Considering the staggering amount of animosity directed toward Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four before production had even begun, it’s surprising it’s taken this long for someone to mash up Fox’s big-budget reboot and Roger Corman’s infamous unreleased 1994 film. But better late than never, Vulture has arrived with a remix that uses audio from the teaser trailer with footage from that corny, low-budget gem.
The result, in Vulture’s words, is “a delightful, low-rent ’90s video interpretation of Marvel Comics’ first family.” You can judge for yourself below.
Even if you haven’t picked up a DVD bootleg at a convention, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the legend of the 1994 film, shot over 28 days for a meager $1 million so producer Bernd Eichinger could retain the film rights to the Marvel Comics property. Featuring low production values and high levels of camp, The Fantastic Four was never released in theaters, and many — including Stan Lee — have long contended it was never intended for distribution. However, Eichinger, Corman and others involved tell a different story.