Once again today, we have some big news for you and a major new special feature piece here at The Bits.
Now then, the new special feature piece we have is nothing less than a complete visual guide to all the changes, fixes, and tweaks to be found in the new Disney+ 4K version of Star Wars: A New Hope! Our old friend Drew Stewart—who is a longtime Digital Bits reader—is also the webmaster of Star Wars Revisited and also the curator of the Star Wars Visual Comparisons blog.
Drew has been hard at work in recent weeks, diligently cataloging all of the changes in this new version of the film. He’s created a set of comparison images—nearly 40 in all—and he’s kindly allowed us to compile them here in a 7-page gallery on The Bits for you to see. So click here for that. We’re pretty certain you’ll enjoy it. (And special thanks again to Drew for his efforts!) [Read on here...]
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...]
- Red Heat 4K
- 007: The Daniel Craig Collection 4K
- The 4K Ultra HD Release List
- Bill Hunt
- The Digital Bits
- My Two Cents
- Shout! Factory
- Scream Factory
- Jon Favreau
- The Lion King (2019) 4K
- Until the End of the World
- Wim Wenders
- Criterion December 2019 slate
- Tunes of Glory
- The Story of Temple Drake
- The Criterion Spines Project
- Old Joy
- The Blob (1988): Collector's Edition
- Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
- The Toys That Made Us
- Catch 22
- Legend of the Demon Cat