by Rob Thomas
Kevin Potasky: There's one more update (click "Next update >" on this page) that's dated June 30, 2014, but that's the last one. There's a chance we'll see something else at some point, but it could also be the last update for a loooooong while.
I thought Rob said there would be more updates near the end of the month (May), but I haven 't seen anything. Did I miss something? I'm not ready to say goodbye to all of this yet!
I am still in SHOCK I made the cut for the By the Fans documentary!! For two reasons, 1.) I love VMars and that is freaking amazing b/c this was a movie I had wanted for SO long. 2.) I can't believe I said "mid-stream" and talked about running out of the bathroom. Hahaha #awkwardclassic Great job Viet, Rob and clan :)
I love everything about Veronica Mars and by being a backer I truly felt that I made a difference and that I was getting first dibs on everything.
Since I like to own movies, not just digital copies of them, I made sure to pledge enough money so that I would get one. I was especially excited since it in the pledge description said that the "physical DVD of the movie ... will include a documentary on the making of the Veronica Mars movie and the history-making Kickstarter campaign, plus other bonus features not available on the digital download." I was so happy and hoping for the other bonus features, like a gag reel and other fun clips and such from behind the scenes, so imagine my surprise when my DVD only included the "By the fans: the making of the Veronica Mars movie". Do not get me wrong, I am very happy about the movie being made and my chance to be a part of that process, but I am really disappointed that I did not receive any other bonus features than the "BTF-featurette". It makes me really sad as well since it seems that there was more bonus features included on the Blu-Ray. I am really looking forward to an update where I get an explanation for this!
Other than that, I am hoping for more Veronica Mars. Soon. I am still a marshmallow.
So happy to have my Blu-Ray and all the great extras.
Addendum: this was only my second ever project backed on KickStarter, and I was still a tad wary (especially after the first movie I backed had, uh, teething troubles -- still haven't received THAT DVD yet, although I believe it's on the way!) If I'd been a little more familiar with KS I'd probably have upped my pledge here to get the Blu-Ray ... but, c'est la vie! Now I'll just have to go buy the BD locally! :-)
Australia here: my DVD just arrived. Woohoo! :-)
(Well, technically it arrived, uh, Tuesday I think -- but they carded it, and I went 'n picked it up today from the Post Office.)
I've already watched the movie, of course -- but I think, perhaps, it's time to introduce Mum to the VM universe!
Still missing my BD copy of the movie. I have emailed email@example.com but heard nothing. Has anyone else gotten a response if they've had trouble with a missing component from their pledge?
So much love for this kickstarter, tho kicking myself for not splurging the awesome shoutouts.
Thanks for sharings these interesting details about the movie. I received the DVD and the Blue Ray yesterday and i was really happily surprised to find that it was the French version. I only watched it on VOD in english. So, i will apreciate it even better now (even if original versions are usually better). This was also a good news to see that the bonus were subbed in French too :) This was my best Kickstarter ever. You guys are the best ;)
Your new show iZombie seems really interesting, a Veronica Mars who eats brains, i can't wait to see that.
If I could, I would back a #2 and I would give three times what I gave last time. I cannot get enough Veronica Mars. The cast and crew were so classy in the BTF documentary. I can;t say enough good things about this movie. I have been buying copies for family and friends to boost sales in the hopes that there will be a sequel.
Is By The Fans only available on the physical DVD?
My sister was out of the country with limited Internet access for the past year and a half, so it was really fun watching the documentary with her and sort of re-living the joy that this whole VMars/Kickstarter/movie experience has been. This has just been so cool. I was so jealous of the fans who had the money to throw down to be there in person, but even with my meager donation I felt like I was a part of it. I have such a special fondness for this fandom and this cast (+Rob :)) and I don't think anything else will ever be able to quite compete. I just hope we get a repeat of some kind in the future. Whatever anyone tied to Veronica Mars does in their separate careers, you all have a supporter in me for life. Much love and appreciation to everyone involved.
