• James Cameron and 20th Century Fox are FINALLY bringing The Abyss to Blu-ray (and maybe 4K) in 2017!
  • HBO brings Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season to Blu-ray & DVD earlier than expected on 11/15
  • Michael Coate celebrates the 30th anniversary of James Cameron’s Aliens with This Time It’s War!
  • Marvel and Disney set Captain America: Civil War for Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD release on 9/13
  • Michael Coate & Van Ling celebrate the legacy of Terminator 2: Judgment Day on its 25th Anniversary
  • Tim Salmons reports on last night’s RiffTrax live Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion event!
  • Michael Coate celebrates “For Your Eyes Only” on its 35th Anniversary with a new Bond historian roundtable!
  • Digital Bits editor Bill Hunt looks back at the debut of Blu-ray on the format’s 10th Anniversary!
  • Lucasfilm and Disney set Star Wars: Rebels – Season Two for Blu-ray & DVD on 8/30
  • Revelation, with a Side of Reservation: My Thoughts on Eight Weeks with the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Format
  • James Cameron and 20th Century Fox are FINALLY bringing The Abyss to Blu-ray (and maybe 4K) in 2017!
  • HBO brings Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season to Blu-ray & DVD earlier than expected on 11/15
  • Michael Coate celebrates the 30th anniversary of James Cameron’s Aliens with This Time It’s War!
  • Marvel and Disney set Captain America: Civil War for Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD release on 9/13
  • Michael Coate & Van Ling celebrate the legacy of Terminator 2: Judgment Day on its 25th Anniversary
  • Tim Salmons reports on last night’s RiffTrax Live Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion event!
  • Michael Coate celebrates “For Your Eyes Only” on its 35th Anniversary with a new Bond historian roundtable!
  • Digital Bits editor Bill Hunt looks back at the debut of Blu-ray Disc on the format’s 10th Anniversary!
  • Lucasfilm and Disney set Star Wars: Rebels – Season Two for Blu-ray & DVD on 8/30
  • Revelation, with a Side of Reservation: My Thoughts on Eight Weeks with the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Format
My Two Cents
July 28, 2016 - 1:51 pm

We’re starting the day off with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews from our own Jim Hemphill, who takes a look at Ivan Passer’s Cutter’s Way (1981) and Fred Zinnemann’s The Member of the Wedding (1952), both now available on BD from Twilight Time. Enjoy!

The big announcement news today is that Universal Studios Home Entertainment has just officially set the Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Warcraft for 9/27, with the Digital HD release expected on 9/13.  [Read on here…]


July 27, 2016 - 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 24, 2016 - 11:15 pm

We’re kicking things off this week with an early morning Monday post to deliver all of the breaking Blu-ray news out of Comic-Con in San Diego this past weekend.

First though, our own Tim Salmons has begun a new week of Pick-Ups reviews with a look at Synapse Films’ new Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow – Special Edition Blu-ray, which arrived in stored on 7/12. It sounds like an outstanding documentary look behind the scenes on the making of the film, with a ton of great extras, so do give it a look. [Read on here…]


July 22, 2016 - 12:54 pm

All right, we’ve got a bunch of interesting announcement news and other bits of Blu-ray-related information for you today, so let’s get right to it…

FUNimation has announced that they’ve gotten the rights to release the new Shin Godzilla film here in the States, both in theaters and on disc. Watch for more news on that soon. The company has also announced the forthcoming Blu-ray release of Ergo Proxy for the first time in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Attack on Titan live action movie releases on Blu-ray and DVD – Part One on 10/6 and Part Two TBA. They’re also releasing a Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign – Collector’s Edition and Season One, Part Two on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on 9/27. There’s still no word on Speed Racer/Mach GoGoGo, but we know they’re planned for release on Blu-ray by FUNimation in 2017, which is the series’ 50th anniversary. [Read on here…]


July 21, 2016 - 12:34 pm

All right, it’s been a crazy few days here at The Bits, so I’m just going to post a quick update today.

First up, I was down at San Diego Comic-Con last night for the premiere of Star Trek Beyond. Paramount put on a great event, and I really quite liked the film. It’s definitely better than Star Trek Into Darkness, and it’s very different in tone to either of the first two films. Think of it this way: It’s the biggest, most action-filled episode of The Original Series you’ve ever seen, for all the good and bad that implies. The key thing is that it’s fun. It has a decent (and novel) sci-fi concept for a change, the action is imaginative, all of the cast gets involved, and there are a ton of great character moments. Karl Urban’s Bones gets his biggest part yet and he really makes the most of it.  [Read on here…]


July 19, 2016 - 3:04 pm

In announcement news today, Warner Home Video has set Shane Black’s The Nice Guys for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 8/23, with the Digital HD release due 8/9. Extras will include a pair of featurettes (Always Bet on Black and Worst. Detectives. Ever.: Making The Nice Guys).

Universal has set Free State of Jones for Blu-ray, DVD, and On-Demand release on 9/20, with a Digital HD release due on 9/6. The only extras will be The History of Jones County featurette.  [Read on here…]


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