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Restored ‘Manos’ Due in Fall

According the Synapse Films Facebook page:

SYNAPSE FILMS ART REVEAL for our upcoming edition of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE! Cover art created by the awesome Joel Robinson, a man we’ve known for years and we’ve finally had the opportunity to work with. More details to come, but we’re fast-tracking this one as an October “Halloween” release. Once everything is coordinated for the sellsheet, etc. we may make the formal announcement next week, with extras, pre-order cut off, and street date details! To all the “Manos” restoration Kickstarter supporters out there… we are working RIGHT NOW to get both the DVD and BLU versions finished well before the “public” street date, so that all those that donated to Ben Solovey’s Kickstarter campaign for his restoration will receive their copies well ahead of everyone else. Stay tuned! For more information on Ben Solovey’s restoration efforts, please visit his site at: www.manosinhd.com

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28 Replies to “Restored ‘Manos’ Due in Fall”

  1. schippers says:

    Super excited for this. I’ve been wondering about the status of the project, and am glad it’s coming to fruition soon.

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  2. Rob S says:

    I like the cover artist’s name! :laugh:

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  3. radioman970 says:

    great cover. Very interested in seeing what this will cost.

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  4. mst3ktemple says:

    Who is this Joel Robinson they speak of? That’s a familiar name.

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  5. pondoscp says:

    And I was just looking at the manosinhd site the other day wondering what the progress was…

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  6. Danzilla "Cornjob" McLargeHuge, Student of Kaijuology says:

    Joel Robinson?

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…

    ………… ;-)

    Super psyched for this. I may have to drop some dough for the Blu-ray!
    Now if ONLY they’d get that darn sequel finished…

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  7. goalieboy82 says:

    Joel Robinson, I like the cut of his jib.

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  8. Servo: “Isn’t that you, Joel?”
    Joel: “Nah, that’s the other Joel. There’s two of us.”

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  9. ready4sumfootball says:

    I didn’t know there was even a Kickstarter. Restored Manos is something that I’m interested in though. I’ll have to remember to look for it when it comes out.

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  10. Kali says:

    So whatever happened to the sequel? It’s been months since I’ve heard anything about it.

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  11. NickH says:

    ready4sumfootball: I didn’t know there was even a Kickstarter. Restored Manos is something that I’m interested in though. I’ll have to remember to look for it when it comes out.

    The reason why you didn’t know about it might be because the Kickstarter wasn’t very recent. It happened 3 and a half years ago! I missed it at that time as well, and didn’t find out about it until after the funding period was over. I do know there have been a lot of setbacks in the timetable of the release, and that has frustrated many of the Kickstarter backers who were promised that it would come out years ago. I’m glad to see that they’ll finally get their reward even if it is 3 years after they expected to get it.

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  12. Satoris says:

    Very happy to see this project completed. Manos is such a great part of movie history and will always be linked to Mst3K. I hope the proceeds are going to the people who were involved in making Manos.

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  13. David says:

    Never has cover for a dvd blu-Ray looked better than the actual film.

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  14. ready4sumfootball says:

    NickH: The reason why you didn’t know about it might be because the Kickstarter wasn’t very recent.It happened 3 and a half years ago!I missed it at that time as well, and didn’t find out about it until after the funding period was over.I do know there have been a lot of setbacks in the timetable of the release, and that has frustrated many of the Kickstarter backers who were promised that it would come out years ago.I’m glad to see that they’ll finally get their reward even if it is 3 years after they expected to get it.

    I figured it was years ago. *Maybe* I heard about it and just forgot about it.

    And Kickstarter backers really need to understand that there’ll likely be setbacks on a lot of things they might fund. That’s just the nature of doing something kind of big independently. Not everything is as easy to deliver on as RiffTrax Live.

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  15. Darkknight says:

    Satoris, you say that Manos is a great part of movie history. Can you please explain? I’m not trying to be a smart ass, I’m honestly curious as to what I may be missing about the movie. I’ve seen it of course, but am not aware of it’s place in film history.

