Nov 3, 2009

Really Old Internet Stuff

That's what I'm all about.

So back in 2003 there was this fanboy who made his own Batman short film that cost in the neighborhood of $30,000. OK, he's not really a fanboy. He is in the film business and his name is Sandy Collora.  And he is releasing his first feature film in the near-future. A sci-fi project called Hunter Prey and it is being called a pretty interesting blend of Enemy Mine and Treasure of Sierra Madre. Really.

But it's the Batman short film that I find to be more interesting.  It's an injured Bats chasing down an escaped Joker in the rain.  At first I thought it was gonna be something similar to the end of "The Killing Joke", but then all Hell breaks loose.  You'll see what I mean.  It's not glossy, it's not shiny.  But it feels more like a Batman film than just about anything ever done by someone not named Christopher Nolan.

Check it out, even though you probably already saw it 6 years ago.



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Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. 2003 called, and it wants it's blog post back.  Sigh.

12 comments:

Paticus said...

Pretty cool. I had not seen it before. I thought the guy who played the Joker looked familiar, so I looked him up, and he played Richard "Boner" Stabone on "Growing Pains"!!!

Slyde said...

believe it or not, i have never seen this.

and i STILL havent, since i cant see this shit at work.

i'll have to check it out tonight.

p.s. my word verification word is "manvxsle"

B.E. Earl said...

Paticus - Wow! I thought he looked familiar too. Good ole' Boner! Nice job.

Slyde - I think you are really gonna like it.

Avitable said...

Yeah, I remember that. I was so impressed and back then was hoping that someone would make a Batman film like that.

B.E. Earl said...

Avitable - Did you ever see his trailer for World's Finest? Same actor for Batman and the guy he got for Supes was pretty good.

Avitable said...

Yeah, I remember that too. It was excellent!

Bruce said...

Odd little film, was waiting to see if a Wookie and a Vampire came into the mix somewhere. Although, pretty well done if they only spent $30,000 on it. Would look good on a resume if you are trying to get a job with a studio.

B.E. Earl said...

Bruce - Well, Batman has fought Predators, Aliens and Dracula in various graphic novels so vampires wouldn't have been too out of place.

Ookami Snow said...

That was fun, I haven't seen this before either.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Odd being the operative word here. Not bad though for such a tight budget.

B.E. Earl said...

Ookami - After reading about it, I'm not sure how it escaped my radar back then. Odd.

Jimmy - And yet the number 1 movie in the USA for the past several weeks was reportedly made for even less than that meager amount. Paranormal Activity.

Mik said...

First time I have seen it, pretty good, makes me want to see more.