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It’s phenomenal!

on September 14th, 2010, by Ton

We’re just back from the final-final-final 35mm scope screening with dolby digital, and I’m still glowing from pride, excitement and emotion. All pieces have fallen together, and with Jan’s soundtrack this is truly incredible good stuff!

So much thanks to everyone – also to you reader – and so much gratitude for all the great work I’ve witnessed in the past year! <sob!>

The online release date has to be finalized yet, but aim is before or on October 1st. DVDs then should also being printed, and ship 1-2 weeks after. Stay tuned ๐Ÿ™‚


80 Responses to “It’s phenomenal!”

  1. Demohero Says:

    Congrats to all team.

    Looking forward to it.

  2. taniwha Says:

    Lack of score can be much more effective at creating tension (eg, Kiki with the street broom near the end of Kiki’s Delivery Service (้ญ”ๅฅณใฎๅฎ…ๆ€ฅไพฟ), Japanese audio. In fact, dead silence for several seconds, then suitable sound effects, then music).

  3. Cole Says:

    DVDs after Online release?
    It was always vice versa in the past, a kind of privilege who bought it.

  4. speaker_mute Says:

    where is th eonline release?? i need to buy some popcorns and call all my friends here en mexico for the online premier ggg i cant wait to have the dvds in my hands.

    thanks durian team and of course thanks ton for do this kind of projects opensource

  5. Dan Says:

    I didn’t bye the DVD, so I like to be with the first ๐Ÿ˜‰

    But in my opinion it would be unjust to those who really paid for the DVD and with that supported the Project. They should have the right to get their plastic before the whole world can access.

    What about giving those DVD-Buyers 1 week privileged online access with passphrase and after that you can remove the password?
    (But I’m not sure if this would work, because the content would spread anyway – no matter about the passphrase)

  6. J. Says:

    The premiere is on the festival, not online for 3000 people given a password. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Btw, even when they send the DVD’s earlier than the online release, if you live in America a Dutch guy who receives it just inland via TNT the next day is able to put it online days before you receive it. (of course it would be nice if everyone could abide a kind of ”gentlemen’s agreement”, but we don’t live in a fairytale world. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. J. Says:

    Btw, the DVD buyers still have a privilege, contentwise, isn’t it? THE BIG ONE HOUR ALI BOUBRED DOCUMENTARY! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Jacob Valenta Says:

    Congragulations people!

    I have followed this project so closly from the begining (as probably a lot of others) but it has also taught me a thing or two about pulling a project like this together, seeing that each team member had a diffrent role, and you even had to pull in more people.

    I see the amazing renderes that you guys have created, and I think this is a big jump in showing that blender IS a professional tool. I cant wait to support you guys some more, and buy a DVD of this! From what I see, I cant be dissapointed ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for entertaing me in school with new blog postes ๐Ÿ™‚ helped me get through, and I cant wait for the next blender movie

  9. jdcooke2010 Says:

    Congratz Ton, and the team…. This is why you do what you do.

    good luck and take care

  10. Felipe Budinich Says:

    As a propietary software user, i’m amazed with what you’ve achieved so far. I use Blender only for compositing at the moment, but once 2.5 is ready for production i’ll be doing my base modelling on Blender, and if Pixie renderer delivers, soon i’ll do everything but high poly sculpting inside Blender.

    It’s getting harder and harder to justify the cost of propietary software. You guys rock.

  11. David Says:

    OMGBBQ! Release the film already!

  12. Alberto Says:

    Felicidades a todo el equipo y un sueรฑo en verdad ver trabajos de semejante calidad tamiben en chile, pero aqui los expertos multimedia a mi parecer no ven con buenos ojos a blender.


  13. Joey Says:

    Finaly a film i would buy a blueray player for ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Can’t wait to see it!

  14. Jimmy Says:

    Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Simon Says:

    Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait! The trailer alone was outstanding, can’t imagine how huge will be the movie.
    You guys really rock!!!

  16. Manu Jรคrvinen Says:

    Another vote for recording audience reactions during watching the film on the premiere like Fatsnackers suggested!

    Yeehaa, can’t wait to see the film ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. J. Says:

    That has already been done at the pre-premiere! (you can see a few seconds of that in Ali’s video report)

  18. Dennis Says:

    It’s so cool that it’s finally (almost) here!
    Will you include an audio track with commentary by Colin and maybe someone else? Would be fun.

  19. Tristan Says:

    Blender I Love you ๐Ÿ™‚
    Really, can’t wait to see the final!

  20. Svartalf Says:

    Well, well… Can’t wait to get my hands on the content and set aside budget for the DVD sets. You’ve done unbeliveable things with the previous movies and I’m keenly waiting to see what wonders you’ve accomplished with this one, based upon the OLD teaser (which is a cut above the rest to begin with…).

  21. Rudiger Says:

    Congratulations to all involved. It sounds like it’s going to be, dare I say it, EPIC!!! Also, isn’t it about time for another trailer? I think it would definitely help sell DVDs and stir up interest in general leading up to the premier and DVD/online release.

  22. Domy_graphy Says:


    10 days ohohohohoh

  23. creek23 Says:

    as Barney (from How I Met Your Mother) always say –> “This is going to be LEGENDARY!” ^^

  24. Dan Says:

    9 Days …

  25. J. Says:

    And I’ll be there in Utrecht! ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. The Fatsnacker Says:

    So is the film going to be on October issue of 3DWorld? or an updated trailer? or the Render build? plus some of the models? ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Dan Says:

    Will the trailer be updated?

    I can’t wait to see final pictures…

    Would be nice if it would be possible to buy the DVD without using an Internet paying method.
    I will never buy something and pay it via internet, only on account.

    But I would love to buy the DVD… is there no different way of buying the DVD?

  28. J. Says:

    Why wouldn’t you? Just pay by Paypal, works perfect!

  29. Dan Says:

    I will not type in my bank account information in any online service.

    It’s always a risk I don’t want to be in.

  30. J. Says:

    It’s SSL encrypted. Most internet fraud is because of the user itself, not looking whether it’s an SSL connection and who’s given the certificate. (or even more stupid, taking fishing mails seriously and just sending the criminals your passwords and such yourself!)

    You also don’t use internet banking? All by paper, still?

    Keep a few things in mind and use common sense!
    Btw, paying by Paypal is very save, because you don’t fill in your banking stuff on the website itself, but on a page of Paypal which is actually an intermediate service.