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Undercrank DVDs now avail on more sites incl Canada & int'l

PostMon Jun 25, 2018 9:16 am


Undercrank Productions (and me) is proud to announce that all of its MOD titles are now available on ShopTCM, DeepDiscount, Critics' Choice, Movies Unlimited, Oldies, et al and...on Amazon.ca with normal (for Canadians) shipping rates! Prices on most of the titles are discounted for the time being, as they are all "new releases" to these sites.

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PostTue Jun 26, 2018 12:27 pm


...and you can add a big hunk of the rest of the world to that, via the WOWHD site. Here's the link to a search for Undercrank releases on the UK version of the site. If you're in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden or Japan, just search for "Undercrank Prod" under "studio" to see the whole list.

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PostTue Jun 26, 2018 12:36 pm

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PostTue Jun 26, 2018 5:51 pm

BenModel wrote:Undercrank Productions (and me) is proud to announce that all of its MOD titles are now available on ShopTCM, DeepDiscount, Critics' Choice, Movies Unlimited, Oldies, et al and...on Amazon.ca with normal (for Canadians) shipping rates! Prices on most of the titles are discounted for the time being, as they are all "new releases" to these sites.


Just got The Mishaps of Musty Suffer: Volume 2 & The Marcel Perez Collection: Volume 1 for $19.98 each, with free shipping and $0 tax!
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PostTue Jun 26, 2018 8:39 pm

Excellent! Thanks for ordering!

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PostWed Jun 27, 2018 7:40 am

BenModel wrote:Excellent! Thanks for ordering!

No prob. I wanted to get The Marcel Perez Collection: Volume 2 but that one is $28.22.

I have a suggestion for a release: The Larry Semon Collection: Volume 1 on Blu-ray. Preferably, with his earlier short comedies, that aren't already available elsewhere.
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Re: Undercrank DVDs now avail on more sites incl Canada & in

PostWed Jun 27, 2018 8:53 am

Looks like the initial 'new release' prices on Amazon.ca are timing out this week. I see a couple of the releases still at $19.98 CDN but some have shifted over to the regular price. At least it's cheaper than buying on Amazon,com for $26.50 CDN (a/k/a $19.95 USD) and paying $30 or so for shipping. ;)

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PostFri Jun 29, 2018 8:34 am

Well, thank you very much Ben for expanding your DVD-Empire across the Atlantic. I'm really excited. Now I finally can buy some of your great projects without fainting because of the high shipping rates.
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PostFri Jun 29, 2018 9:50 am

Some US-based Amazon.ca reseller has a copy of Musty Suffer Vol. 2 in "Used - Acceptable" condition for the low, low price of $69. Plus $20 shipping. Good to know the value of Musty Suffer is on the rise!
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PostFri Jun 29, 2018 12:41 pm

Glad this is working out for overseas fans of rare silents!

The new platform will be used on my next release, the DVD of Kinetophone "talkies" from 1913, beautifully restored by the Library of Congress and the Thomas Edison National Historical Park. Working on a late summer/early fall street date now…

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PostWed Jul 11, 2018 8:36 am

BenModel wrote:Looks like the initial 'new release' prices on Amazon.ca are timing out this week. I see a couple of the releases still at $19.98 CDN but some have shifted over to the regular price. At least it's cheaper than buying on Amazon,com for $26.50 CDN (a/k/a $19.95 USD) and paying $30 or so for shipping. ;)

Just bought The Marcel Perez Collection: Volume 2 for $17.24 CDN + 3.49 shipping for the grand total of $20.73 CDN (and didn't have to pay any tax).

Ben, I have another suggestion for a release: The Mishaps of Musty Suffer: Volume 3. Isn't there like 9 more films left in the Musty Suffer saga that you could use (plus The Politicians feature film)?
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PostWed Jul 11, 2018 9:16 am

Luke, the reason there is no vol 3 of "Musty Suffer" is that the remaining films are either duds or are films with a couple standout sequences but overall not good enough as whole shorts to warrant releasing on a disc and getting a bad review.

