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Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel had a very limited theatrical release earlier this month, but a new reports reveals that we should be seeing a Blu-ray/DVD release in February.
According to Blu-ray.com, Anchor Bay is planning to release the film on February 27th. There is no information related to pricing or extra features, but we expect to hear more from Anchor Bay in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for an official press release, but until then, we’ve included the synopsis, trailer, and poster below:
“Corman’S World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel is a tantalizing and star-studded tribute to Roger Corman, Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director producer, and seminal influencing force in modern moviemaking over the last 60 years. Featuring interviews with Hollywood icons and cinematic luminaries, some who launched their careers within Corman’s unforgettable world of filmmaking, including Paul W.S. Anderson, »
- Jonathan James
According to Blu-ray.com, Starz/Anchor Bay will release the flick on February 27th. Exact technical specs, region coding status and supplemental features to be included on this release are unknown at the moment, but hang in there, kids. We'll have them for you soon enough!
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (review here) is a tantalizing and star-studded tribute to Roger Corman, Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director, producer, and seminal influencing force in modern moviemaking over the last 60 years. Featuring interviews with Hollywood icons and cinematic luminaries, some of whom launched their careers within Corman’s unforgettable world of filmmaking, including Paul W.S. Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert De Niro, Peter Fonda, Pam Grier, Ron Howard, »
- Uncle Creepy
We at MoreHorror.com are very pleased to announce the newest member of our team, Dawna Lee Heising.
Dawna has already covered the recent horror event Shockfest 2011 for MoreHorror.com (where director Eli Roth was honored with the "Shocking Filmmaker of The Decade Award").
From the official Press Release:
Dawna Lee Heising Is the New Hollywood Correspondent for MoreHorror.com
The first of our superhero films from Marvel this year, Thor was an impressive box office and critical success when it came out in April this year, taking just shy of $450m. from its $150m. budget.
Pretty much ever since it found such success in cinemas, there’s been talk of a sequel, and it officially came out in the summer that the original’s director, Kenneth Branagh, was opting out of returning for the sequel, in what seemed to be a completely friendly parting.
Since then, there was first talk of Brian Kirk, best known for his work on Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, coming on board the project, but then in October, Patty Jenkins officially signed on for the director’s job instead.
Earlier this month, though, word came that Jenkins and Marvel had parted ways based on creative differences, and the search has been back on »
- Kenji Lloyd
In what may be my new favorite thing, Venture Brothers has released their annual Christmas carol, which you can listen/download here. The song of the year is "Baby It's Cold Outside" as sung by the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend, and it's just as twisted and Nsfw as you would imagine.
In Michigan, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed HB4770, which prohibits public employers from providing partner benefits to unmarried partners, effectively excluding gay partners from health care. Happy Holidays!
Betty White is set to host Monday Night Football for the Christmas edition this week. It seems only fair since a couple of years ago being tackled in a Snickers commercial took her career from steady to red hot.
Steve Jobs will be awarded a posthumous Grammy for "significant contributions to music." This amuses me since just a few years ago the industry was screaming that he was destroying the entire music industry. »
These are times to get your hands dirty.
Revolutions are ripping up the map overseas. Mobs are taking the streets at home. Industries from film to finance are discovering their idols have clay feet.
We're living in Corman's World.
Director Alex Stapleton gets this. It's not just gloss on her eye-catching documentary, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel. It's the core of the film — the do-or-die meat of it. She knows these are Diy times, and Alex is a Diy Lady.
"Get off your butt," Alex Stapleton says to new filmmakers, "and go do something . . . You're never going to read enough books or have enough lectures to teach you to make a film. You learn by doing."
Armed with simple tools and an ambitious will, Stapleton has managed to assemble a stellar first effort. Corman's World has an array of luminary facets going for it: sharp technical skill; a »
- M C Funk
Roger Corman’s career in show business spans nearly 60 years, so audiences may initially wonder what might be left to say in a documentary about the exploitation master. Yet Alex Stapleton’s Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel offers a comprehensive, enlightening portrait of this most influential filmmaker-mogul. The doc offers a well-rounded treatise on Corman’s indelible influence, benefiting from a strong cast of talking head contributors and the ease with which Stapleton parallels his subject’s career with larger historical currents within the industry. The movie employs a straightforward linear approach in charting Corman’s filmmaking life, which began when the Stanford engineering grad found work in 20th Century Fox’s mailroom, advanced to the position of story reader, and eventually quit to begin making pictures himself during the ’50s. It charts the highlights of Corman’s various periods, including the American International Pictures and New World Pictures eras, and »
- Robert Levin
It's hard to overestimate Roger Corman's significance. As the director of low-budget fare like It Conquered the World and Creature from the Haunted Sea, Corman is often regarded as a schlockmeister. And though that may be true, Corman is also a groundbreaking filmmaker without whom the landscape of contemporary cinema would look very different.
