This is what I wrote to him:
Dear Mr Greidanus
I trust this email finds you well.
After hearing many things about The Final Sacrifice and seeing many riffed clips of it on YouTube, I have finally managed to watch it in its' entirety via the MST3K version currently available via Shout Factory.
To say I was pleasantly surprised on my first viewing of it is to put it mildly and after several viewings, I was able to tune out the riffing of Mike Nelson and the 'bots and enjoy what is essentially a student film but in the end, a technically well made production which I would like to see re-released as a standalone DVD without the intrusive MST3K riffing.
To take into account all that has been said about the film, I can truly say that I enjoyed it - so much so in fact that I wrote a detailed review of it for the website www.badmovies.org
- and I would like to thank you for making it.
Warm South African greetings
And his reply was:
Thank you for your kind email.
I’ve never seen the MST3K version. The film had faded from my memory until a few years ago when my old music composer (who scored it) brought my attention to it. It had taken on a life of it’s own. Never thought it would be seen by that many people when I made it back in ‘88 (although I’d rather be remembered for other things). Being my first feature, it was the school of hard knocks for me.
I’ve been in LA for many years now and thankfully I am still able to make a living in this tough business. Just finished another feature called A New York Heartbeat. The website will be up soon and you can find it on Facebook.
As I said, a nice guy.