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A brain swapping B-Movie from 1963. The only film directed by a legendary, forgotten cinematographer. Can death be outwitted?
A brain swapping B-Movie from 1963 needs your help. Can death be outwitted?
A brain swapping B-Movie from 1963 needs your help. Can death be outwitted?
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    1. Ben Solovey 2-time creator on February 10

      Hi Tyler- that's definitely not right. If you could message me directly and confirm your current address, I'll have replacements sent your way.

    2. Bruce Pullen on February 10

      For those wanting spares, Ben placed the remaining Blu spares of Monstrosity (1963) on Amazon.

      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X9GNPTK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00…

    3. Tyler Jennes on February 4

      Has anyone else not gotten their Blu Ray, poster, or pin yet? Because it's been like almost three months and I've got nothing besides the digital download.

    4. Brandon Richardson on January 22

      Got my pin and poster today. Looking at the tracking number I'm baffled at how it could take a month to get from TN to VA, but it showed up intact.

    5. Bruce Pullen on January 19

      Seconded Paul. Thanks for the link.

    6. Paul DerHagopian on January 19

      RIP Bradford Dillman. You brought great insight into the making of The Atomic Brain.
      https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bradford-dillman-dead-actor-compulsion-way-we-were-was-87-1075818

    7. Ben Solovey 2-time creator on January 16

      Nicolaj- message me with your current address to confirm it and I'll send you a replacement.

    8. Nicolaj 'Chico' Klitbo on January 15

      I still haven't received my pin, if it was sent out over Christmas then it might have been my postal service losing it. It happened with another package at least.

    9. Ben Solovey 2-time creator on January 4

      Hey Jeffrey- every time mass emails are employed for deliverables, there's always a risk of them accidentally falling into your spam folder. When I send out the links for "Hamlet", you'll get another chance to download "Atomic Brain", and I'll make an announcement beforehand so you can be ready.

    10. Jeffrey Mancebo
      Superbacker
      on January 4

      I haven't gotten the Atomic Brain download link... Have those gone out and I just missed it?
      Thanks...

    11. Brandon Richardson on December 27

      Still haven't gotten my poster and pin. At least 4 months since I got my bluray.

    12. Kevin R. on December 13

      Haven't gotten an email pertaining either to the downloads of Monstrosity or what I'm really curious about - Hamlet. Thanks again.

    13. Ben Solovey 2-time creator on December 4

      Replacements for missing pins and posters are now going out. If you haven't gotten a message from me to that effect by now, let me know so I don't miss anyone.

    14. Brandon Richardson on December 3

      I still haven't gotten my pin and poster. Messaged two weeks ago and haven't heard back.

    15. Nicolaj 'Chico' Klitbo on November 29

      Hey Ben,
      I might have missed the mail or message with a download link. Is there any way to get the download?

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      Frederick A. Weddle Jr. on November 23

      Hi Ben...still haven't received the download linked e-mail. Thanks!

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      Kevin on November 1

      Thank you, Ben. Despite delays and such, you came through, and I for one am grateful and very happy. I wish I could say the same for a certain CREEP-y film and their campaign of a few years ago, but the next time you have one of these, I'll double my amount to your campaign...gladly!

      Cheers! :)

    18. CD Twyford on November 1

      Thanks Ben.

      I have received everything (in Singapore) and it's all in good working order - really appreciate the effort you made with this project, look forward to others in the future!

    19. Kier Sinclair on October 28

      Sorry, I meant haven't had the download link.

    20. Kier Sinclair on October 28

      Hello, I received the poster and pin about a month ago but haven't had the dvd. How long should I wait?

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      Kevin on October 26

      How about giving backers who paid for it the download link? Thanks!

    22. Brandon Richardson on October 11

      Got my Blu-ray a while back but still no pin or poster and no news on the downloads. What gives?

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      Davery Bland on September 28

      Is there any info on the download?

    24. Ben Solovey 2-time creator on September 25

      Errol- a replacement was sent, but I forgot to confirm it with you. Let me know when you get it!

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      Errol Tisdale on September 23

      Mr. Ben,

      My BluRay arrived cracked. I’ve sent you a PM regarding this. Anything y’all can do to help?

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      Matt Nowicki on September 21

      Just got my pin today. I'm actually shocked at how cool it looks, so good job there. I'm glad this project made it through and is coming to fruition.

      I too am wondering about the downloadable version, and to be honest, even more-so the digital version of Hamlet. Any word on that?

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      Seth Rodgers on September 20

      Hello, just received my DVD/Pin/Poster-all look great. Awaiting delivery of my DVD player before I watch!
      What is the status of Hamlet? Honestly, I backed just to get a copy of that version of Hamlet (as it will complete my MST3k Original Series movie collection). What is the anticipated timeline for its availability. Thank you, hope I don't sound too much like a nag.

    28. Chris Kelley on September 20

      I just received my pin today. Are there any updates on the downloadable 1080p version? It looks like most updates have centered around the blu-ray release.

