We’ve got a quick update for you today, to report that Criterion has just announced their January 2020 Blu-ray and DVD titles.
They include: George Cukor’s Holiday (Spine #1009 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/7, Sidney Lumet’s The Fugitive Kind (Spine #515 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/14, Jean-Luc Godard’s Le petit soldat (Spine #1010 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/21, and Sidney Lumet’s Fail Safe (Spine #1111 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Pedro Almodóvar’s All About My Mother (Spine #1012 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/28.
We’ve updated our Criterion Spines Project page here at The Bits to include them, and you can read more about each title on the Criterion website. You can also see the cover artwork below. [Read on here...]
- Shout! Factory
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 4K
- The Joker
- Bill Hunt
- The Digital Bits
- My Two Cents
- 4K Ultra HD
- 4K Ultra HD Release List
- Tim Salmons
- Dennis Seuling
- The Criterion Collection
- The Fugitive Kind
- Le petit soldat
- Fail Safe
- All About My Mother
- George Cukor
- Pedro Almodovar
- Sidney Lumet
- JeanLuc Godard
- The Criterion Spines Project
- Brother Can You Spare a Dime? DVD review
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XII DVD review
- Robin Williams: Comic Genius DVD review
- Time Life
- VCI Entertainment
Since the earliest days of American television, some programs thereon have become phenoms by lancing through public consciousness at the right time and place in popular culture.
You know the list – The Texaco Star Theater, starring Milton Berle, was the first show to become “must see.” The same moniker could also be used for I Love Lucy or The Honeymooners or The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson or even Saturday Night Live.
While these programs and a few shows like them, say All in the Family, breathed rarefied air, none caused a change in the public stratosphere like a comedy sketch show which started airing on NBC Monday nights in 1967, opposite The Lucy Show and Gunsmoke, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In.
Now, to celebrate Laugh-In’s 50th Anniversary, Time Life Home Video has released Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series – including every episode from all six seasons along with exclusive new bonus features and a free DVD. That’s 140 episodes on 38 DVDs. [Read on here...]
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Today’s news post is a quick one, as I’m still working on more Blu-ray Disc reviews.
However... I do have a pair of new BD reviews for you today, including a look at Warner’s Gravity: Diamond Luxe Edition and also their theatrical edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The new Gravity BD streets on 3/31, while The Hobbit hits stores next Tuesday. [Read on here…]
Our own Tim Salmons has turned in an epic review of Criterion’s fantastic new Blu-ray/DVD release of It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World, which is available in stores now. Don’t miss it – both the review and the disc itself.
Also today, the good Dr. Jahnke has tuned in a new Burnt Offerings: MOD DVD installment today, running down the latest “manufactured on demand” DVD titles from Warner Archive and Fox Cinema Classics, so be sure to check it out. Marine Boy anyone? [Read on here…]
Okay, just a quick one today to round out the week...
First up, check this out... Syndctd Entertainment and International Films Management are releasing Perry Henzell’s cult classic The Harder They Come back into theaters for a limited time in the U.S. and U.K. starting on 9/5. The film stars Jimmy Cliff. Then later this year, Xenon Pictures is releasing the film on Blu-ray Disc. All this is in honor of the film’s 40th Anniversary. More information is available here. Remember: “The hero can’t dead till the last reel!”
Warner Home Video is releasing the Paramount catalog title Terms of Endearment on Blu-ray Disc for the first time on 12/3 (SRP $19.98). […]