September 2018
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 13:29

Bud on Burt, plus New on Blu-ray

[What follows is a feature I wrote for The Daily Oklahoman about one of the greatest movie stars and human beings ever… Burt Reynolds]

Maybe it was the mustache. Or the unscripted quips. Or the genteel Southern manner.

Or just maybe it was that laugh, a cackle delivered by one comfortable in his own skin – inviting his audience gut bust with him, as though they were all in a private joke.

That’s our Burt. And he’s, unbelievably, gone.

Fame, according to Jeanine Bissinger, is “often conferred or withheld just as is love, for reasons and on grounds other than merits.” Burt Reynolds earned his fame with raw boned talent and insight into the business of filmed diversion. [Read on here...]

Bits Latest Tweets

The Digital Bits
Today on The Bits – The Guns of Navarone is coming to #4K from @SonyPicsHomeEnt, plus new Paramount #UltraHD catalog, a new Dementia 13: DC on #Bluray & remembering @jwrinzler thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two…
The Digital Bits
Now available for pre-order on Amazon: J. Lee Thompson’s THE GUNS OF NAVARONE in #4K #UltraHD from @SonyPicsHomeEnt. Street date: 10/12 (the usual 30% off price should kick in soon). Pre-order here... amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS…
The Digital Bits
Bits #BD Review – @timsalmons also catches up with the Vestron Video Collector's Series line and spins 1989's LITTLE MONSTERS starring Fred Savage and Howie Mandel—now on #Bluray with a great extras package from @redshirtpict. @BillHuntBits thedigitalbits.com/item/little-mo…