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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ReelStuff Redux

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Here's fearless leader John Ellis at the REELSTUFF film festival in Dayton Ohio last Thursday, March 12th...just hours before our special presentation of the Steve Canyon standout episode OPERATION INTERCEPT. John also delighted the audience by "interviewing" Steve Canyon creator Milton Caniff interactively on stage by utilizing a promotional film Milton recorded in 1963. More on this later.

I'm back from the whirlwind Dayton excursion which will have some surprising benefits to Steve Canyon TV fans. We met two people at Reelstuff that will have an impact on the upcoming Volume 3. Suprisingly, it was revealed that famed Korean War flier Dean Hess was the USAF Hollywood Liaison Officer to our TV series, and we were able to shoot a brief interview with him for our Volume 3 documentary. Then our second new friend Marc Malis, Vice President of Television Casting at Universal Studios for many years, who is helping us to try and find some production materials from Steve Canyon that have so far eluded us.

I want to mention that I had a GREAT time meeting all of the fans that showed up, and it was a lot of fun having a chance to chat about the series. Ron Kaplan and the crew at NAHF are to be commended on putting on such a class-act of a show, and I appreciate and am honored to have been asked to participate. Hopefully we can be a part of next year's ReelStuff as well!

On Wednesday of last week my hometown newspaper, the Wilmington Ohio News Journal did a nice little front-page(!) article on me (and ReelStuff) that some of you might enjoy, you can find it here.

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Note that though Volume 2 is a bit late in being released it IS COMING and hopefully before the end of this month...and it is (in our humble opinion) really terrific! Please understand that there is a huge amount of work involved and we are unfortunately understaffed and underfunded...but hey, we are doing the very best we can to make this worth the wait.

We recently recorded OUTSTANDING commentary tracks with Aviation Historian James H. Farmer and Star Wars alumni Peter Kuran, also actors Sylvia Lewis and Richard Anderson. We are also about to finish recording the remaining two (of four) commentaries with Abel Fernandez and Robert Hoy together for the episodes they both appeared in, and commentary with artist and entertainment historian Brad Ulvila...and more!

Please reserve your copy of Volume 2 today! It's coming (right around the corner now) and we need as many pre-orders (as well as sales of the Special Edition DVD, caps, and Volume 1) in order to help us to bring you the remaining two volumes.

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Sunday, March 08, 2009

More Volume 2 News

RELEASE DATE NEWS

Volume 2 is late and I'm sorry. I don't wish to get into the details but I will say that there have been a variety of issues that have affected this release and it will be released as quickly as possible, most likely this month (March) but ultimately depending on the speed our manufacturer can finish once it leaves our hands.

NOTE: Updated release/ship date is May 15, 2009! Discs are "at the factory" and being manufactured right now (May 6th, 2009). Thanks to everyone for your patience.

I also want to apologise for the need to have a separate shopping cart for Volume 2 (and eventually Volume 3) for Pre-Orders...it is necessary to keep the Pre-Orders separate (from what is currently shipping) in order to keep from making shipping errors on my end. I handle every package that leaves here and I send every letter and email myself, so understand that this way it makes it possible for me to NOT have to spend the entire day on shipping/organizational issues and can have more time to work on the episodes and extras myself.

NOW, having said all that...let's get to THE FUN PART!

HERE'S the near-final list of what's included in

THE COMPLETE STEVE CANYON ON DVD VOLUME TWO:

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Here's the final front and back cover artwork by Johann Mitchell

The interior reversible cover insert with full color art version of the Volume 2 cover drawn by Milton Caniff in 1958! We were concealing the image of the right side artwork (the reversible cover) so that it would be a surprise for all of the people who pre-ordered...but here it is now in all it's glory!

Disc 2 Sample Menu

Description of Contents:

NOT SEEN IN THE US IN OVER 45 YEARS!
QUITE POSSIBLY THE RAREST "LOST SERIES" OF ALL TIME!