Glad you've enjoyed vols 1 and 2, and thanks for buying Perez v2. So glad this is working out for folks in Canada!

Now, if another 8 or 9 Perez films would just turn up, there'd def be a vol 3 of that.

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PostFri Jul 13, 2018 9:52 am

BenModel wrote:Luke, the reason there is no vol 3 of "Musty Suffer" is that the remaining films are either duds or are films with a couple standout sequences but overall not good enough as whole shorts to warrant releasing on a disc and getting a bad review.

I'd still buy it!

You could release it as The Mishaps of Musty Suffer: Volume 3 (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - But Mostly Bad. Don't Say We Didn't Warn You!). I'm sure I'm not the only who'd like to have his complete filmography, regardless of the fact that they're not all gems.
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PostFri Jul 13, 2018 1:14 pm

Lonesome Luke wrote:
BenModel wrote:Luke, the reason there is no vol 3 of "Musty Suffer" is that the remaining films are either duds or are films with a couple standout sequences but overall not good enough as whole shorts to warrant releasing on a disc and getting a bad review.

I'd still buy it!

You could release it as The Mishaps of Musty Suffer: Volume 3 (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - But Mostly Bad. Don't Say We Didn't Warn You!). I'm sure I'm not the only who'd like to have his complete filmography, regardless of the fact that they're not all gems.


This is a Canadian thing, apparently. I love Musty, too. In fact, I included the entire Mishaps of Musty Suffer in my astonishingly good book, 100 Essential Silent Film Comedies (cheap at twice the price ... get your copy now!)

I'd buy a Musty Suffer shirt if Ben produced one. Heck, I'd buy Musty Suffer bedsheets if my wife would let me.

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Re: Undercrank DVDs now avail on more sites incl Canada & in

PostSat Jul 14, 2018 2:08 am

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PostSat Jul 14, 2018 7:19 am

Try the WOWHD site for Australia…?

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PostSat Jul 14, 2018 10:50 am

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Lonesome Luke wrote:
BenModel wrote:Luke, the reason there is no vol 3 of "Musty Suffer" is that the remaining films are either duds or are films with a couple standout sequences but overall not good enough as whole shorts to warrant releasing on a disc and getting a bad review.


I'd still buy it!

You could release it as The Mishaps of Musty Suffer: Volume 3 (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - But Mostly Bad. Don't Say We Didn't Warn You!). I'm sure I'm not the only who'd like to have his complete filmography, regardless of the fact that they're not all gems.


This is a Canadian thing, apparently. I love Musty, too. In fact, I included the entire Mishaps of Musty Suffer in my astonishingly good book, 100 Essential Silent Film Comedies (cheap at twice the price ... get your copy now!)

I'd buy a Musty Suffer shirt if Ben produced one. Heck, I'd buy Musty Suffer bedsheets if my wife would let me.

Glad to see I'm not the only one that would like to own all the Musty Suffer films. But I have a better idea: Release them all on Blu-ray in chronological order. That way the completist will not only have all the films, but in the best available quality.
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PostSat Jul 14, 2018 2:11 pm

Blu-ray costs way way WAY more to produce. A fun idea, but just not practical to sell probably 28 units.
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PostSat Jul 14, 2018 2:18 pm

Plus, they're really all from the same movie. Or almost all. So technically the chronological order would be "simultaneous".

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PostSat Jul 14, 2018 4:32 pm

Jim Roots wrote:
Lonesome Luke wrote:But I have a better idea: Release them all on Blu-ray in chronological order. That way the completist will not only have all the films, but in the best available quality.


Plus, they're really all from the same movie. Or almost all. So technically the chronological order would be "simultaneous".

You're right, Jim. What I should have said was release date.
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PostSat Jul 14, 2018 6:14 pm

The films were actually started as a feature, but was then cut up and released as some of the first series of "whirls".

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