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Tommaso
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Re: MoC website

#51 Post by Tommaso » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:06 am

Seconded, of course. But now that MoC is apparently fully OWNED by Eureka, what does that mean for MoC in the future? Are Nick et al. still free to choose what they want to release? Who is making the decisions now? Of course I can't imagine Eureka to run MoC against the next wall available, but still I feel slightly worried.

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Re: MoC website

#52 Post by foggy eyes » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:35 am

Haven't MoC always been "fully owned" by Eureka? Nick et al choose commercially-viable-within-reason stuff to release, then Eureka stump up the cash, handle distribution and receive the profits. Presumably it's still business as usual...

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Re: MoC website

#53 Post by Cinetwist » Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:05 pm

Yes, as far as I'm aware, that's always been the situation.

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Re: MoC website

#54 Post by peerpee » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:37 pm

The MoC Series is being co-ordinated by myself with a small team (Craig, Andrew, Soraya) as a separate 'MoC unit'. Only myself and Craig are fulltime. This same team have been in place for the last 2-3 years. We select the titles, produce the discs, packaging, along with all MoC advertising, press copy, and the website. Nothing has changed in that respect, and it's all full-steam ahead.

Eureka fund The MoC Series, handle manufacturing, distribution, sales, PR, and now own the MoC name, reputation, and URLs.

It's a set-up that's worked brilliantly for all parties so far, and we plan to continue in the same vein.

There are three main areas of interest we want to pursue over the coming years -- i.) Silent films, ii.) More world cinema that's not had a decent release yet, and iii.) Blu-ray.

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Re: MoC website

#55 Post by tojoed » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:05 am

Thanks for that explanation, Nick, I'm sure everyone's relieved.

I bet I'm not alone in being excited thet "Silent films" is your No:1 priority. If 2009 is anything llike as good as 2008, then we're all lucky.

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Re: MoC website

#56 Post by Tommaso » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:52 am

Exactly, bring' em on! For example, "Der müde Tod" coupled with that fragment of "Das wandernde Bild", Dreyer's "Die Gezeichneten", some Grune or Pick, Murnau's "Acker", some Japanese or French ones... there's so much out there that the world deserves to see.

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Re: MoC website

#57 Post by denti alligator » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:47 am

peerpee wrote:There are three main areas of interest we want to pursue over the coming years -- i.) Silent films, ii.) More world cinema that's not had a decent release yet, and iii.) Blu-ray.
Yes, yes, YES!!

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Re: MoC website

#58 Post by StevenJ0001 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:49 pm

MoC is an incredible outfit: to be so dedicated to producing beautiful, high quality releases of such valuable material, and with so few people and resources. All film buffs should feel very grateful indeed. =D>

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Re: MoC website

#59 Post by Tommaso » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:28 am

I just had a look at the catalogue page of the MoC site, and just for fun I clicked on 'sort chronologically'. It worked, but to my amazement, the chronology start with '00s', and it indeed means that: the time of Christ! Then you have to scroll down the whole page through 1900 years until you finally arrive at the point where the films start. Amazing, but I really begin to wonder whether one of the next MoC releases will feature some of Athansius Kircher's early magic lantern experiments or some rare camera obscura footage from the 1800s....:-)

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Re: MoC website

#60 Post by peerpee » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:39 am

(We're trying to fix that :))

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Re: MoC website

#61 Post by sidehacker » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:20 pm

Looks like a redesign is in progress.

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Re: MoC website

#62 Post by FerdinandGriffon » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:25 pm

sidehacker wrote:Looks like a redesign is in progress.
They're really excited to announce.

And the blu-ray section being in Latin seems a tad anachronistic.

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Re: MoC website

#63 Post by peerpee » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:45 pm

Please bear with us - we'll be another day or two --- and then we'll be polishing for weeks. We had to get it up and live on the server so that it would work. It's taken a while, and we're ironing out lots of bugs at the moment. It's by no means finished. Thanks!

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Re: MoC website

#64 Post by FerdinandGriffon » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:55 pm

peerpee wrote:Please bear with us - we'll be another day or two --- and then we'll be polishing for weeks. We had to get it up and live on the server so that it would work. It's taken a while, and we're ironing out lots of bugs at the moment. It's by no means finished. Thanks!
I was just kidding around. It looks great! I'm especially curious about this new partnership with Ready Steady Book, that sounds very interesting...

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Re: MoC website

#65 Post by TMDaines » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:34 am

I'm sure you guys realise this by your "Discover" page is horribly broken (at least in Firefox) and a few of the titles themselves still have placeholder essays e.g. The Holy Mountain has an essay titled "None Yet" by no one yet (2004), Tartuffe has an essay titled "blah" by blah (1234).

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Re: MoC website

#66 Post by peerpee » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:40 am

Yes - the site is unfinished. We've got the basics working, but we diverted energy away from the site in order to work on actual titles. We'll get to the site in the New Year.

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Re: MoC website

#67 Post by knives » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:58 pm

Just thought I'd give a headsup, but the website is sounding off all the bells on the virus protection.

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Re: MoC website

#68 Post by peerpee » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:38 pm

We have no idea why.

http://www.mastersofcinema.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; is causing a Google warning -- but there's nothing there, as this URL forwards to eurekavideo.co.uk/moc which is not causing any concern. So we don't know why this is happening or what we can do about it.

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Re: MoC website

#69 Post by knives » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:42 pm

It's probably an accident on Google's part and if you contact them they'll take it off. Mistakes like this happen all of the time with them.

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Re: MoC website

#70 Post by YnEoS » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:43 am

Here you can ask for a re-review of your website.

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Re: MoC website

#71 Post by ogtec » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:35 am

Two or three days ago it was redirecting to castload.com. I ignored the Google warning initially but once I saw the redirect I killed the browser session. McAfee and a number of other third-party anti-malware sites have warnings in place about that domain.

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Re: MoC: Cheapest Prices/Best Places to Buy/Pre-Orders/Deals

#72 Post by Matt » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:08 pm

I did not know Eureka has their own mini-forum (which seems to consist solely of hundreds of spambots talking past each other—it's kind of fascinating).

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Re: MoC: Cheapest Prices/Best Places to Buy/Pre-Orders/Deals

#73 Post by domino harvey » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:18 pm

On the other hand, the Belize Birding Tips account is giving value added posts to that board

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Re: MoC website

#74 Post by tenia » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:55 am

I always though their forums never took off, so imagine my surprise when I saw there were 655 000 members and 12 topics cumulating 12 000 posts !
Didn't smell fishy at all.

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