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Breaking Bad: Complete Series (in a barrel), Killing Fields, Peter Gabriel, Jimi Hendrix & more

September 9, 2013 - 2:25 pm   |   by
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Afternoon, everyone!  Hope you all had a fine weekend.

Here at The Bits today, we’ve posted a trio of Dr. Jahnke’s Blu-ray reviews from The Original Bits site to the new review database here, including Warner’s AC/DC: Let There Be Rock – Limited Collector’s Edition, Sony’s Tommy and also Shout! Factory’s Rock ‘n’ Roll High School – one of their Roger Corman’s Cult Classics titles.  As you can tell, there’s a bit of a music theme there.  Enjoy.

Speaking of Dr. Jahnke, as many of you know we have a Digital Bits Facebook page where you’re all very welcome to join us.  But there’s a very fine Jahnke’s Electric Theater Facebook page too.  Be sure to drop on by, give it a “like” and chime in with Adam as he gear up for this year’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest.

In announcement news today... [Read on here...]

Warner Home Video has set The Killing Fields for release on Blu-ray Disc on 1/7, in celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary.  The Blu-ray Book release (SRP ($27.98) will include audio commentary with director Roland Joffé and the film’s theatrical trailer.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced the 11/26 Blu-ray Disc release of Breaking Bad: The Complete Series.  All 62 episodes will be included with all of the previous special features from the individual seasons (some 55 hours worth in all – including features previously available only as retailer exclusives).  You’ll also get a brand new 2-hour documentary, “a Los Pollos Hermanos apron and a collectible booklet with a letter from Gilligan, as well as a commemorative Breaking Bad challenge coin designed and created by Gilligan exclusively for this set.”  All of this will come packaged in a replica of one of the barrels seen on the show.  Here’s what it looks like...

Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc)

Meanwhile, PBS has set an expanded edition of American Masters: Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train a Comin’ for Blu-ray and DVD release on 11/5, the same day as the PBS broadcast.  The album Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival will also be released on limited edition CD and vinyl that day.

Also on the music front, Eagle Rock Entertainment has set Peter Gabriel: Live in Athens 1987 for Blu-ray Combo release on 9/17.  Not only does it include the complete classic concert performance in remastered high-definition and lossless audio, it also includes the Peter Gabriel: Play DVD as a bonus.

Finally today, Lionsgate has set Boy Meets World: The Complete Collection (SRP $99.98) and Saved by the Bell: The Complete Collection (SRP $49.98) for DVD only release on 11/5.

Here’s a look at the BD cover artwork for Kino’s The Hitch-Hiker (due 10/15), Eagle Rock’s Peter Gabriel: Live in Athens 1987 and Twilight Time’s Drums Along the Mohawk (expected to begin shipping tomorrow - 9/10 - includes the Becoming John Ford documentary)...

The Hitch-hiker (Blu-ray Disc)    Peter Gabriel: Live in Athens 1987 (Blu-ray Disc)    Drums Along the Mohawk (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned!

- Bill Hunt

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