    29. Jason Tingley on September 19

      Ohio here, still awaiting poster/ pin. Looks like others have arrived so hopefully we'll see them soon out here :)

    30. Ben Wink on September 17

      Poster and pin arrived! Already snagged a frame for it to get the poster up next to the Manos one.

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      Kevin on September 17

      Got my poster and pin, which along with the Blu-ray, are terrific! Awaiting the download info. :)

    32. Kevin R. on September 16

      ^Grammar, like Yoda, is.

    33. Kevin R. on September 16

      @Bruce et al - I'm thinking that even though the feature itself is relatively short, having both the open matte as well as formatted versions on one disc might have played a part, as well as the delays, cost overruns, etc. It's a 25GB single-sider and the open-matte version is already a bit more compressed than the feature is with the preferred formatting. Bit-rate is fine for the main feature, giving relatively how little motion is in-frame there is, Adding the documentary would probably start to cut into that, though.

    34. Kevin R. on September 16

      Got my physical goodies - BooBooRay, USB stick and poster.:)

      Is the 'Hamlet' download still in the works? If you're stumped for options, quite a few KSers distribute content through VHX, using download codes.

    35. Michael Gilstrap on September 16

      Got the poster and pin

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      Ramon Garcia on September 11

      Received the Blu-ray last week. Have not received the pin, poster, and download.

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      Bill on September 7

      The Blu and the thumb drive did finally arrive.

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      Kevin on September 6

      Just want to say (having watched and enjoyed) my received Blu-ray of MONSTROSITY, that I'm happy to have finally found and experienced an HONEST crowdfunding campaign, having been scammed 3 times in the past few years by indie filmmakers. So another *THANK YOU* to Ben, for coming through with such a superb job of restoring MONSTROSITY/THE ATOMIC BRAIN!

    39. CD Twyford on September 6

      Got my BR and other stuff in the mail today!

    40. Bruce Pullen on September 5

      Typo-Corrected:

      @Ben. A possible swap or switch? Having listened to the Weaver track, it is a treat and well above the norm of commentaries. I learned more about Monstrosity (1963) than I ever wanted to know. The bits on the Psycho (1960) 'connection' and cinematographer John L. Russell are a must for enthusiasts of the period. Not to mention Marjorie Eaton and her Palpatine Connection.

    41. Bruce Pullen on September 5

      @Ben. A possible swap or switch? Having listened to the Weaver track, it is a treat and well above the norm of commentaries. I learned more about Monstrosity (1963) than I ever wanted to know. The bits on the Psycho (1960) 'connection' and cinematographer John L. Russell are must for enthusiasts of the period. Not to mention Marjorie Eaton and her Palpatine Connection.

    42. Ben Wink on September 5

      I wonder about that documentary as well. Not that it was a make or break deal for me when backing this project, but it certainly sounded intriguing!

      Then again when this was first announced, we didn't know that there would be the great commentary track from Tom Weaver added on later. Perhaps the Weaver track superseded the documentary?

      And while no poster or pin has arrived yet, my BD-R has and it looks great to me.

    43. Mike Bunch
      Superbacker
      on September 4

      I received my Blu-ray disc but haven't seen anything around the digital download. When will that be available?

    44. Bruce Pullen on September 3

      @Michael. Ought he have told us? Yes. Ben is an action over words kind of guy. I've noticed this over the years. He'll finish what he's doing. Then he'll respond. It's who he is. That isn't bad as long as the product speaks for him. Which it does. In spades.

    45. Bruce Pullen on September 3

      "I am curious why there was no documentary on the director as was 'promised' ... maybe there's an answer in an earlier update"

      @ Michael. I wondered that too. Earlier updates spoke of production delays, problems that nearly sidelined production, switching following coding work with one manufacturer to another, reducing documentary extras to accommodate the film's hiccups. I'll speculate the 5 C's doc became another casualty of prioritizing the film over supplements in not unduly delaying this project any further. It's a guess but a pretty good one.

    46. Bruce Pullen on September 3

      "Still waiting on discs. Why have people received copies from Amazon before backers received theirs?"

      Not that many people. 3 Blu-Rays were sold to test Amazon and the DVDs you'd have to ask Ben. Same reason I imagine. As to the number I don't know. The Blus and backer merch are arriving and what's remaining post-fulfillment should appear on Amazon in time. We haven't been cheated. Panic is natural. Let's just not lose our heads as well. Having examined my stuff, I'm to the moon and back over the results. And most of you should be too.

    47. Bruce Pullen on September 3

      @Jason. The pin and poster are packaged together in a tube. The pin is located on one of the ends of the tube. It's right on top if you pop open the right end. A black cat pin off the poster art is what to look for.

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      John Parrett on September 3

      Any issues with DVDs?

    49. Michael Gilstrap on September 3

      I was able to get my bluray working ...

      I am curious why there was no documentary on the director as was 'promised' ... maybe there's an answer in an earlier update

    50. Jason Tingley on September 2

      Received my 'Monstrosity' blu ray here in Ohio-- still waiting on the pin and poster :) I'm assuming the poster arrived rolled in a tube (w/ pin)-- can anyone confirm?
      Need to check email for the download.

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