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Old 12-27-11, 11:31 AM
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Contribute to an upcoming Manos: The Hands of Fate restoration and Blu-ray release

You can contribute to a restoration and upcoming (8/12) Blu-ray release of Manos: Hands of Fate here, taken from the original workprint. 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 and your name in the credits. Here are a few screenshots.
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Re: Contribute to an upcoming Manos: The Hands of Fate restoration and Blu-ray releas

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You can contribute to a restoration and upcoming (8/12) Blu-ray release of Manos: Hands of Fate here, taken from the original workprint. 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 and your name in the credits. Here are a few screenshots.
This is for real?
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Old 12-27-11, 11:59 AM
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This is for real?
Oh, it's very real. The guy has raised $12,071 and counting.
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Old 12-27-11, 12:03 PM
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Interesting. Except, it's Manos: Hands of Fate. I'd almost feel guilty contributing to it's restoration.
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I've never heard of the film.
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As much as I am for cult films getting nice releases I just have no desire to spend any money on this movie or time to watch it again.
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Re: Contribute to an upcoming Manos: The Hands of Fate restoration and Blu-ray releas

And here I thought I had gotten the final word on this with the SE of the MST3K episode...
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Re: Contribute to an upcoming Manos: The Hands of Fate restoration and Blu-ray releas

I'm interested in seeing this movie but this is the wrong time of the year to ask for money. The movie should be called Manos: No Tengo Dinero.
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Old 01-15-12, 09:01 AM
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Re: Contribute to an upcoming Manos: The Hands of Fate restoration and Blu-ray releas

First 2k image
He's also up to $25,000 now - pretty amazing.
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Re: Contribute to an upcoming Manos: The Hands of Fate restoration and Blu-ray releas

I'm not going to lie, it's a shitty film. BUT...*sigh* significant in it's own way. I'd be really interested in this for the special features.
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Old 01-16-12, 11:48 AM
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I'm tempted but not enough for $50.
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Looking at his latest progress, and the incredible condition of the workprint, I'm actually tempted to throw some money his way.

(And I'm trying really hard not to make a comparison to George Lucas not being able to restore the theatrical editions of the OT when this guy is doing something like this on his own).
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That seriously looks incredible.
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Lipstick on a pig.
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Old 01-19-12, 09:56 AM
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Another 2k image - it looks like an entirely different film.
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Old 01-21-12, 09:23 AM
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Manos: The Hands of Fate (Clip #1) from Manos in HD on Vimeo.

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Re: Contribute to an upcoming Manos: The Hands of Fate restoration and Blu-ray releas

People who have never seen the film are probably watching that clip and going "What the hell IS this...??"
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Old 01-21-12, 04:59 PM
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Note that the video is straight out of the film scanner, before any cleanup has been done.

For reference, here's what that scene's looked like on all previous home video releases:
http://youtu.be/UdBchFDwWY0?t=19m44s
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Re: Contribute to an upcoming Manos: The Hands of Fate restoration and Blu-ray releas

update:

40 days ago I couldn't discount the possibility that it would take all of January to earn $10,000 towards this project. But here we are today, and a final count of 818 backers have brought the total to $48,130 and made sure that the restoration of Manos: The Hands of Fate can be done with all of the care and craft befitting a major release. I'm grateful for the enthusiasm, the excitement and the love shown by everyone who has followed this project. Not only have you given us the budget required for a proper release of this film (plus extra features) on Blu-ray, you've made it possible for many others to discover and enjoy this film far into the future.
It's been an exciting couple of months as a team has been assembled, a cross-platform editing and restoration workflow has been established, and (of course) more film has been scanned. Thanks to the enthusiasm of our backers and our followers, Manos is already looking better than ever.
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Old 05-26-12, 11:24 AM
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Over $48,000! Wow, that's incredible. Hopefully this will lead to other Kickstarter film restorations in the future.
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Old 05-26-12, 03:59 PM
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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ewis-restorati

There's that one.... not getting as much love as it should. It's for some early "lost" film of Herschel Gordon Lewis.

maybe it deserves its own thread?
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Old 05-26-12, 04:05 PM
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There's also this Hendrix one.
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Re: Contribute to an upcoming Manos: The Hands of Fate restoration and Blu-ray releas

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ewis-restorati

There's that one.... not getting as much love as it should. It's for some early "lost" film of Herschel Gordon Lewis.

maybe it deserves its own thread?
Wish I would have done Manos but I did kick in for this one.
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Re: Contribute to an upcoming Manos: The Hands of Fate restoration and Blu-ray releas

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ewis-restorati

There's that one.... not getting as much love as it should. It's for some early "lost" film of Herschel Gordon Lewis.

maybe it deserves its own thread?
Needs about $2500 more before the deadline. I might try and pledge some towards it, if I can afford it, like I did for Manos.
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Re: Contribute to an upcoming Manos: The Hands of Fate restoration and Blu-ray releas

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Needs about $2500 more before the deadline. I might try and pledge some towards it, if I can afford it, like I did for Manos.
9 days left and under $1,000 to go.
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