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Uwe Boll Is Retiring From Filmmaking

26 October 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

While many cinephiles are lamenting the fact that Quentin Tarantino has said that he will retire from filmmaking after he makes his 10th film, most will probably celebrate when they hear that Uwe Boll has decided to call it quits too. The filmmaker behind Alone in the Dark, BloodRayne, Far Cry, Rampage, Postal, Blubberella and […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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Director Uwe Boll Retires From Filmmaking, Says ‘The Market Is Dead’

26 October 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director Uwe Boll is best known for his many poorly-received video game film adaptations — “House of the Dead,” “Alone in the Dark,” “BloodRayne” etc. — as well as the numerous negative reviews he has received over the years. But now, Boll confirms that he has retired from filmmaking and his latest film “Rampage: President Down,” the third film in his “Rampage” series, will be his last. In an interview with Metro Toronto, Boll cites market failures and an inability to make a profit as his primary reasons.

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“The market is dead,” Boll says, “you don’t make any money anymore on movies because the DVD and Blu-ray market worldwide has dropped 80 per cent in the last three years. That is the real reason; I just cannot afford to make movies. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Cult Director Uwe Boll Will Stop Making Movies

25 October 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lovers of cult movies and schlock cinema are in mourning today as notorious filmmaker Uwe Boll, sometimes referred to as the worst director of all-time, has called it quits. That's right, the mastermind behind such trash classics as Blubberella, in which he cast himself as Hitler, has called it a day. He is officially done making movies.

And it doesn't sound like he'll be doing a Steven Soderberg three-sixty on his stance anytime soon. Uwe Boll hasn't made too many good movies, and he certainly never made a great one. He is known for his low budget video game adaptations such as House of the Dead, BloodRayne and Dungeon Siege, none of which have ever garnered a favorable review. But angry critics and fans who solely love to hate watch aren't the reasons for his departure from the craft of filmmaking. He simply believes the market for his lower budget films is dead. »

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Director Uwe Boll's Final Film to be Rampage: President Down!

6 September 2016 2:42 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Tagline: "This Bill will not be Vetoed." This film fan was a little surprised to see that director Uwe Boll has completed another film. His latest and possibly last film is called Rampage: President Down. This film, is of course, the final in a trilogy, which began with Rampage (2009). A sequel to this first film was released in 2014 as Rampage: Capital Punishment. In a recent interview, Boll has stated that this will be his last film, with Boll transitioning from directing into distribution (Influx Mag'). A preview for Rampage: President Down is hosted here. This third film again focuses on Bill Williamson (Brendan Fletcher). After successfully stealing thousands of dollars from a bank in his hometown, Bill has made his agenda known, through a news station. Now, he is set on killing the President of the United States! Can the Secret Service and other governmental forces stop this violent man? »

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Uwe Boll is at it Again, The Rampage Series Comes to an End With President Down

6 September 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Uwe Boll, one of cinema's most provocative filmmakers, for all the right and wrong reasons you can think of, is bringing his Rampage series to a close with President Down. The final chapter of the controversial series is available today on VOD and DVD in the U.S.    Bill Williamson (Brendan Fletcher) is back in the final chapter of the Rampage trilogy. In the series' previous installment, he stated that we needed to “kill the rich and rip Washington apart” - and that's exactly what he's doing now doing. After assassinating the President of the United States, Williamson ignites the largest manhunt in American history. This act of domestic terrorism will change the country forever.   We have an exclusive and explosive clip to share...

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Postal Redux Releases On PC May 20, PlayStation 4 Version To Follow Later

10 May 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Postal Redux, a remastered version of Postal released in 1997 launches on PC on May 20, developer Running With Scissors has announced. The original – a 3D isometric shooter – sparked controversy 19 years ago for its violence and gore and centred around a player character who “goes postal” after being evicted from his home and embarks on a killing spree. Fun fact: the game is the inspiration for Uwe Boll’s film of the same name – considered to be one of the worst ever made.

Besides the high-definition treatment being given to the remaster, Running With Scissors says that this spruced up version will feature a new score-attack mode called Rampage, which aims to give players more replay value.

With the new powerful addition of Rampage, Postal fans will go wild. The outrageous single-player game play mode rewards an aggressive style of play by increasing a multiplier for each consecutive kill in a streak. »

- Joe Pring

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Update: How you can dissuade Uwe Boll from retiring

10 January 2016 11:14 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Uwe Boll may yet reverse his decision to retirement from filmmaking - but only if you support his new film, Rampage 3.


Just a quick update on this. We've been contacted by Gary Otto, the associate producer of Uwe Boll's Rampage 3, and the writer of the in-development project, 12 Hours.

He's pointed out a correction to us, which we're happy to make.

He told us that "Boll's retirement really depends on fans showing their support by buying or not buying Rampage 3. If Rampage 3 can actually make a profit, the film I wrote 12 Hours would be made and Uwe might not retire. If it does not break a profit it is indeed the end. None of the films have made a profit in a long time so he is predicting the end, realistically, but if people actually buy upon its initial release, brand new and not used, then »

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