(If it can be difficult to remember who won the Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s downright mindbending trying to remember everything else it was up against. In An Honor To Be Nominated, I’ll be taking a look back at some of the movies the Oscar didn’t go to and trying to determine if they were robbed, if the Academy got it right, or if they should ever have been nominated in the first place.) [Read on here...]
Here at The Bits today, our very own Tim Salmons has turned in a pair of new reviews, featuring Kino and Scorpion Releasing’s Grizzly (1976) on DVD and Criterion’s Thief on Blu-ray, directed by Michael Mann. Enjoy!
Also here 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. Please keep in mind that any time you click to Amazon through our links and order pretty much anything, a portion of the sale goes to help support our work here at The Bits and it really does make a difference. So thank you!
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Now then… let’s get to some release news. [Read on here…]
We’ve got some ground to cover today, after our post this morning (available here if you missed it earlier), so let’s dive right in…
Our own Dr. Jahnke and Todd Doogan have turned in new columns here at The Bits today. Jahnke speaks of deep catalog wonders newly available on small-batch disc in his latest Burnt Offerings, while Todd holds court on the best of this week’s new BD and DVD releases in Doogan’s Queue. Be sure to check them out. [Read on here…]
I just want to take a moment and say thank you to Robin Williams, Jay Adams, Lauren Bacall, and the great Joe Viskocil for all the things they did in this life. I know that great people (known and unknown) die every day; and all of them deserve to be honored. But for the way these four touched my life and just wanted to personally thank them and hope this message gets to each and every one of them.
Okay, so with the boo-hoo out of the way, let’s look at what’s coming out this week that we can watch in our homes. You know, because: priorities. [Read on here…]
All right, a good evening’s sleep and a bunch of antibiotics later, I’m feeling a lot better today. That means I’m going to have a couple posts for you today.
Before we get to the day’s usual columns, reviews and BD/DVD release news rundown, I wanted to give you all an update on a couple of very worthy Kickstarter projects that we’ve mentioned recently here at The Bits. So let’s get right to it... [Read on here…]
This isn’t a huge week for MOD releases but it’s a good one for fans of 1970s cult cinema. And we’re all fans of 1970s cult cinema around these parts, right? I thought so. Let’s take a look and thank you in advance for assisting The Bits by doing your DVD shopping via the array of buttons you see right… about… here. [Actually just a little farther. Click here...]
Okay… unfortunately your dedicated editor is a little bit under the weather today, so I’m going to keep this quick in order to try and rest my way out of this blasted cold.
Nevertheless, we do have some good announcement news for you today, so let’s get right to it. [Read on here…]
All right, we’ve got three things for you today to close out the week…
First, our own Michael Coate has turned in a fine new History, Legacy & Showmanship column, celebrating today’s 35th anniversary of the theatrical debut of Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. Included in the piece is a rundown of the initial 70 mm theatrical engagements, trivia, and a pair of interview with film historians Jon Lewis and Lee Pfeiffer. Enjoy!
Also today, Tim Salmons has turned in a review of Raro Video’s The Year of the Cannibals (1970) on Blu-ray, an Italian film from director Liliana Cavani. [Read on here…]
“The first time, it will dazzle your senses. The second time, you’ll see it for the first time.”
The Digital Bits is pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the 35th anniversary of the release of Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola’s award-winning Vietnam War epic.
The Bits marks the occasion with this retrospective article featuring a compilation of box-office data that helps place the film’s performance in context, quotes from a selection of movie critics, production and exhibition information, a list of the film’s original 70-millimeter presentations, and an interview segment. [Read on here…]
All right, we’ve got a bit of ground to cover here at The Bits today. There’s quite a bit of release news to report.
First up, Warner Home Video has announced the Blu-ray 3D Combo, Blu-ray Combo, DVD, and Digital release of Edge of Tomorrow on 10/7 (SRP $44.95, $35.99, and $28.98 for the discs). Extras on the Blu-ray versions will include deleted scenes, 5 featurettes (Operation Downfall – Adrenaline Cut, Storming the Beach, Weapons of the Future, Creatures Not of This World, and On the Edge with Doug Liman), and the usual digital copy options. [Read on here…]