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Shout! Factory’s previous MST3K set, Volume Xxxiii, was a solid release with a nice complement of bonus features. This new one, Volume Xxxiv, seems to take a step back with a more sparse set of extras, like Volume Xxxii, but upon taking a closer look, I realized that what’s here is on par with the previous set.
The extras centerpiece in Volume Xxxiv is a 90-minute retrospective, It Was a Colossal Teenage Movie Machine: The A.I.P. Story, which I’m almost certain is the longest such historical piece found in an MST3K volume. It accompanies the Roger Corman film Viking Women and the Sea Serpent, an A.I.P. release that was skewered during the series’ third season. It Was a Colossal Teenage Movie Machine covers the history of American International Pictures (A.I. »
- Brad Cook
Read More: Roger Corman, Major Artist: 'Corman's World' Makes the Case Founded in 1954 by James H. Nicholson, the independent film production house American International Pictures (Aip) was to become a leading and innovative producer of cheaply made yet very profitable films. Focusing on that quintessential product of post-war American society, the teenager, Aip chronicled and often anticipated the rapidly changing cultural landscape. To mark the beginning of a three-part retrospective at the Anthology Film Archives in New York this week, below is a selection of the 10 most significant flicks proudly wearing the Aip badge. "The Fast and the Furious" (John Ireland and Edward Sampson, 1955) A testament to the lasting influence of Aip productions, this car chase spectacle deals with pretty much the same subject of Nicholas Ray's "Rebel Without a Cause." But instead of focusing on the existential disaffection of American teenagers in the 50's, "The Fast and »
- Celluloid Liberation Front
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