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Monday, 30 September 2013 14:56

Elysium on 12/17, new Sony MOD, Jobs, Enterprise: S3, Warner Archive's Jumbo Blu & more!

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Afternoon, folks!  We trust you all had a great weekend?  Your NFL team did well, you enjoyed the finale of Breaking Bad, etc.  We’ve got a big week planned for you guys, with Dr. Adam Jahnke’s annual Hell Plaza Oktoberfest officially kicking off here at The Bits tomorrow!  Meanwhile, give your coffee a warm up because we’ve got some big announcement news to start your afternoon...

The big news is that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium for release on Blu-ray Combo and DVD on 12/17 (SRP $40.99 and $30.99).  We don’t think this is the complete list of extras, but the Blu-ray will at least include 8 behind-the-scenes featurettes (Visions of 2154, The Journey to Elysium: Envisioning Elysium, The Journey to Elysium: Capturing Elysium, The Journey to Elysium: Enhancing Elysium, Collaboration: Crafting the Performances in Elysium, The Technology of 2154, In Support of Story: The Visual Effects of Elysium and Engineering Utopia: Creating a Society in the Sky).  You can see the BD cover artwork below.  [Read on here...]

Sony has also set the comedy The To Do List for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/19 (SRP $35.99 and $30.99).  Extras will include 2 featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel and audio commentary with director Maggie Carey and Bill Hader.

And Sony has added Pirates of Tripoli to its 12/3 MOD DVD-R release slate, which already includes Passions, Help Me, Darling, Anastasia (1973), The Belle of Broadway, Elizabeth Taylor: Auction of a Lifetime and Salvage 1: Hard Water.  The studio has also announced a slate of MOD DVD-R titles for release on 11/5, including Once Upon a Spy, Sail a Crooked Ship, The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, Unknown Valley, Beach Patrol, Kill Me Quick, I’m Cold, Bambole! (a.k.a. The Dolls), Salvage 1: Golden Orbit, Breaking Up is Hard to Do (1979), Battle Dome: The Complete First Season and the Charley Chase Collection: Volume 2 (includes The Big Squirt, Calling All Doctors, From Bad to Worse, The Grand Hooter, His Bridal Fright, Many Sappy Returns, The Night Shirt Bandit, Pie a la Maid, The Sap Takes a Wrap, Teacher’s Pest, Time Out for Trouble and The Wrong Miss Wright).  Note that the Salvage 1 titles are 2-part episodes from the 1979 ABC and Andy Griffith series.  There are only 18 episodes in the whole show, so we’d love to think we might see a complete series box at some point.

Meanwhile, Universal has set Jobs for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/26.  Extras will include deleted scenes, commentary with director Joshua Michael Stern and 3 featurettes (Ashton Kutcher is Steve Jobs, The Legacy of Steve Jobs and Jobs: Behind the Score).

The BBC and Warner have set Copper: Season Two for Blu-ray and DVD release on 1/7/14.

Our friends at the Warner Archive have let slip some cool news, which is that they’re preparing for the Blu-ray release of Billy Rose’s JumboWatch the “unveil” here and thanks to Bits reader Mark P. for the heads-up!

Finally, CBS has just officially released the teaser trailer for Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Three on Blu-ray.  You can watch it below.  No official word yet on a street date, but you can pre-order it on below (and we hear it’s likely due in stores sometime in January or early Feb).

Here’s a look at the Blu-ray Disc cover artwork for Sony’s Elysium, Universal’s Jobs and CBS’s Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Three (TBA).  All three are now available for pre-order on by clicking on the covers...

Elysium (Blu-ray Disc)    Jobs (Blu-ray Disc)    Star Trek: Enterprise - Season Three (Blu-ray Disc)

Be sure to check back early tomorrow morning for the official launch of this year’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest!  See you then!

- Bill Hunt

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