I’m moving this out of the big thread about LD transfers into its own, because this is really its own project now. Here’s the skinny:
The Frighteners laserdisc set is up on eBay right now. After looking at and hearing about already available DVD versions of the set, I was disappointed in all of them and knew that if the help of some of the people on this board was brought in, this set could be done justice on DVD.
What is going on right now is the set will (hopefully) be purchased in this auction, by myself and the gracious donations of a few others. So far, those others have been Rik, Alfredsson and Michael Ruff. Once the set is obtained, I will scan the box and liner notes and then send it off to MeBeJedi to do a transfer of the set onto DVD. The first disc will contain the film with commentary, and two more will contain the 4.5hrs of bonus features. When the transfer is done and the DVDs are complete, the set will be re-sold on eBay and, ideally, everyone will make their money back. If it does not sell for the same amount as it was purchased for, the money will be proportionally be divided up. If this does happen, it’s doubtful that much money will be lost. And, don’t forget, there’s the possibility of actually MAKING money off this.
Since I will be out of town when this auction ends, I have set up an account with EZSnipe to grab the auction at the last minute. Right now, the high bid is set around $200, and I don’t think the high bid should exceed that. If enough money gets donated, I’ll ask here what an opinion is and possibly up the bid accordingly. When the auction ends, my girlfriend here at home will take care of the finalities and payment with a PayPal account I have set up for this.
If you would like to donate, the email address to do that to is brualhupit at hotmail.com. Of course, anyone who donates will recieve a complimentary copy of the finished DVD set. Already we have over $150 in donations, which I really didn’t think would happen, but is totally wonderful.
If anyone has any questions, I’d prefer email as to save PM space: reverendbeastly at gmail.com
Further developments will be posted in this thread. Thanks to everyone who kept bringing this set up and spruned me to go charging into the dangerous land of eBay so this laserdisc set can be done justice!
Mod Edit: an official release covering much, if not all, of the proposed project in here saw this project not finalised. Though still an intriguing thread full of information and ideas.
I used to be very active on this forum. I’m not really anymore. Hi everybody. You’re all awesome. Keep up the good work.