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Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper, 1980) Kickstarter

Old 08-09-19, 09:25 PM
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Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper, 1980) Kickstarter





The producers of Dennis Hopper's follow-up to Easy Rider and The Last Movie have set up a Kickstarter to fund a 4K restoration and re-release - including on Blu-Ray - with a $35,000 goal.

A Blu-Ray can be had with the $50 backer tier and it seems like you will receive your local release if they have a distribution deal in your territory. $295 can get you a poster signed by Linda Manz.

I pledged for the blu ray as its one of my 5 favorite films ever. I would have sprung for the signed Linda Manz poster in a heartbeat, but those old folded posters are awful. I wish it was a new print. Anyways I'm glad its looking like it will get a proper restoration and blu ray release. But its kind of depressing such a fantastic movie wasn't picked up by any labels. Alas.

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Old 08-09-19, 09:28 PM
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Re: Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper, 1980) Kickstarter

Didn't realize that the Neil Young song came from this.
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Old 08-09-19, 09:31 PM
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The way the song is used in this movie makes the hair on my arms stand up just thinking about it.
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I still have the old Anchor Bay dvd. Excellent film.
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Re: Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper, 1980) Kickstarter

Originally Posted by Boba Fett View Post
Didn't realize that the Neil Young song came from this.
I think it was the other way around; the film decided to use the song and the title. Young recorded it in 1978 and had played it at least a year prior to that.
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This will be the first Kickstarter project I’ve backed.
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This will be the first Kickstarter project Iíve backed.
same.
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Just read about it. Is the campaign still active?
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Just read about it. Is the campaign still active?
12 days to go. The link is the second one in that top post
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Old 08-11-19, 04:02 PM
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We're OVER THE TOP About Our Backers!

We've just gone over the the 35K campaign goal for finishing funds for the 4K Restoration we're doing at Roundabout Entertainment. John Alan Simon and I are grateful to all of you! Huge shoutout to Executive Producer Jon Anderson!

Meet the backer who put us over the top - Jon Anderson, Executive Producer of "The Other Side of the Wind" (among other films) is now also an "Out of the Blue" restoration Executive Producer! Jon Anderson helped bring Orson Welles' long-delayed and eagerly awaited movie to completion. Now he's helping bring Dennis Hopper's 4K scanned and restored masterpiece to the Venice Film Festival and audiences around the world. We love the Orson Welles - Dennis Hopper connection. Both incredible actor-director auteurs. And, of course, Dennis Hopper plays himself as one of the new breed of maverick filmmakers opposite John Huston in "The Other Side of the Wind."

Huge shoutout of appreciation also to Victor Grippi, another "Out of the Blue" Kickstarter restoration producer. Victor is a talented screenwriter and also a "Radio Free Albemuth" Associate Producer, the film adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel that John Alan Simon wrote and directed and John and I produced. And a big shoutout to each and every one of you - whose contributions were crucial to reaching the necessary funding goal for the Kickstarter success of "Out of the Blue"'s restoration and 40th Anniversary Theatrical Re-release. (Note that all special pledge premiums for credits are scheduled to end tonight at 11:59 PST, so if any of you want to upgrade, carpe diem!)We'll post our stretch goal next - the 40th Anniversary re-release itself. Please keep sharing the campaign on socials and email - the more we raise, the more we can do.Thank you!

All the best,
Elizabeth Karr and John Alan Simon



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I may chip in on this one.
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So where are the celebrities who were deep friends with Dennis Hopper that are contributing to this?

Jack Nicholson?
Peter Fonda?

Where you at???
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12 days to go. The link is the second one in that top post
Thanks!
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I did not know that this was about Debbie Gibson..

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