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We’ve reached the end!  The Hell Plaza Oktoberfest begins its final day here at The Digital Bits!

Dr. Jahnke’s final Oktoberfest review for you on this chilly Halloween morning is a true classic of horror cinema that’s yet to be surpassed: F.W. Murnau’s 1922 Nosferatu!  It’s coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 12th from our friend at Kino Lorber and it’s a beautiful new release.  Check out Jahnke’s review and read all about it.  [Read on here…]

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Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:01

The Hell Plaza Oktoberfest Se7en!

About a month ago, I received an anonymous package.  Well, anonymous except for The Digital Bits logo in the return address and a single word scrawled across the side: “GLUTTONY”.

“What’s in the box?” I yelled out loud to nobody in particular.  I opened it and was horrified by its contents.  It was full of DVDs and Blu-rays, all horror movies.  Oh, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s severed head, which I thought was kind of odd.  [...]

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Okay... today’s Bits post is a very quick one, as we’re gearing up for tomorrow’s big Halloween finale for The Hell Plaza Oktoberfest Se7en.   BUT...

The mad Dr. Jahnke’s Oktoberfest review for today is a gem – a preview of an upcoming DVD release from our very dear friend Bob Burns.  It’s Bob Burns’ Hollywood Halloween!  The 2-disc set looks back at all the great Halloween haunted houses that Bob and Kathy have held over the years at their home in Burbank!  It includes a documentary by Lindsey Keith Jackson, footage of the actual haunted house experiences, interviews with the likes of John Landis, menus produced by our friend Van Ling, cover art by Vincent Di Fate and much more!  The DVD is not quite ready for wide release yet, and distribution is still TBA.  BUT...  [Read on here...]

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This was all we needed to hear: The DUKE was coming to Oklahoma City.

It was the year of our Lord, 1972 and The National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City (now called the National Cowboy Museum and Western Heritage Center) hosted every year a grand event called the Western Heritage Awards, where they gave a trophy called “The Wrangler” to outstanding theatrical and television Westerns and the winner this particular year was a film called “The Cowboys,” starring, well, you know who.  [Read on here...]

Today’s Oktoberfest giveaway is happening over on the Jahnke’s Electric Theater Facebook page and features a copy of Anchor Bay’s Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition, so be sure to head over there for your chance to win!

Today’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review is Adam’s look at Scream Factory’s Q: The Winged Serpent on Blu-ray, so be sure to check that out.

And note that tomorrow’s review and giveaway feature the same title and it’s something really special – a rare and cool Halloween-themed DVD title that isn’t yet even available in stores, but we’ll have TWO copies to give away so be sure to check back then.  [Read on here…]

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We’re closing out our last full week of the Hell Plaza Oktoberfest with Dr. Jahnke’s review of John Carpenter’s Body Bags: Collector’s Edition from Scream Factory.  Just four more reviews to go, but Jahnke’s saving a couple real gems for last.

Also today, we’ve posted our in-depth review of a true classic and a very long awaited Blu-ray release: Warner’s The Right Stuff: 30th Anniversary Edition.  Not only is this a great film, but it’s a bit of smart satire that’s also deeply admiring of those the men – test pilots and astronauts alike – who exemplify the film’s title.  And the Blu-ray looks and sounds pretty terrific, so don’t miss it.  [Read on here...]

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Well folks, we’re starting our last SIX days of this year’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest!  But rest assured, we’ve still got some great reviews and Giveaways left for you.

Let’s start with today’s Giveaway first: Over on the Jahnke’s Electric Theater Facebook page, we’re giving you guys a chance to take home a copy of Scream Factory’s Psycho III on Blu-ray!  The Giveaway starts at Noon (Pacific) so head on over there for your chance to win.  And don’t forget – we've got TWO more great Factory Entertainment prop replicas that we’re going to be giving away next week.  [Read on here...]

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We’ve got some great news today for you fans of the BBC’s Sherlock: PBS has just announced that Season Three will officially premiere here in the States on 1/19/14 on Masterpiece, following the 9 PM broadcast of Downton Abbey.  This is bar none my favorite show on television right now, so I’m very excited by this.  As before, the season will contain three new 90-minute episodes: The Empty Hearse (1/19), The Sign of Three (debuts on 1/26) and His Last Vow (2/2 – Superbowl Sunday as it happens), eached based on a classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story.  Blu-ray and DVD versions (SRP $39.98 and $29.98) are NOW available for pre-order on Amazon.com (street date is TBA, but our guess with be early Feb 2014)!  You’ll find the temp cover art below.  And of course, the BBC has confirmed that Season Four is already in the works.   Great news all around!

Now then, today’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest review from Dr. Jahnke is none other than James Wan’s recent The Conjuring on Blu-ray from Universal.  And turns out it’s pretty great.  Don’t miss it.  [Read on here...]

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