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Old March 15 2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Kickstartering dormant properties: name your price!

(Figured this was an interesting enough topic for its own thread; we can leave the VM stuff to theirs...)


As cool of a developing story as the VM movie is, I personally don't think I'm enough of a fan of anything to pay $35 for a digital download to a movie that doesn't yet exist, except perhaps a Carnivale movie or (maybe) a Vorenus and Pullo Rome spin-off flick. Of course, both of those, however stripped-down, would entail far more production costs than a contemporary, low-key story like VM, but now that Kick-reviving dormant properties is a thing, studios may be more open to chipping in production costs as part of the deal, whereas the VM project was undertaken with the understanding that if only the bare minimum of $2m was met, that - minus the costs of the rewards - would be the only production budget they'd get.


Which got me to thinking: how much would I and all of you contribute to various stuff, and for what rewards?

- I'd pay $20 or so for a paperback Carnivale novel written by Dan Knauf... maybe $30 for a hardback. No more than $15 for an ebook, probably.

- I'd pony up $10 for a digital download of the filmed-but-cut ending to the The Golden Compass movie, the effects for which were apparently mostly if not completely done, provided said effects were finished to at least dvd quality. Maybe $20 for a download of that same footage re-edited into the movie, so long as the last-minute Bolvangar/Svalbard switch, done after said ending was cut, was also reverted.

- LEGO could probably get me to pre-pay $75 for a TNG bridge set with crew. I'd want to see CG mockups first, of course.

- $50 each for dvd sets of Early Edition seasons three and four. $25 each for downloads of same.

- $5 for a digital download of The Mummy, without the FX painting over of Weisz's soaked nightgown. Sure, she's bared all several times elsewhere, but not in one of my all-time favorite movies.


... Let the offerings begin!
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Old March 15 2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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Re: Kickstartering dormant properties: name your price!

Digitized copies of the original raw unmixed instrument/vocal tracks (from the 24-track studio tape) of classic albums like:

Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast


(Mainly to do my own remixes).

I would be willing to pay $20-$50 per album for something like this as a kickstarter.
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Old March 15 2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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Re: Kickstartering dormant properties: name your price!

If anybody in America has the entire 692-episode run of PRISONER: CELL BLOCK H on Region One DVD, I'll be happy to have them suggest a price by private message.
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Old March 16 2013, 12:04 AM   #4
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Re: Kickstartering dormant properties: name your price!

Oops. I misunderstood the nature of the OP.

PCBH is a dormant, but EXISTING property. So I withdraw my comment. No offense or trolling intended. Carry on..
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Old March 16 2013, 12:47 AM   #5
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Re: Kickstartering dormant properties: name your price!

Movie, schmovie. Anything that would interest me, would have to be a TV series.

But I don't want anything revived, except maybe Star Trek as a series but do we need to kickstart something that obvious? I'd rather be surprised by something new and different.

Bonus points for space opera or historical drama.
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Old March 16 2013, 03:35 PM   #6
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Re: Kickstartering dormant properties: name your price!

I'd pay to see an Astro City movie...which has been in development for years now!
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Old March 16 2013, 09:04 PM   #7
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Re: Kickstartering dormant properties: name your price!

I'd actually pay a $100 for each blu-ray of the unspecial editions of the original Star Wars trilogy. (maybe not kickstart but if they were guaranteed somehow)
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Old March 16 2013, 09:11 PM   #8
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Re: Kickstartering dormant properties: name your price!

What generally happens to donated money if the minimum goal is not met?
how does that work?
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Old March 16 2013, 09:23 PM   #9
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Juding from the responses so far, what people really want is a way to get existing content, but in a format of their choosing.
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Old March 16 2013, 09:25 PM   #10
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$100 for Sanctuary tv movie or mini-series. Or continuation of Dune mini-series (God Emperor).
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Old March 16 2013, 09:32 PM   #11
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Mr. Adventure wrote: View Post
I'd actually pay a $100 for each blu-ray of the unspecial editions of the original Star Wars trilogy. (maybe not kickstart but if they were guaranteed somehow)
Don't go giving Lucas any ideas!
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Old March 16 2013, 09:35 PM   #12
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Timelord_Victorious wrote: View Post
What generally happens to donated money if the minimum goal is not met?
how does that work?
http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/...basics?ref=nav


How does Kickstarter work?


Thousands of creative projects are funding on Kickstarter at any given moment. Each project is independently created and crafted by the person behind it. The filmmakers, musicians, artists, and designers you see on Kickstarter have complete control and responsibility over their projects. They spend weeks building their project pages, shooting their videos, and brainstorming what rewards to offer backers. When they're ready, creators launch their project and share it with their community.

Every project creator sets their project's funding goal and deadline. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen. If the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal, all backers' credit cards are charged when time expires. If the project falls short, no one is charged. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.
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Old March 16 2013, 09:36 PM   #13
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Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
Juding from the responses so far, what people really want is a way to get existing content, but in a format of their choosing.
I'm following the lead of the first post which is what I think it's asking. EDIT: never mind, yeah, I'm not expanding on an existing property...


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Mr. Adventure wrote: View Post
I'd actually pay a $100 for each blu-ray of the unspecial editions of the original Star Wars trilogy. (maybe not kickstart but if they were guaranteed somehow)
Don't go giving Lucas any ideas!
It'd be the mouse now, wouldn't it?
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Old March 16 2013, 10:06 PM   #14
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Re: Kickstartering dormant properties: name your price!

I really don't like the whole kickstarter thing. To me when it involves pre-existing Hollywood type projects it comes across like fans ponying up their own money to give to an NFL team so they can sign a FA... Sure it's a team you like, but why should you be giving money to someone or some corporation which already has made and will make millions?

As far as I understand kickstarter the money that is funded is basically a donation. You do not get that money back. If the project funded makes 10/20/30 times the intitial investment through kickstarter that kickstarter money still is not returned. The only one who makes a profit is kickstarter itself(taking 5% of the funded money) and the owner of the project for whatever they make once the project is created.

Something about all that just seems wrong to me.
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Old March 16 2013, 11:01 PM   #15
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That's why the projects on kickstarter that feel the most fair are indie films in which the only return likely to the filmmakers is in the form of the kickstarter money itself--hence it's like a preorder.
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