Manuel Esteba P.C.

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


This is the production company of Manuel Esteba, a producer and director of exploitation films whose main "merit" is to have directed what's considered to be the worst movie ever made in Spain: the 1983 E.T. spoof El E.T.E. y el OTO, filmed in two weeks with a ridiculously low budget. Not surprisingly, this was his last film (by the way, he still claims that Spielberg gave him permission personally to make the movie).

Logo (March 28, 1983)

Visuals: On a black background, a very muscular man with red briefs poses as Rank's "Gongman" and hits a gong that reads "UNA PRODUCCION MANUEL ESTEBA" with "UNA PRODUCCION" being in an arc. The gong immediately breaks.

Closing Variant: At the end of the film, the man is seen trying to fix the gong, barely creating "PRODUCCION", but he can't, and starts weeping in frustration.

Technique: Live-action.

Audio: On the opening variant, only the sound of the gong breaking. On a closing variant, a closing theme of the film, accompanied by the man's sobbing.

Availability: Seen only on the Spanish E.T. spoof, El E.T.E. y el OTO, which is very hard to find.

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