If you’re a fan of the great B-movie king Roger Corman, you’ll love this news. Shout! Factory is re-releasing a whole bunch of Roger Corman films on DVD and Blu-ray. More than 50, to be exact, and some of those have never been available on DVD or Blu-ray.
And it gets better. Shout! Factory is also producing a wide range of bonus content for special editions and double features. Collectively, it’ll be known as “Roger Corman’s Cult Classics” home entertainment series.
The first titles include the original “Piranha” to go along with this summer’s 3-D remake, as well as “Humanoids from the Deep,” “Death Race 2000” and its follow-up “Deathsport,” the punk favorite “Suburbia,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School,” “Up from the Depths,” Michael Beck in “Warlords of the 21st Century,” “Demon of Paradise,” the sci-fi horror flick “Forbidden World,” and the 1981 classic “Galaxy of Terror.”
An independent filmmaker and producer, Roger Corman has produced more than 350 films and directed 50 others. He’s well known for his creative, low-budget movies, as well as his ability to spot young talent.
He had a hand in the early success of Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Peter Fonda, Jonathan Demme, Gale Anne Hurd, Diane Ladd, Tommy Lee Jones, Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Talia Shire, Charles Bronson, Joe Dante, Peter Bogdanovich and Sally Kirkland.
Are you a fan of Roger Corman films? Excited about this news? Check out the trailer for “Piranha”: