The early 90’s Roger Corman production of The Fantastic Four has never officially seen the light of day. You can get bootlegged copies that are of a superb enough quality, but there’s been no official DVD release, and the film has never had a legitimate theatrical run. The details surrounding its lack-of-release are a bit foggy, and a mystery that I, for one, would love to know the answer to.
As it turns out, I am not the only one. Filmmakers Mark Sikes and Marty Langford are on a quest to give us the answers to all The Fantastic Four questions we may have with their upcoming documentary, Doomed! And, as Sikes was even a crewmember on the production of The Fantastic Four, the doc is sure to have an insider’s perspective.
Currently the pair are trying to raise funds via Indiegogo in order to get the documentary off the ground. I don’t typically jump at the idea of throwing my own money into crowd-sourced ventures, but I will make a concession here, considering the subject matter. As a long time fan of the film, I know there’s a fascinating story behind it, and I think many would be thrilled to see that story finally told. I know there are far more fans of The Fantastic Four are out there who will agree. I mean, it was even referenced heavily in the new season of Arrested Development that was released late last month. They fictionalized some of it, changing characters and names around, but for the most part, it’s a true story.
In addition to all that, I would personally love it if somebody at least touched on the fact that this significantly lower budget film had a Dr. Doom costume that beats the shit out of the newer Fantastic Four films. And also let people know that Rebecca Staab was the hottest Invisible Woman.
So please, fellow comic book or comic film fans, help get this Fantastic Film made. Watch their video below, and click here to read more about the project and check out the perks for donating. Even $10 is a worthy investment on this one.