The year was 1994. Full Moon founder Charles Band and legendary stop-motion animation effects artist David Allen set out to make what would be the biggest and most ambitious Full Moon movie to date–a long in development passion project of Allen’s that he directed in Romania and the Italian Alps with a large cast and larger than life sets.
Band and Allen planned for a long post-production period in which Allen would create hundreds of intricately designed and animated effects shots. But when Allen fell ill and passed away in 1999, the highly anticipated film sat unfinished, with Full Moon fans all over the world wondering if they would ever be able to see Allen’s now-mythical magnum opus.
Finally, after decades in the vault, Full Moon is launching a campaign to release David Allen’s THE PRIMEVALS and today, Full Moon launched an Indiegogo campaign today to fulfill David’s vision and bring this larger-than-life-retro-sci-fi epic to lustrous life. With so much of the film shot and so many fans waiting for decades to see it, the campaign’s aim is to finally make that possible.
When released, THE PRIMEVALS Special Edition Blu-ray set will feature two alternate edits of the film. The first will be the new, completed cut overseen by producer Charles Band. The second will be the “director’s cut”– faithfully assembled as David Allen intended and containing special animated storyboards representing the unrealized shots from THE PRIMEVALS. Both films will make for a fascinating comparative study, creating the definitive THE PRIMEVALS experience. A third disc will premiere a feature-length THE PRIMEVALS documentary from Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures loaded with never before available behind the scenes and archival footage from the many years of this film’s amazing journey.
To investigate and donate to THE PRIMEVALS campaign check out the Ingiegogo page here.