June 30 update - IDOW Hardcore Edition shipping date

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June 30 update - IDOW Hardcore Edition shipping date

Post by s o l v e n t » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:02 pm

June 30, 2013

An update on the status of shipping for "I Dream Of Wires: Hardcore Edition":

DVDs and BluRays will go into production on Tuesday, July 2. We were optimistic that we would be able to have these in our hands and ready to ship in June, but it wasn't possible. The film's been complete and ready to go into production for several weeks now, but there was one outstanding legal issue that prevented us from moving forward. That issue was finally cleared yesterday, so at last we have the green light to go into production.

Production turnaround is approximately two weeks, and while packages are prepped and waiting to be filled with DVDs and BluRays, 3,000 packages don't get shipped out in a day. Realistically, people should expect to receive their packages starting late-July, and some may even take as long as mid/late-August to arrive.

This production has essentially been the work of two people, and it was an absolutely massive undertaking. It's occupied so much of our lives for the past two years, and especially in the past six months, we have been working tirelessly to get it done. We tried our absolute best to meet the "ships in June" deadline, and all things considered, we've come very close.

Best of all, we did not let the pressure of an inbox full of "where's my DVD?" affect our work. The pressure weighed on us, no doubt, but we made sure not to lose sight of our artistic goals. The result: we couldn't be more happy with how this film has turned out. We are thrilled with it, and absolutely excited for you all to see it.

Many of you, we're sure, will be disappointed with this update. We still have a lot of work to do, so please allow us to stay positive and productive by refraining from expressing any negativity or disappointment here. Our final words on the subject: We worked very hard, and we did our best. It is what it is. If this delay is unacceptable to you, we are more than happy to offer a refund: info [at] idreamofwires [dot] org.

Last point: please do not contact us asking specifically when your package was shipped, or for a tracking #. We are shipping out over 3,000 packages, and it is simply not possible for us to track them individually. It is not uncommon for some packages to take as long as eight weeks to arrive at certain destinations. If you still haven't received your package by September 1, drop us an email and we will investigate. We will not be responding to any "where's my DVD?" emails or messages received before Sept 1.

Thanks for your understanding and support - we are just as anxious as you all are, for these packages to finally arrive in your mailbox!

Robert & Jason, IDOW

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Post by s o l v e n t » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:06 pm

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Post by Matos » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:08 pm

Fuck all the complainers. This was a labor of love, and we appreciate all that you've sacrificed to bring this forth. looking forward to this when even it drops. :sb:

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Post by waveglider » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:12 pm

Big thanks for the update, and deep respect for this labor of love!

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Post by n_m » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:43 pm

Utterly looking forward to this!

Great job so far :party:

And thank you for this update :tu:

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Post by rove74 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:51 pm

I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
Thanks for the update!

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Post by sonicwarrior » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:08 pm

To be honest: Having done some group buys myself and some of them depending on others to deliver some parts I expected a delay like this. 3000 packages to pack is just pure madness and I hope people stop acting annoyed and think about how it is to lift a heavy project like this.
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Post by wavecircle » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:41 pm

Are the DVDs formatted to their appropriate region? Just wondering as I am in region 2. Can't wait.

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Post by Oxix52 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:46 pm

Thanks for the update. I'm really looking forward to this! :tu:
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Post by s o l v e n t » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:47 pm

wavecircle wrote:Are the DVDs formatted to their appropriate region? Just wondering as I am in region 2. Can't wait.
Region free.

Cheers for the kind words guys.

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Post by coyotedad23 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:52 pm

I for one do not care about any delay that may occur. I am very excited and pleased that what must be a very small number of individuals have completed this incredible film. Truly a labor of love of which will be a lasting historical document.
Thank you to all your hard work!
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Post by s o l v e n t » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:18 pm

coyotedad23 wrote:I for one do not care about any delay that may occur. I am very excited and pleased that what must be a very small number of individuals have completed this incredible film. Truly a labor of love of which will be a lasting historical document.
Thank you to all your hard work!
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Also, looking forward to the eventual shipping of the Battery Acid unit.
I do love Hexinverter modules.
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Cool thanks. The modules should be with me next week so you won't have to wait any additional time to receive those - they'll be shipped with the film (assuming you ordered both).

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Post by decaying.sine » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:23 pm

That's amazing. 3000! Congratulations. Who cares how long it takes. It'll be awesome when it shows up in my mailbox.

Great job :sb:
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Post by coyotedad23 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:56 pm

I first ordered the HC blu-ray then a few weeks later ordered the Battery Acid. It will be like an unexpected christmas gift when they arrive!
I think my reaction will be like Steve Martin's reaction to the new phone book in The Jerk.
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Post by JohnLRice » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:27 pm

Awesome job! I'd much rather have it be "right" and "the best" :tu: :hail: than to get just "something" that is on time! :roll: :mad:

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Post by amnesia » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:36 pm

excellent stuff! Cant wait to put faces ( and voice) to people.

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Post by Christopher Winkels » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:49 pm

July or August, it matters not. I look forward to receiving my copy and initiating several hours of mounting exasperation for my long-suffering spouse.

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Post by decaying.sine » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:51 pm

JohnLRice wrote:Awesome job! I'd much rather have it be "right" and "the best" :tu: :hail: than to get just "something" that is on time! :roll: :mad:
Time is non-linear and multi-dimensional in the modular realm. Everyone knows this. That's why it takes 13 months to build a mult and 6 hours for an MOTM-480. :tardis:
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Post by catatemycaps » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:14 am

I don't mind the delay but I do appreciate the update. :yay:
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Post by rezzn8r » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:10 am

Christopher Winkels wrote: I look forward to receiving my copy and initiating several hours of mounting exasperation for my long-suffering spouse.
I think that sums it up for me too! :lol:
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Post by clarke68 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:13 pm

Totally awesome. Thanks for the update.

Christopher Winkels wrote:I look forward to receiving my copy and initiating several hours of mounting exasperation for my long-suffering spouse.
x2. The only disappointment with the delay is that now Father's Day has passed, and that's one of the only days of the year I can sit and watch a 4-hour anything without harassment. I think I know how many future Father's Days will be spent....
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Post by Tonsil » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:59 pm

Sooo looking forward to this! And look at it this way, better to have lots of people clamoring for shipments than if nobody cared. We're just excited, can you blame us? That's fine... more time to plan the screening parties.

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Post by s o l v e n t » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:58 pm

Tonsil wrote:Sooo looking forward to this! And look at it this way, better to have lots of people clamoring for shipments than if nobody cared.
No doubt, that point is not lost on us!

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Post by stk » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:18 pm

Massive job well done lads, deadlines shmedlines, it's the end result that counts!

You've earned a few well deserved :guinness:

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Post by odecahedron » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:40 am

as much as i cant wait, i can totally wait

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