Watch Trailer For ‘Doomed,’ Untold Story of Roger Corman’s ‘Fantastic Four’ Film

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Roger Corman’s unreleased 1994 Fantastic Four film holds an almost mythical status among comic fans. Shot over the course of 28 days for just $1 million simply so producer Bernd Eichinger could retain the film rights to the Marvel Comics property, the movie is legendary for its low production values and high levels of camp, despite only ever being circulated on bootlegged VHS tapes and DVDs, and now online.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film, Marty Langford and Mark Sikes have produced Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four, a documentary that promises to “shed new light on the mysterious circumstances surrounding this legendary cult classic and ‘lost’ Roger Corman film.”

Among the people interviewed are actors Alex Hyde-White, Rebecca Staab, Jay Underwood, Carl Ciarfalio, Michael Bailey Smith, Kat Green and Joseph Culp, director Oley Sassone and, of course, Corman himself. Although there’s no release date yet for Doomed!, there is a trailer, which you can watch below.

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  • Andy E. Nystrom

    Hope this gets a DVD release with the movie itself as a bonus feature. Not a great movie by any means but it does deserve an official release of some sort as it is a notable piece of superhero movie history.

  • Kabuce

    They should add the required amount of CGI to the film, polish it off, and see what happens. Only saw it once, but don’t think it was horrible, just rushed.

  • dekko

    Great – now I have that song from “Arrested Development’s” FF musical in my head …

  • The One and Only

    Unfortunately, outside of some bootleg copies of the flick, the original prints to the flick were scooped up by 20th Century FOX around the time of their first flick,& they were destroyed. Shout Factory found this out a few years back when they were in the process to getting the rights to the Corman flick ,and in the process of tracking it down.

  • Ottawa Boy

    Babied my VHS copy for many many years, until the capability of transferring it to digital and cleaning it up came along. As campy as it was, its still a piece of history.

  • demoncat_4

    interesting given how legendary cormans take on trying to do a ff film has become. though sadly like it disney will proably not let this thing be on dvd for not wanting to risk demand of putting the lost treasure on a legitimate dvd and blue ray release.

  • Steven Derrick

    I loved this movie as a kid! I had a crush on Rebecca Stabb.

  • penguintruth

    It was terrible, but it’s not like the Fox FF movies were any better.

  • Fred

    I remember reading about this movie in Wizard magazine as a kid i got to
    see a few parts of it and it was so great and bad all at once. The
    Thing looks like a reject Ninja Turtle costume painted orange the
    effects if you can call them that on Mr. Fantastic are the worst but
    Dr.Doom Owns no matter what. I can’t wait to see this documentary.

  • themanster

    Now back in early 94, this film was about to premere here at the mall of america,with the cast present,in costume.Then suddenly,the event was cancelled, just hours beforehand.The fans here were greatly bummed out, they were looking forward to it.No, not the greatest film, but I’ve seen a LOT worse..

  • K.a. Stone

    This was the best of the FF movies. The closest to the comics in spirit.