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Re: Kickstarter, Indiegogo and crowd-funding

#226 Post by Murdoch » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:05 am

What A Disgrace wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:02 pm
MichaelB wrote:
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Long experience with crowdfunders meant that I mentally translated "late 2018" to "some time in 2019" when I made my pledge two and a half years ago, so I'm not fussed.

And I'm even less fussed about getting seven BDs instead of five.
I really wish I had backed this project.
Same. I've only backed Don Hertzfeldt's Kickstarter which was remarkably well organized and responsive. I think it spoiled me on the experience.

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Re: Kickstarter, Indiegogo and crowd-funding

#227 Post by What A Disgrace » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:12 am

I was able to purchase the Hertzfeldt Blu-ray later on, I sure hope its the same with the Svankmajer.

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#228 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:58 pm

Edward LoRusso's latest Kickstarter project is for a DVD-R of the 1923 Marion Davies film Little Old New York. The project is already fully funded so will definitely happen but if you want a more polished released it apparently is also going to get a pressed version later on the year through Undercrank Productions.

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Re: Kickstarter, Indiegogo and crowd-funding

#229 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:42 am

rockysds wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:18 pm
Factory 25 is kickstarting a restoration and release of Alex Rockwell's In the Soup.
A Blu-ray.com member sez the $100 Blu-ray from the project that raised ~$90,000 is unbelievably just a BD-R

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#230 Post by Calvin » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:07 pm

There's going to be a crowdfunding campaign for the restoration of Dennis Hopper's Out of the Blue. Which I will almost certainly contribute to, but it's a shame that it couldn't be done conventionally seeing as The Last Movie just has. You'd think at least one of the labels would be interested.

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Re: Kickstarter, Indiegogo and crowd-funding

#231 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:54 am



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#233 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:54 am

Thank you for highlighting that Professor Wagstaff as it would have passed me by without your mention! This seems like a good way to get some of the less high profile titles of D'Amato and Fulci out on disc, by judging demand and getting people to pre-fund it. That £100,000 "mystery film in 2K" stretch goal seems so ambitious that it might be intended as a joke though!

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#234 Post by JAP » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:27 pm

Hal Hartley's Surviving Desire (& Company) project was launched today.

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#235 Post by dda1996a » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:35 pm

I literally went through his good, 35mm period a day ago, and I'll happily support him. Sad to see he went downhill after Henry Fool...

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#236 Post by knives » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:58 pm

Meanwhile was good and his Fool sequels are worth the while.

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#237 Post by dda1996a » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:16 am

I watched Book of Life and have The Girl from Monday and No Such Thing lined up. Anyway I wish he wouldn't charge so much for shipping, it makes getting the Blu-ray really expensive...

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#238 Post by neilist » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:06 am

The goals for this have just been amended, with now both films included for the lowest goal and the 'stretch' goal amounts reduced, so it seems like a more attractive prospect now.

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#239 Post by senseabove » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:02 pm

Grasshopper posted it in their thread, but figured it's worth a cross-post.

Blake Williams' 3D film Prototype has an Indigogo page up for a region-free 3D BD release
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/prot ... /x/8481290#/

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#240 Post by colinr0380 » Sat May 04, 2019 2:25 pm

Adam Grikepelis wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:43 pm
Well that’s a far better result than the IndieCollect Kickstarter for Christine Vachon & Todd Haynes’ early shorts, who went radio silent 18 months ago (including social media) after raising over US$40,000, without, as far as I know, ever sending out any of the listed perks.
Potentially good news on this front! I received an e-mail yesterday from IndieCollect to the Kickstarter backers:
IndieCollect wrote:Dear Kickstarter Backers,
My deep apologies to those among you who have waited so long and faithfully for your Apparatus Collection Blu-ray. We are not going to let you down, I promise.

Blu-ray Update
New restoration software has enabled the IndieCollect team to go back and touch up all 10 of the films we restored. The next step is to transcode all 10 films, author the Blu-ray menus and test the Blu-ray. Then it can be sent to the replication house.

