Items filtered by date: March 2023
We’ve got three new disc reviews for you to enjoy today...
I’ve taken a look at Mimi Leder’s Deep Impact (1998) in 4K Ultra HD from Paramount.
And Dennis has turned in his thoughts on Robert Thornby’s The Trap (1922) on Blu-ray from Kino Classics, as well as Billie August’s The House of the Spirits (1993) on Blu-ray from Imprint Films.
In announcement news today, Arrow Video has just revealed their July Blu-ray and 4K slate, which is set to include Lewis Teague’s Fighting Back (1982) on Blu-ray (US and Canada only) on 7/4, the previously-revealed Bruce Lee at Golden Harvest box set on Blu-ray, 4K, and 4K Limited Edition (UK only) on 7/17, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011) on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD (US and Canada only) on 7/18, and the Blood Money: Four Western Classics – Volume 2 box set on Blu-ray (UK, US, and Canada) on 7/25. [Read on here...]
We have just a quick update for you today here at The Bits with some interesting release news, plus a few odds and ends related to titles we’ve learned from our industry sources are likely forthcoming in the months ahead.
First of all, the big news: Paramount has officially set Peter Weir’s The Truman Show (1998) for 4K Ultra HD release on 7/4 in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary. The disc is mastered from a new 4K scan of the original camera negative approved by the director and it will feature Dolby Vision HDR, as well as a new Dolby Atmos sound mix.
Extras will include the previous legacy features, among them the 2-part How’s It Going to End? The Making of The Truman Show documentary, the Faux Finishing: The Visual Effects of The Truman Show featurette, deleted scenes, a photo gallery, theatrical trailers, and TV spots. You can see the cover artwork at left and also below. [Read on here...]
Afternoon, Bits readers! Thanks for your patience with the lack of a news update yesterday. Sarah and I took the opportunity this past weekend to drive up the Central Coast of California to visit some friends there. And we packed so much in over a couple days that we needed most of Monday to recoup. But we saw elephant seals, otters, and Hearst Castle, so the trip was worth it.
Now then, we’ve got a pair of new disc reviews for you today...
And Dennis has offered his take on George Archainbaud’s Thanks for the Memory (1938) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The film stars Bob Hope and Shirley Ross.
In announcement news today, Paramount has officially announced Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin’s Scream VI for release on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD, and 4K UHD Steelbook release on 7/11, with the Digital release available today (4/25). Extras will include audio commentary with the filmmakers and 6 behind-the-scenes featurettes (Death Comes to the City, The Faces of Death, More Meta than Meta, Bloodbath at a Bodega, An Apartment to Die For, The Night Train to Terror, and Theater of Blood). A Gag Reel is also included as a Digital exclusive. [Read on here...]
We’ve got a few interesting pieces of announcement news for you today...
First, Paramount has revealed new 4K Ultra HD Steelbook editions of the Mission: Impossible films today. Look for Mission: Impossible and Mission: Impossible 2 on 6/27, followed by Mission: Impossible 3 and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol on 7/4, and finally Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout on 7/11. You can see the Steelbook artwork for each below the break.
Paramount is also releasing an Amaray/wide-release version of Young Sherlock Holmes on Blu-ray on 6/27 (for those of you who passed on the Blu-ray Steelbook release).
Some of you will recall that we recently mentioned that Mill Creek is releasing The Event: The Complete Series on Blu-ray on 6/6. Well, Universal is also releasing La Brea: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray that same day.
Allied Vaughn has set Ben Steinbauer and Berndt Mader’s comedy documentary Chop & Steele for Blu-ray and DVD on 7/18.
The BBC is releasing Doctor Who: Jon Pertwee – Complete Season Three on Blu-ray on 7/11. [Read on here...]
We have new reviews for you today, as always...
Stephen has checked in with his thoughts on Sarah Polley’s Oscar-nominated Women Talking (2022) on Blu-ray from Universal.
Dennis has offered his take on Fritz Lang’s You and Me (1938) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.
And Tim has posted his review of John Schlesinger’s Marathon Man (1976) in 4K Ultra HD from KL Studio Classics, as well as Norman Taurog’s Blue Hawaii (1961) on 4K Ultra HD from Paramount, and two more films on Blu-ray from Arrow Video’s excellent Shawscope: Volume One box set—Lau Kar-leung’s Challenge of the Masters (1976) and Executioners of Shaolin (1977). Enjoy!
More reviews are forthcoming, so be sure to keep checking back for them.
In announcement news today, Imprint Films has revealed that they’re announcing their July Blu-ray slate on Friday. Our intel suggests three Blu-ray box sets, two featuring filmmakers Walter Hill and Sidney J. Furie, along with another that looks at several films starring actor Gene Hackman. We’ll let Imprint announce the specific films officially and then bring you the news here when they do. [Read on here...]