Thankfully, to remind us of Corman's immense importance to Hollywood comes Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, an in-depth new documentary from Alex Stapleton — and I cannot think of a better Christmas gift.
Corman got his start back in the 1950s, working extensively for American International Pictures, the independent production house responsible for so many of the B-movie drive-in flicks made during the '50s, '60s and '70s. Along the way, he shepherded the careers of budding filmmakers such as Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard and Martin Scorsese.
With the mandate "make »
Earlier this year, Channing Tatum appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his comedy ‘The Dilemma‘. In addition to sharing a hilarious story about his past career experiences and a recent close encounter of the Ron Howard kind, we find out what extremely special item Chan lost on the set of ‘Ten Year‘ and what Jenna had him wear as a small reminder. Watch the entire interview here…
Almost a year later, Chan is making his third appearance on Kimmel on January 9, 2012! The busy actor/producer will most likely be talking about his next film ‘Haywire‘ (which hits theaters January 20th) and his other 2012 releases…’The Vow‘, ‘21 Jump Street‘, ‘Ten Year‘, ‘Magic Mike‘, and ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation‘.
If you’re in the La area and want to see Chan on Jimmy Kimmel live and in person, you can Click Here to request Free tickets to the show on a first-come-first-serve basis. »
- Channing Tatum Unwrapped
Spoiler alert: you already live there! The Corman’s World documentary is out today, so here’s a playlist of all the Roger Corman you could ever need!
So many of our gurus come either out of the Roger Corman factory or have been influenced by his work greatly. By far, he is the most well-represented filmmaker on our little site, with nearly 40 films commented on by gurus including Allan Arkush, Joe Dante, Josh Olson, John Landis, Chris Wilkinson, Howard Rodman, Jon Davison, Mary Lambert, Jonathan Kaplan, Mick Garris, Jack Hill, Amy Holden Jones, Sam Hamm and, of course, Roger Corman himself.
If you ever wanted all of those trailer commentaries in one place, I give them to you now in an extended YouTube Omnibus playlist. Watch every single one.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel tracks the triumphant rise of the true "godfather" of independent ﬁlmmaking, Roger Corman. The single most prolific writer-director-producer, Corman financed hundreds of profitable low-budget films and helped launch the careers of Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Eli Roth, James Cameron, and many more.
With archival footage of American culture and countercultures from the 1950's to present day, and dynamic interviews with alumni of Roger Corman's cutthroat school of ﬁlmmaking, Corman's World takes us back to the days when Roger was King.
We recently caught up with director Alex Stapleton to talk about this cool new documentary, in select theaters this Friday, December 16th. Our conversation is below.
Did you use Roger Corman's aesthetic and vernacular in building your own film?
Alex Stapleton: Oh, definitely. We had a budget, but not a big one. I definitely was »
 It's been a few months since we've heard anything about The Originals, Bryce Dallas Howard's planned debut as a feature director , but in the meantime the actress/filmmaker has been keeping busy with another short film. Titled when you find me, the 30-minute movie originated as part of Canon U.S.A.'s "Long Live Imagination" campaign and was inspired by eight photos selected by Howard's father/producer Ron Howard from a contest that pulled in nearly 100,000 submissions. Watch the full film after the jump. when you find me will only be available online through Monday, December 19, so I suggest you not procrastinate if you're at all curious. The movie will then hit the film festival circuit next year, and will be "the first user-generated Hollywood production ever eligible for an Academy Award nomination" in 2013, according to its marketing team. Naturally, when you find me was shot using Canon cameras. »
- Angie Han
Chances are that if you love movies you know who Roger Corman is. If you're not sure, however, about all the things that he's accomplished in his nearly sixty-year career, you may want to check out his page at IMDb--but please be warned that you may experience wrist and hand fatigue as you scroll through his filmography. In support of the new documentary Corman's World, the filmmaking legend was graciously able to squeeze in a few minutes so that we could talk indie filmmaking and exploitation flicks, past and present. Twitch: At one point in Corman's World Ron Howard says that exploitation films bring out the child in all of us... Roger Corman: [chuckles softly] Twitch: ...and I just loved that. But what are your »
In Alex Stapleton's dazzling, honest, oddly emotional new documentary "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel," Roger Corman, the now-85-year-old filmmaker behind such films as "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Death Race 2000," is depicted as a doggedly independent, skinflint-y genius. Through a series of lively interviews with some of Corman's most talented protégés (among them Joe Dante, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Ron Howard and Jonathan Demme) and even livelier clips from his films, the case is made that Corman not only trained and equipped the current batch of living auteurs but that he fundamentally reshaped the Hollywood landscape in profound ways that are still felt today. Like a Corman movie itself, 'Corman's World' starts small and unimpressively, with some behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from a recent Corman joint, the Syfy Channel original "Dinoshark." Everything is »
Before there was Jack Skellington preceding Christmas with nightmares, Billy Bob Thornton giving Santa Claus a bad name, or rare exports maiming innocent reindeer, it was the Grinch who first turned the tables on the festive season, daring to be indifferent (after Scrooge, of course).