Finallysae By the Fans and I loved it! It literally made me cry because I got to see how hard the cast and crew worked to make this film for us. I got to see how appreciated we are as fans and it showed me that they all loved it just as much as I did. It really made me happy seeing that Kristen and everyone knows that we are out there and that they love Veronica Mars just as much as I do. I don't think I ever saw a fandom with such dedication and such a loving environment. It really means a lot and makes me feel like I am a part of something special. Thank you do much for giving this to us and to me. It really just makes me even more proud to that yes I am a marshmallow and yes I would do anything for Veronica Mars. Thank you for allowing me to be apart in something so great! ~ Angela Sciarappa
Oh my gosh I just watched all the crush the skull videos and it really is awsome!!! My favorite was "Things you shouldn't joke about" I couldn't stop laughing at the end.
Thank you thank you thank you all for making this the best and most awesome movie ever. I know the digital copy issue has been hard but there was no way to know in advance that this was going to be such a problem. Instead of dashing this victorious moment let us all remember how amazing it is we were able to get so much more then anyone expected. A few hick ups along the way are nothing to the overall experience. I am so happy to have been included in all this. Thank you
Love the news about the backers names used :)
Also, is anyone else hoping that they finish the entire journey on update #100..?
@Shannon, you can see the gorilla reveal here: http://race.theveronicamarsmovie.com/ and other bonus footage on the content unlock progress bar at the top. I swear there were more than three videos back in April/March. Ok, found them. To see the other 12, click on the "Join The Race" and click the "share" button next to "Exclusive Veronica Mars Video". The content you can see will depend on what was unlocked in your area of the world. Unless they've all been unlocked by now, I don't know. I really wish these videos had been included on the DVD, heard they were on the Blu-Ray (not certain), but I guess seeing them a few times on my computer is enough.
I was wondering where the names in the movie were coming from, especially Shauna Isobel Claiborne's, because of course I paused the screen to check out Veronica's loot as she was going through it. I didn't recognize the name on the ID badge as being previously used as one of Veronica's aliases, so that confused me. It's cool to see that you used backers' names in the movie.
Shauna Isobel Claibourne: what a tremendous souvenir. (And what a great ID number on your Kane Software badge!)
Just finished VM-BTF...can't imagine how much fun it must've been for all the cast and crew! An d the KS fans attending (wish i had been able to contribute more...). So glad was able to see in Boston on the big screen with other VM fans. So cool seeing Tina, Chris, Francis, Percy, ( donuts for,the fans...brilliant!) and of course Kristen and Jason...You all seem like genuine, great folks...'good people' as we say here....Wish i could share a beer with each and every one of you! Loved the update videos as each actor was announced as participating in the movie...kinda sad that the Blu Ray marks the end of the project, tho i already read the VM book! Hope you each continue to have successful and happy lives, wherever the future leadsyou , each and every one! And thank you for a great and wonderful movie!
I loved the documentary! I have been thoroughly impressed with this whole experience. Thank you for the updates and giving us such a unique experience. I only wish I could've afforded more to be able to have met you all! Only question I have, I thought we were going to get to see when the head came off the dancing gorilla.... :(
"In the meantime, hopefully your digital copies will make it easier to wait"? Sorry, Rob, I know you couldn't do anything about it, but that sounds like a really bad joke to me! The so-called digital copy we got is only playable on Android and iOS devices (and, apparently, can only be downloaded up to five times) or as a SD version on a computer, but not on HDTVs or gaming consoles. And unlike most backers, we didn't even have the option of buying the movie on iTunes or Amazon. So no, this absolutely useless digital copy doesn't make it easier to wait at all! :-(
It also doesn't help that we could easily import the Blu-Ray or DVD from other countries, making those restrictions even more ridiculous than they already are in this day and age. *sighs*
As much as I hate having to write this: If I had known about this in advance, I probably would have used my parents' address in the US or simply backed at a lower level...
Watched the doc as soon as the disc arrived, thoroughly enjoyed it. was great to see just how genuinely everyone was taken aback at the success of the campaign
Loved the "By the Fans" doc, a wonderful special feature. I've already bragged about it to my backer friends that only went for a digital copy of the film. ;)
Cool tidbits about the names, thanks for sharing :) Hard to believe this journey is almost over, thanks for all the updates and tidbits throughout the experience! Loved it all!
I'm sorry, but after the studio's betrayal with DRM-infested "digital version" crap, I wouldn't donate to another movie kickstarter even with weapons pointed at me.