Back in 1992 the company Constantin Film was about to loose its option on the Fantastic Four property. In order to maintain the rights, they turned to Roger Corman to produce an ashcan copy of the film never intended for actual release. Corman sunk $1.98 million to make the movie. While I’ve never seen it, supposedly there is a trailer of the film on the VHS version of Carnosaur (1993), directed by Adam Simon and Darren Moloney; also executive produced by Corman. The plan worked and Constantin Film would eventually go onto to make Fantastic Four (2005), directed by Tim Story, for $100 million, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), also directed by Story, for $130 million.
I’ve know for some time about the film, and am sure back in the early 90’s, when Thom was making me watch Mark Goldblatt’s version of Punisher (1989), starring Dolph Lundgren, and Captain America (1990), directed by Albert Pyun, I would have also been made to sit through the 1994 version of Fantastic Four, directed by Oley Sassone.
In looking around for Corman films on the Internet Archive this afternoon, I discovered one could actually watch the film in its entirety there.
Thom, I know it isn’t the 90s any longer, but I fully expect you to watch this entire film and write and in depth review.