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Uwe Boll is done making movies

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I’ve always been a big fan of Uwe Boll, the German filmmaker who has had a rather unique take on video game properties with his various licensed adaptations of cult classic games. They’ve mostly been terrible movies, but dammit they still show a streak of manic genius within them. I mean, have you ever seen Postal? You should, you really should. Go watch it now, it’s all kinds of messed up and features Mini-Me being fatally molested by angry apes.

Anyway, Boll’s output is legendary. Between making movies and answering critics with his fists as Raging Boll, plenty of films were developed over the years. But that’s all coming to an end as Boll announced his retirement from making movies, citing an industry where all the hard work just didn’t pay off anymore. Here’s what he had to say to Metro about him leaving the scene:

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The market is dead, you don’t make any money anymore on movies because the DVD and Blu Ray market worldwide has dropped 80 per cent in the last three years. That is the real reason; I just cannot afford to make movies…I can’t go back to student filmmaking because I have made so many movies in my life, and I can’t make cheaper and cheaper movies at my age. It’s a shame. I would be happy to make movies but it is just not financially profitable.

Strange, I thought he still had plenty of Nazi gold leftover to fund his projects. And I get his reasoning for leaving the business. Everyone wants a job or a life that they enjoy, and to make a living from it. Do what you love, but do it in a way that puts food on your table. Boll’s retirement is a sad indication of the state of the film industry, and I’m downright sad that we’ll never see any more of his insanity.

But at least he’s going out on a high note. Here’s the trailer for his final movie, Rampage: President Down.

Dammit, I’m going to miss the wonderfully crazy German.

Last Updated: October 27, 2016

11 Comments

  1. Classy guy

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    • Skyblue

      October 27, 2016 at 15:39

      Yeah he’s always been a piece of work. I almost hated myself for enjoying Rampage when I realised it was an a-Boll-ination but then just thought fuck it, some people find a gold nugget in their shit if they revel in it enough.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 27, 2016 at 16:00

        It was a good movie though, the rest of his movies is… well… bollie

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  2. Archdruid Kromas

    October 27, 2016 at 13:36

    1 Boll down … 1 Bay left. 😛

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  3. Admiral Chief

    October 27, 2016 at 15:12

    It is as if billions of voices cried out in glorious praise…

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    • Skyblue

      October 27, 2016 at 15:41

      And fell silent the moment they realised that this troll is probably as delusional as PieterBox. He’ll be back, mark it.

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      • Original Heretic

        October 27, 2016 at 16:27

        Then someone better Hire Agent 47 and take his ass out before it gets to that!

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  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    October 27, 2016 at 16:35

    No way…

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