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  16. Cambot J.Nson says:

    Cool cover, but why is the whole title in quotations now? I thought it was supposed to be “Manos” The Hands of Fate. Y’know, not in so many words? I guess it doesn’t matter. None of it matters.

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  17. Jeyl says:

    Oh, my god. My first kickstarter I ever contributed to (Thanks MST3K Info!) and only now are we finally getting word on it!

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  18. klisch says:

    Again, is the sequel ever going to be completed?

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  19. MaxKeller says:

    Super cool, but I’m really not sure that I can, in good conscience, own a fifth copy of this movie!!!!! :)

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  20. pondoscp says:

    klisch:
    Again, is the sequel ever going to be completed?

    I heard an interview a while back, I believe it was on the MstieCast, with Jackie and she said the creators of the sequel were pretty sketchy, and the whole project fell apart. So, no Manos 2.

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  21. Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy says:

    Sadly, some of the Kickstarter participants are no longer with us.

    Very unfortunate, imagining that DVD being sent out and received by someone who will try to watch it and throw it in the trash.

    Setbacks to projects are understandable… it’s the really long setbacks – during which, the fanbase AND the creative talent begins to die off – that are incredibly sad to witness.

    Do you hear me, Mr. The Last Dangerous Visions Ellison?

    Yep. I’m calling you out on it. AGAIN.

    So sad.

    YOU COULD release it as a massive eBook… if you WANTED TO.

    (So glad to see you get arrested in Mitchell, btw.)

    Welp… no choice but to wait until your funeral and read allllllll of the unpublished TLDV as your eulogy.

    I hope everyone is ready for a long visit with the recently deceased, because it’s going to be lock-in event.

    Come ON! Get with the technology! Release it as a digital book if nothing else. It’s not like you have anything else better to do!

    You crazy old bat with a glass hand.

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  22. schippers says:

    To the people wondering about the Manos sequel: do you really imagine such a thing would live up (live down?) to expectations? I’m not saying it’s impossible to do a follow-up to a legendarily bad movie; Birdemic 2, for all the dismissal with which it’s usually treated, is really not much less entertaining than Birdemic. It’s important to note about Birdemic 2 that James Nguyen was at the directorial helm – the same could not be said of Manos 2. I submit that there’s a certain magic in seeing an oddball director’s fractured vision. But what do you get when you have “just some random fans” heading up the sequel project? A reflexive, deadeyed imitation of the original? A winking, postmodern joke? No thanks.

    Also for the record, the participation of the Manos sequel creators at the Rifftrax Live riff of Manos FIRMLY convinced me that creating a Manos sequel was a very bad idea.

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  23. Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy says:

    schippers:
    I’m not saying it’s impossible to do a follow-up to a legendarily bad movie;

    What is your stance on Revenge of the Killer Shrews?

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  24. Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy says:

    edit: Return of the Killer Shrews

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  25. Torgoballz says:

    Cambot J.Nson:
    Cool cover, but why is the whole title in quotations now? I thought it was supposed to be “Manos” The Hands of Fate. Y’know, not in so many words? I guess it doesn’t matter. None of it matters.

    It’s based on the logo used on promotional material from the time of the film’s original release: https://www.facebook.com/ManosinHD/photos/pb.267785723261562.-2207520000.1437564685./671161472923983/?type=3&theater

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  26. schippers says:

    Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy: What is your stance on Revenge of the Killer Shrews?

    I’ve never heard of it! Gap in my bad movie knowledge. I will have to look into it.

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  27. ready4sumfootball says:

    I’ve seen Return of the Killer Shrews. It’s kind of like an Asylum movie without the maddening logic gaps that would plague an Asylum movie. So it’s really not that bad. Kind of a dumb movie made by some guys who were just having some fun, but not made in a self-aware made-to-be-bad kind of way.

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  28. pondoscp says:

    Manos is up for pre-order now. It’s a but much for me, I’ll wait for a used copy

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