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Okay, we’re closing out the week with an early look at bunch of new Blu-ray cover artwork.

Because why not right? It’s not like there’s much in the way of announcement news today, and we’re all busy working on new reviews for next week.  [Read on here…]

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All right, first things first today: Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut is now available for Blu-ray pre-order on Amazon.com for release on 7/14. And yes, that IS the official cover artwork there. Click below or on the title link to pre-order (and support The Bits in the process).

Now then... we have a LOT of announcement news today, including a great catalog title announcement update. Let’s get to it...

First, Warner Home Video has announced the release of some new TV titles on Blu-ray and DVD including Person of Interest: Season Four and Vampire Dairies: Season Six on 9/1, and Arrow: Season Three, The Flash: Season One, and Gotham: Season One. (street date TBA). All are available for pre-order now from Amazon – just click on the titles.  [Read on here…]

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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’ve got a pair of new Blu-ray reviews for you to enjoy today. First up, Todd Doogan has given Grindhouse Releasing’s new 3-disc Blu-ray edition of Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond (1981) an epic look. Also our own Joe Marchese has taken turned in his thoughts on Andrew Stone’s 1943 musical Stormy Weather, which was one of the early Hollywood films to feature an all-black cast. Both BD sets (and the films they contain) are well worth a look, so enjoy the reviews!

- Bill Hunt

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All right, we’ve got a pair of new Blu-ray reviews for you this afternoon. Tim has taken a look at Richard Fleischer’s Violent Saturday, a 1955 pulpy crime drama now available on Blu-ray from the fine folks at Twilight Time. Tim has also taken a look at Terry Gilliam’s 1981 classic Time Bandits, just released on Blu-ray in a fine new edition by our friends at the Criterion Collection. Don’t miss them!  [Read on here…]

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We have a pair of new Blu-ray Disc reviews for you today. Doogan has checked out a bit of an Japanese live-action oddball from Drafthouse Films called R100 (2013). And Tim has given Scream Factory’s Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture (1989) a look too. Both reviews are well worth your time.

Speaking of reviews, Warner’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Paramount’s Interstellar are both now in hand, so watch for my own reviews of them in the next few days.  [Read on here…]

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We’re rounding out the week today with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews and a little more release news. First up, the reviews...

Our own Tim Salmons has checked out a pair of recent titles: Kino Lorber’s Sorceress and Twilight Time’s Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison. Both titles (and the reviews) are worth a look.  [Read on here…]

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Now where was I?

Sorry, I’ve not been here. I missed a bit – I’ll admit it and it for sure wasn’t to do with health or disinterest or a lack in passion. I just had to do stuff. But now I’m back.

But I come with good stories. Specifically regarding how movie awards season works.  [Read on here...]

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We’ve got a bunch more announcement news for you today, so let’s get right into it.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just set Whiplash for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/24.

Sony has also set The Red Tent for DVD only release on 3/10 and The Song for DVD only release on 2/10.

Also, Sony’s The Interview: Freedom Edition Blu-ray and DVD (due 2/17) will officially include audio commentary with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and the Naked and Afraid Discovery channel special featuring Rogen and James Franco. To this, the Blu-ray will exclusively add a gag reel, Line-o-Ramas, deleted, extended, and alternate scenes, and 8 featurettes (Directors of This Movie, Puppy Power, Here Kitty Kitty, Joking Around, Spies Among Us, Randall Park Audition Tape, Dating a Dictator, and Getting Into Character).  [Read on here…]

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We have some sad news to report this morning, but let’s get this out of the way first…

We’ve got a couple of new Blu-ray reviews for you today. Tim has given Criterion’s recent Blu-ray release of John Ford’s My Darling Clementine a look – a fantastic film and one of my favorite westerns. And I’ve chimed in as well with my thoughts on another favorite: Yoji Yamada’s The Twilight Samurai, a samurai classic from 2002, available now on Blu-ray from Twilight Time. Both films are well worth your time.

We also have a quick new History, Legacy & Showmanship column from our own Michael Coate for you today, taking a look back at Disney’s The Little Mermaid on the week of its 25th anniversary. Do give it a look. [Read on here…]

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