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Postby Tom Dougherty » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:18 pm

Additional information and photos have been added to the web site as of today. Have fun...

http://www.projectjennifer.at/
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Postby Robert F. » Fri May 15, 2009 4:52 am

Hi Tom,

any news on the DVD release? I read on the website that the documentary has been/will be presented at MIPdoc in Cannes, but I couldn't find anything about the DVD.

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Postby Tom Dougherty » Wed May 20, 2009 9:28 pm

Here's the somewhat discouraging position at present. Many film distributors across the world have seen the film, but they are all interested in a one hour "cut down version" of the 2 hour DVD. They feel it is too long and too technical for the general audience. Remember, this is the golden era of "American Idol" on US television, and they think that is all people can handle.

Anyhow, it now looks that Michael White will (after extreme and I feel justified reluctance on his part) do a one hour version. This will probably end up on US television in Spring 2010. This will also help to alert people (who are a lot smarter than they are given credit for, in my opinion) to the existence of the 2 hour "Director's Cut" DVD version, to be distributed in the US (I believe) by PBS. This may be available a lot sooner than next Spring; I'll post here details where and when the DVD can be ordered.

Michael put over three years of his life and considerable personal sacrifice into this film. I do hope when it becomes available that there will be a surge of interest, similar to what we saw when the book "Blind Man's Bluff" came out. This is the real story of the recovery effort, with interviews of engineers who were out at the recovery site, as well as video and a CGI recreation that is extremely accurate and detailed.

When you think of all the speculation that has gone on over the years on this operation (e.g., Blind Man's Bluff, Red Star Rogue), I think people are very eager to hear the true story from those who lived it.

Here is a sneak preview of one of the CGI frames, with the Glomar Explorer lowering the "Capture Vehicle" claw to the ocean floor.

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Postby JWLaRue » Wed May 20, 2009 10:17 pm

Any chance Michael would consider a direct sale of the full two-hour movie on DVD?

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Postby Tom Dougherty » Thu May 21, 2009 9:36 pm

Jeff,
Oh, yeah, I think it is very likely that will happen, and sooner than next spring. One aim of getting the one hour version on commercial TV is to drive DVD sales, but there is no point in delaying release of the longer 2 hour edition.
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Postby Slats » Fri May 22, 2009 1:35 am

For those non-US residents that want to buy a copy will other regions type DVDs be able to be purchased? i.e Australia is "Region 4"

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Postby Tom Dougherty » Fri May 22, 2009 1:26 pm

Yes, there will be a seperate version in the DVD format (forget the technical names- NTSC and PAL?) that the rest of the world other than the US uses. Michael is working out of Vienna and I think one of the German networks will handle that end of things.
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Postby Tom Dougherty » Fri May 22, 2009 5:42 pm

Here's a new link to look at some of the CGI footage and the movie poster:
http://www.projectjennifer.at/images/forumad/Azorianad.html
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Postby ShadowPeo » Wed May 27, 2009 7:35 am

Slats wrote:For those non-US residents that want to buy a copy will other regions type DVDs be able to be purchased? i.e Australia is "Region 4"

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If your TV can handle NTSC (most modern ones can) and you have a modern DVD player you should be fine as DVD regioning is illegal in Australia and all DVD Players should be Region 0, thereby negating any regioning on the DVD.

Just so that you know this is all legal, the ACCC deemed that DVD regioning was illegal basically due to the fact it limited people choice of where to get DVD's from and was anti compeditive behaviour, hence they deemed it illegal
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Postby Tom Dougherty » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:11 pm

The web site has been updated with additional photos of the Hughes Glomar Explorer. There is also a link to sign up for additional news and a notice when the film becomes available for distribution.

I have seen the final cut of the 2 hour preview version..... and I am stunned. Trust me, this one will be memorable when you see it.
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Postby OJM » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:35 am

Looks great! Can't wait until its release!!!
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Postby Robert F. » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:57 pm

I just received an e-mail from Michael White stating that the DVD will be released on November 4th!

Check it out on www.projectjennifer.at

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Postby Robert F. » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:18 pm

Additional: the DVD can be purchased directly from Michael's website FROM NOVEMBER 4TH.

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Postby Tom Dougherty » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:07 pm

There will be another major announcement about the Azorian Story Michael has uncovered shortly.

The DVD that Michael will be selling from his web site is the PAL format. I have no problem playing it on my computer with Vista, and can play it on a TV using a connecting cable. The US NTSC version will be sold through PBS International...eventually....sometime....

I have the preview version of the DVD (which will differ from the final only in an upgrade on one CGI sequence).
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Postby Wayne Frey » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:46 pm

Tom,
Can we get on some kind of preorder list? I will be wanting one the day it comes out. I may have a senoir moment and miss it :) !
I have seen enough to know this is a "gotta have" in my video library.
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