Code Red

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Grand Wazoo
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Re: Code Red

#151 Post by Grand Wazoo » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:03 pm

Code Red gets into the crowdfunding game in the most Code Red way possible
This 1987 Sandy Howard production was requsted many times from the fans of film durling the DVD era.

Now we enter in the Blu-Ray world since we are now in 2018

Getting in for Blu-ray is pretty tough.

this is why started a gofundme so people can donate $$$$ funds to order for this motion picture.

any USA customer donate $30, will get a BluRay disc of BLUE MONKEY !!!!

Movie stars cult actor Steve Railsback, John Vernon, Don Lake , Joe Flahery and Susan Anspach.

Directed by Canadian Cult durector William Fruet (HOUSE BY THE LAKE, SPASMS, TRAPPED)
I'm sure this will have no problem reaching its goal of *takes long look at card* FIFTY-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

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Re: Code Red

#152 Post by Big Ben » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:31 pm

The plot of Blue Monkey:
Detective Jim Bishop and Dr. Rachel Carson must find a way to stop a giant monstrous insect that's eating people in her quarantined hospital before it procreates and spreads a deadly infection it's carrying.
I love trash cinema. I love it. But I won't pay thirty dollars on someone with this reputation in a crowd funded project. I cannot fathom anyone asking for $50,000 in a crowd funding campaign for something like this unless it was a scam. He might as well put a disclaimer up saying "NOT A SCAM" at this point.

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Re: Code Red

#153 Post by domino harvey » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:03 pm

Doesn't GoFundMe keep the money regardless of whether it gets funded? Surely a great idea!

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soundchaser
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Re: Code Red

#154 Post by soundchaser » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:22 pm

GoFundMe is a very strange platform for this kind of crowdfunding. For one thing, it's not designed with rewards in mind in the same way that something like Kickstarter or Indiegogo are - hence, people commenting with their mailing addresses.

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#155 Post by Gregory » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:41 pm

Detective Jim Bishop and Dr. Rachel Carson must find a way to stop a giant monstrous insect that's eating people in her quarantined hospital before it procreates and spreads a deadly infection it's carrying.
I like to imagine there will be a scene toward the end of the movie when Carson finally says, "All right, fine, we can use a DDT bomb to kill the giant insect monster! Along with every bird species in the area. Happy now?" And then Jim Bishop stars rambling about presidential assassinations.

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Re: Code Red

#156 Post by Alphonse Tram » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:49 am

And... it's over...
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Posted by William Olsen
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respond so far downright nasty. Movie is not worth $25 + shipping? but other label can get $150,000? i never begged for money, but way too many people tell me this is the quickest way to get product out there. this idea wa stupid and cancelled.
Lasted all of 17 hours before Bill threw his toys out and cancelled it.

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Re: Code Red

#157 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:12 am

He's now claiming he didn't even make the GoFundMe, so he can't refund people. Suuuuuuure

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tenia
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Re: Code Red

#158 Post by tenia » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:25 am

It's like a Moebius ribbon made in the Twilight Zone. It's hard to tell if it's real or false, or wait no it's real, or maybe not...
But in the end, nope, pretty real since Bill himself seems to have posted about it on FB.
I'm now just watching the blu-ray.com's Code Red thread melting down at realising how they might have given Bill way too many passes in the past.

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Re: Code Red

#159 Post by Big Ben » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:36 am

You know when I said it was probably a scam I meant it in a light hearted tone. But it's great to feel vindicated...I guess?

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Re: Code Red

#160 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:43 am

I mean, it's still a scam, just one perpetrated by the labelhead

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Re: Code Red

#161 Post by whaleallright » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:33 pm

I feel like this saga will end with Bill taking hostages.

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Re: Code Red

#162 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:04 am

I mean, even in the best and most well managed cases, isn't crowdfunding literally begging for money?

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Re: Code Red

#163 Post by MichaelB » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:38 am

colinr0380 wrote:I mean, even in the best and most well managed cases, isn't crowdfunding literally begging for money?
Not really, because the usual begging process implies no subsequent return for the donor (aside from the abstract one of being happy to have supported your fellow man/woman at a time of need).

By contrast, with every crowdfunder I’ve contributed to, I’m essentially purchasing a tangible product - the only difference being that there’s often a fair gap between me spending my money and actually receiving what I paid for.

And quite a few crowdfunders came about as a means of testing the commercial water. Take the Scala Cinema book, for instance - this was clearly going to be an exceptionally expensive proposition, as reproducing all the cinema’s legendary programmes at a size appropriate for comfortable browsing dictated an extremely large hardback volume. FAB Press had no idea whether there’d be enough of a market to justify this outlay, so they essentially set up a preorder system, and once a minimum number of orders had been received, the project would go ahead (which thankfully has happened). I certainly don’t consider that “begging”, unless all forms of soliciting any kind of investment can be described as such.

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Re: Code Red

#164 Post by tenia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:25 pm

As expected, the blu-ray.com Code Red thread has already moved on to another topic, because who cares about a label scamming people.
Going back at trying to find out exactly how it ended, I stumbled upon this pearl from nobody else than Blu Titan :
Blu Titan wrote:
The death threat day was definitely a high (low?) water-mark day in Code Red history.
That post should probably be offline but is a classic moment.
Meanwhile, the GoFundMe looks to still be open for donations.

Fascinating stuff. I'm absolutely amazed by how many pass Bill is getting ther.

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Re: Code Red

#165 Post by domino harvey » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:06 pm

From a Blu-ray.com member, a highly accurate Bingo card for reading Bill Olsen's posts:

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Re: Code Red

#166 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:32 pm

This reads like a fourth season of Twin Peaks.

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