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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:16

Burnt Offerings For May 13, 2014

Warner Archive is treating us to a few Most Wanted picks this week, throwing a long overdue spotlight on Clark Gable. Toss in some cowboys and some more classic Hanna-Barbera animation and you’ve got yourself a pretty tasty lineup of MOD releases. Let’s check ‘em out and don’t forget to click ‘n’ shop at Warner Archive and Amazon via the lineup of banners separating this paragraph from that one. [Read on here...]

All right, we’ll start the new week with a smattering of additional Blu-ray and DVD release news...

First up, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set The Lunch Box for Blu-ray release on 7/1. Extras will include an audio commentary with writer/director Ritesh Batra.

Cinedigm will release Godfrey Reggio’s Visitors on Blu-ray Combo and digital on 6/10. Composer Philip Glass produced the film’s score. [Read on here…]

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To round out the week today, our own Tim Salmons has checked with one more Blu-ray review for you: Conrack (1974) as originally released by Fox and now available on disc in HD via Twilight Time. Enjoy!

All right, the big news today is that Walt Disney Home Entertainment has just delivered on the classic catalog animation front as we expected them to: The studio has just officially set The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad: Special Edition, the Bedknobs and Broomsticks: Special Edition, the Hercules: Special Edition, the Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers – 10th Anniversary Edition, and the Tarzan: Special Edition for Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 8/12 (SRP $29.99 each). In addition, Disney has also just officially set the Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition for Blu-ray Combo release on 10/7 ($36.99). We expect to have more details on extras shortly, but you’ll find all the cover artwork below... [Read on here...]

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All right, we’ve got a pretty good Rumor Mill-style update for you guys today, with mostly positive (but as-yet-unofficial) future release news.

First though, a couple of actual title announcements...

Scream Factory has set The Legend of Hell House for Blu-ray release on 8/26, along with Leviathan on 8/19. Meanwhile, Without Warning and Phantom of the Paradise are set for 8/5.

And Warner Home Video has set JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time for DVD release on 5/20, followed by The Adventures of Batman on DVD on 6/3. [Read on here...]

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Tim Salmons has turned in a pair of new Blu-ray releases for you to enjoy this afternoon, including Scream Factory’s Crawlspace (1986) and Summit/Lionsgate’s recent The Legend of Hercules (a Blu-ray 3D/2D Combo). “Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!” Sorry, couldn’t resist the Clumps reference. LOL.

In announcement news today, Lionsgate has set Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin for Blu-ray and DVD release on 7/15. We can’t wait for that release. [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 14:22

Doogan’s Queue for May 6, 2014

It’s May! Hooray! That means the start-up of a bountiful run of movies on home media. This month is seeing a lot of catalog re-releases and that’s what we’ll be looking at this week. Only a few new release titles with a whole bunch of remastered goodness filling up the back-end. And away we go!

Let’s look at the new stuff worth mentioning this week first: [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 12:13

Burnt Offerings For May 6, 2014

It’s a mixed bag of debuts and back-in-print favorites as the world of MOD DVD enters the very merry month of May. And check it out, we’ve got ourselves a banner-rama here! Just find the studio you wish to patronize, click on through and find yourself transported to Warner Archive or Amazon and, unless I’m very much mistaken, help support our work here at Los Bits Digital. Gracias, amigos! [Read on here...]

We’ve got another new review for you today: Tim Salmons’ look at the indie-apocalyptic-chic-road-buddy-movie Best Friends Forever. It’s now available on DVD from Horizon and Kino Lorber.

Also today, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-orders links. As always, ordering titles though our links helps to support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it. [Read on here...]

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