Film Restoration

When Ben Solovey last checked in, it was with a busted print of Manos: The Hands of Fate and the high hopes that someone would give a damn about the infamous cult classic enough to help fund an effort to see it restored. He asked for $10,000, and he got $25,000. It turns out that a lot of people care about this movie enough to see it saved. His Kickstarter campaign has officially been kickstarted which means that the restoration will happen, and with it come a 2K to 35mm film-out preservation negative (meaning even more Manoses can be born), a commentary track featuring surviving cast members will be recorded, and a doc about the process to save the movie will be made and added to the DVDs and Blu-rays. That’s right. There’s going to be a Blu-ray of Manos: The Hands of Fate. Let that massage in for a second and rejoice!

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This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, Ben Solovey explains why he’s personally restoring a 16mm print of Manos: The Hands of Fate, one of the worst movies ever made. Plus, I Melt With You director Mark Pellington talks drugs and demons, and it’s Fat Guy Kevin Carr versus Geek Tyrant editor-in-chief Jim Napier in a Movie News Pop Quiz that will change everything forever and ever. Download This Episode

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