FILMS

The Bet DVD

THE BET DVD


Two men have a long-standing game of placing a wager on those unfortunate enough to cross their path. Their latest pawn is a young woman with a mysterious past.
DETAILS
Original version of the film on commercially manufactured DVD. Available directly through Amazon.

2007 | 19 Minutes | Color | Stereo | Region 0
4 HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES
  • SIX FULL-LENGTH COMMENTARIES:
    THE FILM Director Michael Dunn THE STARS Courtney Gardner and Walt Turner THE STORY Co-Writers Michael Dunn and Chris Smith THE LOOK Director of Photography Kurt Rauf THE SOUND Sound Designer John McClain THE PRODUCTION Producer Matt Wilkinson and Managing Producer Drew Marvick
  • ISOLATED PRODUCTION SOUNDTRACK The sound as it was recorded on set without music or sound design
  • “AN UNCOMMON WAGER: THE MAKING OF ‘THE BET’” Interviews with Cast and Crew, Behind-the-Scenes Footage and More
  • ALTERNATE AND EXTENDED ENDINGS presented by the writers with animated storyboards
  • “MIDNIGHT MOVIE” THE BET in simulated black and white 8mm
  • “AND NOW, ON TO OUR TOP STORY” Uninterupted Channel 4 newscasts with optional commentary
  • “HALLWAY” MUSIC VIDEO directed by Michael Dunn, featuring Justine Bellinsky and Walt Turner
  • “FOREPLAY” · “CREATING THE LOOK” In-depth look at the post production techniques · “THE BLOODY GLITCH”
  • PLUS: Bloopers, Trailers, Storyboards and Trivia
FREE HD REMASTERED VERSION
Buy the DVD and get the HD Remastered version free as a digital download. Email required for download link delivery.
REVIEWS
  • “Twisted... Simple and effective”
    EVIL DREAD
  • “Michael Dunn’s stunningly shot (in HD), enigmatic and profoundly disturbing THE BET [is] a metaphysical abduction drama worthy of David Lynch himself.”
    CITY LIFE
  • “It’s rare to see a first-time director arrive on scene with all his aesthetic ducks in a row. With THE BET, Michael Dunn enters just that way, with a vibrant vision in a carefully crafted and intriguing philosophical horror worth its weight in unspoken themes. Through the prism of social commentary, THE BET distills moral quandary with undercurrents of righteous violence.”
    SHORT END MAGAZINE
  • “A good horror thriller”
    MOVIES ONLINE
  • “Acting in the film was top-notch... Well-paced, intelligent, eerie and intriguing... An ending that left me awestruck”
    FATALLY YOURS
  • “Felt very much like a really good David Lynch film... An intelligent, original and well woven story... Michael Dunn [will be] mentioned in the same breath as Cronenberg and Lynch. He’s that talented and this movie really is that good!”
    GOREHOUNDS UNITE!
  • “Unsettling... Truly brilliant... Great acting, directing and plot.”
    HORROR REVIEWS
  • “A grimy and interesting trip”
    HORROR MOVIES
  • “Visually impressive... Viewers need to pay attention and think in order to fully understand, or at least attempt to interpret what’s happening to The Girl.”
    HORROR ASYLUM
  • “Dark and eerie”
    THE HORROR EXPLORER
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The Bet: Remastered

THE BET: Remastered
Digital Download


Recut, Regraded and Remixed. THE BET celebrates its seventh anniversary with a complete high-definition overhaul.
DETAILS
Digital HD download of remastered version.

2014 | 19 Minutes | Color | Stereo
NEW IN THIS VERSION
  • Recut by the Director, including Never-Before-Seen Footage
  • Digitally Enhanced Shots
  • Completely Regraded under the Supervision of Director of Photography Kurt Rauf
  • Remixed Sound and Soundtrack
  • Full 1920x1080 HD
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$2.99
The Bet Digital Download

THE BET Digital Download


Standard version of the film available as a digital download.

2007 | 19 Minutes | Color | Stereo
99¢
Money Shot Digital Download

MONEY SHOT Digital Download


HD (720p) version of the film available as a digital download.

