Official Misty Beethoven Update

Tue, 2012-05-29 22:29

 Hello all, hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday. I wanted to give an official update to the Misty saga!! For the past 4 1/2 months we have been working very hard, putting together this Misty Beethoven restoration project. It has taken more hours and involvement than any other project that I have ever been involved in and we have delved into this project and embraced all the challenges that it has put in front of us. We have gotten heavily involved and maybe went a bit overboard attempting to put the film The Opening of Misty Beethoven into its proper historical context, from the actual film restoration to the director commentary all the way through all of the video extras– our most impressive one being a lengthy documentary feature entitled Behind The Scenes of Misty Beethoven. Actually, they are all very well done!

For the true, die hard fans of this film, I can guarantee that this will be the ultimate Misty experience for you. It will likely be one of the best DVD packages that you can buy in 2012, and it should be, it has taken us long enough and every part of it shines! For those of you, who have never seen the film, than you are also in a great position, as this is the first time the film has not only been transferred in HD, but it is finally, masked with it’s proper aspect ratio. of 1.85:1. It is a win-win.

Now, I must tell you that the amount of footage that is going into this epic 2 disc, special edition release of ,”The Opening of Misty Beethoven”, is daunting. I would like to give you guys a breakdown of what will be involved in this release. And there are still some surprises!!

In no particular order, the package will contain the following material:

•The Opening of Misty Beethoven – Original Uncut Hot Version, HD transfer-with frame by frame restoration and color correction, 1.85:1 presentation, with 5.1 AUDIO MIX, from original MAG TRACKS and Original MONO

•The Opening of Misty Beethoven- Original Uncut Soft Version, HD transfer-, auto correction. 1:85.1 presentation, Original MONO

•Full Length Director Commentary on Hard version with Radley Metzger, moderated by adult film guru,Benson Hurst(alternative footage), excellent, the best one yet!

• Full Length Commentary on Soft Version with co-star Gloria Leonard,recorded last week


•All 5 Original Henry Paris trailers, transferred in HD- 25 min


“Remembering Jamie Gillis”- a touching 10 minute tribute to the legend, narrated by Jamie’s best friend, Benson Hurst.

“Desperately Seeking Susan: Constance Found” – a brief introduction to this elusive and legendary icon, and hints as what she may be doing today.

“The Restoration of Misty” – a half hour long journey into the restoration of Misty- includes film lab footage, interviews with the experts, examples of the process, before/after.

“The Outtakes” – an amazing selection of never before seen, silent outtakes from the set of Misty Beethoven, WOW!!

“Behind The Scenes of Misty Beethoven” – by far our most impressive video feature to date, this combines a very large sampling of just about everything one would need to know about the making of Misty. And what makes this such a wonderful feature is that is is done as a documentary, and combines archival footage and photos, with several brand new HD interview conducted specifically for this release. I am talking contributions by famed cinematographer, Paul Glickman, as well as actress,Gloria Leonard and legendary music director, George Craig. It really is impressive and will run approx 45 minutes or longer.

There are more things for sure, this is just a taste, but these are the basics. Now, we are also releasing the Misty Soundtrack at the same time(15 original tracks, liner notes, interview with music director, dialog snippets, etc), as well as a slew of Misty memorabilia. One of the main and most impressive changes to the way you all remember this film, is that we totally re-created the artwork for the release. It has been a long time in the works and was created by a local artist. It is the basis for much of the package, and I can’t tell you how proud it makes me feel! I will reveal that art in a separate posting.

And, the main question I have been getting is whether or not, Misty will be released on Blu Ray? A great question? If you have read this blog on occasion, we were going to dabble in a Blu Ray release a few years back, but never did. I have grown so much and learned so much over the past 2 years, and I know what I am capable of achieving. Now we are capable of turning this epic package into a Blu Ray, so the fans can see it the way it was meant to be seen, but we just can’t afford to layout the money, without knowing if the interest is there, by more than just a handful of amazing fans!

Many suggestions have come in to us, and we took some advice to heart and even followed what a few fans told us to do: