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      CommentAuthorJoeViturbo
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2008 edited
     (1996.1)
    Several thousand people signed a petition to get Uwe Boll to stop directing Movies
    He said they needed a million names for him to stop

    For those of you who are unfamiliar with Uwe Boll, he directed such theatrical masterpieces as "House Of The Dead", "Alone In The Dark", "BloodRayne", and "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale"

    Just recently, he tried to get the rights to make a World of Warcraft Movie
    Blizzard Response: "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you... especially not to you,"

    full report here

    Sign the New Petition href="http://www.petitiononline.com/RRH53888/petition.html">Here

    it is at around 22500 at the time of this posting

    See Uwe's Response
    Warning: Strong Language, Strong Accent

    And, if you really like Uwe Bolls Movies, Sign the ProBoll Petition Here:
    See, I'm Fair and Balanced. just like Fox News
    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2008
     (1996.2)
    It all reminds me of that petition to remove Jeph Loeb from Ultimates 3.
  1.  (1996.3)
    Translated from German:

    "...and that concludes my general presentation. However, one point is clear, this list of a million people who will all watch this next film just to complain about it. Now, who was interested in product placement opportunities"
  2.  (1996.4)
    old news is old.
  3.  (1996.5)
    I saw this petition thing on G4...The thing I don't understand is why Hollywood hasn't stopped him yet. None of his movies have made anything at the box office our on DVD. Nor have they had critical acclaim. I don't get why execs still give him a reach around. I don't like him at all. He gives me hope for my career though. He shows you can be shitty and still have one.
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      CommentAuthorGreggN
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2008
     (1996.6)
    I don't get why execs still give him a reach around. I don't like him at all. He gives me hope for my career though. He shows you can be shitty and still have one.


    From the Alone in the Dark commentary, care of wikipedia

    "Maybe you know it but it's not so easy to finance movies in total. And the reason I am able to do these kind of movies is I have a tax shelter fund in Germany, and if you invest in a movie in Germany you get basically fifty percent back from the Government."


    There were rumors going around about the legislature changing but that was only to streamline the loophole's use. As crappy as they are, Uwe Boll's movies don't violate the use of that shelter at all, so basically the German government helps cover production costs since it helps that country's movie industry, creates jobs and such. Creative people being able to bring home a paycheck definitely trumps Postal getting the James Cameron-helmed big budget summer blockbuster that people believe that these games deserve.
    • CommentAuthorDracko
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2008
     (1996.7)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Not this again.

    Anyone who is so utterly anal about Uwe probably isn't good for a laugh either.
  4.  (1996.8)
    Boll
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2008
     (1996.9)
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2008
     (1996.10)
    I heard he was actually quite profitable prior to In the Name of the King because of his abysmally low budgets. House of the Dead made a ton of money. Success will take you a lot further than quality. I'm sure we could all rattle off 10 directors that fit that mold (that's rhetorical).
  5.  (1996.11)
    He can't be all bad. I mean, he employed Christian Slater once, right?

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