• 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 26, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Okay – how’s your Saturday going? The Bits crew has been down at San Diego Comic-Con the last couple days checking out all the BD-related stuff going on and we’re going to have a full report for you on Monday morning wrapping up all the details. There weren’t a ton of major announcements, and there was no sign of Abyss, True Lies, or The X-Files (though we will have updated information on those titles for you), but Shout! and Scream Factory certainly announced some impressive titles. We have posted a little bit of news on The Bits Facebook page, so be sure to check that out now if you’re interested.

Meanwhile, we thought you guys might enjoy a look at some pictures from the show floor, including your first good look at a number of upcoming (and in a few cases limited or exclusive) Blu-ray releases that were on display there, including Fox’s Comic-Con deluxe catalog BD sci-fi/fantasy title packaging, their X-Men “Cerebro” BD box set, the WETA-designed Planet of the Apes: Caesar Warrior box set, the Halloween Complete Collection, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and more. So here’s the gallery. [Read on here…]


July 23, 2014 - 8:44 am

Doogan’s just posted his latest Doogan’s Queue column in Gripe Soda, running down this week’s finest on new release and catalog titles on Blu-ray and DVD.

In announcement news today, Visual Entertainment has revealed that they’re releasing The Equalizer: The Second Season and The Equalizer: The Complete Collection on DVD on 8/26 (SRP $29.99 and $99.99). The 30-disc box set will include all 88 episodes plus 12 hours of additional bonus content. [Read on here…]


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…]


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