• MGM and Fox make it official: 007: The Daniel Craig Collection hits 4K Ultra HD on 10/22
    MGM and Fox make it official: 007: The Daniel Craig Collection hits 4K Ultra HD on 10/22
  • At last! Criterion’s December Blu-ray slate includes Wim Wenders’ extended Until the End of the World
    At last! Criterion’s December Blu-ray slate includes Wim Wenders’ extended Until the End of the World
  • Hobbs & Shaw official, Synapse reveals Suspiria 4K, Republic Rediscovered & Shout/Scream December titles
    Hobbs & Shaw official, Synapse reveals Suspiria 4K, Republic Rediscovered & Shout/Scream December titles
  • Both versions of Disney’s Aladdin (1992 and 2019) reviewed in 4K Ultra HD
    Both versions of Disney’s Aladdin (1992 and 2019) reviewed in 4K Ultra HD
  • New Blu-ray/Ultra HD reviews, plus Pan’s Labyrinth 4K official & Arrow’s new RoboCop: Limited Edition BD
    New Blu-ray/Ultra HD reviews, plus Pan’s Labyrinth 4K official & Arrow’s new RoboCop: Limited Edition BD
  • Sony sets Spider-Man: Far From Home for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 10/1
    Sony sets Spider-Man: Far From Home for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 10/1
  • Tim takes an in-depth look at Warner’s new Scooby-Doo: Where Are You? – The Complete Series Blu-ray set
    Tim takes an in-depth look at Warner’s new Scooby-Doo: Where Are You? – The Complete Series Blu-ray set
  • The UHD Alliance unveils the Filmmaker Mode initiative to ensure 4K TVs display movies properly at home
    The UHD Alliance unveils the Filmmaker Mode initiative to ensure 4K TVs display movies properly at home
  • Bill reviews Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now in a stunning new 4K restoration with even more extras
    Bill reviews Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now in a stunning new 4K restoration with even more extras
  • Warner Bros. sets The Wizard of Oz for release on 4K for its 80th anniversary (scanned in 8K!)
    Warner Bros. sets The Wizard of Oz for release on 4K for its 80th anniversary (scanned in 8K!)
  • CBS reveals a Twin Peaks: From Z to A BD set with both series, the film, new/legacy extras &  2 episodes in 4K
    CBS reveals a Twin Peaks: From Z to A BD set with both series, the film, new/legacy extras & 2 episodes in 4K
  • Network reveals a Monty Python’s Flying Circus: Norwegian Blu-ray set due 11/4 (delayed from 10/7)!
    Network reveals a Monty Python’s Flying Circus: Norwegian Blu-ray set due 11/4 (delayed from 10/7)!
  • Criterion finally reveals Spine #1000 – their long-awaited Godzilla: The Showa-Era Blu-ray box set
    Criterion finally reveals Spine #1000 – their long-awaited Godzilla: The Showa-Era Blu-ray box set
My Two Cents
September 19, 2019 - 3:46 pm

We’ve been talking about this release for months now based on industry sources and retail leaks, but it’s finally official: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and MGM have set 007: The Daniel Craig Collection for release on 4K Ultra HD on 10/22.

The set will include Casino Royale (in its extended unrated version), Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and SPECTRE.

Audio is DTS-HD Master Audio, but the discs will include Dolby Vision HDR.

Extras will be limited to audio commentary by the crew on Casino Royale, and two audio commentaries (one by director Sam Mendes and another by producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and production designer Dennis Gassner) on Skyfall. [Read on here...]

September 17, 2019 - 3:38 pm

We’ve got a couple interesting bits of release news for you today...

We’ve learned that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing a Cobra Kai: Seasons 1 & 2 – Collector’s Edition DVD set on 11/12, complete with bonus scenes, gag reels, Easter eggs, and 4 featurettes (Fists & Fury: Fight Choreography, Into the Dojo: The Characters, Cast Chemistry Reads, and Exploring the Musical Identities of Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do with Composers) as well as Musical Performances at the Whiskey a Go-Go with Guest William Zabka. And the package will include a reversible headband. You can see the cover artwork at left.

