• Bill rides along with Vin Diesel’s crew in Justin Lin’s outrageous F9: THE FAST SAGA in 4K UHD from Universal
    Bill rides along with Vin Diesel’s crew in Justin Lin’s outrageous F9: THE FAST SAGA in 4K UHD from Universal
  • Tim reviews Dario Argento’s THE CAT O’NINE TAILS (1971) in 4K Ultra HD from Arrow Video
    Tim reviews Dario Argento’s THE CAT O’NINE TAILS (1971) in 4K Ultra HD from Arrow Video
  • Bill checks out Frank Darabont’s THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros.
    Bill checks out Frank Darabont’s THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros.
  • Stephen looks back at Martin Scorsese’s CASINO (1995) on 4K Ultra HD from Universal
    Stephen looks back at Martin Scorsese’s CASINO (1995) on 4K Ultra HD from Universal
  • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment sets Lisa Joy’s REMINISCENCE for Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on 11/9
    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment sets Lisa Joy’s REMINISCENCE for Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on 11/9
  • Bill reviews Cate Shortland’s BLACK WIDOW on 4k Ultra HD from Marvel Studios and Disney
    Bill reviews Cate Shortland’s BLACK WIDOW on 4k Ultra HD from Marvel Studios and Disney
  • Criterion's December slate has ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI & LEARNING TREE on BD, plus THE RED SHOES in 4K
    Criterion's December slate has ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI & LEARNING TREE on BD, plus THE RED SHOES in 4K
  • Bill & Todd Doogan viddy a bit of the ultra-violence with Stanley Kubrick's A CLOCKWORK ORANGE on 4K UHD
    Bill & Todd Doogan viddy a bit of the ultra-violence with Stanley Kubrick's A CLOCKWORK ORANGE on 4K UHD
  • Bill joins Dr. Adam Jahnke in a review of John Carpenter’s THE THING (1982) on 4K Ultra HD from Universal
    Bill joins Dr. Adam Jahnke in a review of John Carpenter’s THE THING (1982) on 4K Ultra HD from Universal
  • Warner makes their MIDDLE-EARTH: 31-DISC ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION official for release on 10/26
    Warner makes their MIDDLE-EARTH: 31-DISC ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION official for release on 10/26
  • Warner Bros. and DC set James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 10/26
    Warner Bros. and DC set James Gunn’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 10/26
  • Bill reviews the long-awaited STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL 4-MOVIE COLLECTION in 4K UHD from Paramount
    Bill reviews the long-awaited STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL 4-MOVIE COLLECTION in 4K UHD from Paramount
  • Stephen reviews Ilya Naishuller’s NOBODY on 4K Ultra HD from Universal
    Stephen reviews Ilya Naishuller’s NOBODY on 4K Ultra HD from Universal
  • BREAKING: Disney makes Robert Zemeckis' WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT official for 4K Ultra HD on 12/7!
    BREAKING: Disney makes Robert Zemeckis' WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT official for 4K Ultra HD on 12/7!
My Two Cents
September 20, 2021 - 7:20 pm

We have some new announcement news for you today, but first more reviews...

I’ve posted my thoughts on Marvel’s Black Widow in 4K Ultra HD, directed by Cate Shortland. And surprise, the film is finally available to order from Amazon.com, so there’s that.

Also today, Tim has reviewed Michael Chaves’ The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It in 4K UHD from Warner Bros. Note that the studio is now calling it The Conjuring 3 just to avoid confusion.

And finally, Dennis has turned in his two cents on George Stevens’ A Place in the Sun (1951) as newly-released on Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line-up.

More reviews are coming tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled for them. [Read on here...]

September 16, 2021 - 6:48 pm

We have just a quick news update for you here today, as I’m personally working on more new 4K reviews...

But Stephen has just turned in his thoughts on Phillipe Labro’s The Hunter Will Get You (1976) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

And Tim has delivered not just one but two new reviews of Bernard McEveety’s The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) on Blu-ray, including this one from Imprint/Via Vision Entertainment and this one from Arrow Video.

Also here at The Bits today, we’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List, to include new 4K titles now available for pre-order, as well as our Release Dates & Artwork section, which has LOTS of new cover artwork for forthcoming Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD titles along with pre-order links. As always, whenever you order literally anything from Amazon after clicking to them from one of our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it. [Read on here...]

September 16, 2021 - 12:00 am

This is a quick post to let you all know that Russell Hammond has just posted the weekly update of our Release Dates & Cover Artwork section here at The Digital Bits with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As a NEW feature, the section now lets you search for upcoming Blu-ray titles, DVD titles, AND 4K Ultra HD titles seperately to help you find exactly the ones you’re looking for. Just click on RELEASE DATES & ART on the menu bar above to visit the page, and use the search options in the red bar (at the top) to sort by format and date. Once you find a title you like, just click on the cover art and you’ll be taken right to the Amazon.com pre-order page. Thank you for shopping through our links!

- Bill Hunt

September 15, 2021 - 5:38 pm

We’re starting today with more new disc reviews...

