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« on: September 04, 2020, 10:13:06 AM »

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Unreleased 1983 horror film Grizzly II: The Revenge has finally been finished and is now set for release almost 40 years after it was originally filmed, featuring an all-star cast of George Clooney, Laura Dern, and Charlie Sheen.

The original film Grizzly, which follows a bloodthirsty 18-foot tall bear eating a whole lot of people, was the highest-grossing independent film of all time back in 1977.

grizzly, grizzly 2, george clooney, laura dern, charlie sheen

Grizzly cashed in on the horror-theme trend of the time, taking a regular run-of-the-mill animal, tripling its size, and having it rip apart human after human in absolute carnage (something tells me one 25-foot shark would get along well with this murderous bear). Yet whilst Grizzly was a hit, the history surrounding the film is messy.

Following the release, the film’s creative team had to sue co-producer and co-writer David Sheldon for their cut, producer Edward L. Montoro disappeared with more than $1 million of company money, and director William Girdler was killed in a helicopter crash just two years after its making. At this point, Grizzly II was still set for production, following the story of yet another killer bear eating a whole lot of people, but this time at a music festival.

A switch in directors, the price of those huge bear puppets, and having to hire close to 50,000 extras to fill out the festival, all apparently bled the film dry, with producer Joseph Proctor claiming that money had run out and getting on a plane just half an hour later. The Hungarian Government took possession of the mechanical bears and the film was left abandoned.

Now, almost 40 years later, producer Suzanne C.Nagy has revived the project with some additionally shot footage. With a young cast of Laura Dern playing Tina, George Clooney playing Ron, and Charlie Sheen playing Lance, the ’80s horror flick has been screening at festivals and is set for wide release before the end of this year.
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 11:06:02 AM »

Seems like everyone was downloading the unfinished version from the internet back in the day, even I had a copy on DVD-R.

The trailer for the restored version surfaced last year I think:

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2020, 04:20:21 PM »

Wow.  I didn't think we'd ever actually see this finished. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 02:28:42 AM »

Edward Montoro also released the SA made film Kill & Kill Again in the USA - it was a huge hit - and then he buggered off with $1 million.  Hatred
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 02:35:41 AM »

Edward Montoro also released the SA made film Kill & Kill Again in the USA - it was a huge hit - and then he buggered off with $1 million.  Hatred

For some reason this is one of my favorite 1980s mysteries. They think he went to Mexico. He would be 91 years old if still alive.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2020, 11:49:11 AM »

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