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Wednesday afternoon here at The Bits brings new disc reviews and more release news as well...
First, Tim has posted his thoughts on Michael Felsher’s excellent new documentary After Effects: Memories of Pittsburgh Filmmaking, now available on Limited Edition Blu-ray from his own new label, Red Shirt Video. Sounds like it’s a pretty terrific release so do check it out.
By the way, after you enjoy that, here’s a link to an interview I did way back in 2005 (on the original Bits website) with writer/director John Harrison about Effects and his work with Romero and other Pittsburgh filmmakers. (Just pardon the messy formatting.)
Also this afternoon, Stephen has posted reviews of William Beaudine’s The Old Fashioned Way (1934) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, as well as Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine, and Octavio E. Rodriguez’s Ron’s Gone Wrong in 4K Ultra HD from 20th Century Studios.
More reviews are forthcoming in the days ahead, including several that I’m working on, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them. [Read on here...]
- Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City 4K
- Kino Lorber Studio Classics
- Tim Salmons
- 4K Ultra HD
- Bill Hunt
- The Digital Bits
- My Two Cents
- Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Stephen Bjork
- The Green Mile 4K
- Frank Darabont
- The Hurt Locker 4K
- The Hitcher 4K
- Rutger Hauer
- Second Sight Films
- Warner Bros Home Entertainment
- Stephen King
- Ordinary People: Paramount Presents BD
- Robert Redford
- Michael Felsher
- Red Shirt Video
- After Effects: Memories of Pittsburgh Filmmaking BD review
- The Old Fashioned Way BD review
- Ron's Gone Wrong 4K review
- John Harrison
- George Romero
- Kathryn Bigelow
- Billy Wilder
- The Apartment 4K
- CES 2022
- Last Night in Soho 4K
- Terra 6 movie server
- Strato C player
Today’s Retro Release Day title here at The Bits happens to be the very first DVD title I ever purchased and it’s also one of the very first titles released on the format.
I’m talking of course of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner: The Director’s Cut on DVD, released twenty-two years ago today on March 26, 1997.
The film stars Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah, with cinematography by the great Jordan Cronenweth, and music by Vangelis.
This was not the first time that Blade Runner had been released in its Director’s Cut form for home viewing; it appeared on VHS and LaserDisc in 1993. It would also not be the last version of the film to reach home video. [Read on here...]
“Even after decades of imitators, bigger budgets and more advanced technology, Blade Runner still stands high as a groundbreaking, unparalleled masterpiece.” — Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner documentarian Charles de Lauzirika
The Digital Bits and History, Legacy & Showmanship are pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the 35th anniversary of the release of Blade Runner, Ridley Scott’s neo-noir sci-fi adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Edward James Olmos. [Read on here...]