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Robert Altman said his last “that’s a wrap,” can you believe it, some eight or nine years ago and it seems as though any hope of mainstream studio films with emotional weight, sharp characters, social satire and natural, cliché free dialogue was buried right next to him.

Every Hollywood director since the beginning of the medium owes a debt to Robert Altman. His style was so distinctive, so fresh and so natural that people would say to themselves, “Oh that’s what directors do.”  [Read on here...]

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We’re starting things off today with another installment of Tim Salmons’ new Dailies feature, Pick-Ups. This week, Tim reviews an older Criterion title on Blu-ray, Orson Welles’ F for Fake, as well as a pair of UK/Region B Blu-ray titles from Arrow, including Time Bandits and The Stuff. Do check them out.

Also here at The Bits today, our own Russell Hammond has posted the weekly update of the Release Dates & Artwork section, featuring all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon through our links goes to help support our work here and we truly do appreciate it.  [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 05 May 2015 13:17

Pick-Ups for the week of May 4, 2015

Welcome back to my new Dailies feature, Pick-Ups!

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

I’ll be doing this column on a weekly basis, so be sure to check back regularly for new titles that are worthy of your attention. [Read on here…]

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We have just a quick update for you this afternoon, as we’re doing a little server work here today.

We’re pleased to present a pair of new Blu-ray reviews for you all to enjoy. First, our own Joe Marchese has turned in a look at Kino Lorber’s recent BD edition of Hal Walker’s At War with the Army (1950), starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Also today, Doogan has taken a nice deep dive into P.T. Anderson’s fascinating Inherent Vice – now on Blu-ray from Warner Home Video – and found it worthy of your time. Enjoy the reviews!  [Read on here…]

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All right, just a quick update today, but we DO have some pretty exciting news to report...

First, Disney has just set their Aladdin: Diamond Edition for Blu-ray release on 10/13 (SRP $36.99). We know this because Amazon is already taking pre-orders on it. We’re waiting to hear more about the content and extras (we think the official press announcement is a few weeks away yet), but you can see the Blu-ray cover artwork on the left there and you can pre-order it on Amazon by clicking here or on the cover image below.  [Read on here…]

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All right, we have just a quick announcement news update today along with a bunch more new Blu-ray cover artwork...

First up, Fox Home Entertainment has set The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/14.

For you classic film fans, Warner Archive has just set Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) for release on BD on 5/19.

Warner is also releasing a pair of complete series sets on Blu-ray on 5/12, including Revolution: The Complete Series and Nikita: The Complete Series.  [Read on here…]

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Let’s have a badass release news round-up today, shall we?

First though a very quick side note: Our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Art section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after you click through to them from our links goes to help keep The Bits going and we really do appreciate it.

Now then... let’s get to the release news. We’ll start with a little tidbit for you Game of Thrones fans. Amazon.com is now taking pre-orders on the Blu-ray and DVD release of Game of Thrones: Season Five (SRP $79.98 and $59.99). Click here for the Blu-ray pre-order page. Street date is TBA.  [Read on here…]

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We have two things for you today...

First, our own Tim Salmons has kicked off a new weekly feature of his Dailies column called Pick-Ups, in which he looks back at older and more unique titles on disc that you might have missed, but that are still well worth your time and attention. This week, Tim reviews the Region B/UK Blu-ray releases of Day of the Dead, Big Trouble in Little China, and The People Under the Stairs from Arrow Video. Do check the column and reviews out and we hope you enjoy them.  [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:40

Pick-Ups for the week of April 27, 2015

Welcome to our new Dailies sub-column, Pick-Ups! It’s designed to feature older Blu-ray releases that we haven’t gotten around to reviewing until now (sorry about that!), as well as select international releases and other unique titles on disc. We’ll be doing this column on a weekly basis, so be sure to check back regularly for new titles that are worthy of your attention. [Read on here...]

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Paramount and CBS have revealed that it’s going to be releasing The Fugitive: The Complete Series on DVD only on 5/5, including all episodes and a few extras on 32 discs (SRP $79.99). You can see the cover artwork to the left and also below.

Paramount and CBS will also release Rawhide: The Complete Series on DVD only on 5/12, featuring all episodes and limited extras on 59 DVD discs (SRP $162.99).  [Read on here…]

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