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Tuesday, 10 June 2014 12:34

Doogan’s Queue for June 10, 2014

Lots of good stuff this week to watch if you’re finished up with the thirteen and a half hour Orange Is The New Black: Season Two weekend marathon. Suzanne got stone cold this year, didn’t she. Crazy Eyes no more – Deadly Eyes is more like it. [Read on here…]

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“Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. No job is too big. No fee is too big.”

The Digital Bits is pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the 30th anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters, the supernatural comedy and smash hit of the summer of ’84 that introduced the world to Slimer, the Ecto-1, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and unlicensed nuclear accelerators. The Bits celebrates the occasion with this retrospective featuring some quotes from movie critics, production & exhibition trivia, a list of the movie’s deluxe 70-millimeter presentations, and a compilation of box-office data that places the movie’s performance in context. [Read on here…]

All right, we’re closing out the week today with just a smattering of new announcement news...

First, Disney and ABC have set Once Upon a Time: The Complete Third Season for DVD only release on 8/19, followed by Revenge: The Complete Third Season on 8/26, Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Tenth Season on 9/2, Castle: The Complete Sixth Season on 9/16, and Nashville: The Complete Second Season and Scandal: The Complete Third Season on 9/23. [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a couple more bits of announcement news for you today...

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that it’s celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters with a new limited (to 700 theaters) theatrical re-release on 8/29 and also new 4K-remastered Blu-ray editions of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II on 9/16. Each Blu-ray will be a 2-disc set in Digibook packaging. There will also be a Limited Edition box set of both films, including an exclusive Slimer figurine. It appears that all of the prevoius extras will carry over to the new editions, and you’ll get new disc-based content too. [Read on here...]

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“Get a Life!” exclaimed William Shatner to a legion of Star Trek fans in a classic 1986 Saturday Night Live skit. Among those who did indeed get a life were Mark A. Altman and Robert Meyer Burnett. The pair succeeded in creating Free Enterprise, the affectionate 1999 comedy about a pair of pop culture geeks who meet their idol, William Shatner. Be careful about wanting to meet your heroes may have been the moral of the story as Mark (Eric McCormack) and Robert (Rafer Weigel) discover Mr. Shatner is not quite the person they think he is. [Read on here…]

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 17:00

Doogan’s Queue for June 3, 2014

It’s June, 2014. Geez time is flying bye. Soon it’ll be time for Comic-Con and all that walking and spending. So much walking and spending. In this time of resting and saving, I present to you some Blus to while the time away with. Sorry for my absence last week, but life got in the way. This week sees some classics getting remastered and a few blockbuster new releases. More a fan of the classics in this week’s list myself, but to each his own, right? [Read on here…]

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 12:27

Burnt Offerings For June 3, 2014

Howdy-do and welcome to the first Burnt Offerings column for the month o’ June. There are some good titles coming down the track this month, so let’s take a look at the latest from Warner Archive, Sony and anybody else who decides to play along. As usual, don’t be afraid of the four little rectangles below this paragraph. Clicking on them takes you to such magical destinations as the Warner Archive Shop and the Amazon Shop, where you can…you know, shop. Not to mention that doing so helps support The Bits and we thank you profusely for doing so. [Read on here...]

Today’s update is going to be brief, because I have an appointment I have to rush off to. But we do have a couple things for you...

First though, 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-order links. As always, anytime you order stuff from Amazon through our links, it helps support our work here and we greatly appreciate it.

Now then, today’s announcement news…

20th Century Fox will release Oculus on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/5. [Read on here...]

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