You'll Get to See the Documentary About Roger Corman's Fantastic Four This Fall

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Who would have thought that Roger Corman’s unreleased Fantastic Four would leave a greater impression on the pop culture landscape than the three big-budget, major studio releases? It’s arguably more successful, too.

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Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four is exactly what it says on the tin—a documentary about the never-released movie. A movie that has now become almost legendary is how bad it was. In order to keep the rights to the Fantastic Four, producer Bernd Eichinger and his Neue Constantin film company had to make a film. Any film. And any film is pretty much what ended up being made.

Here’s a trailer for the movie, where people charmingly insist they wanted to share this movie with the world:

Doomed!, which debuted its trailer in 2014, is going to come to VOD on October 11 and DVD on December 20.

[via Entertainment Weekly]

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.

DISCUSSION

remyporter
Remy Porter

I’ve been waiting for this since I’ve heard about it! The Corman Fantastic Four has the distinction of being the best Fantastic Four movie. Sure, it was made for $1M and it looks like it. Sure, it’s cheesy, and dumb. And yes, the “climax” is CGI that makes Starfox on the SNES look photorealistic.

But holy hell, did everybody working on this movie give a shit. Nobody was there for a paycheck (except maybe Corman). They were there because they wanted to make the best goddamn movie they could. For all its flaws- and it has a lot of flaws- it’s got a lot more heart. It’s charming. It’s sweet.