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We’re closing out the week today with official details about our Digital Bits panel down at San Diego Comic-Con! As many of you know, the Con announced the Thursday (7/9) program schedule yesterday, and we’re on it. Here’s our official panel description:

1:00-2:00 (Thursday, 7/9/15) Digital Bits Blu-ray Sneak Peek: Star Trek: Axanar

Join Digital Bits editor Bill Hunt, veteran Blu-ray/DVD producers Charles de Lauzirika (Twin Peaks, The Martian), Cliff Stephenson (Hannibal, The Hunger Games), and Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-rays), and executive producer Alec Peters (Star Trek: Axanar), as they discuss major upcoming Blu-ray titles and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray developments, and explain the groundbreaking process of creating studio-quality independent Blu-ray releases, including the new Prelude to Axanar: Special Edition. We’ll have audience Q & A and lots of great giveaways – don’t miss it! Room 23ABC   [Read on here…]

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All right, we have just a few more title announcements for you today...

First, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Better Call Saul: Season One – Collector’s Edition is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com, street date TBA. Blu-ray is $69.99 and DVD is $55.99. Click on the title link or here to pre-order.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a whole bunch of release news for you today.

First though, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork, with Amazon.com pre-order links. Remember that whenever you order or pre-order anything from Amazon after clicking through our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it. 

Now then… first up today, it looks as if the street date for Warner’s as-yet-unannounced The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Extended Edition is going to be 11/10 or 11/17. The U.K. release is already listed on Amazon.co.uk with a date of 11/16, so you can bet the U.S. release will confirm fairly closely to this. We expect an official announcement soon, possibly around San Diego Comic-Con which is just two weeks away. [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a few things for you all today…

First, you may have seen yesterday that our own Michael Coate has a brand new History, Legacy & Showmanship column up celebrating the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking Jaws. It includes all kinds of great information about the film’s initial theatrical release, as well as trivia and other production information. Best of all, it includes a great roundtable interview with film historians on the impact of the film. Don’t miss it. [Read on here…]

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We’re closing out the week with just a couple of things for you…

First, HBO has revealed the details on its 10/6 Blu-ray and DVD release of The Leftovers: The Complete First Season (SRP $44.96/$39.98). You’ll get all 10 episodes, plus audio commentary on the pilot and finale, and 4 featurettes (Making The Leftovers, I Remember: A Season One Conversation with Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, Secrets of the Guilty Remnant, and Beyond the Book: A Look Ahead at Season 2).  [Read on here…]

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