And here’s a surprise: Our old pal and original Digital Bits writer Todd Doogan has stopped by with a review of Factory Entertainment’s new Larry Talbot cane prop replica from The Wolf Man (1941)!
We actually have a few more Halloween-themed reviews (and other new disc reviews as well) coming later this week and early next, as a few titles simply didn’t arrive in time to be included in the Bag-o-Tricks. So be sure to keep watching for them.
Meanwhile, we have one quick new piece of title announcement news...
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just set James Ivory’s The Remains of the Day for release in 4K Ultra HD on 2/21/23. The film stars Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. The UHD release will feature a recent 4K scan of the original camera negative with a Dolby Vision HDR grade and a new Dolby Atmos mix, both approved by the director. You’ll also get the previous 5.1 and 2.0 sound mixes, as well as legacy extras that include audio commentary with Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant, and actress Emma Thompson, 3 featurettes (Love and Loyalty: The Making of The Remains of the Day, The Remains of the Day: The Filmmakers Journey, and Blind Loyalty, Hollow Honor: England’s Fatal Flaw), 7 deleted scenes with optional commentary, and the theatrical trailer. Note that the 4K package will not include a Blu-ray version.
And that’s it for today!
From all of us here at The Digital Bits, we wish you all a very happy, spooky, and most of all safe Halloween holiday with your family and friends.