2016 | 12 Minutes | Color | Stereo
99¢

BOOKS

Detox A Novel by Michael Dunn

DETOX

Author's Preferred Version

 

A Novel by Michael Dunn
Based on a Screenplay by Michael Dunn & Chris Smith


A new vision of dramatic horror from Michael Dunn, the author of BEAUTIFUL, filled with suspense, terror and—unexpectedly—romance and featuring passages of experimental typography, DETOX is a unique experience in storytelling.


The age-old story of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy tries to get girl back, but the boy is a bi-polar alcoholic, the girl is a heroin addict, and the plan to get her back involves kidnapping and ketamine—and an insistent nosy neighbor hell-bent on getting into the house. As the withdrawal mounts, Mat forgets his meds, forcing Julia to fight to survive against bad trips, Mat’s downward spiral and a mysterious watchman who haunts the gloom, while Mat unwittingly risks her life to win her back.


2014 | 404 pages | 5.83" x 8.26" | Paperback


$14.96

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Detox A Novel by Michael Dunn

DETOX

Variant Edition

 

A Novel by Michael Dunn
Based on a Screenplay by Michael Dunn & Chris Smith


This edition of DETOX features a variant cover photograph by Rachel Bellinsky and some formatting changes inside. Some content is not included in this edition due to printing restrictions. See the “Author’s Preferred Version” above.


2014 | 416 pages | 5.06" x 7.81" | Paperback


$14.95
Beautiful a Novel by Michael Dunn

//BEAUTIFUL


A Novel by Michael Dunn


“Very grisly, haunting”—Wildsound

“Highly original and unusual... Fascinating and emotionally involving... with vibrant characters [that are] real and accessible”—Slamdance

Identical twins: Stéphane and Rémy Janssen. They believe one of them was supposed to have been absorbed in utero. With the help of an underground surgeon, they attempt to do what nature didn’t.

A story of loneliness and perversion, BEAUTIFUL explores the obsession with the physical while lifting away the flesh to understand what’s underneath.


2014 | 304 pages | 5.83" x 8.26" | Paperback

$13.49

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Beautiful a Novel by Michael Dunn

//BEAUTIFUL

Variant Edition


A Novel by Michael Dunn

Variant edition with alternate cover. The text inside, while reformatted to the new size, is the same as the other versions.


2015 | 356 pages | 5.06" x 7.81" | Paperback

$14.95
Beautiful a Novel by Michael Dunn

//BEAUTIFUL

Limited Edition Hardcover


A Novel by Michael Dunn

Preview hardcover edition available for a limited time. Full-color dust jacket, gold-samped blue linen cover and cream pages.


2014 | 292 pages | 6" x 9" | Hardcover

$29.99

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$35.99
Suffer Collected Works by Michael Dunn

SUFFER


Collected Works by Michael Dunn


From a period spanning 15 years, the works herein were a way of exorcising the emotions and thoughts that would have poisoned from the inside. Now, they are collected and presented for the public. Understand, though, these stories were never meant for anyone else. Whether the setting is a desolate apartment building, a porno set or an everyday high school, it’s still a world from the imagination of Michael Dunn. His characters, often struggling to survive even an ordinary life, are thrust into unusually grim situations which test their ability to adapt. The short stories and poems included in this anthology are dark and disturbing, but—at times—funny and insightful. And even inspirational, despite their bleakness. To find the light in the dark is to know how to not be afraid.


2012 | 334 pages | 5.83" x 8.26" | Paperback

$14.24

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$17.09
Suffer Collected Works by Michael Dunn

SUFFER

Limited Edition Hardcover


Collected Works by Michael Dunn


Hardcover edition of SUFFER available for a limited time with full-color dust jacket.


2009 | 288 pages | 6" x 9" | Hardcover

$29.63

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Suffer Singles Orange Volume by Michael Dunn

SUFFER SINGLES:
ORANGE VOLUME


Collected Works by Michael Dunn


The warning on the books states “This book is not for you.” From a period spanning 15 years, the works herein were a way of exorcising the emotions and thoughts that would have poisoned from the inside now collected and presented for the public.