The first of Dr. Seuss’ acclaimed children’s stories to be adapted to feature length – beating The Cat In The Hat and Horton Hears A Who to cinemas – How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a staple of the holiday period and a triumph in passive-aggressive seasonal comedy.
The story revolves around the titular Grinch, a cynical misanthrope who has spent the majority of his life living in exile on the outskirts of Whoville. Bullied out of town as a child due to his green visage and general disregard for Christmas convention, the Grinch has turned his back on the occasion and declared war on merriment and cheer. »
- Steven Neish
Exclusive: Director/producer Ken Kwapis has come on board to direct NBC’s untitled Sarah Silverman comedy pilot, from Imagine TV and 20th TV. Additionally, Kwapis’ company, In Cahoots, has signed a one-year, first-look deal with NBC’s sister studio Universal Television, which kicks in June 1. The Sarah Silverman comedy, a pet project of Imagine principal Ron Howard, is loosely based on Silverman’s life. It stars the comedian as a woman readjusting to the single life after a decade-long live-in relationship. Silverman wrote the script with Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder. Silverman, Sterling and Imagine’s Howard, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are executive producing, with Schroeder serving as co-exec producer. The project reunites Kwapis, Silverman and NBC. In 2000, Kwapis directed another NBC comedy pilot, Rocky Times, which co-starred Silverman. At NBC and Universal TV, Kwapis most recently executive produced and directed the pilot of the comedy Outsourced last season. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard, and his versatile daughter Bryce Dallas Howard, will debut the film inspired by Canon's multi-platform "Long Live Imagination" campaign with the online world premiere.
When You Find Me will go live on www.youtube.com/imagination on December 16th at 12:00pm Est and will be accessible to the public until December 19th.
Consumers who visit the site will have a chance to view "when you find me" shot using Canon cameras including Dslr products, as well as an eight-minute "Project Imagin8ion Making Of" movie, a behind the scenes look throughout the process of selecting the winning photos and ultimately shooting the film.
Launched on May 22, photographers of all levels were invited to submit their most imaginative photographs based on a series of eight separate movie themes, each one a core tenet of storytelling, »
Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel is an entertaining tribute to independent filmmaker Roger Corman that shows why Hollywood and audiences alike owe him a debt of gratitude. Director Alex Stapleton provides a thoughtful look at his influential career by weaving archival footage from his early days of genre-defining classics such as the original Little Shop of Horrors, House of Usher, and The Wild Angels with interviews with producers, directors and actors who started out with him like Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Jack Nicholson and William Shatner and video of Corman and his wife Julie on location today as they continue to produce and distribute profitable low budget films outside the studio system. We sat down with Stapleton at a roundtable interview to talk about her feature directorial debut and the challenge of culling through hours of interviews to produce a fascinating film. She told us what inspired »
- Sheila Roberts
Courtesy of the filmmaker Alex Stapleton
Alex Stapleton is the director of the new documentary “Corman’s World,” which opens in theaters Dec. 16.
I have always been fascinated by Roger Corman. I loved his low budget genre flicks like “Not of This Earth,” “Deathrace 2000″ and “Attack of the Crab Monsters.” Never having the opportunity to go to film school, books, films and DVD extras, and served as my personalized film course. One of the books I got my hands on »
- Alex Stapleton
I was recently afforded the opportunity to talk to Alex Stapleton, the director of the wonderful documentary Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (review here) about the many sides of the “schlock king” Roger Corman. Through a tenuous phone connection (I do have an At&T iPhone and live in New York City, after all), we discussed the process of making this film, how she got roped into doing crew on a Corman movie, Jack Nicholson‘s lounging gear, and doing interviews from the barber’s chair. The Film Stage’s questions are in bold, Alex’s responses follow.
Is there going to be a big premiere out there?
Well we had our kind of fancy premiere at Lacma [Los Angeles County Museum of Art], actually as a part of Film Independent’s series that they were running with Elvis Mitchell. So that was kind of our fancy night. So we will have on the 16th of December, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
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