Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Podcast: The Fantastic Four (1994)

Fantastic Four 1994

This fortnight on the podcast, Chris and I discuss the 1994 movie The Fantastic Four. Now I know what you're thinking: "Nick you dummy, that movie is pretty bad, but it came out in 2005, not 1994!" We'll you're only 40% right. The 2005 version is not too great, but there was an even earlier and worse version produced by YSM favorite Roger Corman.

"But Nick you imbecile, how come I've never seen or heard of this movie?" 1994's The Fantastic Four was never given a proper theatrical, VHS, DVD, or Blu-Ray release, so the only way to acquire it is through grainy, last-known-photograph-esque bootlegs. Funnily enough, since no one cares about this movie, it makes it insanely easy to acquire in this digital web 2.0 age. The full version is available on YouTube.

"But Nick you moran, why would someone make a movie with no intention of releasing it?" Gosh you're mean. The original producers wanted to retain the rights on the franchise, and needed a release in order to keep it going. One of the producers of this movie, Bernd Eichinger, went on to produce the 2005 Fantastic Four, which made him a pile of money the size of The Thing's dumps.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, one more horrible thing we forgot to mention, even though it stuck with us longer than about 90% of the movie: the soundtrack is a blatant rip-off of Jurassic Park's theme. We were humming the actual Jurassic Park theme for days.