The grotesque meet quirky in these unusual short works that toy with fear and teeter on the line between horror and humor.

Includes A previously unpublished short story.


2014 | 112 pages | 4.25" x 6.88" | Paperback

$7.00

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Suffer Singles Brown Volume by Michael Dunn

SUFFER SINGLES:
BROWN VOLUME


Collected Works by Michael Dunn


The warning on the books states “This book is not for you.” From a period spanning 15 years, the works herein were a way of exorcising the emotions and thoughts that would have poisoned from the inside now collected and presented for the public.

The dankest, darkest worlds populated by worn-out souls become the playground for some seriously disturbing tales.

Includes a previously unpublished short story and an excerpt from the upcoming novel BEAUTIFUL by Michael Dunn.


2014 | 104 pages | 4.25" x 6.88" | Paperback

$7.00

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Suffer Singles Red Volume by Michael Dunn

SUFFER SINGLES:
RED VOLUME


Collected Works by Michael Dunn


The warning on the books states “This book is not for you.” From a period spanning 15 years, the works herein were a way of exorcising the emotions and thoughts that would have poisoned from the inside now collected and presented for the public.

A bored man, a college kid, a porno priest, a fetish addict, a former porn star—all become victims of their desires.


2014 | 116 pages | 4.25" x 6.88" | Paperback

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Haikuingly Email Sign-Offs by Smith and db

HAIKUINGLY,


Email Sign-Offs by Smith & dunn


On the seventeenth
Of July, 2009
Tradition began

Smith closed his email
To db with a haiku
A week later, more

Smith’s valediction
Added a new element
Ended with “ing-ly”

This practice lasted
In the emails for three years
Between the two friends

Vulgar or witty
Haikus and valedictions
Sometimes booze-induced

For better or worse
The sign-offs collected here
For posterity

Nostalgia-inducingly,


2014 | 212 pages | 5" x 8" | Paperback

$9.99
The Bet: The Screenplay and Short Story

THE BET


The Screenplay and Short Story by Michael Dunn & Chris Smith


In the hallway of a derelict building, a young woman is dumped and left. She is bound and gagged. Alone. The door on the opposite side of the hallway opens. Another man drags her away and into his room.

One minute. That’s the rule. One minute in each room.

As each of the two men wait for the minute to pass, biding their time in their unique way, they reveal more about the truth behind the game. And, slowly, the young woman will understand where she is and why she’s there.

The screenplay for THE BET by Michael Dunn & Chris Smith, available for the first time, is presented with the original short story by Michael Dunn. Together, they provide a unique insight into a moral tale, different in each medium, yet each with a strikingly powerful message. Includes stills from the film.


2009 | 74 pages | 5.83" x 8.26" | Paperback

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Haikuingly Email Sign-Offs by Smith and db

MONEY SHOT


The Screenplay and Short Story by Michael Dunn & Chris Smith


An ex-porn stud is attacked by a mysterious stalker, enticed by a beautiful seductress and forced to confront his regret of leaving the adult film industry. From the creators of the acclaimed short film, THE BET, this new tale explores similar themes. Included are the screenplay and the original short story, “Green Eyes,” as well as stills from the film.


2011 | 68 pages | 5.83" x 8.26" | Paperback

$7.99
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MERCHANDISE

The Bet T-shirts

DONNIE and MAREE T-Shirt


Limited Edition shirts printed as part of the release of THE BET DVD. Heavy cotton and clean screenprinting. Very limited stock.


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The Bet poster

THE BET Poster


27" x 40" theatrical poster for THE BET, printed on high-quality matte paper.


$30.20
Money Shot poster Seductress

MONEY SHOT Poster (Seductress)


27" x 40" full-color theatrical poster on high quality matte paper. The design was created from a grid of 12,700 custom halftone dots. See detail below:


$30.20
Money Shot poster Stalker

MONEY SHOT Poster (Stalker)


27" x 40" full-color theatrical poster on high quality matte paper. The design was created from a grid of 12,700 custom halftone dots. See detail in Seductress poster description above.


$30.20
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