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Director Uwe Boll throws huge hissy fit over his crowdfunding failures

The director of video game remakes like "House of the Dead," "Alone in the Dark" and "Postal" goes postal on "you all" for not Kickstarting his latest project. And the rant's definitely NSFW.

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Director Uwe Boll only has three days to raise funds for his next movie, but some of his backers might be wishing they could take their donations back. Video screenshot by Danny Gallagher/CNET

Video game movie auteur Uwe Boll has no problem getting in touch with his anger. He's railed against film critics and Hollywood legends who dare to get in his or his movies' way. Now, he's angry with someone else: you. That's right, I mean YOU.

Don't act like you don't know what you did to Uwe Boll.

The German director of big-screen video game remakes like "House of the Dead," "BloodRayne" and "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale" posted a curse-word-filled vlog to his YouTube channel Sunday that can be best summed up by its title: "F*** You All."

He recently tried to launch some fundraising campaigns, which all failed, for movies he wants to bring to the big screen. First, he started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500,000 to make a sequel to "Postal" that he canceled with just over $29,000 in donations.

Then he tried to raise money for a third film in his "Rampage" series (don't worry video game fans, he's not trying to ruin your beloved memories of the Midway arcade classic "Rampage") about a fictional mass murderer and his self-appointed mission of death and mayhem. He started with a campaign on Indiegogo for "Rampage 3: No Mercy" that fell way short of its $100,000 goal. He's now at the tail end of a Kickstarter campaign for just $50,000 for the same movie and he's only got three days left to go with just over $27,000 in donations to show for it.

Why am I recapping Boll's crowdfunding failures? For one, it's just fun. Secondly, Boll's latest failure is what sent him into a rage spiral (or possibly, a colorful publicity stunt) as he took to his computer to record an angry greeting for everyone involved in the lack of funding for his latest film. That includes the people behind crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo and everyone who didn't front any money for his movie, which probably includes you.

"Basically my message is f*** yourself because it is so f***ing absurd what retarded, amateur idiots collecting money on their absurd websites," Boll says in his video.

Don't worry about ol' Boll, though. He says he's done with you and Hollywood and hopefully moviemaking in general, and he already has plenty of money to do something else with his time on this Earth.

"It looks like nobody gives a s*** about 'Rampage 3,' so maybe I shouldn't do it then," Boll says. "I have enough money to play golf until I'm dead."

Needless to say, he uses a lot of naughty words in his video so we're going to link to it here rather than embed it because we don't want to be involved in violating your company's HR conduct code.