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[[caption-width-right:340:The Fantastic... [[{{Pun}} Four-gotten]]?]]

In 1992, The Constantin Film production company held the film rights to the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' comic book, but they were about to lose said film rights unless they began production by December of that year. Since both the budget and the technology necessary for such a venture were lacking at the time, they instead opted to do a ''very'' low-budget film produced by Creator/RogerCorman and directed by Creator/OleySassone; this was done solely as an AshCanCopy to maintain the rights, and it was never released in theaters or any home media. Although a release date was set for 1994 and the cast and crew were told the film would be released, this turned out to be some BlatantLies.

According to some fans and critics who got their hands on the movie (circulated via bootleg video at comic-cons and such), not getting released was the best thing about it. Other viewers exhibit rabid devotion to it and demand an official DVD release. Most people (outside of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' fans) are unaware that the film even exists.

(You can see it on youtube [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVLqs9MrGbw here]].)


More info [[http://www.teako170.com/ffmovie.html here]], [[BileFascination in case]] [[ShmuckBait you're interested]]. Or [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/The_Fantastic_Four_1993.aspx here]], [[Website/TheAgonyBooth if you got the time]]. Not to be confused with [[Film/FantasticFour the 20th-Century Fox film]] (on which Constantin was a producer).
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!!This film provides examples of:
* ActuallyADoombot: Seems like one, or else Doom's gloves are living beings.
* AllYourPowersCombined: DoctorDoom's brilliant plan involves taking the team's powers and adding them to his own.
* {{Cyborg}}: Doom.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Happens to Doom at the end.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Alicia Masters is blind but when Ben Grimm bumps into her, she can "sense" that he feels sorry about it. Sure, she has no super powers to speak of and Ben did get through telling her how sorry he was, her blindness just gives her that ability to sense peoples' emotions somehow.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Reed tries to tell Johnny that it is too dangerous for him and Sue to go to space with them until he sees Sue for the first time in years. She's apparently sexy enough for him to lose his train of thought and abandon reason all together.
* DullSurprise: Reed [[http://media.agonybooth.com/images/articles/The_Fantastic_Four_1993/inspace4.jpg doesn't seem to react at all]] during the scene where the Four are irradiated, as opposed to the [[http://media.agonybooth.com/images/articles/The_Fantastic_Four_1993/inspace1.jpg rather]] [[http://media.agonybooth.com/images/articles/The_Fantastic_Four_1993/inspace2.jpg exaggerated]] [[http://media.agonybooth.com/images/articles/The_Fantastic_Four_1993/inspace3.jpg reactions]] of the other three.
* EvilLaugh: Doom's laugh is so epic that it appears in the background of a scene that has nothing to do with him, and even follows him to his death.
* {{Expy}}: The Jeweler is without question supposed to be the Mole Man. It's unknown why they didn't use his original name.
* TheGrotesque: The Thing
* HeadBob: Dr. Doom has a severe case of this.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Reed and Ben are college students and apparently good friends with Johnny and Sue, who haven't even hit puberty yet.
* TheJailbaitWait: Reed apparently did this for Sue.
* LargeHam: Joseph Culp's performance as DrDoom. Strangely, as the Agony Booth's review notes, Culp actually gives a sinister, understated performance in the early sections of the film, only to go batshit insane about half an hour in...which, to the film's credit, is absolutely right for Doom.
* LostEpisode: Lost ''movie''. Well, it was supposed to be lost.
* ManlyTears: Reed starts to bawl when the ER doctor tells him that Victor's burns "were too severe".
* MayDecemberRomance: Reed's relationship with Sue should be this, although they don't look that much different in age once she grows up.
* MoodWhiplash: The movie is campy and owes a lot to [[{{Series/Batman}} the old Adam West ''Batman'' series]], but we still see a surprisingly violent shootout between the Jeweler's men and Doom's.
** When Ben wanders the streets, it's a surprisingly dark and depressing scene that might seem appropriate in some gritty 1970s drama.
* PersonalityPowers: The reasoning behind their powers.
* PrecociousCrush: Sue had one on Reed when she was younger. It developed into a relationship years later.
* ShoutOut:
** Believe it or not, the scene in which Sue grabs the zero-g pen while in space was obviously a direct homage of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.
** Then there's the line [[{{Series/Batman}} "Holy Freud, Batman."]] See the Personality Powers section for more info on that one.
** It may not have been on purpose but when Reed sees Sue for the first time since she grew up, it is almost identical to the shot in ''BlueVelvet'' in which the protagonist meets his love interest. DavidLynch used the same shot in ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}''.
** The sequence with the Human Torch protecting New York from Doctor Doom's "laser" is either this or an outright plagiarism of the first of the WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons, in which Superman likewise beats back a mad scientist's death ray he was using to try to destroy Metropolis.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Mrs. Storm, who in the comics died when Sue and Johnny were relatively young, is depicted as still being alive when the Four have their accident. Oddly enough their father, who ''was'' alive (albeit in prison) during the Four's early career, isn't seen or mentioned at any point in the film.
* StalkerWithACrush: Alicia and Ben both [[InstantSeduction instantly fall in love]] when they bump into each other. They don't even say their names. Alicia immediately goes home and sculpts Ben's face and is even seen licking some of the clay from her fingertips.
** Likewise, the Jeweler has apparently been stalking her and falls in love with her.
* TakeMyHand: Even in his moment of victory, Richards lacks the courage to deliver the final blow.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Kragstadt and Trigorin.
* TitleDrop: Mrs. Storm does it with enthusiasm and little explanation.
* UrbanLegend: Rumor has it that Marvel bought the film and locked the master copy in a vault so it would never see the light of day. Other accounts claim that Avi Arad [[KillItWithFire burned the negatives himself]].
* WasOnceAMan: Doom feels this way.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Jeweler was mostly responsible for the Fantastic Four's transformation (long story) and kidnapped Thing's girlfriend, yet most of the main characters never meet him. He simply [[VillainExitStageLeft walks off camera]] in a scene with Dr. Doom and is never seen or mentioned again.
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