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Movie Review – Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four (2015)

Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four, 2015

Written and Directed by Marty Langford

Starring Roger Corman, Alex Hyde-White, Oley Sassone, Michael Bailey Smith, Jay Underwood

Synopsis:

In the 90s, legendary b-movie filmmaker Roger Corman was given the opportunity to produce a film of Marvel’s first family, the Fantastic Four. But after the film was shot and completed on a meager million dollar budget, it was suddenly shelved, and the cast and crew informed that it would never be released. This documentary tells the story of how the film came to be.

In the late 90s and early 2000s, Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four movie was something you’d hear stories about, from time to time. You’d see articles in Wizard Magazine spinning tall tales about a film so bad you couldn’t believe it. The costumes and sets like something out of a highschool play,
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Before Hulk Mark Ruffalo Was Almost This Marvel Villain

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Before Hulk Mark Ruffalo Was Almost This Marvel Villain
Next fall, Mark Ruffalo's beloved Hulk character will finally return in Thor: Ragnarok, after skipping this summer's Captain America: Civil War. The actor made his Marvel debut as Hulk in 2012's The Avengers, but nearly 20 years prior, the actor almost portrayed another iconic Marvel character, long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was even formed. A new documentary reveals that the Oscar-nominated actor almost played the nefarious Doctor Doom, although not in the movie you may think.

Yahoo! Movies reports that in the new documentary Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four, Mark Ruffalo auditioned for the Doctor Doom role, which he ultimately lost to Joseph Culp. The documentary also reveals that other well-known actors who were turned down for the movie includes Xena's Rene O'Connor Lost star Titus Welliver and Seinfeld's Patrick Warburton. It probably worked out better for those who didn't land roles in this movie,
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‘Doomed!’ Exclusive Clip: New Documentary Explores Roger Corman’s Ill-Fated ‘Fantastic Four’ Movie

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‘Doomed!’ Exclusive Clip: New Documentary Explores Roger Corman’s Ill-Fated ‘Fantastic Four’ Movie
Last year, 20th Century Fox released a “Fantastic Four” reboot directed by Josh Trank. Starring Miles Teller (“Whiplash”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed”), Kate Mara (“The Martian”), Jamie Bell (“Snowpiercer”), the film was a critical and commercial disaster. The reboot tried to jumpstart the franchise after the original 2005 series underperformed with its 2007 sequel. But in 1994, Bernd Eichinger of Constantin Film and director Roger Corman teamed up to make their own “Fantastic Four” film that never saw the light of day.

Read More: Watch: First 3 Minutes From ‘Doomed! The Untold Story Of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four

The new documentary “Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four” chronicles the history of the first ill-fated movie version of Roger Corman’s superhero film that was all set to be released, only for it to be forever shelved. It features never before seen footage from the production as well
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Contest: Win Tickets to the Kids Vs Monsters Premiere Party & Screening

  • DailyDead
Featuring an impressive cast that includes Malcolm McDowell and Lance Henriksen, Kids vs Monsters debuts Monday, September 28th in Los Angeles, and we've been provided with a pair of tickets to the premiere party and screening to give away.

One lucky winner and a guest will win tickets to the Kids vs Monsters premiere party in Los Angeles. The event will begin at 6:00pm Pdt with a special dinner, followed by a screening of the film with several cast members in attendance, including Lance Henriksen, Francesca Eastwood, and Anna Akana. The event will take place at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA).

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (2) tickets to the 6:00pm Kids vs Monsters premiere party and screening at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles next Monday, September 28th.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Kids vs Monsters
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Round-Up: Old 37 Trailer, Kids Vs Monsters / I Spit On Your Grave 3 Release Details

  • DailyDead
In Old 37, horror icons Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley show us that calling for help is a fatal mistake. Release dates and details for Kids vs Monsters and I Spit on Your Grave 3 are also featured in this morning's round-up.

Old 37: "Two brothers (Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley) intercept 911 calls in a beat up, old ambulance to terrorize a small Northeastern town. Available For Preorder Now on Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and Bestbuy.com. VOD on September 29th and DVD on October 6th."

