Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Low-Budget Filmmaker Launches Attack On ‘War of the Worlds’

CHATHAM, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A filmmaker is going reel- to-reel with Steven Spielberg’s record-setting $200 million budget film War of the Worlds by creating the mother of all low-budget films.

Jim Riffel has cobbled together his yet-to-be titled full- length feature film for just $99.99 as a direct challenge to Spielberg’s big budget flick.

Riffel says, “For the price [Spielberg] is making his film, I can make two million films.”

Riffel describes the plot of his movie as more John Waters than Orson Welles, and says the special effects consisted of a Roman candle and a pack of Black Cat Firecrackers – both donated.

He says the most expensive item in his movie is the videotape stock it was shot on, which cost $20 at Costco.

Riffel plans to screen the film online when War of the Worlds hits theaters the first week in July, and he hopes to find a film critic to review his film and Spielberg’s to decide which is the better flick on entertainment value alone.

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