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We’re starting the new week with a reminder of something we posted over the weekend. On Saturday, our own Michael Coate delivered a terrific History, Legacy & Showmanship retrospective column looking back at Richard Donner’s original Superman: The Movie. Saturday was the film’s actual 40th anniversary. In honor of this, Michael offers details about that original release along with a great roundtable interview with film historians Jim Bowers, Kevin Burns, Mike Matessino, Bruce Scivally, and Larry Tye. It’s well worth your time, so don’t miss it!

Now then, the big news on Friday was that Criterion announced their March Blu-ray release slate, which is set to include Ted Wilde’s The Kid Brother starring Harold Lloyd (Cat #964 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Ingmar Bergman’s The Magic Flute (Cat #71 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 3/12, Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour (Cat #966 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Barbara Loden’s Wanda (Cat #965 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 3/19, and Robert Zemeckis’ I Wanna Hold Your Hand (with some of his early short films too – Cat #967 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Carlos Reygadas’ Japón (Cat #968 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 3/26. We’ve updated The Criterion Spines Project page here at The Bits accordingly. [Read on here...]

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Bits #4K Review – @stephenbjork also revisits Doug Liman's excellent #sciencefiction #action film EDGE OF TOMORROW aka LIVE DIE REPEAT, available on #4K #UltraHD #Bluray from @warnerbros. @BillHuntBits thedigitalbits.com/item/edge-of-t…
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Bits #BD Review – @stephenbjork spins Yves Boisset's downbeat 1970 crime film THE COP (AKA UN CONDE), available on #Bluray from @KLStudioClassic and @KinoLorber. @BillHuntBits thedigitalbits.com/item/the-cop-k…