Sneak Peek At Documentary On Roger Corman's FANTASTIC FOUR Film

Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four is a new feature-length documentary detailing the god awful comic book movie from 1994. Come see a sneak peek!

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By nailbiter111 - 8/18/2014
Back before Hollywood studios like Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount, Universal and 20th Century Fox realized that you could actually make money off of adapting silly comic books into movies, there was a German producer by the name of Bernd Eichinger. He had the vision to see that comic books could become blockbusters and had his company purchase the film rights to the Fantastic Four from Stan Lee. One issue, his company didn't have the money to actually make a big-budget Hollywood film. So, in order to keep the film rights his company hired Roger Corman to produce it, as he was well known for making films on the cheap. The cast included: Alex Hyde-White as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, Jay Underwood as Johnny Storm / Human Torch, Rebecca Staab as Sue Storm / Invisible Woman, Michael Bailey Smith as Ben Grimm, Carl Ciarfalio as the Thing and Joseph Culp as Dr. Victor Von Doom.
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Dingbat - 8/18/2014, 7:11 PM
I respect what these guys were trying to do.
fettastic - 8/18/2014, 7:11 PM
Looks awesome, I'm psyched!
Dingbat - 8/18/2014, 7:12 PM
Interesting video though. Here's a thumbs up.

DudeGuyMan - 8/18/2014, 7:14 PM
Ha! "Doomed". If this turns out great I want them to make a documentary about Batman & Robin.
DudeGuyMan - 8/18/2014, 7:15 PM
TheAbaryMan369 - 8/18/2014, 7:18 PM
They should have released this, just for [frick]s. I get why they didn't, but at least a bit of money would have come in, right?
Desrow - 8/18/2014, 7:19 PM
With this and Jon Schnepp's "The Death of Superman Lives" I guess we got the 90's covered.
Dingbat - 8/18/2014, 7:19 PM
@DudeGuyMan

It already exists: the special features. It's just everyone involved talking shit. It's worth watching for a good laugh though.
MrBlackjack - 8/18/2014, 7:32 PM
The 90's...
MrCBM56 - 8/18/2014, 7:40 PM
@mRblackJACK

MrBlackjack - 8/18/2014, 7:42 PM
@MrCBM56
nailbiter111 - 8/18/2014, 7:44 PM
i've seen it twice and it is cheesy bad/good
mctrinket - 8/18/2014, 7:44 PM
Still the best looking Doom we've seen on film.
JackSass - 8/18/2014, 7:47 PM
Beats the heck out of that Josh Rank shit they're working on.
NicolausCopernicus - 8/18/2014, 7:48 PM
the josh trank reboot will not top this one
slyjason - 8/18/2014, 7:54 PM
90s .... awesome
GinjaNinja - 8/18/2014, 7:55 PM
if this movie wasn't made, the rights would be at marvel now right?
Joe6Pack74 - 8/18/2014, 8:16 PM
This was beyond a terrible movie. I will stick to golf.
riseofloganX36 - 8/18/2014, 8:47 PM
This is better than the blacktastic four... why cause Jonny Storm is WHITE!

Dont be a LEMON be a RoseBud!
Neek2086 - 8/18/2014, 9:11 PM
^^ racist
HypeMusheen - 8/18/2014, 9:11 PM


MODOKillian - 8/18/2014, 9:17 PM
-clap-
dethpillow - 8/18/2014, 10:23 PM
rad, can't wait to see this.

this movie wasn't even nowhere as bad as it should've been.

@dougierollingthejays - that's something that's not clear to me.
if it would've gone back to Marvel, or if it would've gone back to somebody else.
probably Marvel, but just not sure.
DarthSandwich - 8/19/2014, 1:28 AM
I gotta admit, i kinda like this movie. Yeah, yeah it is cheesy as hell but it is kinda fun and the thing looks better than the one in 2005 movie.
case - 8/19/2014, 2:28 AM
Sue storm looks even hotter now.
Joementum - 8/19/2014, 3:29 AM
They can go head and plan the sequel now.

Just replace "Roger Corman" with "Josh Trank".
MightyZeus - 8/19/2014, 3:31 AM
For a second i thought this was Josh Tranks The Fantastic Four.
SuperCat - 8/19/2014, 4:06 AM
Doo-Doo Man! (The Thing)

thunderforce - 8/19/2014, 4:34 AM
Marvel should have sued them for making this movie and gotten the rights back .
MrFantastic - 8/19/2014, 5:28 AM
@Dingbat

Agreed. You can see they were all passionate about the film and poured heart, body and should into its production. In an interview, Oley Sassone (the director) says he read every issue of the Fantastic Four Marvel Masterworks collection to understand the characters. Since there wasn't a lot of money, the emphasis was on plot and character arcs.

Despite its limited effects, there is a solid story and good performances in the movie. I hope there will one day be an official DVD release- perhaps with remastering and touch-ups on Doctor Doom's dialogue. Joseph Culp, the actor who played Doom, has said he'd love to re-record his lines- if given the opportunity .
IcemanX - 8/19/2014, 5:33 AM
R.I.P. Bernd Eichinger
DeathAdder - 8/19/2014, 7:46 AM
Still looks better than Trank's Blacktastic Four
Dingbat - 8/19/2014, 12:35 PM
@MrFantastic

Yeah I'd really like to see this movie even if it's an unfinished version. I like thinking about interesting movies that could have been. Superman lives is another one because it was so out there.
MrFantastic - 8/20/2014, 6:58 AM
@Dingbat

I know. I just wish that the producers of the Superman Lives documentary could get an interview with Nicholas Cage. Even though he's moved on and played other comic book heroes (Ghost Rider and Big Daddy), he would be interesting to talk to, especially about how he was chosen for Superman and how he would have played the character.

Perhaps he'd even provide insight as to the development process, those costume fittings he attended, how the project collapsed due to rising budgetary concerns, and why he chose to walk away….

And I hope they can at least give the original Fantastic Four of 1994 its due with a DVD release. The cast and crew gave it their all, the fans seem to like the intentions behind it (the limited VFX notwithstanding), and how its more faithful to the 616 comics than the films we got.
Dingbat - 8/20/2014, 7:05 PM
@MrFantastic

I could have sworn I saw an interview with Cage on the subject somewhere and it was fairly recent. Not sure if it was for the documentary though. I'll look for it.

Yeah I was so disappointed with the fantastic 4 movies we got. I'm looking forward to the reboot. I won't talk shit about it because we haven't seen anything. I need a trailer

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