Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

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Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

Unread post by BenModel » Tue May 30, 2017 10:15 am

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.

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Unread post by Mike Gebert » Tue May 30, 2017 10:37 am

I pledged for more Perez!
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Unread post by boblipton » Tue May 30, 2017 10:42 am

As I usually ask, would one of the admins make this thread sticky?

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Unread post by drednm » Tue May 30, 2017 10:44 am

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..............
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Unread post by drednm » Tue May 30, 2017 10:57 am

Act fast on this one, people.... It's only a 2-week campaign and ends June 13th.
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Unread post by Jim Roots » Tue May 30, 2017 12:48 pm

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.

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Unread post by martin arias » Tue May 30, 2017 2:03 pm

I'M IN!

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Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

Unread post by JFK » Tue May 30, 2017 3:18 pm

I'm in. Last one in is a rotten egg.
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Unread post by Hamilton's Grandson » Tue May 30, 2017 7:05 pm

I am also in. Big fan of kickstarters and Marcel. Thanks Ben and Steve for bringing this to life.

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Unread post by dgunning » Tue May 30, 2017 7:37 pm

I'm in too. Close to $3,000 already!

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Unread post by BenModel » Tue May 30, 2017 7:42 pm

Thanks, everyone, for your pledges and enthusiasm! We're about 75%-funded after the first 9 hours…

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Unread post by Battra92 » Tue May 30, 2017 8:00 pm

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!

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Unread post by Wm. Charles Morrow » Tue May 30, 2017 8:52 pm

I'm in again!

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Unread post by BenModel » Tue May 30, 2017 9:38 pm

In Bad Again is a 1921 Hallroom Boys short. Does that help?

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Unread post by Wm. Charles Morrow » Tue May 30, 2017 9:57 pm

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 . . . )

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Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

Unread post by Battra92 » Wed May 31, 2017 10:43 am

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! :)

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Unread post by BenModel » Wed May 31, 2017 12:25 pm

Thanks, Battra! Don't forget the Marcel Perez book by Steve Massa while you're shopping....

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Unread post by boblipton » Wed May 31, 2017 12:52 pm

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.

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Unread post by BenModel » Wed May 31, 2017 3:36 pm

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).

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Unread post by Battra92 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:10 pm

Congratulations Ben on another successful Kickstarter funding (with 12 days to go, no less.)

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Unread post by BenModel » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:33 am

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.

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Re: Marcel Perez vol2 -- new Kickstarter

Unread post by BenModel » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:11 am

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.

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

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Unread post by boblipton » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:10 am

Only a day and a hal to contribute if you want a copy or bragging rights.

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Unread post by boblipton » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:05 am

Eleven Hours to go before this closes.

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Unread post by WaverBoy » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:29 am

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!

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Unread post by boblipton » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:16 pm

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!

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Unread post by BenModel » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:45 pm

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.

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Unread post by drednm » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:38 am

Got mine. Thanks, Ben!
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Unread post by Petebain » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:46 pm

Mine arrived today! I'm getting ready to unwrap and enjoy. Thanks Ben

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Unread post by BenModel » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:33 pm

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.

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