• Random Space Media is bringing Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME to all-region Blu-ray 3D this summer!
    Random Space Media is bringing Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME to all-region Blu-ray 3D this summer!
  • KLSC reveals that John Frankenheimer’s thrilling crime actioner RONIN (1998) is coming to 4K Ultra HD
    KLSC reveals that John Frankenheimer’s thrilling crime actioner RONIN (1998) is coming to 4K Ultra HD
  • Warner Bros. makes George Stevens, Sr.’s GIANT (1956) official for 4K Ultra HD release on 6/21
    Warner Bros. makes George Stevens, Sr.’s GIANT (1956) official for 4K Ultra HD release on 6/21
  • American Zoetrope is restoring Francis Ford Coppola’s ONE FROM THE HEART (1982) in 4K HDR
    American Zoetrope is restoring Francis Ford Coppola’s ONE FROM THE HEART (1982) in 4K HDR
  • Shout!’s July has SPECIES & CAT PEOPLE in 4K, along with THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN on Blu-ray!
    Shout!’s July has SPECIES & CAT PEOPLE in 4K, along with THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN on Blu-ray!
  • Ignite Films will release the restored B-movie classic Invaders from Mars (1953) on 4K Ultra HD this summer
    Ignite Films will release the restored B-movie classic Invaders from Mars (1953) on 4K Ultra HD this summer
  • Criterion’s July slate includes RAGING BULL in 4K, plus Drive My Car, Okja, Devil in a Blue Dress & more
    Criterion’s July slate includes RAGING BULL in 4K, plus Drive My Car, Okja, Devil in a Blue Dress & more
  • Stephen reviews THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM on Blu-ray from Warner Archive!
    Stephen reviews THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM on Blu-ray from Warner Archive!
  • Tim reviews Paul Verhoeven’s ROBOCOP (1987) in a new limited edition 4K Ultra HD from Arrow Video
    Tim reviews Paul Verhoeven’s ROBOCOP (1987) in a new limited edition 4K Ultra HD from Arrow Video
  • Bill reviews Jon Watts’ SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME in 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures & Marvel Studios
    Bill reviews Jon Watts’ SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME in 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures & Marvel Studios
  • Warner Bros. Home Entertainment sets Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 5/24
    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment sets Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 5/24
  • Tim reviews Billy Wilder’s THE APARTMENT (1960) in 4K Ultra HD from Kino Lorber Studio Classics
    Tim reviews Billy Wilder’s THE APARTMENT (1960) in 4K Ultra HD from Kino Lorber Studio Classics
  • Bill reviews Tomas Alfredson's terrific TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (2011) in 4K from KL Studio Classics
    Bill reviews Tomas Alfredson's terrific TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (2011) in 4K from KL Studio Classics
  • STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE – DIRECTOR’S EDITION is spectacular & now in 4K on Paramount+
    STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE – DIRECTOR’S EDITION is spectacular & now in 4K on Paramount+
My Two Cents
May 16, 2022 - 5:01 pm

We’re kicking off the new week with some interesting Criterion announcement news, along with an update about that Spider-Man: No Way Home Blu-ray 3D title we mentioned last week, and of course new disc reviews. Let’s cover that last item first...

Tim has posted new reviews of Douglas Heyes’s Kitten with a Whip (1964) from Imprint, as well as Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls (1995) from Umbrella Entertainment. That last one features some new extras, as well as the recent You Don’t Nomi (2019) documentary, so it might be worth a look for fans.

Also Dennis has offered a look at John Badam’s American Flyers (1985), which is new on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection. [Read on here...]

May 12, 2022 - 3:54 pm

We begin today with four more new Blu-ray Disc reviews for you to enjoy, including...

Tim’s take on Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye (1973) from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, along with Lucio Fulci’s Demonia (1990) from Severin Films.

Stephen’s thoughts on Simon Wincer’s The Lighthorsemen (1987) from Umbrella Entertainment.

And Dennis’ look at Lewis Milestone’s Edge of Darkness (1943) from The Warner Archive Collection.

Moving on to release news today, Paramount has officially announced their 6/14 4K Steelbook re-release of Raiders of the Lost Ark (single-disc, same 4K disc as before with HDR10, Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos, includes a Digital copy code and a mini-poster reproduction but no Blu-ray). That much we already knew. [Read on here...]

May 11, 2022 - 3:39 pm

We’ve got four more disc reviews for you all to enjoy today, including three new 4K Ultra HD titles...

