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Morning, folks! We’ve got an early update here on The Bits today with a few more new disc reviews, and some interesting release news as well. First, those reviews...

I’ve just completed a look at Universal’s new E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: 40th Anniversary Edition 4K Ultra HD release, which came out a few weeks ago. It’s interesting in that both the 4K and accompanying Blu-ray are completely new discs, each of which carries over all the extras from the previous 35th Anniversary release while adding a couple of new features too. A/V quality is essentially the same as before, though the 4K disc is now a BD-100, presumably to allow for the addition of the special features. You can learn more here.

Tim has also just completed a review of Harry Essex’s I, the Jury (1953) which is now available in 4K from ClassicFlix. The package includes a Blu-ray as well, featuring the film in HD and also 3D. And he’s posted a review of Brian De Palma’s Dressed to Kill (1980) in 4K from Kino Lorber Studio Classics for your reading enjoyment too.

More reviews are forthcoming soon, including my take on Criterion’s new 4K Ultra HD release of WALL-E from Pixar.

Also here at the site this morning, we’d like to call your attention to Michael Coate’s retrospective look at Steven Spielberg’s sci-if classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which celebrated its 45th anniversary yesterday. Michael shared a great Q&A with film historians on the occasion of its 40th anniversary in 2017, and that discussion is well worth checking out if you missed it then. You’ll also find interesting details on the film’s original theatrical release. Enjoy! [Read on here...]

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Afternoon, folks. First things first, if any of you are in Florida today, please stay safe! BIG-ass hurricane coming your way, as you’re no doubt aware.

Second, we’ve got a bunch of new disc reviews for you today, including my in-depth thoughts on Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 35th Anniversary Edition in 4K Ultra HD. If you’re a fan of E.T., it’s worth the upgrade. The film has simply never looked better than it does here.

Tim also has three new Blu-ray reviews for you, including his thoughts on Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil: The Complete First Season, Daredevil: The Complete Second Season, and Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season. And if you check back tomorrow, we should have at least one more new disc review for you this week. [Read on here…]

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