Saturday, September 30, 2006


So it seems Dr. Uwe Boll, the esteemed director of HOUSE OF THE DEAD, BLOODRAYNE and ALONE IN THE DARK, has had enough. After his films were savaged by internet critics, he wants some payback, so he's challenged five of his harshest critics to meet him in a Vancouver B.C. boxing ring while he's directing his latest opus, POSTAL. Apparently Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery top Uwe's wishlist, but he's also listed a whole bunch of internet critics (all with hilarious pseudonyms) to meet him in the ring.

How punching out his critics will change the tenor of his reviews is hard to understand, but maybe it's all about revenge. And a little idiotic publicity. And that's all I'm saying, since I'm currently in Vancouver and wanna keep my teeth. Besides, I don't have a dog in this hunt, having never been subjected to one of Doc Boll's masterpieces. (But I have a feeling the bouts would almost certainly be more interesting than any of his cinematic endeavors... hey, who's at the door? No, Uwe, NOOOOOO --)

10/1 UPDATE: I should have more thoroughly googled Mr. Boll's bout(s), the fights happened last week. Boll knocked out all four of his critical opponents in B.C., and a fifth in Spain sometime in September. Video of the excitement is, of course, available on YouTube...

The moral of this story: never piss off a German filmmaker. EVER.


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