there was a topic about this thing a while ago it was supposedly shot in vancouver (+CG of course)
i don't get this kind of movie really, i mean, why not go straight to watching "faces of death" or a similar documentation if "original death scenes" is what you are looking for.
i like the way they tied in arrow roughness though, that's kind of cute. a wheel assembly should never break loose the way it does in this trailer. didn't arrow/s&s object?
i guess BMW or Mercedes would never aggree to having an engineering failure of theirs be cause of death in a movie. (people can die of gunfire, dinosaurs and volcanic eruptions as much as they want, but engineering failure is a no-no) :) *** Edited 10/30/2005 1:07:44 AM UTC by superman***
Since when does a movie company have to have permission to show anything? Expecially if the disclaimer says ALL scenes are fictional, any simularity to actual events or situations is purley ficitional.
Chuck, who remembers Chrysler donating like 200 cars to destroy on the BLUES BROTHERS
I just went to see Saw II. They showed the preview for Final Destination III while we were there.
A lot of the footage was primarily the roller coaster. I was surprised about that since that's supposedly just the opening scene. It was weird because the whole time I knew I was watching just a small corkscrew coaster. I'm sure they'll make it look like some huge ride in the movie.
Just to add... it looks like the track becomes unaligned. I think that's why the coaster train crashed. I don't think it was the wheels that fell off.
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It's not Viper...it's a coaster in BC Canada...they make it seem like it's a 200 foot coaster, but I think I heard it's about 80'.
I like the lead-in from FD 1&2...the derailing scene looks too computer generated to me...which of course is the only alternative to actually derailing a train, which would seem to be in a budget for a large movie, this must not be a high-budget film.
Look at it this way...we have many months to prepare ourselves on how to react when someone says...."those harness-thingys will just open up in mid-ride....it could happen because I SAW it in a movie"...I can hear it now....
I really enjoy the Simpsons. It's just a shame that I am starting to LOOK like Homer.
I was watching FD1 and FD2 on the USA Network last weekend. They're actually quite funny movies in some respects, except for the plane blowing up in FD1 (a little bit too close to the actual New York accident) and the opening multiple car wreck scene of FD2, which is just off the charts scary. The whole death coming to claim people who've "escaped" death's plan is what I think adds the comic element to the movies. There are so many ridiculous things happening at once that you can't help but laugh or roll your eyes. Just think about the kid in the dentist chair in FD2 and you'll know what I mean.
I think the one thing that redeems the movie is Tony Todd (the guy from Candyman) as the mortician. He truly chews up the scenery in each of the movies.
The on-ride footage looks like its from Corkscrew at Playland (or some other generic Vekoma) but the larger off-ride shots look to be a composite of random coaster track. Look at the fram provided by Lord Gonchar; notice the train is coming to a flat section of track (that is very similar to a MCBR) after a lift hill, and the turnaround in the top-left hand corner of the screen. The only coasters I've seen do that are in RCT.
I'm not questioning that much of it is Corkscrew. The pic linked at RCDB and the frame show the exact same section of track - take a look at the railing/drop to the right.
But WTF is all of that coaster in the left half of the movie frame? Serious composite work. I don't even think it is Viper let alone a real coaster. Like CoasterKrazy said, it looks like an RCT design with that lift, turn, drop.