IN BEAUTIFUL BLACK AND WHITE FROM THE ORIGINAL 35MM FILM BROADCAST MASTERS

12 FULL HALF-HOUR EPISODES AND MORE, FEATURING THE FAMED COMIC STRIP HERO CREATED BY


and starring DEAN FREDERICKS as COLONEL STEVE CANYON

Featuring MANY classic late '50's USAF planes in footage that can only be seen ON THIS DVD! P-51 Mustang, F-84 Thunderjet, F-84 Thunderstreak, F-86 Sabre, F-100 Super Sabre, F-101 Voodoo, F-102 Delta Dagger, H-19 Chickasaw, H-21 Workhorse, C-47 Skytrain, C-54 Skymaster, C-121 Constellation, C-124 Globemaster, C-130 Hercules, KC-135 Stratotanker, B-36 Peacemaker, B-47 Stratojet, Martin B-51, B-57 Intruder, B-66 Destroyer, B-50 Superfortress, KB-50 Supertanker, B-52 Stratofortress, T-33 T-Bird, SA-16 Albatross and others (including the Soviet MiG-15)!

Featuring MANY WELL KNOWN GUEST STARS such as Richard Anderson, Sylvia Lewis, John Compton, Roxanne Berard, Nick Adams, Wesley Lau, William Schallert, Jack Hogan, George Brenlin, Sandy Kenyon, Grandon Rhodes, Sam Edwards, Larry Thor, William Bryant, Sean McClory, Celia Lovsky, Jerry Paris, Abel Fernandez, Ted de Corsia, Ken Lynch, Robert Hoy, Tom Gilson, Leslie Parrish, Chuck Courtney, Hal Baylor, Jeanette Nolan, Hayden Rorke, Ingrid Goude, Leonard Nimoy, Meg Wylie, Bobs Watson, Lamont Johnson, Robert Sampson, Teru Shimada, James Griffith, Karl Swenson, Lili Kardell, Morris Erby, Frank Kumagai, James Yagi, Rollin Moriyama, Elena Verdugo, Oliver Cliff, Jay Novello, Jack Grinnage, Read Morgan, Joyce Taylor, Lewis Charles, Mike Road, Frankie Van, Gavin MacLeod, Jack Weston, Vito Scotti, Norm Alden, Mary Tyler Moore...and many others!!

THE COMPLETE STEVE CANYON ON TV VOLUME 2

340 MINUTES / BLACK AND WHITE
NTSC FULL SCREEN (1:33:1) 24 Frame Progressive
REGION 0 - PLAYABLE IN ALL REGIONS
DIGITALLY REMASTERED PICTURE & SOUND
12 FULL EPISODES ORIGINALLY BROADCAST IN 1958 & 1959 ON 2 DUAL-LAYER DISCS
Full Color Printing Inside And Out In An Industry Standard "Crystal Clear" Clamshell Case
Full Color Process Printed Factory Glass-Mastered Discs

EXTRAS:
COMMENTARY TRACKS ON ALL 12 EPISODES
ORIGINAL COMMERCIALS AND NETWORK PROMOS IN EACH EPISODE!
TWO ORIGINAL NETWORK COMING ATTRACTIONS FEATURING "Operation Diplomat" AND "Operation Souvenir"!!
Reversible Cover Art

Steve Canyon® is a Registered Trademark of the Milton Caniff Estate
Steve Canyon® is owned and Copyrighted ©2009 by The Milton Caniff Estate.
Entire Package and contents Copyright ©2009 by The Milton Caniff Estate.
All rights reserved.

A Milton Caniff Estate Releasing Release

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Celebrating The Steve Canyon TV Series' 50th Anniversary (1958/1959-2008/2009)

Executive Producer: Harry Grant Guyton
Producer: John R. Ellis
Color art and graphic design by Johann Mitchell

Disk 1 artwork and design by Johann Mitchell. We are using a different background color on each disc in all three volumes.

CONTENTS:

Disc 1

13. OPERATION B-52
NBC First Run Saturday November 15, 1958
Directed by Arthur Hiller • Written by Charles Beaumont • With: Richard Anderson. John Compton, Tom Greenway, Gene Miller, Bill Idelson, Sylvia Lewis, Roxane Berard, Peter Nelson, Jeff DeBenning, Stephen Roberts
Canyon and crew attempt to set a new around the world non-stop speed record in a B-52.
EXTRA: Commentary track featuring actors Richard Anderson and Sylvia Lewis with producer John Ellis

