in Room 5AB of the San Diego Convention Center), The Digital Bits crew will return to Comic-Com to host our annual Blu-ray/DVD Producers panel event!  Here’s the most updated description of the panel (as it would be featured in the Comic-Con catalog – except that this is the latest and correct list of panelists):

<<4-5  The Digital Bits Presents Blu-ray Producers 2013 – Join Bill Hunt, Adam Jahnke and Todd Doogan of The Digital Bits.com as they host a panel discussion with leading independent and indie studio producers of Blu-ray extras.   Panelists will include Brian Ward and Cliff MacMillan (from Shout! and Scream Factory), Charles de Lauzirika (Pain & Gain, Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man), Robert Meyer Burnett (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Enterprise) and Cliff Stephenson (Escape Plan, The Vatican Tapes, The Hunger Games).  We’ll be talking about great upcoming and unannounced titles, we may show teaser clips and we really want to get a lively Q&A session going with the audience, so be sure to bring lots of BD & DVD-related questions!  Room 5AB>>

By lively Q&A, we aren’t kidding.  We want to get a real discussion going with all of you, so you’ll be able to ask our panel questions and they’re going to ask questions of you guys too.  Plus, we may be able to reveal a few cool and as-yet-unannounced titles.  And we’re on right after Geek magazine’s We Still Love the ‘80s: 1983 panel too, right there in the same room, and some of us will be appearing on both panels  – it should be a lot of fun.  You can find more details, plus Con maps and schedules here.  Hope to see you all there!

Finally, in release news today, Image and RLJ Entertainment have just set Francis Ford Coppola’s Peggy Sue Got Married for release on Blu-ray Disc and (re-issue) DVD on 7/30 (SRP $17.97 and $9.99).

Also, Warner Home Video has set a pair of long-awaited Samuel Goldwyn catalog titles for release on Blu-ray Disc on 11/5 (SRP $19.98 each) including The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and The Bishop’s Wife (1947).  I’ve got my fingers crossed that Wuthering Heights (1939) isn’t far behind.

Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork for both Goldwyn titles, as well as Lionsgate’s final art for Mud (due 8/6).  We’ll add Amazon links as they become available…

The Best Years of Our Lives (Blu-ray Disc)    The Bishop's Wife (Blu-ray Disc)    Mud (Final Blu-ray Disc art)

Stay tuned!

- Bill Hunt

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