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Afternoon, everyone.  We should have that review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Extended Edition for you tomorrow.  However, the Cliff’s Notes version (for those of you wanting to know if you should buy it or not) is that the A/V quality is excellent, the extended footage doesn’t really add up to much (though there are a couple of nice character-enhancing moments), but the 9-hours worth of documentary material is terrific and well worth buying the disc for all by itself if you’re a Rings or Hobbit fan.  [Read on here…]

Okay, we’ve got a very quick release news update for you to today.  I’m only about halfway through The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Extended BD documentary features and I’ve about another 5 hours to go, so I need to get back to it if I’m ever going to get a review posted.

Meanwhile, here’s the latest title announcements…

The Cohen Film Collection is releasing The Vivien Leigh Collection on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/19, including 4 restored classic films – Fire Over England (1937), Dark Journey (1937), Storm in a Teacup (1937) and St. Martin’s Lane (1938).  SRP is $59.98 for Blu-ray and $49.98 for DVD.  [Read on here…]

All right, couple things today…

First, I’ve got that Blu-ray review I promised yesterday: My thoughts on Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, coming in HD from Warner on 11/12.  I know this film divided movie geeks over the summer, but I have no uncertainty in my feelings for it.  I think it’s a great take on the mythos and a rare superhero film that I’m actually excited about.  And the Blu-ray’s not half bad either.  Do check it out.  [Read on here…]

All right, we’ve got a quick rundown of new release news for you this morning, and then I’ll be back tomorrow morning with a major new Blu-ray review for you.  First though, the news…

Sony has announced that Insidious: Chapter 2 will arrive on Blu-ray Combo and DVD on 12/24 (SRP $40.99 and $30.99).  Extras will include 6 featurettes (Peripheral Vision: Behind the Scenes, Ghostly Transformation, Leigh Whannell’s Insidious Journal, The Haunting of Insidious 2, Work in Progress: On Set Q&A and Insidious: Spectral Sightings).  [Read on here…]

Well folks, we hope you all had a nice Halloween… and we sure hope you all enjoyed this year’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest.  Dr. Jahnke and the rest of The Bits team pulled out all the stops to make it a goodun for you all, so there you go.  We sure appreciate your readership.

Now then, today’s update is going to be a quick news roundup from the last couple days, and then we expect to be back next week with more reviews, including a couple titles you guys have probably been waiting for, including Warner’s Man of Steel and New Line’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Extended Edition among others.  [Read on here…]

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