Uwe Boll Talks to The Movie WhoreThe Movie Whore 11 comments
Let me explain how this started. At the end of the second video Dr. Boll has out on in response to the Stop Uwe Boll petition he asked that if you were going to send hate mail to use your real name so he could come tear you apart. I instantly had the urge to send him an email. I waited a couple days and thought it over. I mean I can understand his anger over this if I look at it from his point of view.
I did send him an email and I ripped a couple of his movies and I even included my full name and my home address. Now I went an extra step because while I am an asshole, I believe in giving people a chance to explain themselves and offered to have a discussion with Dr. Boll over his films leaving the door open for him to possibly change my mind and give his films a second chance.
This led to a few emails back and forth between me and Dr. Boll. He suggested watching 3 of his latest films including the upcoming release Postal which he says is his best work so far. As an act of good faith I pulled my Anti-Boll posts and will refrain from any Anti-Boll posts or comments until after May 23rd when Postal opens up. If Postal is good I will put an end to my Boll hating days and become Pro-Boll. Before you start I am The Movie Whore and every whore is just that - a whore. At this point he offered me a 5 question interview for both of the sites I write for.
Now when you consider that I started this whole thing by ripping the mans work I think it was really damn cool of him to offer the interview. Me being the whore I am, I jumped on this opportunity and was quite pleasantly surprised. After all of this my respect for the man has jumped up quite bit and I am looking forward to seeing Postal. So now on with the interview.
TMW: Why video game adaptations, I mean why put yourself in a niche with a built in hard to please audience?
UB: HOUSE OF THE DEAD came to me out of nowhere and it turned into a success with over $60 million theatrical and DVD gross worldwide. It only cost $7 million to make.
TMW: You know from a business standpoint you can't argue with those numbers.
TMW: What have you learned over the years that you have used to make Postal which in your words is your best work to date?
UB: With POSTAL and SEED I turned back to my roots as a filmmaker who also writes his movies. I lost that in all the action driven video game movies before.
TMW: For anyone that wants to try to make a video game adaptation, what is the best advice you would give them?
UB: It's hard to convince the fans. Don’t let the pressure get you.
TMW: If you could pick one of your movies to go back and do over again would you? If yes, which one and why?
UB: Alone in the Dark .... without Tara Reid
TMW: I am The Movie Whore and no interview would be complete without something whorish. Who would you whore out to The Movie Whore
for a future interview?
UB: Michael Paré
He even gave me his email address. So I will be contacting him here in the next couple days to see if I can set something up. For those unfamiliar with Michael Paré he has been in such movies as The Philadelphia Experiment, Eddie and the Cruisers (one of my favorites) and the TV show The Greatest American Hero. He also has been working with Uwe Boll on a few films including Postal and SEED. On a side note they are trying to make The Greatest American Hero into a movie. Yes I am twitching up a storm over that one as it is one of all time favorite TV shows.
Anyway to learn more about Michael Paré click his name. I will be seeing if I can get him to do an interview. I have always been of the guy and I am hoping he says yes. Until the next time kids, go watch some movies.