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Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four

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](http://www.archive.org/) 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.