Items filtered by date: July 2014

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We’re closing out the week with a couple new bits of announcement news and an update on a title we’ve mentioned a couple times before.

First, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has set How to Train Your Dragon 2 for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 11/11, with a Digital HD release set for 10/21. The Blu-ray Combo will include will include the all-new Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers animated adventure, along with audio commentary by Simon Otto, Bonnie Arnold, Dean DeBlois, and Pierre-Olivier Vincent, deleted scenes, 5 featurettes (Where No One Goes: The Making of How to Train Your Dragon 2, Fishleg’s Dragon Stats, Drago’s War Machines, Berk’s Dragon World, and Hiccup’s Inventions in Flight), the Dragon Races experience play-by-play commentary, an image gallery, the usual World of DreamWorks Animation music videos, and the theatrical trailer.  [Read on here…]

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Anchor Bay and Starz have finally officially announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of Bong Joon Ho’s  science fiction/actioner Snowpiercer on 10/21 (SRP $29.99 and $24.98). The film stars Chris Evans, Song Kang Ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and Ed Harris. We’ve seen it here at The Bits; it’s pretty terrific. Both versions will include the director’s proper 126-minute cut, a critics commentary, and a bonus disc that adds 5 featurettes (The Birth of Snowpiercer, The Characters, Chris Evans & Tilda Swinton on Snowpiercer, The Train Brought to Life: Behind the Scenes of a Special Screening, and Transperceneige: From the Blank Page to the Black Screen), an animated prologue, and concept art galleries. [Read on here…]

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We’re stating today’s post here at The Bits with a new History, Legacy & Showmanship column from our very own Michael Coate, featuring a look back at the theatrical debut of Disney’s Mary Poppins on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary. The TWO PAGE column features a great roundtable interview with authors/film historians Sheldon Hall, Kim Holston, Matthew Kennedy, Jeff Kurtti and Charles Solomon, and lots more release information. Enjoy!   [Read on here…]

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“The most wonderful, the most delightful entertainment of your life!”

The Digital Bits is pleased to present this TWO PAGE retrospective column commemorating the golden anniversary of the release of Mary Poppins, Walt Disney’s popular and award-winning musical-fantasy starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a lot of announcement news and cover artwork to share with you today, but first we’ve got a couple of new columns here at The Bits for you.

Doogan has checked in with his weekly Doogan’s Queue rundown of the new Blu-ray and DVD releases in stores today, and Adam has delivered a quick new Burnt Offerings column detailing the latest releases from Warner Archive. Don’t miss them!   [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 14:30

Burnt Offerings for August 26, 2014

If last week was a slow one for new MOD releases, this week is downright stagnant. There are just two new titles from Warner Archive and they’re this week’s Little Lebowski Urban Achievers. But fans of a certain Boston detective will be happy and, if nothing else, it won’t take you long to read this column.

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 14:05

Doogan’s Queue for August 26, 2014

Summer is almost over. Lots more to do, though, before it starts getting cool again. But September is almost here, which means a lion’s share of the horror titles will be streeting soon. Everyone else super excited for my colleague Adam’s Hellapolooza this year? It’s going to be grand, I bet. I have no idea why, but horror movies and acerbic wit are two things I love, love, love. That’s me shrugging off this week’s slightly lame releases, BTW. Best of the bunch: a Criterion release that’s long overdue and Walking Dead’s newest season on collected Blu. But there’s other stuff if you look hard enough. Let’s do that together shall we?  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a bunch of title announcement odds and ends to cover for you today as we round out the week...

First, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set Paul Haggis’ Third Person for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/30.

MPI Home Video will release the complete Sherlock Holmes Granada TV series on Blu-ray Disc on 9/30. Starring Jeremy Brett, the British series ran between 1984 and 1994. All 41 episodes are being released over 5 separate BD sets (or SKUs) as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984-1985), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986-1988), The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1991-1993), and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994) respectively. There are also 5 feature-length specials that are being released as The Sherlock Holmes Feature Film Collection. SRP for the sets is $49.98 for Memoirs, Casebook, and the Film Collection, and $59.98 for Adventures and Return. See the artwork below.  [Read on here…]

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We have a really fascinating mix of interesting release news for you guys today.

First, Dr. Jahnke has a new An Honor to Be Nominated column for you this afternoon, featuring a look back at Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie (1982). Enjoy!  [Read on here…]

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Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:52

An Honor To Be Nominated: Tootsie

(If it can be difficult to remember who won the Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s downright mindbending trying to remember everything else it was up against. In An Honor To Be Nominated, I’ll be taking a look back at some of the movies the Oscar didn’t go to and trying to determine if they were robbed, if the Academy got it right, or if they should ever have been nominated in the first place.) [Read on here...]

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