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Uwe Boll Seldom do I read news that openly reflects my own feelings on the matter. However this article from Computer and Video Games does so. When I saw the title "Uwe Set to Bolls Up Metal Gear Solid Movie?" I thought to myself, "Hey isn't he the guy who did "BloodRayne," and "House of the Dead," and "Alone in the Dark?"" And then I thought "Didn't they blow? Who is greenlighting more flicks?" Then I read the article, and read this quote:

Uwe Boll's managed to do it again with the North American release of his BloodRayne movie. Of course, by "do it again" we mean "crimp off another spectacular piece of cinematic turd".

Okay, so we're all pretty much in agreement that he makes bad movies, especially lately. So I figured that the reason for his gainful employment might be in his numbers. I found the gross numbers for his previous films. Not one of his movies appears to be profitable. Now I'm not saying that movies should only be judged by profitability, but if his movies make no money, audiences don't like them, and lets face it, "BloodRayne" was never going to be an award winner, then why does he keep getting to helm these flicks? I have sought answers and I am left with only questions. --Terrence Ryan

Update: Thanks to two comments from readers (hammed, and kilby) we have illumination. Turns out there is a German tax shelter law, that encourages German production of films, such that losses don't really matter, (and in fact are preferrable.) Find out more at Wikipedia.

Ironic, that Germany would create a "Springtime for Hitler" law.


Posted by on January 9, 2006 8:51 PM
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Clearly, he has pictures of someone doing something with someone and or something. That's the only explanation. Either that, or he's the devil.

-- Posted by: mac at January 9, 2006 11:02 PM

Maybe he has pictures of the devil doing things. That's good blackmail.

-- Posted by: Terrence Ryan at January 9, 2006 11:10 PM

actually, theres a german tax loophole

German investors that put money into a movie which later tanks get their tax burden eased off by govt at the end of the year. So alot of Germany investors purposely put a bit their money in movies they know will bomb just for to lift their tax burden for that year.

This law was fixed for 2006, but any film project announced in 05 still get through the tax law.

-- Posted by: hamed at January 9, 2006 11:58 PM

The reason he keeps making movies is a German tax law that he has been taking advantage of. There is a Wikipedia article that does a decent job of explaining this:

-- Posted by: Kilby at January 10, 2006 12:01 AM

Thanks very much guys, that cleared it up.

-- Posted by: Terrence Ryan at January 10, 2006 1:33 AM

you mean hes planning to do metal gear??? no!!!!
plz stop!!!! im looking forward to a metal gear movie, but not done by boll... sob

-- Posted by: PhantomPain at February 2, 2006 9:09 AM

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