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A quick Digital Bits site update: Some routine maintenance is underway (So pardon our dust!)

January 14, 2021 - 2:15 pm   |   by
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All right, thanks for your patience everyone. As you’ve probably noticed, news updates here at the site have been sparing over the past week or two, and there’s been a couple of reasons for that.

First, we’ve had to do a round of software updating and patching on The Bits website software—routine maintenance type of stuff, required to keep the site going—but every time we do that it inevitably breaks a couple of things that have to be hunted down and fixed. So that process has been ongoing.

Also, we’ve switched to a great new advertising network partner that we hope is going to bring in more revenue, which in turn will helps us to keep the site going indefinitely. We’re tweaking the layout on some of that, and trying to figure out the right amount and placement of ads that do what we need them to without being obtrusive. But obviously times are tight and we need to survive, so we appreciate your understanding. [Read on here...]

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We have however been posting new disc reviews, and we have a few new ones for you today...

First, Tim and I posted a review of Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall, newly released on 4K Ultra HD by Lionsgate, with a gorgeous new remaster and a pretty great new documentary too.

Tim has also posted reviews of Ron Underwood’s Tremors on both Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD from our friends at Arrow Video.

Tim posted a review of Blue Underground’s Tales of the Uncanny on Blu-ray, which includes a pair of rarely-seen horror anthologies as bonus items: Eerie Tales (1919) and Unusual Tales (1049, aka Histories Extraordinaires).

And Dennis has added his thoughts on Andrea Bianchi’s Italian crime drama Cry of a Prostitute (1974), staring Henry Silva and Barbara Bouchet, now on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. Some of you might recognize Silva as Kane from the 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century feature film.

We’re also working to post a new History, Legacy and Showmanship piece from Michael Coate that was delayed by our server work from the very end of 2020—a second piece on the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. We expect to have that up in the next few days.

And we’ll have a fresh news update probably tomorrow. So thanks again for your patience!

Stay tuned…

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