Today’s Retro Release Day title here at The Bits is none other than Disney’s The Black Hole (1979), directed by Gary Nelson and released by Anchor Bay Entertainment on DVD back on March 30, 1999.
The film stars Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Anthony Perkins, and Ernest Borgnine, and features a terrific score by composer John Barry.
The single-disc release was a much-dreaded (and double-sided) DVD-10 release, a disc configuration known as a “flipper” to DVD veterans.
The reason for this was that the release included the film in both non-anamorphic (letterboxed) widescreen on one side, and full frame on the other.
Both sides of the disc also includes the film’s theatrical trailer and a gallery of images. Each version of the film also included Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. [Read on here...]
Welcome to a new edition of Pick-Ups!
This week I managed to catch a screening of Rifftrax Live! Mothra, which was a lot of fun and well-worth your time if you want to see the encore showing Tuesday. I also had a birthday this past Saturday, so I got stay home, eat lots of food, lay in bed all day, and watch movies with my gal. To say the least, it was a pleasant day, but more like a relaxing and fun day. It’s funny how when you start getting older you want to do nothing more than to kick back and do nothing as much as you can... that or I’m just getting lazier.
On a related subject, I just wanted to quickly apologize for not getting a third review up last week. I had one in the works, but due to many real life activities getting in the way, I wasn’t able to meet my Friday deadline. It’s a title that you’ll definitely sometime down the road, that’s for sure.
Anyways, let’s move on to some reviews. [Read on here…]
All right, lots of stuff to share with you today…
First though, here at The Bits our own Todd Doogan has turned in a new Doogan’s Queue/Gripe Soda column running down this week’s latest releases on Blu-ray and DVD. Doogan has also reviewed a new DVD only movie release from MPI – Raze. Do give it a look.
Also today, Dr. Jahnke has posted his latest Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD column covering new deep catalog titles available from the Warner Archive, so be sure to check that out. [Read on here…]
- Bluray Disc
- My Two Cents
- The Digital Bits
- Bill Hunt
- Adam Jahnke
- Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD
- Todd Doogan
- Gripe Soda
- Halloween: The Complete Collection Deluxe Edition
- Scream Factory
- Kino Lorber
- Anchor Bay Entertainment
- Target exclusive
- The Raid 2
- Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
- Witness for the Prosecution
- The Scalphunters
- The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
- Paris Blues
- Duel at Diablo
- Separate Tables
- The Amazing SpiderMan 2
- David Lynch
- Charles de Lauzirika
- Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
- Between Two Worlds
- Breaking Through