• Warner sets Godzilla for Blu-ray/DVD on 9/16, plus Game of Thrones: S4, Apes BD box & James Garner RIP
  • Batman street date plus pictures from the Twin Peaks Blu-ray event with David Lynch!
  • Pre-orders begin for Warner’s Batman: The Complete TV Series – Limited Edition
  • Shout! Factory sets Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series for Blu-ray release in October!
  • Universal's new Steven Spielberg: Director's Collection includes Duel, 1941, Always, Sugarland Express & more!
  • Bud Elder's View from the Cheap Seats details John Wayne's The Alamo, now under siege at MGM.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paramount finally makes the Trek Into Darkness BD mess right with Star Trek: The Compendium!
  • Michael Coate celebrates 25 years of Tim Burton's Batman with Bruce Scivally & Jeff Bond
  • Warner sets Godzilla for Blu-ray/DVD on 9/16, plus Game of Thrones: S4, Apes BD box & James Garner RIP
  • Batman street date plus pictures from the Twin Peaks Blu-ray event with David Lynch!
  • Pre-orders begin for Warner’s Batman: The Complete TV Series – Limited Edition
  • Shout! Factory sets Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series for Blu-ray release in October!
  • Universal's Steven Spielberg: Director's Collection includes Duel, 1941, Always, Sugarland Express & more
  • Bud Elder's View from the Cheap Seats details John Wayne's The Alamo, now under siege at MGM.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paramount makes the Into Darkness BD right at last with Star Trek: The Compendium
  • Michael Coate celebrates 25 years of Tim Burton's Batman with Bruce Scivally & Jeff Bond
My Two Cents
July 22, 2014 - 2:20 pm

All right, LOT of ground to cover today. Updates this week are going to be a little sporadic, as Comic-Con week brings with it an intense flurry of visitors, meetings and other very important business here at The Bits. BUT… rest assured we will catch you up on all the important developments soon enough.

First up here at the site today, Dr. Jahnke has turned in a new installment of his An Honor to Be Nominated, featuring a look back at a Comic-Con appropriate former Oscar nominee… Skippy (1931)! It’s well worth your time, so do check it out.

Also today, Russell Hammond has posted the weekly Release Dates & Artwork update and note that our very own Todd Doogan will chime in tomorrow with his weekly Doogan’s Queue.

Now then… Comic-Con week also brings with it lots of announcement news, so let’s get right to it. [Read on here…]


July 22, 2014 - 6:00 am

This is just a quick post to let you all know that our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section as usual with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD and Video Game cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. Just click on RELEASE DATES & ART in the menu above. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking through to them from our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it!

- Bill Hunt


July 18, 2014 - 11:28 am

Let’s close out the week by starting with a little more TV Batman release news.

We posted the Blu-ray pre-order and temp artwork yesterday, along with word that the set carried an SRP of $269.97 (actual Amazon price = $188.98). Now we’ve learned that the DVD set is also available for pre-order today, with an SRP of $199.70 (actual Amazon price = $139.79). The DVD comes with its own cover artwork, which you can see here on the left. Blu-ray is on the right. [Read on here…]


July 17, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Well… there seems to be much happening in the world today, but there’s a little bit of ground to cover in the home video world as well.

First up, as you’ve seen in our earlier post, Amazon’s now taking pre-orders on Batman: The Complete Television Series – Limited Edition on Blu-ray for an impressively hefty SRP. [Read on here…]


July 17, 2014 - 1:20 pm

We’ll have more for you here on The Bits in a little bit, but first just a quick heads-up: Amazon.com has begun taking pre-orders for Warner’s Batman: The Complete Television Series – Limited Edition. The Blu-ray and DVD sets street in November (exact street date TBA), but the SRP for the BD set is a hefty $269.97 (or $188.98 with Amazon’s 30% discount). That might scare off a few people. Yikes. Pre-orders don’t appear to be up yet for the DVD set. Meanwhile, here’s the temp cover artwork Warner is using for the set on Amazon... [Read on here...]


July 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Afternoon, folks! Sorry for our absence yesterday. Mrs. Bits (a.k.a. Sarah) had a minor surgery on Tuesday morning that was nothing major, went very well, and from which she’s recovering nicely today, but still took up all my attention yesterday as you can imagine. So thanks for your patience.

Here at The Bits today, Doogan has checked in with his latest Doogan’s Queue column running down this week’s latest in Blu-ray and DVD. Russell Hammond has also updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links, pre-orders through which help to support The Bits.

Meanwhile today, we’re starting to see the PR hype begin for Comic-Con related Blu-ray and DVD announcements, so let’s get right into talking about it… [Read on here…]


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