Long-Gestating Documentary DOOMED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S ‘FANTASTIC FOUR’ Finally Gets An Official Release

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After years of writing, shooting, post-production, and legal clearances, director Marty Langford’s Doomed: The Untold Story Of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four will finally get an official release through Uncork’d Entertainment via streaming, physical media, and some select theater engagements. The documentary about the ill-fated 1994 superhero film and the strange circumstances surrounding its inception, production, and eventual shelving  will be available on VOD on October 11th, and on DVD/Blu-Ray on December 20th, 2016.

Those of you who are longtime readers of the Geek League Of America website and listeners of our podcast The LeagueCast, know Marty has been a frequent guest on our show and that we’ve been reporting on the documentary’s progress throughout the film’s lengthy journey from an idea Marty and his producing partner Mark Sikes had, to the actual completion of the film which features interviews with just about every major cast member of The Fantastic Four, plus director Oley Sassone and even the man himself, low-budget movie legend Roger Corman.

Here are the full details from Uncork’d, and also be sure to visit the official Doomed website to order your copy of the film on DVD or Blu-ray:

Uncork’d Entertainment acquires the heavily-anticipated DOOMED! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR Burbank, CA: Highly-anticipated documentary DOMED! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR, from writer-director Marty Langford, will be distributed in the US and Canada by Uncork’d Entertainment.

Chronicling the history of the first ill-fated movie version of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four (1994), DOOMED! features never before seen footage from the production as well as new on-camera interviews with cast and crew including Mr. Corman, Jay Underwood, Michael Bailey Smith, Joseph Culp, Alex Hyde-White and Rebecca Staab.

Langford says DOOMED! was “courted by a number of distributors and he had the luxury of choice. But once Keith at Uncork’d explained his company’s vision and strategy for our film, we realized that he was obviously the right one. He’s a terrific guy, a great distributor, and partner that we’re lucky to have.”

Uncork’d Entertainment President Keith Leopard says he’s excited to be releasing the definitive account of the never-released movie production and its Fantastic background.

“The average moviegoer doesn’t know that, ten years before releasing Tim Story’s version, Roger Corman was asked to produce a Fantastic Four movie. Unbeknownst to cast and crew, the film was never going to be released though – and for a variety of reasons. Doomed! is such a compelling documentary – and not just for comic book movies but anyone intrigued by the ins and outs of Hollywood and business. In short, it’s a Fantastic movie.”

Leopard’s enthusiasm for the film won producer Mark Sikes over. “The reason Marty and I chose Uncork’d was Keith’s passion for the film. He had a great reputation, but what really impressed us was how passionate he was about the film. We could tell he really liked the film and we knew we needed someone who understood it wasn’t your typical documentary.”

Uncork’d Entertainment will release DOOMED! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR on VOD 10/11 and DVD on 12/20. Uncork’d Entertainment’s recent releases include the theatrically released documentary JANEY MAKES A PLAY, Lou Simon’s horror-thriller ALL GIRLS WEEKEND, RESTORATION and A HAUNTING IN CAWDOR. The distrib’s upcoming releases include FEED THE DEVIL, released in August, John Fallon’s anticipated thriller THE SHELTER, and SPAGHETTIMAN, released theatrically in the Fall.

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  • Ag Obair

    I got to watch this once, way back in the 90’s on VHS. It wasn’t bad for its time, the special effects were damn good considering. Also, they got Dr Doom in his armor, not melded with it like the later versions of the movie.