The Uwe Boll Story

Dr Acula
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Joined: January 28th, 2007, 2:16 am

September 11th, 2018, 12:26 pm #1

They've got a documentary about him coming out... the full title has a profanity in it, as does the trailer, so beware!

The question at the center of Uwe Boll’s story has existed since early on in his career: Is Uwe the worst filmmaker of all time? rohauer YOU ALL: The Uwe Boll Story is a documentary that explores the unique life and career of the notorious renegade filmmaker. Through personal interviews with Uwe Boll himself, the people who have worked faithfully alongside him, his harshest critics and everyone in-between, this film offers an entertaining and somewhat shocking portrait of this lightning rod of the film industry. Honing his craft as an indie filmmaker in Germany in the early 90s, Uwe Boll never could have imagined the life that would lay itself out in front of him. He has experienced a storied career that has led to such highs as working with Oscar-winning actors and making films with 60 million dollar budgets, and has reached such lows as having actors publicly disparage their films with Boll and online petitions for him to stop making films reaching hundreds of thousands of signatures. None of this stopped Uwe from continuing to put out movie after movie, totaling 32 feature films before retiring and opening a successful high end restaurant. Already a cult legend, Uwe Boll will be remembered forever in the film world. Some will remember him as a modern-day Ed Wood, who made films so bad, they’re good. Others will remember him as the prolific filmmaker who came from a small town in Germany and never compromised his integrity while he created his own path in Hollywood.
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ryanbrennan
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September 12th, 2018, 7:08 am #2

I've seen three Boll films and two of them were truly awful.  IN THE NAME OF THE KING was almost laughably bad.  A documentary I'll surely watch should I come across it.
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Kelg
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September 13th, 2018, 3:33 am #3

It's impressive how many known actors he had in his films. In the 60s it wouldn't have been an oddity but these days hardly anyone can compete against the corporate behemoths. I heard he would be making business deal calls while on set.

Have yet to check out any of his films though.
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sillyhuron
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September 17th, 2018, 3:07 pm #4

I would love to see this. Worked on several of his films at the lab I was at (incl. KING) & I liked him. No BS - he hated you, or liked you, but he always has a knack for getting a movie out. (Plus I want to hear about that time he beat up a non-fan in a boxing ring...)
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