• The Warner Archive announces a Superman: Extended Cut/Special Edition double feature Blu-ray for October!
    The Warner Archive announces a Superman: Extended Cut/Special Edition double feature Blu-ray for October!
  • 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!
  • Here’s our review of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on 4K Ultra HD format from Universal
    Here’s our review of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on 4K Ultra HD format from Universal
  • Sony sets Rob Reiner’s A Few Good Men for release on 4K Ultra HD on 11/7 as a Best Buy exclusive
    Sony sets Rob Reiner’s A Few Good Men for release on 4K Ultra HD on 11/7 as a Best Buy exclusive
  • Sony sets Spider-Man: Homecoming for BD/3D/4K on 10/17, plus Disney & Pixar set Cars 3 for BD/4K on 11/7
    Sony sets Spider-Man: Homecoming for BD/3D/4K on 10/17, plus Disney & Pixar set Cars 3 for BD/4K on 11/7
  • 20th Century Fox sets War for the Planet of the Apes for Blu-ray, 3D, DVD & 4K Ultra HD release on 10/24
    20th Century Fox sets War for the Planet of the Apes for Blu-ray, 3D, DVD & 4K Ultra HD release on 10/24
  • Sony sets Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver for release on Blu-ray, DVD, & 4K Ultra HD formats on 10/10
    Sony sets Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver for release on Blu-ray, DVD, & 4K Ultra HD formats on 10/10
  • Bill reviews the long-awaited 4K Ultra HD release of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner: The Final Cut from Warner!
    Bill reviews the long-awaited 4K Ultra HD release of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner: The Final Cut from Warner!
  • Warner and Adult Swim announce a Samurai Jack: Complete Series Blu-ray box with all 62 episodes in full HD
    Warner and Adult Swim announce a Samurai Jack: Complete Series Blu-ray box with all 62 episodes in full HD
  • 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
September 19, 2017 - 2:48 pm   |   by

Let’s start today with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which has just officially set The Dark Tower for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 10/31, with the Digital HD release due on 10/17. Extras on the Blu-ray versions will include deleted scenes, a blooper reel, A Look Through the Keyhole, and 5 behind-the-scenes featurettes (including Last Time Around, The World Has Moved On…, The Man in Black, The Gunslinger in Action, and Stephen King Inspirations). We’ve updated our new 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly.

Note that Sony will also release Preacher: Season Two on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/14. [Read on here…]


September 18, 2017 - 4:04 pm   |   by

Welcome to a new week! We’ve got a couple things for you today, but first, an important announcement...

In response to reader demand, we’ve launched a new section here at The Bits. It’s our 4K Ultra HD Release List! You can read the section introduction here, and you can find the actual list here. (In the navigation bar at the top of the website, you’ll find it listed under Columns >> Bill Hunt >> The 4K Ultra HD Release List.) You can see all of the U.S. and U.K. titles currently available and also yet to be released – both announced and rumored to be in the works based on our industry sources. (Note that an International list will be added soon for Germany, Italy, France, Japan, etc.) You can also order or pre-order each title via Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk if links are available. We’ve also tried to include codes to indicate which releases are full native 4K, which have object-based audio options, and which have Dolby Vision. And if a title is a standout or reference quality, we’ve tried to indicate that as well. We’re going through and checking all of those codes to make sure they’re accurate (if you spot errors please let us know), and of course we’ll be regularly updating the list going forward. [Read on here…]


September 18, 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


September 14, 2017 - 5:00 pm   |   by

We’ve got some great new announcements for you today. First up though, Tim has turned in a review of Dan O’Bannon’s The Resurrected on Blu-ray from our friends over at Scream Factory. It’s a fun disc, so do give it a look if you’re of a mind to. Now then...

In announcement news today, Monsieur David Lynch has, his very own bad self, announced the forthcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Twin Peaks: The Third Season via Twitter today. Look for it on 12/5 from CBS Home Entertainment and Showtime. We expect that they’ll have cooked up some nice extras to go with that tasty slice pie, so watch for further details in the weeks ahead. You can see the cover artwork below. We’ll add the Amazon link as soon as it goes live.

Also on the TV front today, are there any Game of Thrones fans in the house? HBO has just officially set Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/12, with the Digital HD version due on 9/25. [Read on here…]


September 13, 2017 - 1:24 pm   |   by

All right, this is just a quick update, as we have work happening on the server today.

But... we’ve got final details for you – and official cover artwork – on the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release of Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets from Lionsgate. (We’d listed Sony as the distributor yesterday – that’s incorrect. Sorry. Loooooong day.)

In any case, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will street on Blu-ray Combo, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Combo on 11/21, as expected, with the Digital HD release due on 11/7. The 4K Ultra HD release will feature both Dolby Vision HDR – which should make it a real stunner – and also Dolby Atmos audio. [Read on here…]


September 12, 2017 - 4:21 pm   |   by

We’ve got a few things for you today here at The Bits, so let’s get right to it...

First up, we’ve posted a trio of new disc reviews, including Tim’s thoughts on Arrow’s The Slayer and Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man: Limited Edition Collection on Blu-ray, and also Jim Hemphill’s take on CBS’s NCIS: The Complete Fourteenth Season on DVD. Enjoy and know that more reviews are on the way, including more 4K!

Also here at The Bits today, we’ve just posted the weekly Release Dates and Artwork update, featuring all the latest Blu-ray, 3D, DVD & 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, whenever you order literally anything from Amazon (in the same session) after clicking through to them from our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we appreciate it very much. [Read on here…]


September 8, 2017 - 11:42 am   |   by

All right, we’ve got a couple more pieces of announcement news for you today, along with a TON of new cover artwork...

The news is that Shout! Factory has officially set the Matinee: Collector’s Edition as their next Shout Select Blu-ray release on 12/12, along with the comedy The Trip to Spain, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Interestingly, Shout! has also announced a new 4K Ultra HD title for release that same day: IMAX: Mysteries of China. They also have Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom coming on 12/5.

Meanwhile, Scream Factory has set American Gothic (1988) for Blu-ray release on 12/19, and has the Hell Night: Collector’s Edition coming on BD on 12/12, as well as the Silent Night, Deadly Night: Collector’s Edition on 12/5, as we mentioned yesterday. [Read on here…]


September 7, 2017 - 2:16 pm   |   by

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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