Topic: Comic Book Movies
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4032 - Yesterday I blogged about 'My Take On the 2016 San Diego Comic Con International'. There I mentioned that the 'Highlight' of the convention for me was the showing of a documentary I had interest in back in 2013.
That was the time that the doucumentary was being funded by an Indiegogo fund raiser. My Facebook Friend Carl Ciarfalio, who had played The Thing in Roger Corman's Fantastic Four film, brought the fundraiser to my attention.
The fundraiser ended June 20th of 2013, and there had been some followup on the production. You see, the promoters of this fund raiser had needed to raise $60k to do this project right, and ended up with just $6k via the fundraiser.
So it has been slow going since then...
However, I also 'Liked' the Facebook Fan Page for 'Doomed!', and saw there that they would be showing the documentary film at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International.
I hoofed it down to the Hyatt from the convention center on Friday late afternoon and waited for the showing...
There were several of us there for the showing, and all that came were amazed at well how the documentary was put together. I could tell that by the expressions and the comments made during the film's showing.
The film was well edited, and told the story on how the film was made, what promotions had been done, and how the 1994 film ended up NOT being shown in theaters.
The persons in the film told their side of the story, and I was amazed at how the bits and pieces fit together so well.
You see, I had met several of the actors at the 1993 San Diego Comic Con International when they did the promotion there. I also purchased my copy of 'Film Threat' where the Fantastic Four were the cover story to that issue of the magazine. I also obtained b&w photos of the actors and had them signed as well.
I also later picked up a copy of the movie poster for the film at the Los Angeles Sci-Fi & Comic Show. It currently hangs in my home office on the wall. .
A few years back I met several of the actors of the film at the 2011 Wizard World Anaheim, (blog #3405), and became friends with Carl. He contributed a prize to one of the Black Fridays I held in recent years.
So as you can see by the above mentions, and others that I haven't linked to in this blog... I was really excited to view the documentary at the San Diego Comic Con! I was not disappointed and it became the 'Highlight' of my Comic-Con experience so far on Friday. Nothing else compared to it during the next two days of the Comic-Con.
I want to mention that the DVDs of the film are not ready for distribution yet, you can go to the 'Doomed!' Facebook Fan Page to keep up to date on that.
I also want to thank Marty Langford, and Mark Sikes for their time on Friday after the film's showing. It was great meeting you guys in person! Plus it was great to see Kat Green, who played Alicia Masters in the film, as well that night!
~Michael D Hamersky
Addendum: For my ratings comparison between the actors in the 1994 FF film and the 2005 FF film, see this 2007 blog of mine.
Also, see this blog link, for a scan of the FF film poster I mentioned above.
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