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We’ve got a little bit of news today, and also some new Blu-ray reviews to mention, but first I want to call your attention to my editorial yesterday on my experiences of Ultra HD Blu-ray at CES, and what I think it means for A/V enthusiasts and movie fans going forward. You’ll find it here. Do give it a look.

Now then, we’ve posted a trio of new Blu-ray reviews over the last couple of days. Look for Tim’s take on Ghost Story (1981) and the Troll/Troll 2 double feature. Also, Jim’s offered up his thoughts on Shout! Factory’s Bolero/Ghost’s Can’t Do It double feature. [Read on here…]

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All right, I’ve finally had a week or so to process my experience of Ultra HD Blu-ray at CES 2016, so I wanted to offer a few thoughts and insights on it all – perspective filtered through my 20 years of experience working in and around this industry here at The Bits.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a couple interesting things for you this afternoon.

First, Tim has posted a review of Scream Factory’s Nightmares on Blu-ray, a 1983 anthology film directed by Joseph Sergeant. Do give it a look.

Also today, our own Russell Hammond has posted the Release Dates & Artwork update with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork, as well as Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking to them through our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it.  [Read on here…]

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We’re starting things today with a new Pick-Ups column from our own Tim Salmons, featuring a review of Scream Factory’s The Car on Blu-ray Disc. Tim will be posting new “catch-up” Scream and Shout BD reviews (and more) all week, so do check them out.

First up today, people who have pre-ordered Samsung’s first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player (the UBDK8500) on Amazon and Best Buy are reporting that they’re getting notices that the player will ship on 2/12 or 2/21, as opposed to 3/1. So it’s possible that discs may ship earlier as well. We’ll let you know as we hear updates. [Read on here…]

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They say only bad news is dumped on Friday, but every now and again there’s a bit of good Friday news too. In this case, our friends at the Criterion Collection have just announced their April Blu-ray slate and it includes some great new titles and catalog upgrades too. Look for Howard Hawks’ Only Angels Have Wings (Cat #806 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 4/12, A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco (Cat #326, 485 & 807 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 4/19, and The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates (Cat #808 – Blu-ray and DVD – includes Primary, Adventures on the New Frontier, Crisis, and Faces of November), David Lean’s Brief Encounter (Cat #76 – Blu-ray, DVD & iTunes), and Christian Petzold’s Phoenix (Cat #809 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 4/26. We’ve updated The Criterion Spines Project listing here at The Bits accordingly.  [Read on here…]

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