• Criterion announces their July slate with Scanners, The Big Chill, Insomnia & more!
  • Frank's back on Blu-ray: Sony announces Netflix's House of Cards: The Complete Second Season
  • Twilight sets their BD release slate for May, June, July & August... including Rollerball!
  • Shout! announces a 16-film Herzog: The Collection Blu-ray set!
  • Anchor Bay sets The Walking Dead: Season Four for BD/DVD release in August
  • Sony sets George Clooney's The Monuments Men for Blu-ray and DVD release on 5/20
  • HBO sets True Detective: Season One for Blu-ray & DVD release on 6/10
  • Hoping to see the Jodorowsky's Dune documentary on Blu-ray? No worries. It's coming.
  • Criterion announces their July slate with Scanners, The Big Chill, Insomnia & more!
  • Frank's back on Blu: Sony announces Netflix's House of Cards: The Complete Second Season
  • Twilight sets their BD release slate for May, June, July & August... including Rollerball!
  • Shout! announces a 16-film limited edition Herzog: The Collection Blu-ray set!
  • Anchor Bay sets The Walking Dead: Season Four for BD/DVD release in August (No fooling!)
  • Sony sets George Clooney's The Monuments Men for Blu-ray and DVD release on 5/20
  • HBO sets True Detective: Season One for Blu-ray & DVD release on 6/10
  • Hoping to see the Jodorowsky's Dune documentary on Blu-ray? No worries. It's coming.
My Two Cents
April 17, 2014 - 12:29 am

Just a quick post this morning...

At long last, I've finally managed to post my review of CBS' Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Four on Blu-ray. The A/V quality is good, the new extras are excellent, the season itself is terrific and the set streets on 4/29. Don't miss it.

Also, our very own Dr. Jahnke has turned in a new installment of An Honor to Be Nominated in his Jahnke’s Electric Theater column. This time around he looks back at Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon. Need we say more?

Back tomorrow. Stay tuned!

- Bill Hunt


April 16, 2014 - 12:40 pm

As expected, Criterion announced their July release slate yesterday and it includes some definite gems as usual. Look for Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (Cat #29 – 2-disc DVD edition – the Dual Format version streets on 5/17) and Howard Hawks’ Red River (Cat #709 – 2-disc DVD edition – the Dual Format version streets on 5/27) on 7/8, Robert Bresson’s Pickpocket (Cat #314 – Dual Format) and David Cronenberg’s Scanners (Cat #712 – Dual Format) on 7/15, and The Essential Jacques Demy (Cat #713-719 – Dual Format box set – includes Lola, Bay of Angels, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin, and Une chambre en ville), Erik Skjoldbjærg’s Insomnia (Cat #47 – Dual Format), and Lawrence Kasdan’s The Big Chill (Cat #720 – Dual Format) all on 7/22. Extras will include new restored high-def transfers, new documentaries and – in the case of titles previously released on DVD by Criterion – virtually all of the existing extras. Be sure visit the official Criterion site for specific details and check out the cover artwork below. [Read on here...]


April 14, 2014 - 11:08 am

All right, we’ve got a bunch release news for you today...

First though, we’ve got a new Blu-ray review from Dr. Jahnke for you this afternoon. It’s a newly-released Warner Archive title from 1970 directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg, and starring Mick Jagger and James Fox – Performance. Do check it out.

My Star Trek: Enterprise – Season Four Blu-ray review will be up very soon. Sorry for the delay getting it posted, but there’s good reason. We have a special guest staying with us here this week: Sue Maxwell, the wife of our longtime (and dearly departed) Bits staff writer Barrie Maxwell. She’s been in town for the TCM Film Festival and now she’s visiting with us this week before returning home to Canada. So anyway, I appreciate your patience. And Sue sends her best to all of you! [Read on here...]


April 14, 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


April 11, 2014 - 3:11 pm

All right, there’s not a great deal going on today news-wise, but the TCM Festival is on this weekend here in the Los Angeles area. Here’s a link to the Festival website if you’re interested in attending.

Also, we have a quick update for you on Fox’s The Rodgers & Hammerstein Blu-ray Collection, which is due on 5/6. From their official press release: [Read on here…]


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