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Kids vs Monsters: Press Release: "Los Angeles (August 25, 2015) – Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, “The Mentalist”) and Lance Henriksen (Aliens, “Millennium”) lead a stellar cast including Armand Assante (American Gangster, “NCIS”), Adrian Paul (“Highlander”), Christopher Atkins (Blue Lagoon) and Richard Moll (“Night Court,” “House”) in the fantasy horror-comedy, Kids vs Monsters, available on Digital HD and On Demand September 29 from MarVista Digital Entertainment.
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Roger Corman's 'The Fantastic Four'"

  • SneakPeek
Thanks to SneakPeekTV.Com, Sneak Peek producer Roger Corman's 1992 "The Fantastic Four" feature in its entirety, plus a trailer from director Marty Langford's documentary "Doomed ! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's 'The Fantastic Four':

Low-budget film producer Corman reportedly finished the New Horizons feature in 1992 and although filming was completed, the picture was never officially released.

"...in a flashback, 'Reed Richards' (Alex Hyde-White) and 'Victor Von Doom' (Joseph Culp) are college friends who use the opportunity of a passing comet to try an experiment; however, the experiment goes wrong, leaving Victor horribly scarred. 'Sue' and 'Johnny Storm' are two children living with their mother, who has a boarding house where Reed lives. 'Ben Grimm' (Michael Bailey Smith), is a family friend and a college buddy of Reed's.

"Early 1990s: Reed, 'Sue' (Rebecca Staab), 'Johnny' (Jay Underwood), and Ben go up into an experimental spacecraft as
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First poster for Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four

Last year we got our first look at documentary Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four and now they have shared the first poster via their Facebook page.

Check out the poster below:

Written and directed by Marty Langford, the documentary explores the story of the infamous 1994 Concord-New Horizons / Constantine Films adaptation of Marvel’s First Family, which was produced by B-movie legend Roger Corman and starred Alex Hyde-White as Reed Richards, Rebecca Staab as Susan Storm, Jay Underwood as Johnny Storm and Michael Bailey Smith as Ben Grimm.

Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four will be released this summer.
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Watch a sneak peek of Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four

Ahead of its release later this year a new sneak peek at Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four has arrived online, giving us a look at the upcoming documentary which delves into the history of the infamous 1994 Concord-New Horizons / Constantine Films adaptation of Marvel’s First Family.

Written and directed by Marty Langford, the documentary explores the story behind the low-budget Fantastic Four movie, which was produced by B-movie legend Roger Corman and starred Alex Hyde-White as Reed Richards, Rebecca Staab as Susan Storm, Jay Underwood as Johnny Storm and Michael Bailey Smith as Ben Grimm.

Check out the sneak peek here…

The post Watch a sneak peek of Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Sneak Peek At Documentary On Roger Corman's Fantastic Four Film

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
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#SDCC14: Michael Bailey Smith Signing Super Freddy Figures at Comic-Con

Planning on picking up Neca's Super Freddy Doll at Comic-Con this week? Then you may as well have it signed by the actor who portrayed the pumped-up serial killing nightmare man, Michael Bailey Smith!

Smith will be signing at Neca's booth (#3143) on Thursday and Friday so make sure you swing by and check him out!

This 8-inch retro style action figure is based on Freddy Krueger's appearance in A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5: The Dream Child and marks the first time this look has been produced in figure form.

Super Freddy will be sold July 24-27 at the event, the figure limited to only 5000 pieces and priced at $40. It comes in a blister card with backer card custom illustrated by Christopher Ott and Geoffrey Trapp.

If you can’t attend Comic-Con, Neca will be making Limited Quantities available both inside and outside the Us. Specifics will be announced shortly before the convention begins.
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San Diego Comic-Con 2014: Neca Breaks Out Super Freddy!

Neca cranks out quality collectibles by the truckload at a pace that's truly faster than a bastard maniac and more powerful than a loco-madman! To say they have a treat coming our way is a bit of an understatement! Read on for your first look at Super Freddy!

