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BBS Documentary: Gone (And Back Again) —

In 2005, when it was time to do all the DVD duplication for my new movie “BBS: The Documentary”, I had to choose how many copies were going to be in the initial run.

Since I figured this was the greatest movie ever, and would sell like hotcakes, I chose a run of 4,500. 1,200 went out the door in 4 months.

I am now looking at the remaining stock: a pile of about 10 copies, and another 20 sitting in the original box. 30.

30 copies left out of 4,500! Not bad at all, even if it took a few years more than I expected.

Sales of GET LAMP helped a lot – once I created a double-pack, where you could buy the entire Jason Scott Filmography in one swoop, sales started to pick up again this year, at least a few hundred since August.

So, it looks like we’re almost out. But wait!

I can’t quite afford the money to get another batch, but a kind soul (who can choose to reveal themselves if they so wish) is covering the cost of duplicating another 1,000 copies of BBS, and will get a small consideration back for doing so (my idea). In general, it takes a duplicator about two weeks to get the whole thing through the system, and that’s all happening shortly.

The only difference between the old version and the new one will be that the disc art will be slightly different, to reflect the new run.

Think about it – thousands of people have my film in their homes, schools and libraries… that’s quite humbling. What a wonderful situation!

Here’s to many more.


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4 Comments

  1. Grimmtooth says:

    I still remember when my copy arrived. I’m sure my wife was quite sick of my ooos and aaaahs throughout – hey, I knew that guy! Dude! He invented Fidonet! And so forth. Thank you again for the hard work and obvious love that went into it, and to all the participants that stepped up to be interviewed.

    And oh by the way, that’s great news! :)

  2. Chris says:

    Watching “BBS” always brings me back to a special time and place in my life, and for that I am forever grateful.

  3. Ingvar says:

    Ah, this post did remind me that I’d promised myself to buy a copy of “The BBS Documentary” when I knew where I’d be living for the near future and since I now know…

  4. Matt Wilson says:

    Thanks again Jason for an excellent documentary! I watch it at least every 6 months to a year. Glad you were able to sell all of your stock.