Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The mere existence of Death Race 2050 is going to confuse a few people and I’d be lying if I said that didn’t delight me just a little bit. This is the direct sequel to producer Roger Corman‘s schlocky 1975 film Death Race 2000, ignoring Paul W.S. Anderson’s 2008 remake Death Race and its two direct-to-video sequels, Death Race 2 and Death Race 3: Inferno. Anyone who only knows this series from the more grim and serious-minded (but not exactly serious) remake series may get whiplash from the new Death Race 2050 trailer, which harkens back to the tone of the original movie in a big way.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In 1994, legendary B-movie maestro Roger Corman produced a low-budget film adaptation of Marvel’s Fantastic Four comic book. It was never officially released in theaters or on home video. The story of this production and its sad, strange aftermath is the subject of a new documentary called Doomed, which has just received an official release date for later this year.
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Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The most terrifying thing about 1975’s Death Race 2000 is that its cartoonish satire has only grown more plausible over the years. Set in a dystopian future where culture revolves around a cross-country race where the murder of other drivers and innocent pedestrians is encouraged, it’s a trash masterpiece, a slapstick scream from the depths of ’70s America.
The 2008 remake, simply titled Death Race, was passably entertaining junk that removed the original’s razor sharp edges. But now, the film is being remade again as Death Race 2050 and it’s bringing a cinematic icon along for the ride: original producer and B-movie legend Roger Corman.
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In just under a couple weeks, audiences will get to feast their eyes on the latest iteration of Marvel’s first family in 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four from director Josh Trank. We’re not sure if fans will turn out the way they have for Marvel Studios films, but with the hope of a crossover with X-Men on the horizon, maybe interest will be piqued.
In the meantime, you should check out this great trailer remix featuring the ominous voiceover from the Fantastic Four teaser trailer combined with footage from Roger Corman‘s infamous, ridiculous 1994 adaptation of the comic book property. Watch the Roger Corman Fantastic Four trailer remix after the jump! Read More »
How can you buy a 9.0 rated copy of Action Comics #1? Is there a new viral site for Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Want to see the Avengers: Age of Ultron Comic-Con trailer, via storyboards? Where can you see a clip from the Roger Corman Fantastic Four documentary? What does Vincent D’Onofrio look like as Kingpin in Daredevil? Why does Mickey Rourke still hate Marvel? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Joe Dante and Roger Corman are two filmmakers with incredibly influential legacies. Corman’s eclectic, fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants style of filmmaking helped educate and launch the careers of everyone from James Cameron and Jack Nicholson to Ron Howard and Peter Fonda. Then there’s Dante, whose twisted sense of humor mixed with childlike wonder helped mold children of the Eighties in ways very similar to Steven Spielberg. Along the way, each gave us a ton of memorable films.
Now, the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles is paying tribute to the films of both filmmakers with a art exhibit and film screening. The exhibit is called Kings Of Cult: An Art Tribute to Roger Corman and Joe Dante and opens May 24 at the Gallery in Los Angeles. Before that, Dante and Corman will be in attendance at a double feature of Dante’s 1993 film Matinee and Corman’s 1964 film The Masque of the Red Death on may 23 at the New Beverly Cinema. Read more about the event, and see some of the art, below. Read More »
The Roger Corman-produced version of The Fantastic Four, from 1994, is like an optical illusion. Every time I try to watch the thing, I get about five minutes in before my eyes and brain resolutely decide to look at anything else. The term “unwatchable” gets thrown around a fair bit, but Corman’s Fantastic Four is a great candidate to define the term.
With a wave of superhero movies in full swing, two studio-made Fantastic Four movies behind us and a new one slated to shoot in March, it is inevitable that people will go back to Corman’s movie. It was never officially released, but the enterprising viewer can easily find it online. Now there’s also a documentary, called Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s ‘The Fantastic Four’. A trailer has hit, and you can have a look below. Read More »
Update: Joe Dante has taken to Twitter to debunk this report:
Original story follows after the jump.
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Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas is mere hours away and we’ve got a look at some of the awesome poster art from Mondo that will be on sale at the event. There are posters for Let Me In and Rubber both by /Film favorite Olly Moss, Roger Corman (co-winner of this year’s Fantastic Fest Lifetime Achievement Award) by Zach Hobbs, Red, White & Blue by Sawdust, Nevermore by Alan Hynes, and X: The Man With X-Ray Eyes by Rob Jones.
Hit the jump to check them all out. Read More »