Figures.com reports that Neca is kicking off its San Diego Comic-Con 2014 exclusive reveals with a look at the upcoming Super Freddy (as played by Michael Bailey Smith). This 8-inch retro style action figure is based on Freddy Krueger's appearance in A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 5: The Dream Child. It is the first time this look has produced in figure form.

Super Freddy will be sold July 24-27 at the event, the figure limited to only 5000 pieces and priced at $40. It comes in a blister card with backer card custom illustrated by Christopher Ott and Geoffrey Trapp.

If you can’t attend Comic-Con,
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‘Glad All Over’ Fortifies Dave Clark Five’s Might at Forefront of British Invasion

‘Glad All Over’ Fortifies Dave Clark Five’s Might at Forefront of British Invasion
Most people who perceive the Beatles and the Rolling Stones as having led the British Invasion might be surprised to learn that the Dave Clark Five gave both groups a run for their money during their mid-’60s heyday. And that whole Beatles vs. Stones thing? The DC5 vs. the Fab Four constituted its own rivalry, at least according to the documentary “The Dave Clark Five and Beyond” — Glad All Over,” airing Tuesday, April 8, at 8 p.m. and Friday, April 11, at 10 p.m. on PBS (Koce in Los Angeles) as part of the “Great Performances” series.

Judging by the milestones, the Tottenham-based DC5 made it their business to one-up their Liverpool counterparts, beginning with the single “Glad All Over,” which supplanted “I Want to Hold Your Hand” at the top of the U.K. singles chart in 1964 and performing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” 18 times compared to the Beatles’ trio of appearances.
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Footage From Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four'"

  • SneakPeek
Sneak Peek a new trailer from director Marty Langford's documentary "Doomed ! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's 'The Fantastic Four', plus take a look at the entire film:

Low-budget film producer Corman reportedly finished the New Horizons feature in 1992, because German producer Bernd Eichinger wanted to retain the rights, and although filming was completed, the picture was never officially released.

"...in a flashback, 'Reed Richards' (Alex Hyde-White) and 'Victor Von Doom' (Joseph Culp) are college friends who use the opportunity of a passing comet to try an experiment; however, the experiment goes wrong, leaving Victor horribly scarred. 'Sue' and 'Johnny Storm' are two children living with their mother, who has a boarding house where Reed lives. 'Ben Grimm' (Michael Bailey Smith), is a family friend and a college buddy of Reed's.

"Early 1990s: Reed, 'Sue' (Rebecca Staab), 'Johnny' (Jay Underwood), and Ben go up into an
See full article at SneakPeek »

Trailer for documentary Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four

This year, 20th Century Fox is set to begin production on The Fantastic Four, a reboot of the live-action movie series based around Marvel's First Family. However, before Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis donned the spandex for 2005's Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, B-movie legend Roger Corman assembled Alex Hyde-White, Rebecca Staab, Jay Underwood and Michael Bailey Smith for 1994's The Fantastic Four

Never heard of it? Well, that's not really a surprise. As it happens, the final film never made it to cinemas, nor indeed VHS or DVD. You see, the whole thing was designed to help producer Bernd Eichinger retain his option on the characters and shot on a $1 million shoestring budget in less than a month. In the build up to its release, Eichinger pulled the plug, sparking rumours (later supported up by Stan Lee) that
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Trailer: ‘Doomed!’ The Story of Corman’s ‘Fantastic 4′

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Scroll down to see the new trailer for

Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s he Fantastic Four.

Here’s the official press release:

In 1994, Roger Corman was tapped to produce this Marvel superhero story on a very small film budget. The film was ultimately shelved prior to distribution, but a VHS copy was mysteriously leaked and the movie became a darling of film bootleggers and, more recently, web pirates. Rumors and speculation surrounding the production have become as much a part of the lore as the film itself.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Roger Corman’s edition of The Fantastic Four and finally, all of the secrets, stories and legal shenanigans that have kept this a ‘lost’ film will be revealed through in-depth, investigative interviews with the cast and crew.

