• Warner Bros & DC set Justice League for Blu-ray, DVD, Blu-ray 3D & 4K Ultra HD on 3/13
    Warner Bros & DC set Justice League for Blu-ray, DVD, Blu-ray 3D & 4K Ultra HD on 3/13
  • Disney & Pixar set the CG-animated Coco for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 2/27
    Disney & Pixar set the CG-animated Coco for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 2/27
  • Disney & Marvel set Thor: Ragnarok for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release on 3/6
    Disney & Marvel set Thor: Ragnarok for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release on 3/6
  • Bill reviews Denis Villeneuve’s remarkable Blade Runner 2049 on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros.
    Bill reviews Denis Villeneuve’s remarkable Blade Runner 2049 on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros.
  • The Digital Bits at CES 2018: The latest news from the show on 4K, Blu-ray, displays, HDR & more
    The Digital Bits at CES 2018: The latest news from the show on 4K, Blu-ray, displays, HDR & more
  • Criterion’s March slate includes The Age of Innocence, The Passion of Joan of Arc, King of Jazz & more
    Criterion’s March slate includes The Age of Innocence, The Passion of Joan of Arc, King of Jazz & more
  • Michael Coate celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 James Bond spoof Casino Royale
    Michael Coate celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 James Bond spoof Casino Royale
  • Michael Coate looks back at Joshua Logan’s classic musical Camelot on its 50th anniversary
    Michael Coate looks back at Joshua Logan’s classic musical Camelot on its 50th anniversary
  • Check out our review of Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece Dunkirk in stunning 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros.
    Check out our review of Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece Dunkirk in stunning 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros.
  • BREAKING: Disney to buy 20th Century Fox for $68 billion, plus a Star Wars: The Last Jedi BD/3D/4K update
    BREAKING: Disney to buy 20th Century Fox for $68 billion, plus a Star Wars: The Last Jedi BD/3D/4K update
  • Here’s our review of GKids’ new Princess Mononoke Blu-ray from director Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli
    Here’s our review of GKids’ new Princess Mononoke Blu-ray from director Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli
  • The Warner Archive announces that they’re bringing Batman: The Animated Series to Blu-ray in 2018!
    The Warner Archive announces that they’re bringing Batman: The Animated Series to Blu-ray in 2018!
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January 23, 2018 - 2:20 pm   |   by

We’re starting the day with a new Blu-ray review from our own Tim Salmons, who takes look at Antonio Margheriti’s Yor, the Hunter from the Future: 35th Anniversary Edition from Mill Creek Entertainment. The title streeted last Tuesday and is now available. You can read that here.

In release news today, Amazon is now taking pre-orders on 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s The X-Files: The Complete Season 11 on Blu-ray and DVD ($29.99 and $19.99). Street date is still TBA.

Our friends over at Twilight Time have announced their April Blu-ray release slate, which is set to include Paul Schrader’s Auto Focus (2002), Philip Dunne’s Blue Denim (1959), Jacques Demy’s Model Shop (1969), and Martin Ritt’s No Down Payment (1957). [Read on here…]


January 22, 2018 - 4:17 pm   |   by

All right, let’s start the week with some more release news…

Kino Lorber has just announced the 3/20 Blu-ray and DVD release of No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) as part of its Studio Classics line. Kino is also releasing a double feature Blu-ray of Mike Binder films on 2/27, including Crossing the Bridge and Indian Summer. The company will also release James Cruze’s Covered Wagon (1923) on Blu-ray on 2/20. This is widely considered to be the first Western epic. And on 3/13, look for them to release Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976) on DVD only for Code Red.

MVD has set The Return of the Swamp Thing for release on Blu-ray on 5/8. The set will include both Blu-ray and DVD in one package. [Read on here…]


January 19, 2018 - 4:00 pm   |   by

We’re closing out the week today with another pair of new Blu-ray reviews from Tim, including JD’s Revenge from Arrow Video and also Attack Force Z from Umbrella Entertainment. Do give them a look.

In announcement news today, Lionsgate has set Hèctor Hernández Vicens’s Day of the Dead: Bloodline for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/6.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has revealed that it will release Topaze (1933) on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/6. Extras will include audio commentary by film historian Kit Ellinger and a trailer. Better still, Kino will release a The Lion in Winter: 50th Anniversary Edition (1968) on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/13, mastered from a 2016 4K restoration, featuring audio commentary by director Anthony Harvey, an interview with sound recordist Simon Kaye, both 5.1 and 2.0 audio, and the trailer. You can see the cover artwork for both below. [Read on here…]


January 18, 2018 - 4:38 pm   |   by

All right, we’ve got a bunch of server work going on here at The Bits today, but we do have a few big title announcements that we wanted to make sure we updated you on...

First up, Warner Bros Home Entertainment has just officially set DC’s Justice League for release on Blu-ray Combo, Blu-ray 3D Combo, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Combo on 3/13 (SRP $35.99, $44.95, $44.95, and $28.98, respectively), with the Digital release expected on 2/13. Extras on the Blu-ray versions will include 11 behind-the-scenes featurettes (including Road to Justice, Heart of Justice, Technology of the Justice League, Justice League: The New Heroes, The Return of Superman, Steppenwolf the Conqueror, Scene Studies: Revisiting the Amazons, Scene Studies: Wonder Woman’s Rescue, Scene Studies: Heroes Park, Scene Studies: The Tunnel Battle, and Suit Up: The Look of the League). [Note: A Walmart-exclusive retail version will have one deleted scene.] All of the Blu-ray versions will feature Dolby Atmos audio. You can see the cover art for the Blu-ray versions to the left and below. [Read on here…]


January 16, 2018 - 4:19 pm   |   by

We’ve got another Blu-ray review for you today from Tim: A look at Warner Archive’s new Blu-ray release of Freebie and the Bean. You can find that here.

We’ve also updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. You’ll find that here.

Meanwhile, the big news today is that Criterion has just announced their April Blu-ray release slate, which is set to include Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth (Cat #917 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates (Cat #918 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 4/17, and Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides (Cat #920 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Jim Jaramusch’s Dead Man (Cat #919 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 4/24. They’re also releasing Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years on DVD on 4/10, including The Count of the Old Town (1935), Dollar (1938), Intermezzo (1936), Walpurgis Night (1935), A Woman’s Face (1938), and June Night (1940). [Read on here…]


January 16, 2018 - 11:14 am   |   by

We wanted to check in this morning with a quick heads-up on a great Blu-ray deal on Amazon today...

You can get HBO’s The Sopranos: The Complete Series for just $49.99. This is a 28-disc set with all 86 episodes in 1080p HD and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, with extras that include 25 audio commentaries, deleted scenes, roubtable interviews, and more.

You can see the cover artwork and opening packaging below. [Read on here…]


January 16, 2018 - 7:00 am   |   by

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


January 15, 2018 - 3:54 pm   |   by

Good afternoon, Bits readers. Hope you’re all having a fine day. Obviously, this is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday here in the States, so there’s not a lot of work getting done today. But I’m having trouble concentrating today for another reason Minnesota Vikings fans will appreciate. Whew! It’s going to take me a few days to calm down after the end of that playoff game.

All right, we’ve got a pair of new Blu-ray reviews for you today from Tim Salmons: A look at Warner Archive’s Night School and The Sea Wolf, both of which are now available.

Our own Bud Elder has also checked in with a good new View from the Cheap Seats column in which he looks at some interesting deep catalog titles released on Blu-ray and/or DVD in recent weeks. [Read on here…]


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