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We’re wrapping up the week here at The Bits with a few new disc reviews...
I’ve turned in my thoughts on Sony’s recent Heavy Metal: Limited Edition 2-Movie Collection, a 4K Ultra HD Steelbook release that include the original film remastered with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, plus the Heavy Metal 2000 sequel as a Blu-ray bonus.
Tim has taken a look at Umbrella Entertainment’s new Blu-ray release of Heavy Metal, which is available as an all-region import.
We have three more new Blu-ray reviews for you to enjoy today, starting with Stephen’s take on Daisuke Miyazaki’s Videophobia (2019) from Vinegar Syndrome.
Dennis has turned in his thoughts on Ulu Grosbard’s Straight Time (1978) on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection.
And Dennis has also reviewed Patricia Birch’s Grease 2: 40th Anniversary Edition in the form of a new Blu-ray Steelbook from Paramount.
In announcement news today, Paramount has finally made their 8/9 4K Ultra HD Steelbook release of Event Horizon (1997) official. The title will include both Dolby Vision and HDR10 high dynamic range, 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio, and the following extras: Commentary by director Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt, the 5-part The Making of Event Horizon documentary, The Point of No Return featurette with director commentary, The Unseen Event Horizon featurette, Secrets (deleted and extended scenes with director’s commentary), the theatrical trailer, and a video trailer. [Read on here...]
We’ve got some new reviews for you to start the new week off, and as always we’ve got a bunch of release news as well, some of it official and some of it new intel on forthcoming 4K and Blu-ray catalog titles. So let’s get right into it...
We start with Dennis’ look at Keith Thomas’ recent remake of Firestarter (2022) on Blu-ray from Blumhouse and Universal.
Dennis has also offered a look at Roy Del Ruth’s On Moonlight Bay (1951) which was released earlier this year on Blu-ray by the Warner Archive Collection.
Next up, Tim has reviewed William Lustig’s final film, Uncle Sam (1996), in 4K Ultra HD from Blue Underground.
Not to be outdone, Stephen has checked in as well today with a look at Jeff Baena’s The Little Hours (2017) on Blu-ray from Gunpowder & Sky via Vinegar Syndrome.
Stephen has also reviewed Lucio Fulci’s Contraband (1980) on Blu-ray from Cauldron Films.
And finally, Stephen has done an in-depth review of Arrow Video’s recent Lies & Deceit: Five Films by Claude Chabrol Blu-ray box set, which includes Cop au Vin (1985), Inspector Lavardin (1986), Madame Bovary (1991), Betty (1993), and Torment (1994). Enjoy! [Read on here...]
Morning, everyone! We expect Paramount’s official announcement of the next wave of Star Trek Original Series films in 4K Ultra HD to drop at any time now, but there’s been an early leak of cover art that we thought worth sharing with you beforehand.
A couple of retailers have shared this artwork this morning (including our friends at HD Movie Source, who are always on the money), so it looks like this could be the final cover art for the forthcoming Star Trek Original Series films in 4K.
If the leak is correct, it means that Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country will indeed include both the original Theatrical Version and Nicholas Meyer’s much-loved 113-minute Director’s Cut as well. The cut is 3 minutes longer, has a few scene extensions here and there, and some of the scenes are slightly re-edited. Added material includes Admiral Cartwright and Colonel West briefing the Federation President on their rescue plan, as well as Spock and Scott inspecting the torpedo bay. [Read on here...]
All right, we’ve got some late-breaking information regarding the next wave of Star Trek 4K Ultra HD releases from Paramount.
This morning we received updated information from two of our retailer/distributor sources here in the States, which has now been confirmed by a third such source this afternoon. And the Paramount Home Entertainment PR department has gone mum, which is a pretty good indicator of the fact that an official announcement is imminent. (If the details we asked them about were false, they would normally be quick to deny them).
So here’s the latest...
It appears that Paramount is about to announce the 9/6 release of single-film 4K Ultra HD SKUs of the Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director’s Edition, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, along with a Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection 4K box set that includes all of them in one package. [Read on here...]