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Let’s kick things off today with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews, shall we? Tim has given a pair of recent titles from Criterion a look in lovely, 1080p high-definition, including Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight (1952) and Jaromil Jireš’ Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970). Both are now available on the format from Criterion and are well worth your attention. [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a new Dailies column for you guys from our own Tim Salmons, featuring new reviews of Scream’s Robot Jox and MGM’s recent 4K-remastered Robocop on Blu-ray. Enjoy!

We’ve also posted Russell Hammond’s weekly update of the Release Dates and Artwork section complete with all the latest Amazon.com Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and pre-order links. As always, any time you order literally anything from Amazon after clicking through to them through our links a portion of the sale goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we truly appreciate it.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got another Blu-ray review for you today from Jim Hemphill, who this time takes a look at François Truffaut’s Mississippi Mermaid (1969) now available from Twilight Time. It’s well worth your time, so do give it a look!

In announcement news today, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has set Empire: Season One for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/15. The Blu-ray version will include 11 uncut music performances from the series (the DVD includes 5 of them).  [Read on here…]

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Sarah and I had a funeral to attend yesterday, but I hope you saw that we posted a new Blu-ray review from our own Jim Hemphill – Julien Temple’s Absolute Beginners (1986), now available on Blu-ray from our friends at Twilight Time!

Also here at The Bits, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates and Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, whenever you pre-order or buy anything from Amazon through any of our links, you’re helping to support our work here at the site and we really do appreciate the difference it makes. So thank you!

Now then, let’s catch up with some release news… [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a bit of good Blu-ray release news for you today, and a new Bits staffer too! First the news…

Anchor Bay Entertainment has set The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/25 (SRP $79.99 and $69.98). That’s the regular edition and, as always, there will be another McFarlane Toys Limited Edition too that will be announced shortly.  [Read on here…]

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We’re starting things off today with a new Blu-ray review from our own Tim Salmons, this time featuring Fox’s new Kingsman: The Secret Service, which just arrived in stores last week. Turns out, it’s a pretty fun little film that’s well worth your time.

We’ve also got a bunch of new title announcements to talk about…  [Read on here…]

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All right, we’ve got a quick Blu-ray release news round-up for you today, then we’ll be back tomorrow with new Blu-ray reviews from Tim.

First up today, Twilight Time has just announced the Blu-ray release of George Roy Hill’s The World of Henry Orient (1964) starring Peter Sellers, Steve Kloves’ The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Rona Jaffe’s The Best of Everything (1959), Robert Benton’s Places in the Heart (1984), and Pat O’Connor’s A Month in the Country (1987). All will soon be available for pre-order on Screen Archives Entertainment with release dates of 7/14.  [Read on here…]

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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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