Uwe Boll, the legendary Director behind several video game-to-film adaptations – like “Alone in the Dark”, “Postal” and “BloodRayne” – has shocked the movie world by announcing that he’s retiring from filmmaking!
Umm….that’s right, Boll left the Director’s chair with a one-fingered salute to the movie business!
Boll is a true renegade – a feisty filmmaker who has battled critics and fans over the years – for what many say are among the worst movies ever made.
And when I say “battled”:
Yes, the Director actually challenged Critics to a boxing match to settle their differences, and ended up knocking out four of them! He’s a guy who likes to fight back, as evidenced by his last film:
Rampage: President Down!
According to Metro News, Boll’s last film will be “Rampage: President Down”, with the director saying his politically-minded films just aren’t making an impact.
“Rampage 3 will be watched on Netflix, DVD or iTunes or whatever,” he said.
Check out the trailer:
Toronto’s Metro News also reports:
“Boll went so far as to say the “market is dead,” noting that “with streaming everywhere there is just a big wave of movies flooding around and you have no impact.” He also highlighted the drastic decline in DVD and Blu-ray sales over the past few years as “the real reason” he’s retiring, adding, “I just cannot afford to make movies.”
The director also addressed how he has been self-financing for over a decade now, saying “I never had people giving me money.” Last year Boll launched his third crowdfunding campaign, which failed to get the support he was seeking.”
The Human ATM!
The Toronto Metro goes on to report that the Director was funding all his movies!
“I’ve been using my money since 2005 and if I hadn’t made the stupid video game based movies I would never have amalgamated the capital so I could say, ‘Let’s make the Darfur movie,'” he added. “I don’t need a Ferrari, I don’t need a yacht. I invested in my own movies and I lost money.”
Boll said he hopes more people will discover and watch his prior films, which he believes “made sense and said a point about things” and “deserve to be discussed bigger than they were.”
With that in mind, time to discover THIS Uwe Boll film:
Boll had a good run by adapting vieogames into awful films….check out the trailer:
Boll continued his streak with the horrific adaptation of “Alone In The Dark:”
Alone In The Dark
As you can see, Boll had movie stars in his films, and many of them were successful…check out the trailer:
Unfortunately, many Critics called these among the worst films of all time.
If you really want to see the full scope of Uwe Boll’s work, then this is the film you must see:
Um….look at the trailer:
As you can see, Boll is an aggressive, “in your face” Filmmaker who isn’t afraid to offend. So, are his films as bad as many have said?
Sure, but he directed dozens of movies, some of which got some good reviews, and he just kept rolling film on dozens of films, so let’s give him credit.
His independent filmmaking will be missed!
We should celebrate those renegade moviemakers who bring their passion projects to life – like this!
The Legendary Andy Milligan!
Sure, this Director was behind the classic “Fleshpot On 42nd Street” – and this classic as well:
These are films that MUST BE EXPERIENCED! Check them all out here:
Was Milligan the worst film Director of all time? Well, the maker of this film would choose to differ:
“Hands! The Hands Of Fate!”
What? Well, “Manos” means “hands”, so the film is indeed titled…well, you get it. A truly awful film that you can see here:
Finally, another film was released recently that also laid claim to “worst of all time”:
The amazing “Birdemic” is also “worst film of all time”contender, and you can see it here:
And even some great people get involved in really bad films – say for example, Steve Martin:
No matter how much he yells, Martin can never erase that he was in this movie:
Ouch! The Beatles were not honored by this film! See it here:
Let me know your favorite Uwe Boll movie!
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