First up is our review of John Carpenter’s The Thing in 4K Ultra HD from Universal. I did the 4K video, audio, and extras portions and the film review itself is by our old friend and ex-Bits staffer Dr. Adam Jahnke. The film has really never looked or sounded better. It’s a great remaster.

Next, we’ve reviewed Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Again, I did the 4K video, audio, and extras portions and the actual film review is by our friend Todd Doogan, also a former and longtime Bits staffer. (This review is even written in Nadsat, which fans of the film may appreciate.)

Also, Tim has turned in his thoughts on Eloy de la Iglesia’s Cannibal Man (1972) on Blu-ray from Severin Films. If you’re wondering why the cover artwork is just the title only, it’s because Google Adsense sometimes flags our site when we post images of Blu-ray and 4K titles that feature graphically violent or suggestive imagery. When they do that, we lose advertising revenue. So once in a while, this becomes necessary. But all you have to do is click on the cover in the review to see the actual cover art on Amazon.

And finally today, Stephen has posted a review of Ralph Nelson’s Lilies of the Field (1963), a Sidney Poitier film newly-released on Blu-ray by Kino Lorber Studio Classics. [Read on here...]

September 13, 2021 - 7:30 pm

Welcome to a new week, folks! Let’s start things off today with some new disc reviews...

First up, Tim has posted his thoughts on Sidney Salkow’s The Last Man on Earth (1964) starring Vincent Price, which is newly-released on Blu-ray by our friends at Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Tim has also taken a look at Arrow Video’s excellent new Cold War Creatures: Four Films from Sam Katzman Blu-ray box set, which streets tomorrow and includes Creature with the Atom Brain, The Werewolf, Zombies of Mora Tau, and The Giant Claw.

Meanwhile, Stephen has offered up his thoughts on Sidney Lumet’s Prince of the City (1981), new on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection, as well as Wolfgang Peterson’s The NeverEnding Story on German-import 4K Ultra HE from Constantin Film. Note that both the 4K and Blu-ray discs in that package are region free.

And finally, Dennis has turned in his thoughts on Douglas Hickcox’s Theater of Blood (1973), also starring Vincent Price, also newly-available on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

All of those titles are worth a look and we’ve got more Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD reviews coming in the days ahead (including my thoughts on The Thing and Black Widow in 4K). So be sure to watch for those. [Read on here...]

September 9, 2021 - 5:52 pm

We have a bit more ground to cover today, news-wise (and just as expected), but first we have a few more disc reviews for you…

Stephen has taken a look at Robert Altman’s Nashville, as newly released on Blu-ray by Paramount as part of their Paramount Presents line. From Stephen’s review, it sounds like the title is pretty good.

And Tim has reviewed the animated Batman: The Long Halloween – Part One and Part Two on Blu-ray Disc. Part One came out in June from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC, while Part Two just came out last month. Both are apparently well worth a look.

As always, more reviews are on the way, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them. [Read on here...]

September 8, 2021 - 5:25 pm

All right, sorry for the lack of a post yesterday, but we’ve been swamped working on new disc reviews for you guys. And in fact, over the last few days, we’ve posted several of them, including...

My take on Paramount’s new Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection which includes the theatrical edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, both versions of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home on both 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Disc.

My in-depth look at David Lynch’s Dune: Limited Edition in 4K Ultra HD from Arrow Video, featuring a gorgeous remastered image and both new and legacy extras.

And also my look at Random Space Media’s recent Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection 36-disc Blu-ray box set, which contains the original 1979 feature film, the original TV series, Galactica 1980, the more recent reboot TV series (plus its tie-in films), and—for the first time in Region A—Caprica: The Complete Series.

But that’s not all: Stephen has posted a review of Paul Morrissey’s Blood for Dracula in 4K Ultra HD from Severin Films.

And Tim has reviewed Smokey and the Bandit on 4K Ultra HD from Universal.

Tim’s also turned in his thoughts on Via Vision’s Hammer Horror: Four Gothic Horror Films box set, which includes Countess Dracula, Hands of the Ripper, Twins of Evil, and Vampire Circus on Blu-ray. [Read on here...]

August 31, 2021 - 5:01 pm

We’ve got some reviews to catch up on here at The Bits this afternoon...

Over the past couple of days, we’ve posted a number of new Blu-ray reviews, including Stephen’s thoughts on Kensuke Sonomura’s Hydra (2019) from Well Go USA, Savage Steve Holland’s One Crazy Summer (1986) from the Warner Archive Collection, and Jacques Deray’s The Outsider (1983) and Harold Becker’s The Black Marble (1980) from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

And Tim has turned in his thoughts on Tom McLoughlin’s One Dark Night (1983) from the MVD Rewind Collection, the Friday the 13th: 8-Movie Collection from Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment, and Umbrella Entertainment’s Drive-In Delirium: The Final Conflict, which feature a whopping 181 classic film trailers. All of these titles are well worth a look, so do give the reviews a try.

In announcement news today, Criterion has revealed that they’re adding a physical 4K Ultra HD release of Uncut Gems to their November release slate. The Blu-ray and DVD release are moving to 11/23, which is the date the 4K will arrive as well. And all three are getting new cover artwork, which you can now here see on the left and also below. [Read on here...]

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