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Old 12-27-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Apologies if this is in the wrong forum. You can contribute to a restoration and upcoming Blu-ray release of Manos: Hands of Fate here. They've already reached the $10,000 needed, but further contributions may lead to extras, including a surviving cast commentary track and restoration documentary. $50 gets you a copy of the Blu-ray, slated for an August 2012 release, and your name in the credits. Here are a few screenshots.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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Never seen the film but am very familiar with it's reputation. I would love to have this on one end of my shelf along with The Good The Bad and The Ugly as kind of "bookends" of cinema i.e. the greatest film ever made on one end and arguably the worst film ever made on the other.

I would love to compare it to what I consider to be the worst films I've ever seen like Shaun of the Dead, Big Fish, Friday the 13th 2009 remake, The Ladykillers remake and O Brother Where Art Thou.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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While it's kinda cool that the guy is doing this, it's frustrating to think that Manos will be getting a Blu release, while so many more deserving titles are stuck in studio vaults, completely ignored.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:43 PM   #4
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Never seen the film but am very familiar with it's reputation. I would love to have this on one end of my shelf along with The Good The Bad and The Ugly as kind of "bookends" of cinema i.e. the greatest film ever made on one end and arguably the worst film ever made on the other.

I would love to compare it to what I consider to be the worst films I've ever seen like Shaun of the Dead, Big Fish, Friday the 13th 2009 remake, The Ladykillers remake and O Brother Where Art Thou.
If you consider Shaun of the Dead to be one of the worst films you've ever seen, you must not have seen very many films.


Where is this getting released? Is it getting a proper pressing or is someone just going to burn it to a bunch of blank BD's and send it out with cheap printed stock?
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:02 PM   #5
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With Or Without An MST3K Audio Option?


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Old 12-27-2011, 06:48 PM   #6
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While it's kinda cool that the guy is doing this, it's frustrating to think that Manos will be getting a Blu release, while so many more deserving titles are stuck in studio vaults, completely ignored.
It does seem like an odd choice. Why anyone would be interested in owning a Manos Blu-ray is beyond me.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:01 AM   #7
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DoN't ToUcH tHe OaTmEaL cOoKiEs In ThErE...!
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:20 AM   #8
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Given that even MST3K had a hard time making this watchable, I find a plea for restoration funds highly ... Unusual... Sorry. I'm just sayin'

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Old 12-28-2011, 03:37 AM   #9
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They will not make $10,000 back on this BD. I guess thats why they are accepting donations and not looking for investments.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:39 AM   #10
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I'm almost tempted to donate...
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:18 AM   #11
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good God!!! why would anyone want to release that tripe on blu? it's not even worth to be available on dvd/vhs let alone anything else.

ok! I now want start a petition for a 8k scan restoration of the film.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:02 PM   #12
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good God!!! why would anyone want to release that tripe on blu?
The guy found a pristine "director's cut" print of it, so he wants to preserve it and share it. I don't think anyone, not even he, will call this a good film. But I would sure buy a nice-looking copy of it - especially if he gets enough donations to create some new interviews.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:40 PM   #13
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Would pay the $50 if it was Space Mutiny w/MST3K audio.
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God bless them -- I believe that every film deserves to be treated this way.

But there's no frigging way I'm paying $50 for Manos on BD.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:56 PM   #15
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God bless them -- I believe that every film deserves to be treated this way.

But there's no frigging way I'm paying $50 for Manos on BD.
So This!
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:20 PM   #16
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But there's no frigging way I'm paying $50 for Manos on BD.
You do also get a pin and a t-shirt.
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Wow, this is terrible mate, I am not going to support this cause, even tho it sounds great to do something like this, but this, honestly it is not bad, it is unwatchable, terrible bad, no no no, again, good idea though.

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Old 12-28-2011, 05:18 PM   #18
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The movie is probably terrible, I've never seen it so I can only speculate, but you people looking down your noses at the man putting this effort into the restoration absolutely disgust me. Is this the Criterion thread or is this thread filled with a bunch of Criterion slurping film "buffs"(snobs)?

I could really call some of you bashing the guy behind this restoration out for films in your collection just as you could for me but the point is, we all have movies and like movies that others consider terrible and it's bloody ridiculous that so many people look down their noses at others over something as trivial as a person's tastes in film. I call out Criterion fanboys especially because Criterion fanboys seem to make up the vast majority of people guilty of this and the fact that Criterion encourages that thought process in their fans doesn't help either.

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god bless them -- i believe that every film deserves to be treated this way.

But there's no frigging way i'm paying $50 for manos on bd.
+1
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:02 PM   #20
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Does the "Directors Cut" have even more footage of the couple kissing for hours on end?
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