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Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

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Some Men Dream of Conquering the World. Roger Corman Created His Own.

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Rated R for some violent images, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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$6,468 (USA) (16 December 2011)

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$6,468 (USA) (16 December 2011)
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Jack Nicholson openly wept for his mentor Roger Corman during filming of this documentary. See more »

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Allan Arkush: [Discussing film 'Hot Box' 1972] Roger will just say exploitation pictures don't need plots. They need sensational things like girls shooting Filipinos out of trees. That works.
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Features Boxcar Bertha (1972) See more »

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definitely enjoyed the DVD however if you are looking at it to try and come up with some good ideas for which old school grindhouse movies to watch then it might not offer a whole lot of suggestions. What it does do however is offer a very informative view on how roger corman came to be. Its more of a biography concerning his film career opposed to concentrating on his filmography. I'd say i developed more of a respect for roger corman after seeing how he struggled and pulled all his resources together to slowly build up his huge body of work, especially after my respect for him seemed to be recently faltering do his garbage additions to the sci fi channel (im looking at you sharktopus). With that said i did come away with a few new movies to add to my watch list ie, wild angels, big bird cage(i know i know i should have seen this by now), bloody mama, and the trip. All in all it was very informative and entertaining and held my attention throughout. Nothing much in the way of special features though, i guess the whole movie is basically one big special feature.


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