Today’s Retro Release Day title here at The Bits is none other than Disney’s The Black Hole (1979), directed by Gary Nelson and released by Anchor Bay Entertainment on DVD back on March 30, 1999.

The film stars Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Anthony Perkins, and Ernest Borgnine, and features a terrific score by composer John Barry.

The single-disc release was a much-dreaded (and double-sided) DVD-10 release, a disc configuration known as a “flipper” to DVD veterans.

The reason for this was that the release included the film in both non-anamorphic (letterboxed) widescreen on one side, and full frame on the other.

Both sides of the disc also includes the film’s theatrical trailer and a gallery of images. Each version of the film also included Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. [Read on here...]

Published in My Two Cents
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:30

Scream for a Week Returns! – October 10, 2017

After a bit of an absence from the site, my annual Scream for a Week column makes its return with a batch of new great titles!

It’s been a few months since I’ve been able to do one of these, due mostly to some site work preventing me from doing so. Instead of mixing it up with both old and new content like before, I’ll be covering several recent releases instead.

Scream Factory has been putting out so much great content lately that it’s been a bit difficult to keep up with. Regardless, here’s a grouping of their more recent titles that we haven’t covered here at The Bits previously, with more to come in the future. [Read on here…]

Published in Dailies
Loading...

Bits Latest Tweets

The Digital Bits
Bits #4K Review – @BillHuntBits checks out #Marvel’s #CaptainAmerica: The Winter Solider in #UltraHD, another fine upgrade of the previous #Bluray with #DolbyAtmos, #HDR10 & an edgy 1970s political-thriller vibe #MCU #MarvelCinematicUniverse thedigitalbits.com/item/captain-a…
Today on The Bits – Oliver Stone’s #TheDoors & Ang Lee’s #Hulk coming in #4K, plus Captain America: Civil War 4K reviewed & more thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two…
The Digital Bits
Bits #4K Review – @BillHuntBits checks out @Marvel’s #CaptainAmerica: Civil War in #UltraHD, a solid upgrade of the #Bluray with #DolbyAtmos and #HDR10 #MCU thedigitalbits.com/item/captain-a…