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How Grizzly II: Revenge Was Released After 37 Years
Season 3, Ep. 16
The 1983 horror movieGrizzly II: Revengeboasts a cast that includes George Clooney, Laura Dern, and Charlie Sheen. But it may never have been released if not forHungarian producer Suzanne C. Nagy, who finally made it available to audiences after 37 years.On the latest episode ofThe Industry, host Dan Delgado interviews Nagy, the original producer ofGrizzly II: Revenge.A sequel to the popular 1976 filmGrizzly,which cashed in on the post-Jawskiller animal craze, GrizzlyII: Revengefollows the story of a mama bear who attacks a large rock concert to take out her rage towards the poachers who killed her cub.
One Man's Quest to Fix Superman IV
Like many Superman fans, British actor Aaron Price grew up believing a man could fly — thanks to the spectacular 1978 Richard Donner film starring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel. But a decade after that film, Superman IV arrived to challenge fans' faith with a rough, budget-challenged story that pitted Supes against Nuclear Man, a forgettable villain created vis-a-vis the Cold War arms race.Still, Price believes the film is redeemable — and in this special bonus episode of The Industry, he explains how he is trying to restore director Sydney J. Furie's original vision for Reeve's final Superman film. You can follow Aaron Price and his campaign to #ReleasetheFurieCut on Twitter: He's @AaronLewisPrice.
Harold Lloyd's Last Film — With Preston Sturges and Howard Hughes
Preston Sturges was so desperate to direct that he sold one of his scripts for $10 — then persuaded silent film and talkie star Harold Lloyd to star.This is a story that includes Howard Hughes, a secret tunnel to the Chateau Marmont, and some very funny insights by Sturges' son, Tom Sturges.It also notes the amusing similarities between 1947's The Sin of Harold Diddlebock, which has some interesting parallels with Todd Phillips massive 2009 hit The Hangover.