14. OPERATION CRASH LANDING
NBC First Run Saturday December 6, 1958
Directed by Lamont Johnson • Written by Sidney Carroll • With: Nick Adams, Wesley Lau, George Brenlin, William Schallert, Gordon Polk, Sandy Kenyon, Michael Hinn, Jack Hogan
While piloting a B-52 bomber from Brazil to California, one of Canyon’s crew becomes seriously ill.
EXTRA: Commentary track featuring aviation film historian James H. Farmer and producer John Ellis

15. OPERATION MUSHROOM
NBC First Run Saturday November 29, 1958
Directed by Don Taylor • Written by Sidney Carroll • With: Grandon Rhodes, Sam Edwards, Larry Thor, Vernon Rich, Norman Sturgis, Frank Harding
Steve is assigned to pilot the B-52 that drops the first test Hydrogen bomb.
EXTRA: Commentary track featuring filmmaker Peter Kuran, aviation film historian James H. Farmer and producer John Ellis

16. THE GIFT
NBC First Run Saturday December 20, 1958
Directed by Don Taylor • Teleplay by Ray Bradbury • Story by Ray Bradbury and Sidney Carroll • With: Barbara Beaird, Sean McClory, Celia Lovsky, William Bryant, Lillian Adams
Flying a group of children from an orphanage and displaced persons camp to spend the holidays with servicemen’s
families in Germany, Canyon finds a little girl who has never celebrated Christmas.
EXTRAS: Commentary track featuring aviation film historian James H. Farmer and producer John Ellis
Original network "coming attraction" featuring OPERATION DIPLOMAT (after end credits)


17. OPERATION BIG THUNDER
NBC First Run Saturday January 3, 1959
Directed by Lamont Johnson • Written by Sidney Carroll • With: Jerry Paris, Ted de Corsia, Ken Lynch, Robert Hoy, Abel Fernandez,
Tom Gilson, Marjorie Hellen, Caroline Hughes, Chuck Courtney and Hal Baylor.
Canyon takes command at Big Thunder AFB and has to deal with local citizens who violently refuse to accept the airmen and the base.
EXTRA: Commentary track featuring actors Bob Hoy, Abel Fernandez and producer John Ellis

18. THE SEARCH
NBC First Run Thursday January 15, 1959
Directed by Lamont Johnson • Written by Sidney Carroll • With: Jeanette Nolan, Hayden Rorke, Jerry Paris, Wilton Graaf, Abel Fernandez, Robert Hoy, Ingrid Goude, Leonard Nimoy, Bobs Watson and Meg Wylie.
Canyon searches for industrialist Peter Brendan, whose plane has been reported missing by his wife.
EXTRA: Commentary track featuring actors Bob Hoy, Abel Fernandez and producer John Ellis

Disk 2 artwork and design by Johann Mitchell. We are using a different background color on each disc in all three volumes.

Disc 2

19. OPERATION NOSE WHEEL
NBC First Run Thursday January 8, 1959
Directed by Walter Grauman • Written and produced by David Haft • With: Lamont Johnson, Jerry Paris, Abel Fernandez, Ingrid Goude, Robert Sampson and Charles Lind
With a civilian passenger, Canyon discovers that his nose wheel is damaged, and he must try to eject the frightened man before he risks a dangerous crash landing.
EXTRA: Commentary track featuring aviation film historian James H. Farmer and producer John Ellis

20. THE PRISONER
NBC First Run Thursday January 22, 1959
Directed by Lamont Johnson • Teleplay by William Spier • Story by Sidney Carroll • With: Teru Shimada, James Griffith, Karl Swenson, Lilli Kardell,
Morris Erby, Frank Kumagai, James Yagi and Rollin Moriyama
In New Guinea Steve finds Army dog tags which belonged to a flier listed as missing during WW II and investigates.
EXTRAS: Commentary track featuring television historian Brad Ulvila and producer John Ellis
Original network "coming attraction" featuring OPERATION SOUVENIR (after end credits)

21. OPERATION SOUVENIR
NBC First Run Thursday January 29, 1959
Directed by Lamont Johnson • Teleplay by William Spier • Story by William Spier and Sidney Carroll • With: Elena Verdugo, Jerry Paris, Oliver Cliff, Jay Novello, Tony Travis, Abel Fernandez, Jack Grinnage, Len Weinrib
Returning from Tapei to Big Thunder, Canyon finds that a souvenir he purchased there has placed an Air Force nurse and himself in danger.
EXTRA: Commentary track featuring stars Bob Hoy, Abel Fernandez and producer John Ellis