The documentary is directed by east coast Film Studies professor and independent filmmaker,
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Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four Trailer

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Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four Trailer
More than 10 years before the big-budget 2005 version of Fantastic Four hit theaters, Roger Corman executive produced the 1994 live-action film The Fantastic Four. Don't be surprised if you've never heard about this before, because the movie was never released. 20 years after this ill-fated movie, the documentary Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four sheds new light on the production, with never-before-seen footage featuring Alex Hyde-White (Reed Richards), Jay Underwood (Johnny Storm), Rebecca Staab (Susan Storm) and Michael Bailey Smith (Ben Grimm). Roger Corman himself, along with several cast and crew members, reveal details about the only film that Roger Corman made but was never released. It isn't known when director Marty Langford's documentary will debut, so stay tuned for more information.

Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Rebecca Staab, Roger Corman, Jay Underwood, Alex Hyde-White, Michael Bailey Smith,
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Back This! – May 2013

Welcome to the first edition of a new monthly feature here on Nerdly – Back This! – where we take a look at some of the cool content taking the crowdfunding route on sites such as Indiegogo, Sponsume and Kickstarter. In this edition we’re taking a look at two very different films. The first is a British homage to 80s slasher flicks and the second is a Us documentary about a “lost” superhero movie…

If you’d like us to consider your project to feature in a future edition of Back This!, make sure to drop us a line.

Christmas Slay

Started by writer/director Steven Davis, the Kickstarter campaign for Christmas Slay is almost at fruition with, as of writing, only ten days to go in the campaign. Looking for £7000 to fund a two-week shoot in Bulgaria (standing in for the snowy mountains of Scotland), Davis’ film promises to be
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Crowdfunding Friday: Corman's Fantastic Four & Tezuka manga

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Feature Ryan Lambie 24 May 2013 - 06:10

This week's selection of geek-friendly crowdfunding projects includes a Marvel movie documentary, a game remake, and some classic manga...

Aside from all the new ideas to be found on crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter - including a new variety of beef jerky made from posh Japanese cows - there are all sorts of opportunities to indulge our sense of nostalgia.

Through sheer coincidence, the projects that caught my eye this week all have a retro theme; there's a documentary about a forgotten adaptation of a Marvel comic book, a timely revival of one of the most innovative computer games of the 1980s, and a special English language edition of a classic Japanese manga. Although very different, each of these crowdfunding projects is worthy of support, since they're all niche interests that simply couldn't find financial backing through other means.

There's another retro-themed Kickstarter project on the horizon,
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10 Embarrassing Superhero Movies Hollywood Wants You To Forget

2012 was a mega year for superhero movies. Not only did Nolan bring his third and final Dark Knight movie to the screen, to the collected hysteria of almost the entire world, but the Avengers made their first collective appearance and a new Spider-Man showed up with an edgier attitude and wicked skateboard skills that anyone over the age of 25 probably groaned at a little bit.

And the tide of good will to all comic book adaptations shows no signs of stopping, with a whole new phase for Marvel, but a hotly anticipated attempt to make a Jla movie from DC, plus new X-Men, Antman, Wolverine, Guardians Of The Galaxy and many, many more incoming. It’s good to be a comic book movie fan at the minute.

But it wasn’t always so, and dirtying the mostly very impressive relationship between comics and movies are those repugnant, terrible early efforts
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Indie Horror Month: Short Film Debut - Andrew Kasch's Thirsty

Feeling parched for some horror comedy? Well then, pull up a chair and get ready for all sorts of beverage-induced hilarity with Dread Central’s own Andrew Kasch’s short film Thirsty, which we are proud to debut below as part of our Indie Horror Month celebration this March.

Based on the short story of the same name from cult horror author Joe Knetter, Thirsty stars Joe Lynch ("Holliston", director of Wrong Turn 2), Tiffany Shepis (The Violent Kind), and Michael Bailey Smith (The Hills Have Eyes) along with several voice cameos from various genre icons and filmmakers including eternal badass Sid Haig.

Also check out the teaser trailer for Kasch and John Skipp's new short film Stay at Home Dad, which will premiere at the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 29th-April 1st, along with Skipp’s Rose short, Fetching Danny!

So grab a slushy
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