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The Unbelievable Truth (1989), Trust (1990), and Simple Men (1992), remastered in HD, subtitled in five languages.
The Unbelievable Truth (1989), Trust (1990), and Simple Men (1992), remastered in HD, subtitled in five languages.
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The Unbelievable Truth (1989), Trust (1990) and Simple Men (1992) on DVD or Blu-ray—newly restored in HD and subtitled in French, Spanish, German, Japanese and English. 

These, my first three feature films from the early nineteen-nineties, remain some of my most popular. However, they've been hard to find. And I've been working for years to bring them together, restore them in HD and make them available with subtitles in various languages. And now I have done that. The DVDs are available in NTSC (Japan & North America) and PAL (EU & elsewhere) formats. Both the DVDs and Blu-rays are not region coded - so they will play whether you are in the UK, France, Poland or elsewhere. 

Many of you might have been backers of my previous Kickstarters for Meanwhile (2011), Ned Rifle (2013), and the Henry Fool Trilogy (2017). If you were, please know that your enthusiasm and encouragement then has helped me and my gang develop and perfect a workflow where I now have the means to preserve my films and distribute them through most parts of the world directly.

Thank you for that.

Along with the new box-set of the Long Island Trilogy, I am preparing a new CD of music from those films, remixes, and previously unreleased alternate versions of tunes. (I have not given that CD a name yet, but I'm thinking of "Can't Stand The Quiet"). And we are happy to start work on the 2019 halhartley.com calendar. (The first one we did this year was a big hit.)

Both the DVD and the Blu-ray box-sets are designed in traditional DVD sized packaging, as opposed to Blu-ray sized packaging—a packaging format I prefer. 

Thanks for reading all this. And if you are as excited as we are here in my workshop, please go tell everyone you know. Tell people you don't know too. We can't wait to get started.

Thank you.

Hal

Risks and challenges

Many of you backed the Henry Fool Trilogy campaign last year. That was a happy success and, afterwards, a steep learning curve for us here at Possible Films as we discovered just how time consuming and detailed the work of subtitling is. But we learned and are happy with the results. So the Long Island Trilogy should not take as long to complete. But there is always the chance of technical set-backs. As with the previous campaign, we'll let you know if there will be delays.

Also: these three films were made between 1989 and 1991 in 35mm motion picture film. They exhibit qualities associated with motion picture film photography of that era.

Once again, thank you all for your interest and enthusiasm.

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    CD

    A collection of signature tunes from the Long Island Trilogy, plus alternate versions, remixes and new music developed from recordings made during those years.

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    The 2019 halhartley.com calendar featuring photos from the Long Island Trilogy - in front of and behind the camera.

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    The Unbelievable Truth, Trust, and Simple Men newly restored in HD, subtitled in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and English. The definitive edition. Available in NTSC (Japan and US) and PAL (EU & Elsewhere). Includes a 16-page full color booklet with rare photos, an essay and the DVD has supplementary materials.

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    The Unbelievable Truth, Trust, and Simple Men newly restored in HD, subtitled in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and English. The definitive edition. Includes a 16-page full color booklet with rare photos and an essay. The Blu-ray includes supplementary materials.

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    DVD box-set in either NTSC (Japan & North America) or PAL (EU and Elsewhere) plus the new CD.

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    DVD box-set, the new CD, and the 2019 halhartley.com calendar.

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    You might prefer DVD but your sister is building her Blu-ray collection... Think about it.

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    DVD & BLU-RAY BOX-SETS & CD

    Likewise, you probably know someone who, like Hal, still likes to stand before a wall of CD's, make his selection, carry the thing back across the room and place it in his cherished CD player...

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    Be ready for all occasions.

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    SPECIAL THANKS

    DVD & Blu-ray box-sets, CD, Calendar, autographed, and receive special thanks on the box-set packaging. Free shipping and lasting gratitude.

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    DVD & Blu-ray box-sets, CD, Calendar, autographed, and receive credit as "Contributing Sponsor" on box-set packaging. Though it goes without saying: free shipping, lasting gratitude, and please call ahead when you come to New York!

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    DVD & Blu-ray box-sets, CD, Calendar, autographed, and receive credit as "Principal Sponsor" on box-set packaging. This sort of encouragement and generosity is always a surprise for me, though I take it as a challenge to work harder at perfecting the work. A Principal Sponsor is a real partner and I refuse to charge you shipping. Don't try to change my mind.

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