Morning, folks. We’ve had pretty strong response to our column from yesterday about out-of-control retail Blu-ray exclusives. Seems like a lot of you are irritated by this trend as taken to its recent extreme.
Meanwhile, we’ve got some new announcement and release news for you today…
The big news is that Universal has set Riddick for release on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 1/14. The digital release will happen on 12/17. The BD will include an unrated director’s cut version of the film. Extras will include 6 featurettes (Riddick: Blindsided, Meet the Mercs, Vin’s Riddick, The World of Riddick, Riddickian Tech and The Twohy Touch). There will also be a new Riddick: Complete Collection on Blu-ray that same day that includes Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick, Dark Fury and Riddick in one package. [Read on here…]
Our Oktoberfest Giveaway for today starts at Noon (Pacific) over on The Digital Bits Facebook page and features a copy of Scream Factory’s Cockneys vs. Zombies on Blu-ray, which our own Tim Salmons has also reviewed today here at The Bits.
Okay, let’s close out the week with a couple of reviews and some new announcement news. First the reviews...
Our own Todd Doogan has checked in with his thoughts on Criterion’s excellent recent edition of Ishirô Honda’s classic Godzilla on Blu-ray. Enjoy!
And I’ve weighed in with a look at Magnet’s new Blu-ray edition of Europa Report – a modestly impressive little space exploration thriller that arrives in stores on 10/8.
Now for some announcement news... [Read on here...]