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Unread post by BenModel » Mon 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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Unread post by BenModel » Tue 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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Unread post by boblipton » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:36 pm

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Unread post by Lonesome Luke » Tue 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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Unread post by BenModel » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:39 pm

Excellent! Thanks for ordering!

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Unread post by Lonesome Luke » Wed 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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Unread post by BenModel » Wed 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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Unread post by Don Diego de la Vega » Fri 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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Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Fri 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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Unread post by BenModel » Fri 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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Unread post by Lonesome Luke » Wed 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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Unread post by BenModel » Wed 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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Unread post by Lonesome Luke » Fri 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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Unread post by Jim Roots » Fri 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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Unread post by moviepas » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:08 am

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Not the way to go for me via Amazon Australia. Direct from Amazon US would be cheaper delivery, I am sure.

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Unread post by BenModel » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:19 am

Try the WOWHD site for Australia…?

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Unread post by Lonesome Luke » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:50 am

Jim Roots wrote:
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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Unread post by BenModel » Sat 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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Unread post by Jim Roots » Sat 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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Unread post by Lonesome Luke » Sat 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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Unread post by BenModel » Sat 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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Unread post by silentmovies742 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:10 am

I have to say that, living in the UK, these dvds being available on WOWHD, etc is a much cheaper and easier way for us to get hold of them.

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Unread post by BenModel » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:18 am

So glad you're able to acquire these more easily now! Really pleased so far with the new phase of distribution that isn't limited to CreateSpace/Amazondotcom. I'll be curious to see if their impending shift from CreateSpace to "Amazon Media on Demand" -- one which adds multi-disc and BR capabilities (but still no booklets) -- will remain domestic US or not.

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Unread post by Lonesome Luke » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:23 am

BenModel wrote:Now, if another 8 or 9 Perez films would just turn up, there'd def be a vol 3 of that.
I was perusing the filmography in Marcel Perez: The International Mirth-Maker and it seems like there are at least 40 of his films available that are not on Vol 1 & 2. Granted some of them might be too expensive to get, or even unattainable (or you might not like them). And no doubt, some of them are already on YouTube, but I'd be more than happy if you could add some of those on the next volume (if you can get them in equal or better quality).

BTW, I really enjoyed Volumes 1 & 2, and even started looking at them again (but in order of release date this time).

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Unread post by BenModel » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:23 am

Luke,

I'm guessing that the 40 titles are Robinet films, as there are very few if any of Perez's American films extant. A disc of just the Ambrosio/Robinet films, all of which are about 6 mins, might not make for a good release. A good prospect would be something along the lines of vol 1, half Ambrosio and half US films...should some more of the Jester/Reelcraft/Sanford titles materialize. At the moment, there is a complete print of CAN YOU BEAT IT with foreign titles, restored ten years or so ago by GEM, and an odd reel or two of other titles scattered about the globe.

Glad you're enjoying the films!

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Unread post by Lonesome Luke » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:25 pm

Dear Ben,

His American films are definitely more satisfying in general than his earlier ones, but along with Can You Beat It? (1919) there's another five films that Perez made in America that are available. Here's a list taken from Marcel Perez: The International Mirth-Maker:

The Burlesque Show (1916) [clips at LOC]
The Tenderfoot (1919) [LOC]
The Knockout (1921) [clip at LOC]
Week End (1921) [1st reel at EYE]
Tweedledee and Her Daughter (Ca 1916) [The NFA/BFI has this listed in their holdings. It could be an
alternate title for any of his American comedies...]

Even though two of 'em are just clips, and another only has one reel, it's still not too bad (if the others are relatively complete). And you can round it out with a bunch of Ambrosio/Robinet films. Anyway, I'd certainly buy a copy.

Yours truly,

Luke

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Unread post by BenModel » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:05 pm

The films that say “clip” are all short fragments, which Steve and I have seen. “Tweedledee and Her Daughter” is actually reel 1 (only) of “A Scrambled Honeymoon”
which is in vol 2.

A reel of MOVING has turned up at an archive in France in the past year. We’re sure there are more out there, unidentified.

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