Shout Factory Press Release: Shout Factory secures rights to extensive Roger Corman library

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    [SIZE= 11pt] Shout! Factory and New Horizons Picture Corporation Announce[/SIZE] [SIZE= 12pt] Home Entertainment Deal[/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt] [/SIZE] [SIZE= 12pt]SHOUT! FACTORY SECURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT RIGHTS TO[/SIZE] [SIZE= 12pt]EXTENSIVE ROGER CORMAN LIBRARY[/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt]Iconic Film Properties Include Piranha, Death Race 2000, Rock ’N’ Roll High School, Galaxy Of Terror, Starcrash, Humanoids From The Deep, Grand Theft Auto,[/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt] Battle Beyond The Stars and more[/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt] [/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt]Los Angeles[/SIZE][SIZE= 11pt], CA[/SIZE][SIZE= 11pt], January 13, 2010 — Shout! Factory and New Horizons Picture Corporation have entered into an extensive multiyear alliance to release a vast library of classic and new films from legendary producer-director Roger Corman, recipient of a 2009 Honorary Academy Award®, to the home entertainment marketplace. Under the terms of the agreement, Shout! Factory has secured the exclusive North American home entertainment rights to over 50 highly sought-after Roger Corman[/SIZE][SIZE= 11pt] [/SIZE][SIZE= 11pt]film properties. This announcement was made today by Shout! Factory founding partners Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and filmmaker Roger Corman.[/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt] [/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt]“Roger holds an incredibly rich legacy in Hollywood. His cinematic works, spanning decades, continue to influence filmmakers worldwide. Many of his iconic films have been unavailable or long out-of-print in the home entertainment marketplace. There’s a lot of consumer interest in these films,” state Shout! Factory’s founding partners. “We’re thrilled and honored with this opportunity to work with Roger and New Horizons to bring his cinematic treasures back to their original luster and share them with movie fans.”[/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt] [/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt]“We’re delighted to collaborate with Shout! Factory to make New Horizons’ historic library of films available for home entertainment,” said Corman. “We look forward to working closely with the entire Shout team for great DVD and Blu-ray releases ahead.”[/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt] [/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt]Shout! Factory and New Horizons Pictures are working closely to remaster a number of great Corman titles that have been long out of print, some never-before-available on DVD and Blu-ray™. Moreover, Shout! Factory is currently producing a wide range of bonus content for special editions and double features for the launch of Shout! Factory’s Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home entertainment series.[/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt] [/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt]The first titles to be made available from Roger Corman’s Cult Classics presented by Shout! Factory are the much anticipated cult thrillersPiranha Special Edition DVD, Humanoids From The Deep, Up From The Depths and Demon Of Paradise in April 2010; Piranha Special Edition Blu-ray, the memorable 1979 classic Rock ’N’ Roll High School Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray and the punk rock dramaSuburbia in May 2010. Other Corman classics slated for 2010 release include Death Race 2000, Warlords Of The 21st Century,Deathsport, Forbidden World and Galaxy Of Terror, among others.[/SIZE] [SIZE= 12pt] [/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt]The saga of independent filmmaker-producer Roger Corman ranks as one of the most amazing motion picture success stories. Having produced more than 350 films and directed 50 others, his influence on American film goes far beyond his own energetic, creative low-budget movies. He is arguably one of Hollywood’s most gifted and masterful filmmakers.[/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt] [/SIZE] [SIZE= 11pt]Noted for his keen ability to spot young talent, Corman’s most lasting legacy will undoubtedly be the legion of producers, directors, writers and actors he has fostered, among them: 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.[/SIZE] [FONT= 'Times New Roman'] [/FONT]
     
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    Wow, Rock 'N' Roll High School on Blu-ray. It's a dream come true!
     
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    Rock 'N' Roll High School on blu would be very awesome, but I'm also excited about finally seeing Piranha, Humanoids From the Deep, Galaxy of Terror and Battle Beyond the Stars in HD and in their (fingers crossed) OAR!
     
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    Death Race 2000 on BD, baby! Bring it on!
     
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    Wow, isn't this timely. I was just going to post about when the Roger Corman films will be going Blu.

    Darn, no Battle Beyond the Stars listed for 2010.
     
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    Suburbia and Battle Beyond the Stars were originally listed with release dates, but I guess that's been changed. Hopefully they'll be released later in 2010 or early 2011.
     
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    Suburbia is available now (DVD-only) and BBTS will be paired with 1982's Timewalker and released next year.
     
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    Thanks for the update.
     
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    They were having trouble finding good elements to use for Battle. I don't know if that situation has changed.

    They had canned the original Not Of This Earth for the same reasons, but recently uncovered a good source so that is now back on the schedule (not for BD though) so as soon as they turn up something of quality for BBTS, it will get rescheduled.
     
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    It appears we have another release date for BBTS:


    http://www.amazon.com/Battle-Beyond-the-Stars-Blu-ray/dp/product/B004VT9JJE?SubscriptionId=0AKK26D74VRPDADHKP02&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B004VT9JJE



     

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