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Today’s update is a quickie, but we’ll be back with more announcement news tomorrow.
Meanwhile, we have a pair of new Blu-ray reviews: Tim’s given Scream Factory’s Final Exam a look for you… and Dr. Jahnke’s done the distance with William Friedkin’s Sorcerer from Warner Home Video. Enjoy!
- Bill Hunt
All right, here at The Bits today, our own Tim Salmons has checked in with a review of Eric Weston’s Evilspeak (1981) now available on Blu-ray from our friends at Scream Factory.
Meanwhile, Dr. Jahnke has turned in his weekly Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD column, covering this week’s latest small batch Manufactured on Demand catalog DVDs from Warner Archive and the Fox Cinema Archive. Enjoy! [Read on here…]
To round out the week today, our own Tim Salmons has checked with one more Blu-ray review for you: Conrack (1974) as originally released by Fox and now available on disc in HD via Twilight Time. Enjoy!
All right, the big news today is that Walt Disney Home Entertainment has just delivered on the classic catalog animation front as we expected them to: The studio has just officially set The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad: Special Edition, the Bedknobs and Broomsticks: Special Edition, the Hercules: Special Edition, the Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers – 10th Anniversary Edition, and the Tarzan: Special Edition for Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 8/12 (SRP $29.99 each). In addition, Disney has also just officially set the Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition for Blu-ray Combo release on 10/7 ($36.99). We expect to have more details on extras shortly, but you’ll find all the cover artwork below... [Read on here...]
Tim Salmons has turned in a pair of new Blu-ray releases for you to enjoy this afternoon, including Scream Factory’s Crawlspace (1986) and Summit/Lionsgate’s recent The Legend of Hercules (a Blu-ray 3D/2D Combo). “Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!” Sorry, couldn’t resist the Clumps reference. LOL.
In announcement news today, Lionsgate has set Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin for Blu-ray and DVD release on 7/15. We can’t wait for that release. [Read on here…]
We’ve got another new review for you today: Tim Salmons’ look at the indie-apocalyptic-chic-road-buddy-movie Best Friends Forever. It’s now available on DVD from Horizon and Kino Lorber.
Also 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-orders links. As always, ordering titles though our links helps to support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it. [Read on here...]
We’re closing out the week today with some additional release news and a couple more Blu-ray reviews too...
First up, Tim Salmons has followed up yesterday’s review of Disney’s The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray with a look at The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray. Do check it out.
We’ve got a couple more bits of announcement news today, as well as a pair of additional Blu-ray reviews for you...
Our own Tim Salmons has checked in with coverage of Disney’s The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray, as well as Jean-Luc Godard’s 1996 For Ever Mozart, now available on Blu-ray from the Cohen Film Collection. Enjoy! [Read on here…]
We’ve got a couple of good title announcements for you today, but first...
Our own Adam Jahnke has turned in his weekly installment of Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD in which he looks at this week’s latest small batch offerings from the Warner Archive and the 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives. Fans of Rick Ocasek and The Cars will be pretty happy I think. Enjoy!
Also today, Tim Salmons has given Criterion’s new release of Alfred Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent (1940) a review on Blu-ray (Dual-Format). Classic film enthusiasts should be quite pleased. [Read on here...]
All right, we’re closing out the week with a new Blu-ray review and bit of additional announcement news.
First, though, just wanted to say thanks for your patience over the last few days. If I haven’t seemed quite as on top of posting new reviews and other content, it’s because we had a visitor here. You’ll recall that a long time Bits staffer, and our very dear friend, Barrie Maxwell passed away a couple of years ago. We had the pleasure of a visit this past week with his wife Sue. She came to town for the TCM Classic Film Festival, which is something that she and Barrie had wanted to do together but never got the chance to, and then she came down to Orange County and stayed with Sarah and me for a few days. We watched lots of movies, took her down to the beach, and just had a great time. She sends her best to all of you Bits readers, and wanted you to know how much Barrie appreciated that you enjoyed his writings on classic films here at The Bits and also hearing from you via e-mail. Anyway, it was a great visit. [Read on here…]
We’ve got another Blu-ray review for you today: Tim Salmons has checked out Robert Rossen’s All the King’s Men (1949) from Twilight Time. Enjoy!
Also today, a couple of quick announcements…
First, we’ve finally got a look at the new Blu-ray packaging for Sony’s re-issued Breaking Bad: The Complete Series, which is due on Blu-ray and – for the first time – DVD on 6/3. You can see it on the left there. Here’s the best part: The SRP is MUCH lower. Amazon has the SRP set at $230.99 for the Blu-ray, plus 30% for a final price of just $160.99. Meanwhile, the DVD is $160.99 SRP minus 30% for a price of just $113.49. That Blu-ray price is less than half the $399.99 of the original BD set, so good news indeed for fans. Click on the links in the text (or on the cover art below) to pre-order. [Read on here…]