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Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Film HK Company Limited (ACE) have acquired the New Horizons Picture library, encompassing 270 Roger Corman films and an action sci-fi TV series from Roger and Julie Corman, the companies announced Thursday.
Popular Corman properties include “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School,” “Battle Beyond the Stars,” “Piranha,” “Galaxy of Terror,” “Bloodfist,” “Black Scorpion,” “Eat My Dust!,” “Humanoids from the Deep,” “Slumber Party Massacre” and “Forbidden World.”
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The deal grants Shout! Factory all rights to the New Horizons library in North America, Europe, Australia, and Russia. ACE secured all rights for China, Asia, Africa and South America.
Shout! Factory and Ace Film plan to support these 270 titles with a long-term growth strategy that entails new content development, remakes, merchandise licensing programs, digital media initiatives, and content syndication (streaming, TV, EST, and VOD) to domestic and international territories.
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Future endeavors on the movie/series remake of select film properties will be developed, produced and distributed either by Shout’s filmed entertainment production and distribution arm, Shout! Studios, or ACE and its various strategic partners in Asia.
“We’ve been huge fans of the Cormans. Their great ingenuity and independent spirit have inspired us throughout our careers. We’ve loved working with them over the last eight years and are thrilled to now be the custodians of these beloved films, making sure that film buffs and fans everywhere discover them like we did,” stated Shout! Factory’s founders in a joint statement.
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“We have been fortunate to be professionally and personally associated with Roger and Julie for the past decade and the purchase of their film library means our relationships will not only continue, but accelerate,” said Henry Luk, CEO of ACE.
“During the past decade our personal and professional relationships with Shout! Factory’s Bob Emmer, Richard and Garson Foos, and Ace Film’s Henry Luk and Adam Yuchen Ren have...
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