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''Who Killed Captain Alex?'' is a 2010 Wakaliwood action film, produced and directed by Isaac Nabwana (AKA Nabwana I.G.G.). The film claims to be "Uganda's First Action Movie" and gained notoriety in late 2017 for its bizarre quality and a strange plot, along with the bizarre commentary given by a "video joker," a man who talks over the movie making jokes. The released cut of the film is not the original version, however, as the audio previously had no 'video joker'.
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''Who Killed Captain Alex'' is a 2010 Wakaliwood action film, produced and directed by Isaac Nabwana (AKA Nabwana I.G.G.). The film claims to be "Uganda's First Action Movie" and gained notoriety in late 2017 for its bizarre quality and a strange plot, along with the odd commentary given by a "video joker", a man who talks over the movie making jokes. The released cut of the film is '''not the original version; however, as the audio previously had no "video joker".'''
  
 
==Loss of the Original Audio==
 
==Loss of the Original Audio==
As aforementioned, the film originally had no 'video joker' included. Nabwana had a passion for film, and therefore created many of them. Due to the low storage space on his computer, Nabwana was often forced to delete old films after he had distributed them in some form. The place where Nabwana lived (Wakaliga, a suburb just outside of Kampala, Uganda) also had many power outages, causing him to lose unsaved projects he had left open on his device.  
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As aforementioned, the film originally had no "video joker" included. Nabwana had a passion for film, and therefore created many of them. Due to the low storage space on his computer, Nabwana was often forced to delete old films after he had distributed them in some form. The place where Nabwana lived (Wakaliga, a suburb just outside of Kampala, Uganda) also had many power outages, causing him to lose unsaved projects he had left open on his device.  
  
According to the card that appears before the start of the movie, it was because Nabwana had deleted all his files that the original movie had gone missing. The copy he ended up releasing was sourced from a DVD, which happened to have his 'video joker' version, which was originally intended to be a special feature of sorts. It is unknown if he had intended to put that version on that particular DVD, but it was most likely a mistake.
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According to the card that appears before the start of the movie, it was because Nabwana had deleted all his files that the original movie had gone missing. The copy he ended up releasing was sourced from a DVD, which happened to have his "video joker" version, which was originally intended to be a special feature of sorts. It is unknown if he had intended to put that version on that particular DVD, but it was most likely a mistake.
  
 
==Remnants of the Original Audio==
 
==Remnants of the Original Audio==
The majority of the film did retain the original audio. The video joker in the movie only occasionally appeared, mainly during the action scenes. Considering the conditions and events that had caused the film to go missing, the best way to retrieve the audio would most likely have involved heavy editing to remove the commentary and extract the audio beneath it, if doing so was possible.
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The majority of the film retains the original audio. The "video joker" in the movie only occasionally appeared, mainly during the action scenes. Considering the conditions and events that had caused the film to go missing, the best way to retrieve the audio would most likely have involved heavy editing to remove the commentary and extract the audio beneath it, if doing so was possible.
  
 
==Offical Release==  
 
==Offical Release==  
On January 16th, 2019, The American Genre Film Archive announced that they would be releasing the film (along with another Wakaliwood film entitled ''Bad Black'') on to Blu-Ray complete with bonus features. Amongst these bonus features would be the original, unfiltered audio of ''Who Killed Captain Alex?''.<ref>[https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=24488 The announcement of the films release.] Retrieved 16 Jan '19</ref> The Blu-Ray will be released on May 14th, 2019, and is currently available to pre-order on various shopping sites.<ref>[https://www.amazon.com/Wakaliwood-Supa-Action-Captain-Blu-ray/dp/B07MCW4ZZ2 Amazon page for the Blu-ray.] Retrieved 27 Feb '19</ref>
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On January 16th, 2019, The American Genre Film Archive announced that they would be releasing the film (along with another Wakaliwood film entitled ''Bad Black'') on Blu-Ray complete with bonus features. Amongst these announced bonus features was the original, unfiltered audio of ''Who Killed Captain Alex''.<ref>[https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=24488 The announcement of the release of the film.] Retrieved 16 Jan '19</ref> After several delays, the Blu-Ray was released on June 18th, 2019, and is currently available to purchase on various shopping sites.<ref>[https://www.amazon.com/Wakaliwood-Supa-Action-Captain-Blu-ray/dp/B07MCW4ZZ2 Amazon page for the Blu-ray.] Retrieved 27 Feb '19</ref>
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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==External Link==
 
==External Link==
 
*[http://watch.wakaliwood.com/ The official site for Nabwana I.G.G. and Wakaliwood.] Retrieved 08 Apr '18
 
*[http://watch.wakaliwood.com/ The official site for Nabwana I.G.G. and Wakaliwood.] Retrieved 08 Apr '18
  
==Reference==
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==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 16:02, 16 May 2020

Who Killed Captain Alex.jpg

The film's poster.

Status: Found

Date found: 18 Jun 2019

Found by: Wakaliwood/The American Genre Film Archive

Who Killed Captain Alex is a 2010 Wakaliwood action film, produced and directed by Isaac Nabwana (AKA Nabwana I.G.G.). The film claims to be "Uganda's First Action Movie" and gained notoriety in late 2017 for its bizarre quality and a strange plot, along with the odd commentary given by a "video joker", a man who talks over the movie making jokes. The released cut of the film is not the original version; however, as the audio previously had no "video joker".

Loss of the Original Audio

As aforementioned, the film originally had no "video joker" included. Nabwana had a passion for film, and therefore created many of them. Due to the low storage space on his computer, Nabwana was often forced to delete old films after he had distributed them in some form. The place where Nabwana lived (Wakaliga, a suburb just outside of Kampala, Uganda) also had many power outages, causing him to lose unsaved projects he had left open on his device.

According to the card that appears before the start of the movie, it was because Nabwana had deleted all his files that the original movie had gone missing. The copy he ended up releasing was sourced from a DVD, which happened to have his "video joker" version, which was originally intended to be a special feature of sorts. It is unknown if he had intended to put that version on that particular DVD, but it was most likely a mistake.

Remnants of the Original Audio

The majority of the film retains the original audio. The "video joker" in the movie only occasionally appeared, mainly during the action scenes. Considering the conditions and events that had caused the film to go missing, the best way to retrieve the audio would most likely have involved heavy editing to remove the commentary and extract the audio beneath it, if doing so was possible.

Offical Release

On January 16th, 2019, The American Genre Film Archive announced that they would be releasing the film (along with another Wakaliwood film entitled Bad Black) on Blu-Ray complete with bonus features. Amongst these announced bonus features was the original, unfiltered audio of Who Killed Captain Alex.[1] After several delays, the Blu-Ray was released on June 18th, 2019, and is currently available to purchase on various shopping sites.[2]

Gallery

The released cut of the film with the "video joker".
Cover of the 2019 Blu-Ray release.

External Link

References