• Criterion’s January slate with The Breakfast Club, Young Mr. Lincoln, plus films from Ken Loach & GW Pabst
    Criterion’s January slate with The Breakfast Club, Young Mr. Lincoln, plus films from Ken Loach & GW Pabst
  • Here’s our review of GKids’ new Princess Mononoke Blu-ray from director Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli
    Here’s our review of GKids’ new Princess Mononoke Blu-ray from director Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli
  • The Warner Archive announces that they’re bringing Batman: The Animated Series to Blu-ray in 2018!
    The Warner Archive announces that they’re bringing Batman: The Animated Series to Blu-ray in 2018!
  • Barrie Maxwell & Bill Hunt review David Lean’s restored classic The Bridge on the River Kwai in 4K Ultra HD
    Barrie Maxwell & Bill Hunt review David Lean’s restored classic The Bridge on the River Kwai in 4K Ultra HD
  • Bill reviews Sony’s new 4K Ultra HD release of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, from director Francis Ford Coppola
    Bill reviews Sony’s new 4K Ultra HD release of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, from director Francis Ford Coppola
  • Bill finally takes a look at Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman in 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. (It’s pretty good.)
    Bill finally takes a look at Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman in 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. (It’s pretty good.)
  • It looks like Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is delivering Harry Potter: 1-4 on 4K Ultra HD on 11/17
    It looks like Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is delivering Harry Potter: 1-4 on 4K Ultra HD on 11/17
  • Bill reviews Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Editon in 4K Ultra HD!
    Bill reviews Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Editon in 4K Ultra HD!
  • Game of Thrones: The Seventh Season & Twin Peaks: The Third Season are both BD-official for December
    Game of Thrones: The Seventh Season & Twin Peaks: The Third Season are both BD-official for December
  • Lionsgate sets Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets for release on Blu-ray & 4K on 11/21
    Lionsgate sets Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets for release on Blu-ray & 4K on 11/21
  • Paramount & Comedy Central set South Park: Seasons 1-11 for release on Blu-ray for the first time!
    Paramount & Comedy Central set South Park: Seasons 1-11 for release on Blu-ray for the first time!
  • Bill reviews Epson’s PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB 3LCD projector with 4K Enhancement & HDR
    Bill reviews Epson’s PowerLite Home Cinema 5040UB 3LCD projector with 4K Enhancement & HDR
My Two Cents
October 17, 2017 - 12:00 pm   |   by

Morning, folks. We’re going to be working on more reviews here at The Bits today, but we do have some interesting release news to report for you before we get started on those.

First, it appears that whatever was going on to delay the Amazon pre-orders for upcoming 4K titles from Warner seems to have been resolved. You can now pre-order Blade Runner: 2049 on 4K (and also Blu-ray – keep in mind the title hasn’t officially been announced, so there’s no street date yet and we don’t know if there will be the 3D and deluxe SKUs in the US) and also Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – one of the four remaining Potter titles due on 11/7. We expect the others to appear soon and we’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List too. [Read on here…]


October 16, 2017 - 10:56 am   |   by

Morning, folks! Hope you all had a great weekend. We’ve been very busy here working on new reviews for you.

Along those lines, here’s my thoughts on Warner’s Peanuts Holiday Collection in 4K Ultra HD, Lionsgate’s American Gods: Season One on Blu-ray, PBS’ The Farthest: Voyager in Space and The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick on Blu-ray, GKids’ new Blu-ray editions of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s animated Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away, and Tim’s look at Arrow’s new A Fish Called Wanda: Special Edition and Robert Englund’s 976-EVIL from Sony, both on Blu-ray. Whew!

Rest assured, we’ve got more new reviews coming this week, including a bunch more 4K titles, Baby Driver and Spiderman: Homecoming included. So be sure to watch for those. [Read on here…]


October 16, 2017 - 7:00 am   |   by

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, all you have to do is click on the cover art and you’ll be taken right to its Amazon.com pre-order page. Don’t forget, anytime you order literally anything at all from Amazon after clicking to them from any one our links, a portion of the order price goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it. It makes a big difference in our being able to continue our work. So we thank you!

- Bill Hunt


October 10, 2017 - 3:49 pm   |   by

We’ve got a couple items for you early today while we work on posting more disc reviews...

First up, Tim has checked in with a new Scream for a Week column here at The Bits, featuring his thoughts on a whole batch of recent Scream Factory Blu-ray titles. Do give that a look.

HBO has announced that their Blu-ray release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season is going to come with a bonus BD disc called Game of Thrones: Conquest & Rebellion, which is an animated history of the seven kingdoms of Westeros. That’ll street on 12/12. [Read on here…]


October 9, 2017 - 4:07 pm   |   by

All right, I hope you guys all had a great weekend. I turned 50 and got a new cat, whose name is Max. So all things considered, I think I came out ahead.

First of all today, we trust you all saw the outstanding news we posted late yesterday, which is that our friends at The Warner Archive have revealed that they’re going to be releasing – due to popular demand, we imagine – the outstanding Batman: The Animated Series on Blu-ray in 2018! It was announced at a New York Comic-Con panel celebrating the series’ 25th anniversary. We don’t have any other information at the moment, but we expect that they’re going to be starting work soon, or have just recently started. We’d guess it’ll be a few months yet before we have significant details, but rest assured we’ll keep you posted. We’ve been lobbying for this for some time now; the show is a big favorite here at The Bits. Thanks to everyone at Warner and Warner Archive for making this possible. Very exciting indeed! [Read on here…]


October 8, 2017 - 3:40 pm   |   by

We interrupt your Sunday afternoon with a great piece of breaking news from New York Comic-Con today:

The Warner Archive has just announced that it’s finally going to be bringing Batman: The Animated Series to Blu-ray Disc in 2018!

We don’t have any other details at the moment, but the announcement happened at a panel this afternoon celebrating the 25th anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series featuring Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Kevin Conroy, and Tara Strong. [Read on here…]


October 3, 2017 - 4:19 pm   |   by

All right, there’s not a lot of release news to report here today, but we do have a couple more reviews for you...

Tim has checked in with his take on Shout! Factory’s Death Wish II: Special Edition as well as Umbrella Entertainment’s all-region Double Feature of Death Wish II and Death Wish 3.

Meanwhile, I’m working on a couple more 4K Ultra HD reviews, as well as reviews of GKids’ new first wave of Studio Ghibli BD releases. So watch for those to start appearing in over the next few days. [Read on here…]


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