Someone forked over millions to be the sole owner of the Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.
Surely nobody is willing to do the same for one of the god-awful Return of the Living Dead sequels.
The producers of Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave are selling the rights to their 2005 disappointment in an eBay auction, which is a great stunt for free press, but equally as embarrassing.
The filmmakers claim to be selling the rights due to their inability to store the 35mm film-materials, which includes all laboratory pre-print materials and including brand new prints.
If someone decides to purchase the rights to Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave it will be like purchasing several broken down 1992 Honda Civics and then figuring out where to store them.
In addition, the post hilariously points out that several international territories have been unsold – I guess they chose to not sell the territories in case they one day decided to sell the film on eBay?
For me, there’s a fun experiment hiding in this sale: if someone were to have expendable cash, it would be interesting to see if they could use the footage to edit together a better movie. Although, I’m not sure polishing a turd is worth the energy…
Anyways, the $50k asking price doesn’t include shipping, making this post even more comical. Tomorrow I plan on giving thanks for the eBay listing’s existence. It definitely made my week!
Oh, and if for whatever reason one of you dear readers buy this hunk of scrap metal, please contact us and explain why.