Fun Roger Corman

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Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American independent filmmaker, producer, entertainment businessman, and actor.

He has been called "The Pope of Pop Cinema" and is known as a trailblazer in the world of independent film. Much of Corman's work has an established critical reputation, such as his cycle of low budget cult films adapted from the tales of Edgar Allan Poe.

Admired by members of the French New Wave and Cahiers du cinéma, in 1964 Corman was the youngest filmmaker to have a retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française, as well as the British Film Institute and the Museum of Modern Art.

He was the co-founder of New World Pictures, a prolific multimedia company that helped to cement Fox as a major American television network, and is a long-time member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In 2009, he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award[8]for "for his rich engendering of films and filmmakers."

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The Fantastic Four is an independent superhero film completed in 1994. Executive produced by low-budget specialist Roger Cormanand Bernd Eichinger (who went on to produce a big-budget Fantastic Four film in 2005), the film was based on Marvel Comics' long-running comic book and featured the origin of the Fantastic Four and that superhero team's first battle with the evil Doctor Doom, combining the superteam's origin from The Fantastic Four #1 and Doom's origin from Fantastic Four Annual #2 with original elements. Despite a tentative scheduled 1994 release date, the film was ultimately never released officially, but illegal copies began circulating after a few years.

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Shout! Nabs The Roger Corman Library


Shout! Factory and Ace Film HK Company Limited (ACE) have purchased the New Horizons Picture library which encompasses 270 of Roger Corman’s films along with an action sci-fi TV series from Roger and Julie Corman for an undisclosed sum.

The deal covers North America, Europe, Australia, Russia, China, Asia, Africa, and South America. Popular Corman properties include “Battle Beyond the Stars,” “Piranha,” “Galaxy of Terror, “Bloodfist,” “Black Scorpion,” “Humanoids from the Deep” and “Slumber Party Massacre”.

Shout! Factory and ACE Film plan to support these 270 titles with a long-term growth strategy that includes new content development, remakes, merchandise licensing programs, digital media initiatives, and content syndication to domestic and international territories.

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Corman’s Hollywood

Shout! Studios, Ace Film HK Company, and Friendship Films have teamed up to produce the multi-part documentary series “Corman’s Hollywood” about producer/director Roger Corman and his wife and partner Julie Corman.

Ashley Sidaway and Robert Sidaway created the thirteen-episode series which explores the illustrious career odyssey of the pair, uncovers inside backstories on many popular movies they made, as well as provides a candid portrait of a trailblazing indie filmmaking duo.