Give Radley Metzger's 1975 erotic masterpiece "The Opening of Misty Beethoven" the Blu-Ray release it deserves!
435 Productions is the team behind the upcoming Distribpix Special Edition DVD of one of the greatest erotic films of all time, The Opening of Misty Beethoven. The beautifully restored high-definition transfer deserves a Blu-ray release to accompany the DVD, so to raise funds to make the Blu-ray possible we're offering some amazing Kickstarter-only deals!
If funded, the dual-layer Blu-ray will contain 4-5 hours of all-HD footage, including both cuts of the film (the traditional explicit "hard" cut and the less explicit "soft" cut with additional footage), director commentary, a Behind-the-Scenes documentary, cast and crew interviews, and much more! Costs for authoring, encoding, Blu-ray licensing and replication, packaging, etc will exceed ten thousand dollars, but if we reach our goal we know there is sufficient interest to justify the cost.
Please remember that if we do not reach our $10,000 goal, than we cannot bring Misty to Blu-ray at this time!
Join the team and help us Make Misty Blu!
(See our answers to Frequently Asked Questions below the reward images.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I add in the extra money for international shipping?
A: When you click "Back this Project" (or "Manage Your Pledge") it will take you to a screen with two important things on it: a box at the top indicating how much you're pledging and a list below from which to select your reward. Add the additional international shipping cost to the box at the top but leave the selected reward the same. If you've already checked out through Amazon, you can still make this adjustment. It will take you through Amazon checkout again, but you will only be charged once.
Q: If this project doesn't make its goal, will the DVD still come out?
A: Yes, this Kickstarter campaign is solely for the purpose of funding additional costs to release Misty on Blu-ray. The 2-disc DVD Special Edition will be released even if the campaign does not succeed.
Q: Will everything that is included on the 2-disc DVD also be included on the Blu-ray?
A: Yes, our goal is to include 100% of the content from the DVDs on the Blu-ray, including HD versions of all the extras. That is why we have chosen to go dual-layer.
Q: What extras will be included on the discs?
A: Some features are still to-be-determined, but we've committed to including both cuts of the film, full-length director commentary, an additional commentary track with Gloria Leonard, a Behind-the-Scenes Documentary (likely 45+ minutes), trailers for all the Henry Paris films, cast and crew interviews, outtakes, never-before-seen slides and ephemera. Also included: subtitles in 6 languages, a Film-Facts subtitle track, a completely restored 5.1 audio mix to accompany the original mono track, and detailed liner notes.
Q: Do I need to be over 21 years of age to pledge?
A: For reward tiers that include the DVD or Blu-ray, you must assert that you are of legal age to view sexually explicit material under the laws of your country (21 in the United States). While Misty was shot by an award-winning director and cinematographer and features locations shot on two continents, off-broadway actors, a stellar soundtrack, and more, the "hard" version of the film DOES feature explicit sexual footage. The "soft" version does not, but is currently only available bundled with the "hard" version.
Q: How will I know if there will be a theatrical screening of Misty near me?
A: Theatrical screenings are still being negotiated, with initial screenings tentatively planned for New York City, Los Angeles, and Austin. We would love to host screenings in other cities, so please help us find local venues willing and able to show the film! We can screen either the soft or hard cut, depending on the theater's preference and local community standards.
pledged of $10,000 goal
Funding Suspended Funding for this project was suspended on June 5, 2012.
May 31, 2012 - Jun 21, 2012 (21 days)
Pledge $10 or more
WOODBLOCK PRINT + PROMO STILL: Get a Kickstarter-exclusive handmade 4.25"x5.5" woodblock print based on Anthony Palumbo's artwork signed by the team at 435 Productions (see image below-left). Also included is a 5"x7" full color promotional still from the film. (International: +$3)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
DVD: Get the Special Edition 2-DVD set, the woodblock print, the promotional still, and free domestic shipping! (International: +$15)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $35 or more
BLU-RAY + DVD: Get both the Dual-Layer Misty Beethoven Blu-ray AND the Special Edition 2-Disc DVD set (plus woodblock print and promotional still) and free domestic shipping! (International: +$15)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $65 or more
BLU-RAY + DVD + POSTER + SOUNDTRACK: Get everything from the $35 level, plus the all-new 27"x39" Movie Poster (featuring art by Anthony Palumbo) AND the Limited Edition Soundtrack CD with 48-pages of liner notes. (International: +$20)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
T-SHIRT + CREDIT: Get everything from the $65 level plus the high quality American Apparel t-shirt featuring Anthony's painting of Misty. Also optionally includes your name (or chosen alias) in the "Special Thanks" section of the liner notes. (International: +$20)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $150 or more
0 backers Limited (50 of 50 left)
THE HENRY PARIS: Everything from the $100 level plus a pair of elegant hand-blown, etched "Henry Paris" martini glasses, plus 2 tickets good for admission to one Henry Paris theatrical screening hosted by Distribpix. (Tentative Screening Locations: NYC, Austin, LA. Others TBD based on demand.) (International: + $35)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $200 or more
9 backers Limited (11 of 20 left)
SPECIAL VINTAGE POSTER LEVEL: Get everything from the $150 level plus three VINTAGE posters (approx 28"x42", size varies slightly) from the Distribpix archive. (We promise to pick cool ones for you!) PLEASE NOTE: The $200 and $3000 tiers are the ONLY tiers that include the vintage posters. (International: +$35)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $350 or more
2 backers Limited (48 of 50 left)
ARTIST'S EDITION: Everything from the $150 level PLUS a signed and numbered 16x20 fine-art giclée print of Anthony Palumbo's Misty Beethoven painting. Produced using pigmented inks on archival paper, this Artist's Edition is strictly limited to 75 prints. We will attempt to reserve low numbers for early pledges. (International: +$35)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
INNER CIRCLE: Everything from the $350 level, plus a special edition "Producer" credit in the liner notes, 4 DVDs full of never-before-seen raw, unfiltered Misty Beethoven outtakes and alternate footage. Tickets are upgraded to VIP Backstage Passes.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $3,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
THE ULTIMATE: Everything from the $1,500 level PLUS we will choose 25 original posters from the Distribpix archive (many are extremely rare and valuable), a framed replica of the film award given to Misty Beethoven in 1976, and an original Misty Beethoven theatrical release poster, signed by the legendary director himself, Radley Metzger.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012