» The Patrick O'Brien Foundation
» 1 Disc
» Slim Digipack
» Main menu (Promotional clips for October 5, 1974) (total running time 35m 34s)
» - Hello (04m 15s)
» - Believe (05m 10s)
» - Intermission (05m 08s)
» - Diagnosis (01m 44s)
» - Apartment Floor (06m 10s)
» - Awareness (03m 33s)
» - Adaptation (02m 34s)
» - Advocacy (04m 07s)
» - Before (01m 17s)
» - Short Promo (02m 30s)
» What is ALS? (text)
» About The Foundation (text)
» About Patrick (text)
» POB's Greatest Hits (short films)
» - Spandex Wars (01m 35s)
» - Supermodel Meat Sports (49s)
» - Only The Strong Survive (03m 29s)
» - Electronic Knitting (02m 01s)
» - Pancakes (49s)
» - The Man With The Smallest Penis (08m 21s)
» - Bonus Round (Spandex Wars) (31s)
» - Benefit Party NYC (10s)
» - HoJo Rising (12m 25s)
» About The Film (text)
» How You Can Help (text)
» DVD Credits
» DVD, R0, NTSC
» October 5, 1974
» Everything Will Be Okay
» Patrick O'Brien
» Patrick O'Brien
This release comes in a slim digipack which feels quite unusual for such narrow release. I think the artwork looks pretty good and the whole thing feels like a well done job overall.
The only thing missing for this set would be somekind of slipcase but it's still looks better than you're avarage keepcase so who gives a shit.
This disc is basically a promotional release to create an awareness about ALS and about the upcoming feature film documentary October 5, 1974, written and directed by Patrick O'Brien.
The main menu features 9 clips from the movie (or possibly the making of the movie I guess) as well as one a short promo spot. This adds up to around 35 min worth of footage and it's a nice little preview of things to come (so to speak).
At the bottom of the main menu you'll find a selection tagged as "We Need Your Help". This will take you to a second menu page mainly set up to give you some background to the project (info about the film, the director, about ALS in general etc).
However, this menu also includes a subsection entitled "POB's Greatest Hits". And this includes a number of Patrick O'Brien's earlier classics which I think is a real nice bonus.
Maybe not the greatest disc ever made but for a pre-movie promo type thing I think it's certainly way better than expected.
Sometime during 2004, director Patrick O'Brien noticed and involuntary shaking in his legs and in 2005 he was officially diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (or ALS, aka Lou Gehrig's disease).
Since then he has started working on his first feature film October 5, 1974. This disc shows a number of videoclips from the making of this project and basically works as a pre-movie promo (of sorts).