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We’re starting today with a new Pick-Ups column from our own Tim Salmons, featuring reviews of two recent Kino Lorber Classics Blu-rays – Sam Whiskey and More Dead Than Alive. Do check them out.

Russell Hammond has also updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork, as well as Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, anytime you place orders for literally anything after clicking through our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits. So you could click through one of our Blu-ray links, then buy the Blu-ray, some books, and a computer, for example. All that matters is that you click through one of our links first, then anything you buy in that shopping session counts. We really do appreciate that support – it makes a big difference in helping us to keep going.  [Read on here…]

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We’re starting things off today with a new Blu-ray review from our own Tim Salmons, this time featuring Fox’s new Kingsman: The Secret Service, which just arrived in stores last week. Turns out, it’s a pretty fun little film that’s well worth your time.

We’ve also got a bunch of new title announcements to talk about…  [Read on here…]

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Pick-Ups for the week of June 8, 2015

Welcome back to my Dailies feature, Pick-Ups!

It’s designed to feature older Blu-ray and DVD releases that we haven’t gotten around to reviewing until now (sorry about that!), as well as highlight select international releases and other unique titles on disc.

I try to do this column on a weekly basis, so be sure to check back regularly for more titles that are worthy of your attention. [Read on here...]

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All right, first things first today: Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut is now available for Blu-ray pre-order on Amazon.com for release on 7/14. And yes, that IS the official cover artwork there. Click below or on the title link to pre-order (and support The Bits in the process).

Now then... we have a LOT of announcement news today, including a great catalog title announcement update. Let’s get to it...

First, Warner Home Video has announced the release of some new TV titles on Blu-ray and DVD including Person of Interest: Season Four and Vampire Dairies: Season Six on 9/1, and Arrow: Season Three, The Flash: Season One, and Gotham: Season One. (street date TBA). All are available for pre-order now from Amazon – just click on the titles.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve just posted an in-depth review of Scream Factory’s new Mad Max: Collector’s Edition, set to be released on Blu-ray on 5/5. Our own Tim Salmons’ has given the new edition a good going over for you all. The A/V quality is marginally different than the previous MGM Blu-ray (not really better or worse overall – just different), but the new extras are pretty terrific. It’s well worth a look, especially if you haven’t purchased the film on Blu-ray before. Those of you with the existing MGM BD release might have a tougher decision to make, but at $14 it’s not like buying the new edition and keeping both is going to break the bank. Anyway, enjoy the review!

Stay tuned... 

- Bill Hunt

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We’ve just posted an in-depth review of John Carpenter’s Escape from New York, soon to be released on Blu-ray Collector’s Edition from Scream Factory. I wrote the new Blu-ray specific portions, pertaining to the disc’s A/V quality and extras. Adam did a great write-up of the film itself in his 2003 DVD Special Edition review here, so we carried that part over. The new edition streets on April 21st, and it’s well worth your time and money. It improves upon the A/V quality of the previous MGM Blu-ray, preserves the best of the 2003 DVD extras, and adds great new material too. Don’t miss it!

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

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We have a pair of new Blu-ray Disc reviews for you today. Doogan has checked out a bit of an Japanese live-action oddball from Drafthouse Films called R100 (2013). And Tim has given Scream Factory’s Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture (1989) a look too. Both reviews are well worth your time.

Speaking of reviews, Warner’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Paramount’s Interstellar are both now in hand, so watch for my own reviews of them in the next few days.  [Read on here…]

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We’re rounding out the week today with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews and a little more release news. First up, the reviews...

Our own Tim Salmons has checked out a pair of recent titles: Kino Lorber’s Sorceress and Twilight Time’s Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison. Both titles (and the reviews) are worth a look.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a bunch more announcement news for you today, so let’s get right into it.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just set Whiplash for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/24.

Sony has also set The Red Tent for DVD only release on 3/10 and The Song for DVD only release on 2/10.

Also, Sony’s The Interview: Freedom Edition Blu-ray and DVD (due 2/17) will officially include audio commentary with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and the Naked and Afraid Discovery channel special featuring Rogen and James Franco. To this, the Blu-ray will exclusively add a gag reel, Line-o-Ramas, deleted, extended, and alternate scenes, and 8 featurettes (Directors of This Movie, Puppy Power, Here Kitty Kitty, Joking Around, Spies Among Us, Randall Park Audition Tape, Dating a Dictator, and Getting Into Character).  [Read on here…]

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We’re kicking off the new week with a bunch more new release and catalog announcement news. Also just a quick note: We’re finally making progress getting back to those of you who e-mailed us last week while we were working on CES-related coverage, so thanks for your patience.

Now then, in announcement news today, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the fully remastered Blu-ray release of My Girl and Troop Beverly Hills on 3/17. My Girl will include all-new commentary with writer Laurice Molinari, 2 new featurettes (A Day on set: Bingo! and A Day on Set: First Kiss), along with the original 1991 featurette. Troop Beverly Hills will include never-before-seen deleted scenes and 2 all-new featurettes (The Real Phyllis Nefler: Ava Ostern Fries and Shelley Long Remembers Troop Beverly Hills).  [Read on here…]

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