The journey to complete and release a documentary is a long one, but Reformat the Planet, a feature-length documentary on the chip music scene, has reached the other side. Focused on the hub of artists in New York and the Blip Festival, Reformat the Planet has had some significant success out on the festival circuit, and it’s the product of a talented team of producers called 2 Player Productions, who do some really lovely work. (Staking out a corner of the indie game world, they also have worked on the Penny Arcade video series.)
The DVD represents a more finished vision of the film, with a new cut, a new short (RTP “1.5”, excerpted below, with additional interviews from the past couple of years), a new audio mix, and bonus content.
The DVD set is US$15 and available from Fangamer. Sadly, no VHS or LaserDisc (and I’ve just heard from my sister that the family LaserDisc is working perfectly). Fangamer will also happily relieve you of the burden of additional cash and replace it with posters, pins, and other goodies.