February 2017
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:25

Open Along Edge: Netflix’s DVD Problem

In the fall of 2015, Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation debuted at the Venice International Film Festival where it was acquired for distribution by Netflix for a whopping $12 million. The film went on to rack up an impressive list of awards and nominations, many singling out Idris Elba’s powerful supporting performance as the Commandant of a battalion of child soldiers. It appeared on several critics’ year-end top ten lists, including, among others, Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune, Drew McWeeny (then at HitFix), and Erin Whitney of ScreenCrush. It is “certified fresh” by review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes with an enviable 91% standing on Ye Olde TomatoMeter. It also made less than a million dollars at the box office, received zero Academy Award nominations, and, as of spring 2017, is not available on Blu-ray or DVD. You probably haven’t thought of it at all in at least a year. [Read on here...]

Bits Latest Tweets

The Digital Bits
A reminder: @thedigitalbits readers looking for a place to preorder Romero's Dawn of the Dead #4K #UltraHD from @SecondSightFilm can turn to @ZavviUS. They will ship to the US. Orders through our links help support our work at The Bits & we appreciate it! bit.ly/33sjeqf
The Digital Bits
Today on The Bits – Pitch Black #4K delay, #DawnoftheDead #UltraHD now shipping to the US, “lost” silent film recovered, #RickandMorty: S4 & #StarTrek: TMP 4K on hold thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two…
The Digital Bits
Bits #BD Review – Dennis spins the 1979 Canadian heist film A Man, a Woman, and a Bank starring Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams—now on #Bluray from @KLStudioClassic. @BillHuntBits thedigitalbits.com/item/a-man-a-w…