Morning, everyone! We start today with no less than three new disc reviews, including...
Stephen’s in-depth look at Stuart Rosenberg’s Cool Hand Luke (1967) in 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, as well as his thoughts on John Frankenheimer’s Black Sunday (1977) on Blu-ray from Arrow Video.
We’ve also got my take on Paramount’s new Star Trek: The Next Generation 4-Movie Collection box set in 4K Ultra HD—just an overall summary to go along with my detailed reviews of each of the individual films in 4K.
Now then, we’ve got a bunch of great announcement news today, and some updates on titles we’ve mentioned previously here at The Bits, starting with news from the Warner Archive Collection!
On the latest installment of Tim Millard’s excellent The Extras podcast, our friend George Feltenstein has revealed more of Warner Archive’s May Blu-ray titles, which will include Rouben Mamoulian’s Queen Christina (1933), Joseph Losey’s The Boy with Green Hair (1948), Compton Bennett and Andrew Marton’s King Solomon’s Mines (1950), Vincente Minnelli’s The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1963), and Joseph Barbera and William Hanna’s Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear! (1964). All of these are new negative scans (The Boy with Green Hair and King Solomon’s Mines from the original Technicolor negatives).
Also coming later this year are Howard Hawks’ Land of the Pharaohs (1955) and Robert Wise’s Helen of Troy (1956). [Read on here...]
We’ve got quite a bit of ground to cover here at The Bits today to wind down the week, starting with a pair of new disc reviews...
Tim has offered his thoughts on Russell Mulcahy’s Razorback (1984) on Blu-ray from Scream Factory.
And Dennis has taken a look at Cecile B. DeMille’s The Crusades (1935) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.
As always, lots more new disc reviews are on the way next week, so be sure to check back for them.
Now then, we’ve got quite a lot of great new 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray release news to report today, starting with our friends at The Criterion Collection, who have just announced their July slate. [Read on here...]
All right, there hasn’t been a lot of release news to report over the last couple of days, but we do have a bunch of new disc reviews for you to enjoy...
Dennis has checked in with his thoughts on Elliott Nugent’s Never Say Die (1939) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.
Stuart has offered his take on Fernando Trueba’s Memories of My Father (2020) on Blu-ray from the Cohen Media Group via Kino Lorber.
And finally, Stephen has reviewed Christopher Berkeley and Sam Liu animated Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham in 4K Ultra HD from DC and Warner Bros., as well as Adrian Lyne’s Flashdance (1983) in 4K Ultra HD from Paramount.
As always, more reviews are forthcoming, so be sure to keep checking back for them. [Read on here...]
We’re kicking things off this week with a pair of new disc reviews...
Tim has posted his thoughts on Neil Jordan’s The Company of Wolves (1984) in 4K Ultra HD from Scream Factory.
And Stephen has checked in with his take on Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s Best Picture-winning Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) in 4K Ultra HD from A24 via Lionsgate.
In announcement and release news today, we have several interesting items for you...
First, our friends at MVD Entertainment have revealed the first 4K title in their MVD Rewind Collection, and it’s none other than Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing (1982)! Look for it to arrive on 7/25, and it will include both the Unrated International Version as well as the US Theatrical Version (which is rated PG). The title is also coming to Blu-ray that same day. You can see the cover artwork above left and also below.
Both versions are restored from new 16-bit 4K scans of the original camera negative, presented in the correct 1.85 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision HDR and audio in English 2.0 mono in DTS-HD Master Audio format (as well as Spanish mono). [Read on here...]
We’ve got another new disc review for you, or technically two of them: Stephen has checked out George A. Romero’s Martin (1977), which is now available in 4K Ultra HD and 4K Ultra HD Limited Edition from the good folks at Second Sight in the UK. And Stephen has taken a look at both versions for your reading convenience. This is an import release and note that the Blu-ray in the package is Region B only.
Now then, we have a couple of big studio announcements to cover for you today...
First up, Marvel Studios and Disney have officially set Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 5/16, with the Digital release expected on 4/18. The 4K SKU will feature HDR10 high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos audio (while the Blu-ray will include 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio).
Extras on all versions will include audio commentary with Reed and writer Jeff Loveness, a gag reel, 2 deleted scenes, and a pair of featurettes (All in the Family and Formidable Foes). You can see the cover artwork at left and also below the break.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC have also just set David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 5/23, with the Digital release due tomorrow on 4/7. Both the Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD will feature Dolby Atmos audio, while the 4K will include both HDR10 and Dolby Vision high dynamic range. [Read on here...]