Meanwhile we have created first draft of the cover and spine design (below):
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Thank you so much for your patience as we endeavour to finish the APPARATUS COLLECTION Blu-ray.

Best regards,
Sandra Schulberg and the IndieCollect Team

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Re: Kickstarter, Indiegogo and crowd-funding

#241 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sun May 05, 2019 5:58 am

Guess I'm not on their email list after I got particularly impatient with them one day and left a ah, negative comment on their Kickstarter page.

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#242 Post by SSF » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:10 am

Morning news from Jan Svankmajer. Our art books and Blu-ray sets have been shipped. :shock:

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#243 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:52 am

SSF wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:10 am
Morning news from Jan Svankmajer. Our art books and Blu-ray sets have been shipped. :shock:
And this turned up in my post today, together with a wonderful note from the production manager apologising again (unnecessarily) for the slight delay in producing the set!

The design of the packaging for the set itself is really nice. The box is thin cardboard with each of the seven feature films given its own Blu-ray case inside it. All are numbered as well from Alice (1) to Insect (7)! (EDIT: Ah, petoluk has put up pictures of it here!)

(This might only strengthen the case currently being made against me as a hoarder, but I think I might just keep the carboard box it was delivered in for posterity as well. After all when else am I going to have a delivery from the Czech Republic to be able to point to, let alone one with Jan Švankmajer's production company listed on the return address label?)

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Re: Kickstarter, Indiegogo and crowd-funding

#244 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:41 pm

Sadly, they screwed up my package by only sending me the art book and just one BD (of Insect), thus forcing me to do a quick paranoia check to make sure that I really had explicitly pledged for multiple discs. (I had, fortunately.)

I'm sure they'll sort everything out once the current chaos is over - it's been three years since my original investment so I can easily manage a few more weeks.

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#245 Post by SSF » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:01 pm

Still waiting on mine, but I'm in Canada so it might be a while.

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#246 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:03 am

Kickstarter for Matt Zoller Seitz’/Seitz’s/Seitzes? A Lie Agreed Upon: The Deadwood Chronicles
Pledge US$ 30 or more

A LIE AGREED UPON (signed)

A LIE AGREED UPON: THE DEADWOOD CHRONICLES is a book by Matt Zoller Seitz, author of The Wes Anderson Collection and Mad Men Carousel and co-author of TV: The Book and The Sopranos Sessions. It covers the making of all three seasons of HBO's Deadwood plus the movie, plus information on the career of David Milch's career before and after the series.

A LIE AGREED UPON is a collectors' item designed to resemble a weathered hardbound Bible from the 1900s, with faux-gold leaf edges, and some sections done in chapter-and-verse. It will include hand drawn illustrations by Max Dalton (who illustrated three MZS books) and an introduction by bestselling author Megan Abbott (Dare Me), who also wrote the intro to Mad Men Carousel.

In the spirit of this great series about community, Seitz will interview dozens of people associated with every level of the production, from series creator David Milch, the directors, and the stars, down to extras, stable hands, and production assistants.

INCLUDES:
Signed by the author
ESTIMATED DELIVERY
Nov 2020

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Re: Kickstarter, Indiegogo and crowd-funding

#247 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:18 pm

Sadly that Matt Zoller Seitz project only ships within the US, otherwise I'd have been on it like a shot!

Whilst on the site though I just caught this project by Ben Model to put the two complete survivng Douglas MacLean silent films held by the Library of Congress to DVD, One a Minute (1921) and Bell Boy 13 (1923), with Model providing a new score.

Three days are left and it has already made its goal.

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Re: Kickstarter, Indiegogo and crowd-funding

#248 Post by BigMack3000 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:31 pm

colinr0380 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:18 pm
Sadly that Matt Zoller Seitz project only ships within the US, otherwise I'd have been on it like a shot!
He's added an update on how to do international shipping.

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