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Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:15 am
by BenModel
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! The new Marcel Perez Collection: VOLUME 2 Kickstarter has launched! Info about the 8 über-rare shorts Steve Massa and I have rounded up and the DVD project are at the Kickstarter page. Campaign ends June 13th.

Make a pledge and help bring 8 more Perez shorts to home video!

Thanks.

Ben

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:37 am
by Mike Gebert
I pledged for more Perez!

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:42 am
by boblipton
As I usually ask, would one of the admins make this thread sticky?

Bob

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:44 am
by drednm
boblipton wrote:As I usually ask, would one of the admins make this thread sticky?

Bob


and delete the thread I started since Ben posted his own..............

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:57 am
by drednm
Act fast on this one, people.... It's only a 2-week campaign and ends June 13th.

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 12:48 pm
by Jim Roots
All my hectoring and badgering and pestering has finally paid off!

Signed up already!

And check out what I wrote about three of Perez's films in my (ahem) brilliant new book, 100 Essential Silent Film Comedies. Plus an entry on one of Ben's other achievements, Musty Suffer.

Jim

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 2:03 pm
by martin arias
I'M IN!

Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 3:18 pm
by JFK
I'm in. Last one in is a rotten egg.

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:05 pm
by Hamilton's Grandson
I am also in. Big fan of kickstarters and Marcel. Thanks Ben and Steve for bringing this to life.

Regards,
Dana

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:37 pm
by dgunning
I'm in too. Close to $3,000 already!

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:42 pm
by BenModel
Thanks, everyone, for your pledges and enthusiasm! We're about 75%-funded after the first 9 hours…

Ben


Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:00 pm
by Battra92
drednm wrote:Act fast on this one, people.... It's only a 2-week campaign and ends June 13th.


Yeah I made that mistake on the last KS with thinking I had more time and never got around to it. This time I pledged right away!

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:52 pm
by Wm. Charles Morrow
I'm in again!

. . . say, wasn't that a Billy West short?

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 9:38 pm
by BenModel
In Bad Again is a 1921 Hallroom Boys short. Does that help?

Ben

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 9:57 pm
by Wm. Charles Morrow
BenModel wrote:In Bad Again is a 1921 Hallroom Boys short. Does that help?

Ben


And He's In Again is a 1918 Billy West two-reeler -- we have a winner! (I just knew that title sounded familiar . . . )

Looking forward to Volume 2, Ben!

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:43 am
by Battra92
Almost there! Just another $400 or so! I'd share it on social media but none of my friends like silent films, I'm afraid. :-(

So I'm thinking I should probably pick up the first volume now. I just got some Amazon store credit so to Amazon I go! :)

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 12:25 pm
by BenModel
Thanks, Battra! Don't forget the Marcel Perez book by Steve Massa while you're shopping....

Ben

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 12:52 pm
by boblipton
Not to mention Steve's Lame Brains and Lunatics, a fine survey of slapstick comedians, in which he has a fine chapter on Perez, as well as other forgotten comics of the era.

Bob

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 3:36 pm
by BenModel
Only $75 to go (but still 13 more days to pledge)! Thanks so much to all of you who've supported the project so far.

Tweedy fun fact: one of the films on the DVD, "A Scrambled Honeymoon" (1916) contains the "saving the drowning pretty woman and her mother" gag sequence we all know from Chaplin's "The Adventurer" (1917, made a year later).

Click here to pledge.

Ben


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Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:10 pm
by Battra92
Congratulations Ben on another successful Kickstarter funding (with 12 days to go, no less.)

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:33 am
by BenModel
Stretch goal time!

If the pledge total goes over $5000, I will be able to produce and release Steve Massa's book Marcel Perez: the International Mirth-Maker as an Audiobook! Steve has even agreed to be the reader on this. 8 more days left to make a pledge. Don't forget - backers will receive the DVD at least a month before it goes on sale on Amazon.

Click here to make a pledge!

Thanks.

Ben

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Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:11 am
by BenModel
The Kickstarter for Marcel Perez vol 2 ends 8pm on Tuesday! Pledging to the project means you'll get your copy before it goes on sale to the general public and, if you aren't already on my email list, you'll get exclusive discount codes for other upcoming Undercrank DVD releases.

Steve Massa and I thank everyone who's pledged to the project so far, as do Perez' grandchildren Nita and James.

Click here to make a pledge.

Ben

PS - here's the backers' update I sent out yesterday.


Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:10 am
by boblipton
Only a day and a hal to contribute if you want a copy or bragging rights.

Bob

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:05 am
by boblipton
Eleven Hours to go before this closes.

Bob

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:29 am
by WaverBoy
I backed this, but I'm late to the Perez party, so I just ordered Vol. 1 along with Steve's companion book to prep me for the eventual arrival of Vol. 2 this fall. Always great to explore the work of an unfamiliar silent comedian, especially one I've heard such good things about. Super stoked!

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:16 pm
by boblipton
In the feast-or-famine manner of things, the long-awaited dvd was in my mailbox when I came home, ready to compete for my attention with the Charley Chase dvds.

What wonderful complaints!

Bob

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:45 pm
by BenModel
Enjoy the DVD, Bob! You and other NYC-ers who backed the project got their DVD today, and other around the US will be getting theirs in the next few days.

Ben

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:38 am
by drednm
Got mine. Thanks, Ben!

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:46 pm
by Petebain
Mine arrived today! I'm getting ready to unwrap and enjoy. Thanks Ben

Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:33 pm
by BenModel
You’re welcome! Thanks also to Steve Massa, my co-conspirator on the project and really the person who’s been waving the flag for Perez.

Ben