22. THE FIGHT
NBC First Run Thursday February 5, 1959
Directed by Walter Grauman • Written by John Hawkins • With: Abel Fernandez, Jerry Paris, Read Morgan, Joyce Taylor, Robert Hoy, Lewis Charles, Ted de Corsia, Mike Road, Mark Scott and Frankie Van
After sadistic boxer Al Gorsky puts Sgt. Berger in the hospital, Airman Featherstone (a former pro-boxer) decides to provoke the fighter into a grudge match.
EXTRA: Commentary track featuring stars Bob Hoy, Abel Fernandez and producer John Ellis

23. THE ROBBERY
NBC First Run Thursday February 19, 1959
Directed by Lamont Johnson • Teleplay by William Spier • Story by David Haft and Michael Meshekoff • With: Jerry Paris, Gavin MacLeod, Jack Weston, Vito Scotti, Harry Harvey, Jr., David Cross, John Craven, Carol Hill, Norm Alden
Canyon and Maior Williston are kidnapped by three men who take over their plane with a plan to rob the Penrose AFB bank.
EXTRA: Commentary track featuring aviation film historian James H. Farmer and producer John Ellis

24. STRIKE FORCE
NBC First Run Thursday April 14, 1959
Directed by Lamont Johnson • Written by David Haft and Michael Meshekoff • With: Jerry Paris, William Bryant, Robert Sampson, Don Fenwick, Yvonne Preble, Mary Tyler Moore
Canyon leads a training exercise in which an aerial assault force is sent to attack an installation in the Cayman Islands.
EXTRA: Commentary track featuring aviation film historian James H. Farmer and producer John Ellis

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This DVD will be released and shipped to all pre-order purchasers on May 15, 2009 via US Postal Service First Class mail or Global First Class Mail (for Non-US customers).

REMEMBER this DVD will ONLY be available directly from us (for the time being)...so reserve your copy TODAY!

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

ReelStuff Update

VOLUME 2 DVD NEWS: this week we are wrapping up the rest of the extras and have added Richard Anderson and  Sylvia Lewis as audio commentators. Series regulars Bob Hoy and Abel Fernandez are also finally on board to record commentaries this week. Bob and Abel's wives have both had serious health issues recently and we wish them both speedy recoveries!

Volume 2 is officially late at this point and will be ready to ship sometime this month, hopefully by mid-March. We thank everyone for their patience and advise to watch for more details in our next post (within a day or two).

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The embroidered caps arrived late this past week from the manufacturer and have been shipped (yesterday, Saturday 2/28/09) to those that pre-ordered them. We have a few more...

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Here's a last minute update from our friends at the National Aviation Hall of Fame, which has the information on the Reception. It promises to be fun and I am looking forward to screening OPERATION INTERCEPT and meeting those of you who are able to attend! You can also go to the ReelStuff webpage to view a trailer for Operation Intercept!



Reel Stuff is almost here – reserve your tickets today!

Don’t miss thirteen star presenters screening thirteen great aviation movies, all in just four days
and all in the Birthplace of Aviation!

March 12-15, 2009

Tickets are $10 per movie at the door
or
Save $35 by purchasing your Full Festival Ticket Package at
(full schedule and venue listing posted online)

Also, plan on attending the
Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation
“Opening Night of the Stars Reception”

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2009
Place: Engineers Club of Dayton
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Cost: $35 per person (by advance registration only – deadline is March 5, 2009)

Reception features heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and admission to the 7:30 PM special screening of Steve Canyon: Operation Intercept episode, presented in the Engineers Club theatre by producer and restorer, John Ellis, representing the Milton Caniff Estate.

John Ellis prepares a miniature helicopter for filming for the feature film INVADER (1993)

Help the National Aviation Hall of Fame welcome its Reel Stuff Film Festival “star” presenters and patrons to Dayton at this historic venue
 
Meet the producers, writers, directors and other talented people that will present their exciting films throughout the four-day film festival

Learn more about Dayton native and Hall of Fame supporter, the late Milton Caniff, and the 1958 TV series based on his Steve Canyon comic strip.

All Reel Stuff proceeds support the 501(c)(3) non-profit National Aviation Hall of Fame Learning Center

Call or reserve your tickets online at:

(937) 256-0944 x11