El Superbeasto on DVD


Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing Rob Zombie’s The Haunted World of El SuperBeasto direct-to-video on September 22nd.

The film stars Paul Giamatti, Rosario Dawson and comedian Tom Papa (as El Superbeasto himself). The IMDB plot synopsis says, “The story follows the adventures of El Superbeasto, a washed-up Mexican luchador, and his sultry sidekick and sister Suzi-X (Dawson) as they confront an evil villain by the name of Dr. Satan (Giamatti). The adventure, set in the mythic world of Monsterland, also has a character named Murray the robot (Brian Posehn).” I saw an early rough cut over a year ago and it is a pretty wild ride – one I highly recommend. There are two short clips on Amazon.com which do not do the film justice – in fact, I think these are the only two G-rated scenes in the entire film! It’s R-rated for extreme violence and cartoon nudity. You can pre-order it at Amazon.com now.

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  • http://www.chogrin.com Chogrin

    It’s finally coming! Yes!

  • http://twitter.com/TristanSregor Tristan

    I was sorta hoping that it would come to theaters like Zombie said in an interview once. Oh, well. Still can’t wait.

  • Swinton Scott

    Do you have any info on who the crew was on this film? Was it done here in LA? How long was it in production?

  • AdrianC

    I surprised to say this but I actually want to see it. Tom Papa actually sounds pretty good, too!

    I should point out, though, that that is clearly not Rosario Dawson as Suzi-X; most websites credit that role to Sheri Moon Zombie. Dawson is apparently a character named Velvet Von Black.

  • http://www.nranimation.com James N.

    “Do you have any info on who the crew was on this film? Was it done here in LA? How long was it in production?”

    I think the layout was done in LA and the animation in Korea. I saw an interview with Zombie about the film and he said he was working on it for three years in that video.

    This movie is certainly not my cup of tea but it’s interesting to see some adult animation being done.

  • http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=052C631F61EE2838 Iain

    Haven’t heard of this. Looks like it could be worth a watch.

    Here’s something I also found out: It’s directed by Plankton! (Mr. Lawrence)

  • http://www.hunteachother.com Max W.

    heard that some really good storyboard artists from LA area worked on this…

  • http://checkeredgeekcartoons.blogspot.com Zach Cole

    I remember Amid posting that Chris Battle said some of the film’s art was compromised in its overseas stages, and also rushed.

    That was a long time ago, though, and I hope that time was spent ensuring quality and not just a bunch of legal and business technicalities.

    Although I’ve never been a Rob Zombie fan, I liked his faux trailer in Quentin Tarantino’s GRINDHOUSE, and the style and design of this film looks really, really nice.

    Still, my money is being directed at the Beany and Cecil DVD first and foremost. Yeah… college student…

  • drmedula

    Rob Zombie. Loverboy. A MEETING OF TITANS!

  • Creepy

    looks horrible and it will die a certain death.

  • Tim

    I’m pretty sure the pre production was done at Starz/Film Roman.

  • Worked on Beasto at Film Roman

    Here’s a list of people I remember working with on El Superbeasto.
    Sorry if I forgot anyone….

    Mr. Lawrence – Director and Writer
    Cary Yost – (Co-Director or Sequence Director) Storyboard Artist Character Design
    Craig Kellman – Storyboard Artist and Character Design
    Miles Thompson – Art Director and Production Design
    Mike Bell – Storyboard Artist
    Joseph Orrantia – Storyboard Artist and Character Color and Model Builder
    Chris Mitchell – Storyboard Artist
    Clay Morrow – Storyboard Artist
    Chris Headrick – Storyboard Artist
    Chris Reccardi – Storyboard Artist
    Marc Ceccarelli – Storyboard Artist and Special Effects
    John Dillon – Special Effects Supervisor
    Antonio Canobbio – Background Artist
    William Dely – Background Painter
    George W. Stokes – Background Design
    Chris Battle – Character and Prop Designer
    Thaddeus Couldron – Character and Prop Design
    Mark Colangelo – Character Design and Layout
    Marco Cinello – Layout Supervisor
    Justin Thompson – Background Design
    Anthony Dente – Production Assistant
    David Kantrowitz – Production Intern
    Jennifer Yuan – Background Layout
    Julia Bricklin – Production Manager
    Marina Levikova – Background Design
    Todd Frederiksen – Background Design
    Geoff Schroeder – Production Manager
    Audrey Stedman – Background Layout
    Steve Wahl – Character Design, Layout, Animation
    Steve Donmyer – Production Manager
    Robert Brunette -Producer’s Assistant
    Lynne Naylor – Character Designer
    Rodel Gravo – Background Layout

  • vzk

    What a shame it’s going straight-to-DVD. I was hoping to see an American-made, R rated animated film showing in theaters soon.

  • http://incoherent-thought.blogspot.com Vincent Waller

    Thanks for posting the credit list. I was trying to piece it together from memory with very little luck beyond Mr.Doug Lawrence, Lynne Naylor, Carey Yost , and Miles Thompson.

  • http://elblogderg.blogspot.com Roberto

    I think it looks pretty good. I would consider ordering it.

  • Sarah

    I’ll wait til after the the DVD is released before I consider buying it, that way I can read the reviews about the film. I’m sure the movie is going to be a R-rated animated roller coaster of fun but you’ll never know how some things might come out in the end.

    Better play it safe.

  • Brian Kidd

    I’ll give it a shot. I’m not a big fan of Zombie, though his first two films were at least interesting. Still, any animation for adults that is coming from somewhere other than Japan is worthy of support, in my book. (Disclosure: I’m an Anime nerd. Please don’t throw things.)

    It seems to be heavily-influenced by Kricfalusi, though not-nearly as stylish. I won’t judge it from two short clips, though. Consider it Netflixed!

    Now, can we get some funding for Bakshi’s LAST DAYS OF CONEY ISLAND? That’s a film I’d love to see.

  • http://eggheadcheesybird.co.uk Alex

    Finally! Me and my friends have been looking forward to this since it was announced, we’re all hardcore members of the cult of Lawrence with our Filbert-imitating sessions sometimes going on well into the night; often lasting entire weeks.

  • Kevin Schreck

    Aww, I was really hoping to see this on the big screen. But at least it’s coming out!