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All right, sorry for the lack of a news post yesterday, but I’ve been wrapped up in Blu-ray review work. Some big titles are coming out over the next few weeks and a number of them are well worth diving into.

Speaking of which, though it took all day yesterday to go through everything, I’ve posted my in-depth review of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar on Blu-ray from Paramount. The disc streets on 3/31. For those of you who experienced problems (in theaters) with the sound mix making lots of the dialogue unintelligible amid the sound effects and music, I can report that’s much less of a problem here. The mix is still pushed toward the low end, and there are still one or two lines where you have to listen more closely than normal, but this does seem to be a deliberate artistic choice. Still, I can attest that this is a much better audio experience than the one I had at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. And the extras are pretty terrific. Do check it out.  [Read on here…]

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Well… we knew it was coming and now Paramount has finally officially announced the 3-disc Blu-ray Combo and DVD release of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar with a street date of 3/31 (SRP $39.99 and $29.99), with a digital release on 3/17. Disc One of the Blu-ray will include the film in 1080p HD (I’m working to confirm the aspect ratio), with audio in English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles.  [Read on here…]

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Meanwhile, here’s something awesome: The surviving cast of the classic 1960s Lost in Space TV series have reunited to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary. They were interviewed on local TV in Los Angeles yesterday (you can watch the interview here). According to actor Bill Mumy (via his Facebook page – see his post here) the complete series is set for BD release is September from Fox. This following word over the last several months that all the original episodes have been remastered in HD from the original negatives. We would expect official word in the weeks and months ahead. If you live in L.A., the cast will be signing autographs at The Hollywood Show this coming weekend (at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel – they’ll also be doing a panel discussion at the show on Sunday – see link here for details).  [Read on here…]

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We’re starting off today’s post with four Blu-ray reviews, including a pair of new ones and a pair of older ones updated to the new site’s database. The new reviews include Tim Salmons’ look at Fernando Di Leo’s 1971 Euro-horror pic Slaughter Hotel from Raro and also his thoughts on a sleazy actioner 1982 from Vinegar Syndrome – Raw Force. And the retro reviews including my own look at Paramount’s Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection Blu-ray box set and also Jeff Kleist’s take on Paramount’s Star Trek: The Next Generation Movie Collection Blu-ray box as well.

Also here at the site today, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything at all that you order from Amazon in the same session after clicking through our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it.  [Read on here…]

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Just a very quick update to close out the week with some anticipated title release information, as well as news that Criterion has officially announced their April slate of titles.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got some good announcement news for you today, so let’s get right to it...

First up... Universal has set The Boxtrolls for Blu-ray and DVD release on 1/20/15. They also have a triple feature Blu-ray set of all three Laika stop-motion films, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline, coming that same day.  [Read on here…]

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We’ve got a couple things for you today…

First up this afternoon, I’ve written a review of Eagle Rock Entertainment’s Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five to Go on Blu-ray, which is an HD presentation of the final Python reunion stage show recorded on 7/20/14 at The O2 in London. If you’re a fan of the Pythons, you’re definitely not going to want to miss it.  [Read on here…]

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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:17

Keeping Showmanship Alive: Interstellar

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The Digital Bits is pleased to present this handy, quick-reference guide to the theaters in the United States and Canada that are screening large-format film prints of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar beginning November 5th.

(The movie is also being released in 35mm on November 5th, and on November 7th in 2K DCP, 4K DCP and IMAX Digital.)  [Read more here...]

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