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Friday, 03 February 2017 15:40

Elle, Rules Don’t Apply, In Dubious Battle, Killjoys: S2, What Planet Are You From? & server updates

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All right, after several days of hard work (with lots more to go), The Bits is finally up and running on newly-updated database software. You may have noticed that The Bits looks a little different here today, and this is why. We’ve got lots more tweaking to do, and there will probably be some things that are broken around here that we’ll have to get around to fixing, but for now the basics seem to be working. Please bear with us as we dial everything in here at the site and get things buttoned up. Code and functionality updates like this are the bane of any webmaster, but you gotta get them done.

Meanwhile, here at The Bits today, we’ve got a pair of new Blu-ray reviews. Tim has checked out William Friedkin’s To Live and Die in L.A.: Collector’s Edition from Shout Select, as well as Michael Anderson’s Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze from the Warner Archive.

And I’ve got a whole mess of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray reviews coming, now that our server updates are nearly completed. Watch for those starting Monday with Denis Villeneuve’s The Arrival from Paramount first up on deck.  [Read on here…]

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In announcement news today, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced Rules Don’t Apply for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/28. The film stars Ed Harris and Warren Beatty, and was written and produced by Beatty.

Sony has set In Dubious Battle for Blu-ray and DVD release on 3/21. The film was directed by James Franco, and stars Zach Braff, Robert Duvall, Bryan Cranston, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Ed Harris. Sony is also releasing 100 Streets on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/7.

Sony has set Paul Verhoeven’s Elle for Blu-ray and DVD release on 3/14 as well, via their Sony Pictures Classics line.

Universal has announced Syfy’s Killjoys: Season Two for Blu-ray and DVD release on 4/18.

Mill Creek Entertainment has set Mike Nichols’ What Planet Are You From? for Blu-ray release on 3/7.

Whoever wins Super Bowl 51 this weekend, NFL Films will release their championship Blu-ray and DVD on 3/7.

And newly available for pre-order on Blu-ray, DVD, and or 4K on (street date TBA – click on the title links that follow to pre-order) are xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Assassin’s Creed, Split, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Patriot’s Day, Hidden Figures, Monster Trucks, La La Land, Lion, Fences, Passengers, Silence, and A Dog’s Purpose, many of which are still in theaters. And though it has yet to be announced, it’s looking very much as through Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will streets on (or around) 3/28. That would suggest it’s likely to be officially announced soon, so stay tuned.

All right, here’s a look a some new Blu-ray and 4K cover artwork for a few of the titles mentioned above and more. Click on each to pre-order on (if available)...

Elle (Blu-ray Disc) Rules Don't Apply (Blu-ray Disc) Fences (Blu-ray Disc)

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (Blu-ray Disc) Monster Trucks (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)

Silence (Blu-ray Disc) Killjoys: Season Two (Blu-ray Disc) The Pink Panther Film Collection (Blu-ray Disc)

Back on Monday. Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)



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