In 1994, Roger Corman
finished production on the first live-action film adaptation of the classic Stan Lee
comic The Fantastic Four
. The movie then promptly went straight into hiding. Despite trailers promising it was coming, it was never to see a full release. The reason for this mysterious disappearance is simple: it’s absolutely terrible. But now you can easily see just how terrible it is as the full thing has been uploaded to YouTube
for your viewing displeasure.
As you’ll discover, the film easily lives up to its bad reputation, with costumes that look like they’ve been scraped out of a dollar store, laughable special effects and a general feeling of being rushed towards completion as quickly as possible. And that’s precisely what happened.
In 1983, the production company Neue Constantin
purchased the Fantastic Four
movie rights from Marvel
for a song, but with a contract stipulating that