BOOTLEG FILES 743: “Legend of Superman – Covid Response” (2020 fan film by Frank Palangi).
LAST SEEN: On YouTube.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: None.
REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: A fan film based on copyright-protected characters.
CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: Unlikely at this time.
Fan films occupy a curious place in the movie universe. Clearly, these films are the ultimate in bootlegging because they borrow copyright-protected characters and put them into new films made without the blessings of their creators. On the other hand, they offer an affirmation of the popularity of the franchises being pilfered. For the most part, the makers of these films are rarely harassed by the lawyers representing the companies whose intellectual property is being used without permission.