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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:30

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 12:05

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 an early post for you here today, in order to bring you our review of Paramount’s new Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray set, which is due in stores on 9/9! The 4-disc package includes the previous 2-disc Star Trek (2009) special edition as well as the long awaited 2-disc Star Trek Into Darkness special edition. This is a release we actually had a hand in here at The Bits, following our review and comments on last year’s extremely-disappointing original BD release of the sequel film, in which the extras were scattered as retail-exclusive content. We sounded the alarm, our readers and Trek fans online reacted, and Paramount got the message. Now they’ve made it right at last and they deserve a great deal of credit for doing so. Do check out our review and don’t hesitate to pre-order the set here on Amazon if you’re a fan.  [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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Here at The Bits today, our very own Tim Salmons has turned in a pair of new reviews, featuring Kino and Scorpion Releasing’s Grizzly (1976) on DVD and Criterion’s Thief on Blu-ray, directed by Michael Mann. Enjoy!

Also here today, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork, and Amazon.com pre-order links. Please keep in mind that any time you click to Amazon through our links and order pretty much anything, a portion of the sale goes to help support our work here at The Bits and it really does make a difference. So thank you!

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 14:01

Doogan’s Queue for August 19, 2014

I just want to take a moment and say thank you to Robin Williams, Jay Adams, Lauren Bacall, and the great Joe Viskocil for all the things they did in this life. I know that great people (known and unknown) die every day; and all of them deserve to be honored. But for the way these four touched my life and just wanted to personally thank them and hope this message gets to each and every one of them.

Okay, so with the boo-hoo out of the way, let’s look at what’s coming out this week that we can watch in our homes. You know, because: priorities.  [Read on here…]

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All right, a good evening’s sleep and a bunch of antibiotics later, I’m feeling a lot better today. That means I’m going to have a couple posts for you today.

Before we get to the day’s usual columns, reviews and BD/DVD release news rundown, I wanted to give you all an update on a couple of very worthy Kickstarter projects that we’ve mentioned recently here at The Bits. So let’s get right to it...  [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 09:34

Burnt Offerings for August 19, 2014

This isn’t a huge week for MOD releases but it’s a good one for fans of 1970s cult cinema. And we’re all fans of 1970s cult cinema around these parts, right? I thought so. Let’s take a look and thank you in advance for assisting The Bits by doing your DVD shopping via the array of buttons you see right… about… here.  [Actually just a little farther. Click here...]

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