Shout! Factory Acquires Roger Corman’s Library of 270 B-Movies

/Film | 3/15/2018 | Chris Evangelista
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Shout! Factory has snapped up the rights to 270 films from B-movie master Roger Corman. This deal will enable Shout! Factory to not only redistribute the films on Blu-ray, but also reboot certain titles into new films. Time for the million dollar Slumber Party Massacre reboot! More on the Shout! Factory Roger Corman Library deal below.

Roger Corman is a legend. He’s produced over 350 films and directed 60 others, and spent his career giving young talent their first big break in filmmaking. Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Peter Fonda, Jonathan Demme, Gale Anne Hurd, Joe Dante, and many more all got their starts at Corman’s B-movie school. Corman’s films were shot fast and cheap, yet their influence on the world of movies is immeasurable.

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Now, Corman’s New Horizons Picture Film Library has found a new home with home video company Shout! Factory. Shout and China-based Ace Film HK Company Limited (ACE) have purchased Corman’s library, which encompasses 270 films an action sci-fi TV series. The deal grants Shout! Factory all rights to library, which includes films like 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.

Shout! Factory has made a name for themselves with boutique Blu-ray releases of cult classics as well as horror films through their off-shoot Scream! Factory. This is a great deal for Shout, because it gives them the opportunity to redistribute Corman’s...
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