Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Director's cut.

Chuck stopped by one night last week to record some commentary tracks for four of our short movies. Those shorts and commentaries will be on the upcoming Hide and Creep DVD. After taking care of business, we were watching some of the original 1977 version of Star Wars and talking about how the "special edition" version didn't even seem like the same movie.

I mention this because, while revisiting Hide and Creep, I was tempted to "fix" a few things. But I resisted. If there's one person out there who really likes the original version of Hide (and I like to think there is), I'd hate to take out or alter some particular bit that said person is fond of.

Well, okay, I did change one title card. But that was to correct an error, and I assume no one gets too attached to the content of title cards.

Speaking of Hide and Creep, I finished up the DVD authoring around 3 a.m. this morning. After I get some discs back from the replicator and confirm that everything works, I'll post a complete list of specs. Thanks again to Kevin Powell and Los Angeles Design Studios and Advertising for taking care of menu design and cover art, respectively. And thanks to Ces and John White for their contributions to the new disc.

In other news...

Steve "Alien Redrum" Pattee posted his review of Interplanetary at

Steve gives the movie a 4.5 on the 5 scale and says the movie was "well worth the wait." Given the wait, I'd say that's high praise, indeed.

I tell ya, if we can find a distributor who likes Interplanetary as much as the critics, we're going to be in good shape.

And my good pal Andrew Bellware's latest flick, Alien Uprising, has been picked up by Blockbuster Video. Congrats, Andrew! I rented a copy tonight at the Blockbuster over on Green Springs.


Nick T said...

OMG that severed torso on the toilet is AWESOME. i love the spine sticking up!!

can't WAIT to see the movie, chance.


Anonymous said...

Just watched Alien Uprising. Cool flick. Got the only copy they had at the Hoover Blockbuster. Now I have to return it and pay the late fee.