Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ah Yes, AFM ...

Where we get to see films such as these:















For a review of these and other Asylum "mockbusters" (love that term!) read Foywonder's take on this slate of low budget pictures coming to a video store shelf near you!

7 comments:

rrh said...

That's ten thousand more leagues.

Bill Cunningham said...

At about 1/100th of the budget.

Earl Newton said...

Damn that league outsourcing.

mr said...

Forgive my ignorance, but how do these guys avoid getting the stuffing sued out of them for, among other things, trade dress infringement?

Bill Cunningham said...

In the case of 30,000 - Jules Verne is in the public domain. Anyone can do anything with it.

In regard the other films, I don't know.

rrh said...

I googled Alien Vs. Predator, and I'm surprised to discover that this doesn't really match the box art. Do they not like showing the Predator in profile?

I have to say, I love the I Am Omega box art. I realize on their budget that they'll never have an actual scene that matches the scale of what's on the cover, but I like it better than the Omega Man art.

Same thing for 30000 Leagues. They don't feel compelled to cram their actor's faces onto the cover and crowd out a perfectly good picture of a robotic squid. (Because, of course, nobody would recognize their actors, and, hey, ROBOTIC SQUID!)

rrh said...

I was looking at the wrong Omega Man art. This is good stuff:
http://imdb.com/title/tt0067525/posters

But still, the box-art artists are probably Asylum's most valuable employees.