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I just wanted to check in with you all briefly this evening for a rare Sunday update to bring you a bit of Star Wars: The Force Awakens news.

Amazon.com today very briefly listed the street date for Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray as 4/5, then pulled the date down again (SRP $39.99 but Amazon discounts it to $19.99). However, Amazon Canada also added the same date and left it up.  [Read on here…] 

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We have a quick update on the BFI’s new restoration and Blu-ray of Napoleon (1927). It seems that Francis Ford Coppola and former Bits contributor and film preservationist Robert A. Harris own the worldwide theatrical rights to Napoleon outside the U.K. and France, and are working on their own restoration effort. Lou Lumenick, the film editor for The New York Post, contacted Harris about the project and received this reply: [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a few interesting odds and ends for you today...

First up, there’s word from no less an authority than director George Miller (via the Screen Daily website), they there may be a theatrical and Blu-ray re-release of Mad Max: Fury Road in black and white, which was his original intent for the film. [Read on here…]

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All right, first things first today... we’ve got a Blu-ray review for you. Jim Hemphill has turned in his thoughts on Robber’s Roost, a 1955 Western directed by Sidney Salkow and available now on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Do give it a look.

Also today, our own Russell Hammond has 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, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking to them through our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits, and we appreciate it. [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a bunch of new release and catalog title announcement news for you today, but first we have a couple of quick notes…

Don’t forget that you can follow The Bits on Twitter @thedigitalbits and yours truly (site editor Bill Hunt) @BillHuntBits. Follow us and we’ll follow you in return!

Also, today’s Amazon Deal of the Day is 57% off Fox’s The X-Files: The Complete Seasons 1-9 Blu-ray box set. That’s just $129.99. Be sure to order through our link here & support The Bits.  [Read on here…]

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Friday, 22 January 2016 09:00

My Favorite Movies & Blu-rays of 2015

Well, I promised a couple of “Best of” lists, and here they are (I was a bit of an overachiever and got the lists done quickly, so... you’re welcome). Please keep in mind that this is simply my personal favorite movies or titles based on what I’ve actually seen throughout 2015 and it doesn’t necessarily represent both sides of the industry as a whole. This is, more or less, my favorite of the movies and Blu-ray Discs that I saw in 2015.  [Read on here...]

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We’ve got a little bit of news today, and also some new Blu-ray reviews to mention, but first I want to call your attention to my editorial yesterday on my experiences of Ultra HD Blu-ray at CES, and what I think it means for A/V enthusiasts and movie fans going forward. You’ll find it here. Do give it a look.

Now then, we’ve posted a trio of new Blu-ray reviews over the last couple of days. Look for Tim’s take on Ghost Story (1981) and the Troll/Troll 2 double feature. Also, Jim’s offered up his thoughts on Shout! Factory’s Bolero/Ghost’s Can’t Do It double feature. [Read on here…]

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All right, I’ve finally had a week or so to process my experience of Ultra HD Blu-ray at CES 2016, so I wanted to offer a few thoughts and insights on it all – perspective filtered through my 20 years of experience working in and around this industry here at The Bits.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a couple interesting things for you this afternoon.

First, Tim has posted a review of Scream Factory’s Nightmares on Blu-ray, a 1983 anthology film directed by Joseph Sergeant. Do give it a look.

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

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