Now Playing Donation DVD-ROM
Now Playing is a private podcast with no sponsors or advertisers. We rely on listener support to keep our show on the air. Donations from listeners funds the podcast we put out every week from Die Hard to Superman to Stephen King.
Twice a year we hold donation drives where we offer special bonus podcasts to donors. Once the donation drive ends the podcasts are no longer available. However, due to listener demand, for the first time ever we are opening the vault and making available, for a limited time, the Child's Play Retrospective Series. The Child's Play podcasts are avaiable for a limited time, from November 1 to December 31, 2013.
Note: Previous donors for either the Child's Play Retrospective Series in 2010, or the Now Playing 5th Anniversary DVD-ROM set will get the new Chucky review as part of their previous donation. If you donated for one of those previous drives, please check your e-mail SPAM folder. If you still do not find it, please e-mail email@example.com and we can look up that previous donation and get you this new review!
If you missed out on the previous Child's Play donation and the DVD-ROM set then details on how to donate and get this retrospective series are below!
Child's Play Donation Donate $15 or more
Those who support our show with a donation of $15 or more will receive reviews of all 6 Child's Play movies.
Platinum DVD Donation
None of our other previous donation series are available for download. If you want to hear some of our older donation drive podcasts, including Alien, The Thing, Poltergeist, George Romero's Living Dead, and others, read on.
For Now Playing's 5th Anniversary we released a special DVD-ROM set that had every podcast we've ever done, including the old donation series! The DVD printer had a minimum quantity they had to produce, so we have a very small number of DVD-ROM sets still available! Once these sets are gone, they are gone.
These DVD-ROMs were produced in the Spring of 2012 and, thus, do not include the no longer available Evil Dead, Return of the Living Dead, World War Z, 28 Days Later, Pegg/Frost, or Psycho podcasts. But they DO have every podcast Now Playing had done from its inception through 2012 plus exclusive bonus content only available on the DVD! This is over 250 podcasts, including the following previous donation series.
- Every podcast produced by Now Playing before 2013
- All the 2012 and earlier donation series bonus podcasts including
- The exclusive and "Easter Egg" podcasts Now Playing has done
- Exclusive "Behind the Podcast" interview podcast with the Now Playing hosts
- Extended interviews with all six Now Playing podcast hosts.
- An unedited recording session of a Now Playing's Star Trek (2009) Podcast
- An extended cut several of Now Playing's movie reviews including Kick-Ass, Hannibal, and Spider-Man (2002).
- An "enhanced" version of our Howard the Duck review that shows images from the film as we review (movie TBD, requires iTunes, QuickTime, or an iPod to view enhanced images)
- Many of the podcasts are remastered in a higher bit rate for the best possible sound quality
- All audio content (except the enhanced podcast) will be delivered in MP3 format for playback on all devices.
- Three "lost" movie reviews from the very early days of Now Playing.
Plus, if you get one of these DVD-ROM sets you also get the new Curse of Chucky review!.
Donate $150 plus shipping or more in one donation (Shipping & processing is $19.95 in the continental US; international listeners please e-mail for shipping rates)
For those who donate this high amount, you get a one-of-a-kind collectible DVD-ROM celebrating Now Playing's 5 years of podcasting! This DVD contains every podcast we produced from 2007 through 2012, as well as behind-the-scenes features. This 3 DVD-ROM set comes packaged in a DVD keep case with original cover and disc art and insert.
I donated but have no show! How do I get my podcast?
This is our most common question. All donations are processed by hand, and an e-mail is manually sent to you. We review all donation e-mails at least once per day. Once we process the donation we will get the DVD in the mail to you.
If you have not received your download e-mail after two business days of your donation please check your spam folder. Many times e-mails with terms "Donation" and "Paypal" are marked as spam. If the e-mail is not in your Spam folder, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and forward us your Paypal receipt showing the e-mail address that made the donation as well as the date and time the donation was made.
I donated for Chucky in 2010 or the DVD-ROM set. How do I get the Curse of Chucky review?
We e-mailed all Platinum DVD and previous Child's Play donors with information on how to get this new episode. However, as some of the e-mail addresses on file are over three years old, many bounced back to us. If you did not receive an e-mail from us please e-mail us at email@example.com and include the e-mail address used to make the previous donation. Once we validate the previous donation we will send you the details on how to get the new show.
Do I have to have the download e-mails sent to the same e-mail address I use for Paypal?
No. You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a forward of your Paypal donation receipt e-mail for your donation and the e-mail address at which you would like to receive the download notices. It may take up to two business days to process the change, so we suggest you monitor your Paypal e-mail initially, but we will then change the mailing address by hand.
Do I have to use Paypal to donate?
Yes. Due to the digital delivery of the files we need to have an online payment method and Paypal is the most universal form of payment. As we are a small operation we would not have the ability to keep track of mailed payments or payments made through alternate methods. Multiple payment methods creates more overhead. However, you do not need to have a Paypal account - you can enter credit card information without having an account.
How will I receive the bonus podcasts?
After your donation is processed (which is a manual process and may take up to two days) you will receive an e-mail with download instructions specific to you. A variety of download methods are made available. (For the DVD-ROM, the DVD is shipped to you, but the Curse of Chucky review must be downloaded separately).
I donated previously. Will I receive these bonus podcasts?
Our donation drives are limited time "thank you" gifts. While we are very, very appreciative of all donations to keep our show going, only donations made between November 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 will receive these thank you podcasts. However those who donated for Child's Play in 2010 or the DVD-ROM set will be receiving the new show with no additional donation required.
I missed out on the Spring 2013 zombie podcasts for Return of the Living Dead, etc. or the Fall 2013 reviews of Psycho and Simon Pegg/Nick Frost films. Those aren't on the DVD. How do I get those?
Our donation drive podcasts are only available for a limited time. The following retrospectives are no longer available through any means:
If you want the Child's Play shows please be sure to donate by December 31, 2013 before those go in the vault as well! Additionally, once the last of the DVD-ROM sets are gone, every previous donation retrospective will be completely unavailable.
- Evil Dead
- Return of the Living Dead
- 28 Days/Weeks Later
- World War Z
- The Simon Pegg/Nick Frost films (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End, Paul, Attack the Block)
$150 plus shipping for the DVD!??! Are you nuts?
If you donated for our every show on every donation drive we did through 2012 the total amount donated over Now Playing's five years would be $110. And in addition you are getting a collectible 3 disc set with loads of bonus content. Beyond that, on our donation drives we have a small number of listeners who blow us away with their generosity. We have wanted to reward those listeners with something special. This 5-Year DVD is not intended to have a normal $10 donor increase their donation, it is made to be a special thank you to the top 5% of Now Playing donors. The amount was set by looking at previous donations. There are no bonus podcast reviews on the DVD. If you do not donate for this DVD set, you will still have had a chance to listen to all our reviews if you donated with every previous donation series.
I don't want a DVD with all your shows, I just want one previous donation series. Can I get that?
No. With the exception of the currently available Child's Play series none of the previous donation series are on our web server; none of those shows will be made available for digital download, they will only be available on the physical DVD-ROM. More, we are a very small team and our focus is movie reviews, not web sales. We simply are not set up to deliver a'la carte shows.
I know you've done previous donation podcasts. Can I get those apart from the DVD?
No. Our thank you podcasts are available for a limited time as a donation incentive and once the donation drive is over the podcasts are no longer available individually. There are a few Platinum Donation DVD-ROM sets available that do contain these older podcasts.
If you have any other questions please e-mail us at email@example.com