The title will also be available digitally that day, but – and this is confirmed – there is no Blu-ray release planned. (Please direct your complaints to the relevant studio via social media.) [Read on here...]

September 16, 2019 - 12:59 pm

All right, the big news today is that our friends at the Criterion Collection have just announced their December Blu-ray and DVD release slate. And it includes a film that I’ve been waiting for a long time on Blu-ray... the extended director’s cut of Wim Wenders’ melancholy sci-fi road movie Until the End of the World.

I have so much love for the film and managed to record a TCM showing of it a couple years ago on my DVR. I’m glad I’ll finally be able to free up the drive space! Here’s the full slate...

Look for Stephen Roberts’ The Story of Temple Drake (Spine #1006 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Ronald Neame’s Tunes of Glory (Spine #225 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 12/3, followed by Wim Wenders’ Until the End of the World (Spine #1007 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy (Spine #1008 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 12/10. We’ve updated the relevant pages of our Criterion Spines Project here at The Bits accordingly. [Read on here...]

September 12, 2019 - 2:25 pm

We’ve got some more new reviews for you today, and some interesting news as well. So let’s get to it.

First up, the reviews...

I’ve offered my thoughts on Luc Besson’s Anna on 4K Ultra HD from Summit and Lionsgate.

And Tim has turned in looks at Roy Ward Baker’s Scars of Dracula (1970) on Blu-ray, a Hammer title from Scream Factory, as well as Scream’s Humanoids from the Deep Steelbook Blu-ray.

With a little luck, we’ll have at least a couple more reviews tomorrow as well, so be sure to check back.

We’ve also got a street date update for you on a few titles: Look for Warner’s It: Chapter Two on BD, DVD, and 4K on 12/10. Lionsgate will release Red Heat on 4K on 10/8 (coming from Studio Canal in the UK). And Fox is expected to release The Art of Racing in the Rain on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K on 11/5. [Read on here...]

September 11, 2019 - 11:52 am

All right, we have more new disc reviews for you today... and we’ll have a few more tomorrow as well. On tap this afternoon are...

My thoughts on Jon Favreau’s Iron Man 2 on 4K Ultra HD from Marvel and Disney. (And yes, I am working on Iron Man3, and I’ll be reviewing Dr. Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the original Ant-Man in 4K when they street early next month too.)

Dennis’ take on Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die on Blu-ray from Focus Films and Universal.

And Tim’s look at Aldo Lado’s 1972 giallo film Who Saw Her Die? from Arrow Video.

Enjoy, and be sure to check back tomorrow for more disc reviews! And now for some release news... [Read on here...]

September 10, 2019 - 1:00 am

This is a quick post to let you all know that Russell Hammond has just posted the weekly update of our Release Dates & Cover Artwork section here at The Digital Bits with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As a NEW feature, the section now lets you search for upcoming Blu-ray titles, DVD titles, AND 4K Ultra HD titles seperately to help you find exactly the ones you’re looking for. Just click on RELEASE DATES & ART on the menu bar above to visit the page, and use the search options in the red bar (at the top) to sort by format and date. Once you find a title you like, just click on the cover art and you’ll be taken right to the Amazon.com pre-order page. Thank you for shopping through our links!

- Bill Hunt

September 9, 2019 - 2:27 pm

We’ve got no less than three new disc reviews today, including my own thoughts on Disney’s classic animated Aladdin (1992) in 4K Ultra HD.

We also have Dennis’ take on Guy Ritchie’s new remake of Aladdin (2019) on both Blu-ray and (with my assistance on the technical side) 4K Ultra HD. We hope you enjoy.

And just so you know, there will be more disc reviews every day this week, including both Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD titles. So be sure to watch for the next batch starting tomorrow morning.

In announcement news today, Paramount has just set Night Hunter for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/15. The film stars Ben Kingsley, Henry Cavill, and Alexandra Daddario. [Read on here...]

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