What's Happened to Full Moon Pictures?

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  1. Steve_Knutzen

    Steve_Knutzen Screenwriter

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    About a year ago, their website was down with a message saying that it'd be up and running again soon. That was last January! Movies under Full Moon and their other labels are still being released on video (such as Trancers 6) so obviously they're still in business. Anyone know what's happened to what was once one of the greatest independent horror studios? And are there any sites that have info on upcoming releases from Full Moon?
     
  2. Damin J Toell

    Damin J Toell Producer

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    It seems that Full Moon was involved in at least two legal disputes in the last couple of years. First, FM had released a large number of their own films on DVD (including the Puppet Master series) which they had actually licensed to Paramount for video distribution. Paramount was apparently not very pleased by this, and those titles have since gone OOP. Second, FM was facing suit from financiers who claimed that funds intended for film production was being diverted elsewhere. I don't know if FM suffered any ramifications as a result of either incident. A search of the archives at some movies news sites might reveal more information.

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    Joseph Young Screenwriter

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    I've watched a lot of the Full Moon pictures, including the Subspecies films with the one-and-only Radu. Big fan, I am. My former girlfriend in my goth days had the hugest crush on Radu, despite his ancient vampire visage. I think it was those long fingers... [​IMG] hehe

    Although there was a 'b-movie' vibe that ran through some of these original full moon productions, considering that fact, they were pretty neat flicks with a lot of substance and backstory/mythology.

    I had no idea there were such troubles over at full moon. I liked the fact that they actually filmed the Subspecies movies in Transylvania.


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  4. Steve_Knutzen

    Steve_Knutzen Screenwriter

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    Full Moon is still alive on the web. Their new domain name is fullmoonfanclub.com. The new site's been up since Jan. 31st according to their new forum (which the studio responds to). Their still working on the site but it's in pretty good shape so far. According to someone on the forum there, Paramount has the rights to their early movies until 2004. Take it for what you will.
     
  5. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    I believe they were bought out (or partnered up with) an outfit called "Koch". I'm also a big fan of Full Moon's 'heyday' entries (the first three Subspecies flicks are pretty damn cool) so I'd love to see some more movies.

    The first few Puppet Master flicks are a lot of fun, and the first Oblivion is B-movie great.

    Never much cared for the Trancers or Dollman flicks though.

    I also enjoyed a lot of Charles Band's Empire Pictures flicks. Don't tell anybody.
     
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    I want more movies with Charlie Spradling in them[​IMG]
     
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    I've been quite the fan of their titles, and I absolutely echo that they were one of the few B-movie houses that put some real effort into making good well rounded films.

    Scott, do you have something against Tim Thomerson or what? [​IMG]
     
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    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    Demonic Toys rule!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Fascinating little story there. Sounds like someone got in a little over his head!
     
  12. Steve_Knutzen

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    If anyone could find links to stories of Band screwing over employees it would be appreciated. There are some mentioned on the fmfc message boards like not telling the cast of Oblivion that they were shooting two movies and scheduling movies for theatrical releases then pulling out.
     
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    I wonder, did William Shatner's Full Moon Fright Night break the bank?
     
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    Full Moon's other companys seem to be not around any more
    there more adult line surrender cinema seems to have vanished as well
     

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