Tim has turned in his look at Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys in 4K UHD from Arrow Video, a fine upgrade of their previous Blu-ray edition (but one that’s going to require a disc replacement program—the details are in the review).

Stephen has offered his thoughts on Michael Winner’s Death Wish II (1982) as well as Bill Hunzman’s FleshEater (1988), both in 4K Ultra HD from Vinegar Syndrome.

And Dennis has a look at Alfred Hitchcock’s Stage Fright (1950), as recently released on Blu-ray by our friends at The Warner Archive Collection.

As always, more reviews are on the way so be sure to stay tuned for them. [Read on here...]

May 10, 2022 - 2:14 pm

Today’s update is a quick one, as my Internet provider is apparently upgrading their equipment here in Orange County, and I have a scheduled outage that could knock me offline at any minute. But we do have some very good release news to report for you all today...

But first, Tim has checked in with a look at Brian Trenchard-Smith’s DeathCheaters (1976) on Blu-ray from Umbrella Entertainment.

And Stephen has turned in his thoughts on Clyde Bruckman, W. C. Fields, and Sam Hardy’s Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

We’ve also updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits, along with our Cover Artwork section that features new art for all kinds of upcoming Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K UHD titles with Amazon links, organized by street date. Both of those sections can be used to order and pre-order titles from Amazon, all of which goes to support our work here at The Bits (and we appreciate it!).

Now then, the big news today is that Kino Lorber Studio Classics has confirmed that they’re working on a physical 4K Ultra HD release of the outstanding John Frankenheimer action thriller Ronin (1998), starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, and Jonathan Pryce. [Read on here...]

May 10, 2022 - 12:00 am

This is a quick post to let you all know that our Release Dates & Cover Artwork section here at The Digital Bits has just been updated with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. Don’t forget that you can select to see just the Blu-ray, DVD, or 4K Ultra HD titles seperately if you like, 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 and don’t forget that anytime you order from Amazon through our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it! And thanks to our own Russell Hammond for the update work!

- Bill Hunt

May 9, 2022 - 3:20 pm

We’ve got some significant title news for you today, along with what could be a surprise for 3D fans. But first, a couple of quick new disc reviews...

Tim has turned in his thoughts on Cheh Chang’s Disciples of Shaolin (1975), a Shaw Brothers title on Blu-ray from 88 Films.

And Stephen has taken a look at Buzz Kulik’s The Hunter (1980) on Blu-ray from Imprint Films, which also happens to be the final film of actor Steve McQueen.

Both are worth a look, and as always there are more new disc reviews on the way all this week so be sure to watch for them.

In terms of announcement news today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just made George Stevens, Sr.’s Giant (1956) official for 4K Ultra HD release on 6/21. The epic western stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and of course James Dean in his final role. [Read on here...]

May 5, 2022 - 7:06 pm

All right, this is just another quick news update here at The Bits as we continue to work on our back-end software upgrade. We’ll start as usual with new disc reviews...

Tim has posted his thoughts on Walter Hill’s 48 Hours (1982) from Paramount and Paul Donovan and Maura O’Connell’s Siege (1983) from Severin Films, both on Blu-ray, as well as Genndy Tartakovsky’s Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018) on Blu-ray 3D from Random Space Media.

Also, Dennis has checked out Danton Trumbo’s Johnny’s Got His Gun (1971) on Blu-ray from Imprint Films.

And Stephen has reviewed Erie C. Kenton’s You’re Telling Me! (1934) from Kino Lorber Studio Classics and Miklos Jancso’s Round-Up (1966) and The Red and the White (1967) from Kino Lorber, both on Blu-ray.

More disc reviews are on the way soon, so be sure to check back for them. [Read on here...]

May 3, 2022 - 3:19 pm

Today’s update is brief, as I’m testing the Digital Bits site upgrade this week, but we do have some interesting news for you.

First though, a quick heads-up: Criterion is offering 30% off all their in-stock and pre-order titles in their online store throughout the month of May. So if there’s something you’re interested in, be sure to take advantage of the sale.

Also, Lionsgate has officially announced the 4K Ultra HD Steelbook release of Roland Emmerich’s Universal Soldier (1992) on 6/21 (SRP $27.99).

Extras will include audio commentary by Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Dolph Lundgren, a second commentary with just Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, 2 featurettes (A Tale of Two Titans and Guns, Genes, and Fighting Machines), an alternate ending, a vintage Behind-the-Scenes piece, and the theatrical trailer. [Read on here...]

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