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Uwe Boll announces retirement from film, and there was much rejoicing

10.26.2016

So apparently Uwe Boll, director of such classics as HOUSE OF THE DEAD, ALONE IN THE DARK, and POSTAL, will be quitting the movie business.

Yay!

Now, wait, that's a bit harsh. As a lover of bad movies, it's a shame we'll be losing one of the greats. And, for what it's worth, it did seem like he wanted to make good movies and had a lot of passion. This is especially true of his recently politically-charged films like RAMPAGE: PRESIDENT DOWN and DARFUR, which were definitely trying to say something (say what exactly, no one but Boll is sure. But still). However, he did splice in random videogame footage in the HOUSE OF THE DEAD movie for no f*cking reason, so screw him.

Anyway, here's what he had to say about his early retirement (which unlike Kevin Smith or Steven Soderbergh, might actually stick):

“The market is dead, you don’t make any money anymore on movies because the DVD and Blu Ray market worldwide has dropped 80 per cent in the last three years. That is the real reason; I just cannot afford to make movies. I can’t go back to student filmmaking because I have made so many movies in my life, and I can’t make cheaper and cheaper movies at my age. It’s a shame. I would be happy to make movies but it is just not financially profitable.”

Uwe Boll has reportedly been self-funding his films since 2005, but as he alludes to, the advent of streaming has made profits in home sales almost obsolete. So while this is a story about the loss of a filmmaker, it is also a sobering reminder of the changing film landscape. This new distribution model disproportionately affects lower-to-mid budget films, making it less-and-less profitable to produce such films, especially those with a unique point-of-view (as those kinds of films rarely make a profit theatrically, if they even get a theatrical release to begin with). So we'll see how the death of the home market plays out in the future.

But enough about that. The good news is there will be no more DUNEGON SEIGE movies!    

 

Extra Tidbit: Yes, Uwe Boll (an amateur boxer) actually challenged his critics to a boxing match and beat them up.
Source: Metro News

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12:19PM on 10/27/2016
I'm pretty sure by next year he'll come out of the retirement and say he's found a sponsor to back him up on some kind of streaming service.
I'm pretty sure by next year he'll come out of the retirement and say he's found a sponsor to back him up on some kind of streaming service.
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10:49AM on 10/27/2016
I remember when I loved to hate this guy. It was a different time. Movies were different. When the box-office was such valuable real estate, having this prick even break the Top 10 was a major annoyance. But his movies don't even make it to theaters anymore. Even good small movies rarely make it to theaters, and his certainly don't. I'm almost sorry to see him go, because he's been forced out by the changing industry, not because his movies suck.
I remember when I loved to hate this guy. It was a different time. Movies were different. When the box-office was such valuable real estate, having this prick even break the Top 10 was a major annoyance. But his movies don't even make it to theaters anymore. Even good small movies rarely make it to theaters, and his certainly don't. I'm almost sorry to see him go, because he's been forced out by the changing industry, not because his movies suck.
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10:08AM on 10/27/2016
We've lost Gorgeous George.
We've lost Gorgeous George.
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10:08AM on 10/27/2016
I worked with him once. He's a very funny guy.
I think he'll be back ...somehow.
I worked with him once. He's a very funny guy.
I think he'll be back ...somehow.
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8:09AM on 10/27/2016
Thats ok, we still have Tommy Wiseau.. mmmkay
Thats ok, we still have Tommy Wiseau.. mmmkay
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10:31PM on 10/26/2016
Truly a sad day in the world of cinematography. A beautiful bright light has fallen from the sky...
Truly a sad day in the world of cinematography. A beautiful bright light has fallen from the sky...
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8:01PM on 10/26/2016
Shame.
Shame.
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7:21PM on 10/26/2016

At last


I just looked it up on IMDB, it states, Uwe has directed roughly 30 films. I've watched a good chunk of his flicks, all were garbage. I really wanted to see how bad his stuff gets. Let's say each film was 90 minutes, that would mean Uwe's given the world 2700 minutes of pure, cinema trash.

With that said, I have to give him credit, Uwe released a movie in 2007 called Seed. Seed displays about 6 solid minutes of movie here, it's of this woman getting jacked up, crazy gore, long cuts and

I just looked it up on IMDB, it states, Uwe has directed roughly 30 films. I've watched a good chunk of his flicks, all were garbage. I really wanted to see how bad his stuff gets. Let's say each film was 90 minutes, that would mean Uwe's given the world 2700 minutes of pure, cinema trash.

With that said, I have to give him credit, Uwe released a movie in 2007 called Seed. Seed displays about 6 solid minutes of movie here, it's of this woman getting jacked up, crazy gore, long cuts and great FX (although I just watched the scene again and the CGI isn't holding up well), props to Uwe on this scene, it's effective film making. Uwe is batting 6 for 2700.

I for one am glad it's over, I can stop the madness.

I pasted the link below, it never works when I try to do this. Look up "Seed gore scene" on youtube. [link]
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6:12PM on 10/26/2016

Hmm

Well, I liked Rampage and Darfur alot.
Well, I liked Rampage and Darfur alot.
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6:09PM on 10/26/2016
I'm giving this a neutral because as much as I detest the man and every film he made, he isn't wrong about the change in format killing low budget indi films. And that is a damn fucking shame. So while I rejoice in the fact he'll never make another movie, I am saddened by all the potential beautiful films we might never get to see from other smaller film makers due to the more or less death of physical medium sales.
I'm giving this a neutral because as much as I detest the man and every film he made, he isn't wrong about the change in format killing low budget indi films. And that is a damn fucking shame. So while I rejoice in the fact he'll never make another movie, I am saddened by all the potential beautiful films we might never get to see from other smaller film makers due to the more or less death of physical medium sales.
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5:58PM on 10/26/2016
Good fucking riddance... He is the main reason why the video game movie genre failed in the early 2000's.
Good fucking riddance... He is the main reason why the video game movie genre failed in the early 2000's.
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5:31PM on 10/26/2016
It's sort of his personality and the way he was able to finance this movies that was annoying. If he made a subjectively bad product, who cares. It was a name you knew you could avoid.
It's sort of his personality and the way he was able to finance this movies that was annoying. If he made a subjectively bad product, who cares. It was a name you knew you could avoid.
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