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Created by Sam Rami because he couldnt' secure the rights to THE SHADOW. Fun movie, still good to watch. The two direct to video sequels were okay and helped start a couple of careers. The two sequels are on Netflix streaming.


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    Created by Sam Rami because he couldnt' secure the rights to THE SHADOW. Fun movie, still good to watch. The two direct to video sequels were okay and helped start a couple of careers. The two sequels are on Netflix streaming.


I didn't see it but this Wikipedia article makes me want to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkman






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I saw it in the theater. It was cheesy but fun. I think Liam Neeson was still perfecting his American accent. A lot of the movie's elements I would write off as very mediocre but there is some sense of fun and visual style that makes me like it. The two sequels were much more mediocre and didn't do much for me (although I did by the trilogy DVD set when it was at Walmart for $10). I remember seeing a preview of the Marvel Comics "sequel" where for example the crime boss who gets his fingers cut off at the beginning of the movie comes back with robotic hands. I didn't see the rest of the story. "Darkman Vs. Army of Darkness" from Dynamite Comics a few years back wasn't that amazing either but it was a diverting trifle.




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I used to love the heck out of this movie. Until I was thoroughly disillusioned.

Going back to the sixties, there was a show called Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot. And a few months back a friend loaned me his dvd collection so I could relive my childhood. And one of the villains in an episode was the Space Mummy (see attached pic).

Now of course the appearances are superficial, right? Ugly dude covered in bandages, wearing a black hat and trench coat. Fine. Until one part of the episode, when one of the heroes is captured by members of the Gargoyle gang disguised as nuns, and the head nun removes her mask to reveal she is the Space Mummy!

So, horribly disfigured guy dressed in bandages and black hat and trench coat, who is also a master of disguise. Sound familiar?


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Iron Man Unit 007




I doubt Sam Rami ripped off an episode from that cheesy old series. \:\)

DC's The UNknown Soldier, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Shadow along with the old MGM Movie Studio monsters were the inspirations, per Rami, for Darkman.

Rami couldn't get the rights to do a Shadow or Batman movie so he created Darkman.

Frankly I wouldn't mind seeing a reboot movie of Darkman or even a TV series. With modern CGI and makeup tech they could do wonders with this concept.


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Iron Man UNit 007




Think about it, Skynet develops skin for the 800 series so they can infiltrate.....and Darkman is working on synthetic skin.

Skynet wants Darkman's formula for analysis and SKYNET could perfect the formula to avoid the 99 minute barrier.


Still I enjoy all three Darkman movies, they are a homage to The Shadow and they have that "pulp" feel to them.


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    Created by Sam Rami because he couldnt' secure the rights to THE SHADOW. Fun movie, still good to watch. The two direct to video sequels were okay and helped start a couple of careers. The two sequels are on Netflix streaming.


A co-worker of mine teaches some sort of mixed martial arts on the side and had his nose broken by accident while training a student a while back. He had to have this bandage from his nose that wrapped around his head. I teased him relentlessly about looking like Darkman.


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Wasn't Darkman the cartoon series on USA Network starring Jason Alexander with a sidekick pig named Cornfed who sounded like Jack Webb?



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That was Duckman! \:\)

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I thought Duckman was the Disney cartoon who dressed in the purple cloak and had his niece and Scrooge's pilot friend helping him out all'a time! ;\)



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I wouldn't mind a reboot or TV series of Darkman


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Gadget's niece Penny always helped HIM out and I must'a bin confused a bit. \:\)



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