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The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Roger Corman’s ferocious gangster epic (more squibs!) bounces back in a UK Region B edition, noisier and bloodier than ever. Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker and a couple of dozen top-notch hoods replay the ugly events that led up to the notorious 1929 gangland slaying — which now almost seems tame — where gun massacres are concerned, today ‘Every Day Is a Holiday.’

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Region B Blu-ray

Powerhouse Indicator

1967 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 100 min. / Street Date April 30, 2018 / available from Powerhouse Films UK / £15.99

Starring Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jean Hale, Frank Silvera, Joseph Campanella, Richard Bakalyan, David Canary, Bruce Dern, Harold J. Stone, Kurt Kreuger, Joe Turkel, John Agar, Celia Lovsky, Tom Reese, Jan Merlin,Alex D’Arcy, Reed Hadley, Gus Trikonis, Charles Dierkop, Alex Rocco, Leo Gordon, Russ Conway, Jonathan Haze, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Jack Nicholson, Joan Shawlee.

Cinematography Milton Krasner

Art Direction Philip Jefferies,
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Happy 92nd Birthday Roger Corman! Here Are His Ten Best Films

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

Happy 92nd Birthday to a legend! Roger Corman has directed more than 50 low-budget drive-in classics, produced and/or distributed 450 more, and helped the careers of hundreds of young people breaking into the industry. A partial list: Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Irvin Kershner, Monte Hellman, Peter Bogdanovich, Gail Ann Hurd, James Cameron, Jonathan Kaplan, Joe Dante, Robert Towne. Considering Corman’s own films, Jonathan Demme has stated. “Roger is arguably the greatest independent filmmaker the American film industry has seen and probably ever will see.” We Are Movie Geeks has taken a look at Corman’s career and here are what we think are the ten best films that he has directed:

Honorable Mention. The Premature Burial

The Premature Burial (1962) is the ‘odd man out’ among the series of Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe adaptations because of the absence of Vincent Price
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Stakeout on Dope Street

With a title like this you know it has to be good. Irvin Kershner got his start directing on this small-scale tale of kids and crime. Jonathan Haze and Abby Dalton are standouts in the cast, while the uncredited executive producer who put up the cash is said to have been Roger Corman. It's a beautiful widescreen transfer -- the film was one of the first features shot by Haskell Wexler, who is also uncredited. Stakeout on Dope Street DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1958 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 83 min. / Street Date June 22, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Yale Wexler, Jonathon Haze, Morris Miller (Stever Marlo), Abby Dalton, Allen Kramer, Herman Rudin, Philip Mansour, Andrew J. Fenady, Herschel Bernardi, Coleman Francis. Cinematography Mark Jeffrey (Haskell Wexler) Film Editor Melvin Sloan Original Music Richard Markowitz Story and Screenplay by Andrew J. Fenady, Irvin Kershner, Irvin Schwartz Produced by Andrew J. Fenady Directed
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‘Blood Bath’ Blu-ray Review

Arrow Video’s latest release, Blood Bath, has a storied history. You may be surprised to discover how the footage filmed for it was stretched over four different films. Thankfully Arrow have not only included these four films, but taken a look into a very interesting production…

Blood Bath in its final form is the story of Antonio Sordi (William Campbell) who believed himself to be the reincarnation of a murderous vampire. Killing young women, he then boils them in a vat of wax, using their beauty to create his latest masterpieces which he then sells.

In Blood Bath you can see all the trademarks of a Corman horror film, but this is down to the work of Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman who worked on rewrites and re-shoots for many of the footage that had been recorded. The film in its original form was actually known as Operation Titian
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Blood Bath

This four-feature set is the weirdest cinematic treasure box of the year, a sort of anti-matter film school. Three of the films are derived from a single Yugoslavian picture rejected by Roger Corman. His acolytes Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman proceeded to add serial killings, supernatural hauntings, a goofy vampire, and an ending that could be called 'Zombies In The Wax Museum.' Tim Lucas tells the whole story in a fascinating feature-length extra docu. Blood Bath Blu-ray Arrow Video (USA) 1963 - 1966 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 95 - 81 - 62 - 75 min. / 2-Disc Limited Edition / Street Date May 30, 2016 / 49.95 Starring William Campbell, Patrick Magee, Rade Marcovic, Miha Baloh, Irena Prosen; Marissa Mathes, Linda Saunders, Sandra Knight, Carl Schanzer, Biff Elliot, Sid Haig, Jonathan Haze. Cinematography Nenad Jovicic, Dan Telford, Alfred Taylor. Original Music Bojan Adamic, Ronald Stein, Written by Vlasta Radovanovic, Vic Webber, Jack Hill & Stephanie Rothman Directed by Rados Novakovic, Michael Roy,
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Happy 90th Birthday to Roger Corman – Here Are His Ten Best Films

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

Happy 9oth Birthday to a legend! Roger Corman has directed more than 50 low-budget drive-in classics, produced and/or distributed 450 more, and helped the careers of hundreds of young people breaking into the industry. A partial list: Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Irvin Kershner, Monte Hellman, Peter Bogdanovich, Gail Ann Hurd, James Cameron, Jonathan Kaplan, Joe Dante, Robert Towne. Considering Corman’s own films, Jonathan Demme has stated. “Roger is arguably the greatest independent filmmaker the American film industry has seen and probably ever will see.” And he’s still going strong, currently producing the upcoming actioner Death Race 2050. We Are Movie Geeks has taken a look at Corman’s career and here are what we think are the ten best films that he has directed:

Honorable Mention. The Premature Burial

The Premature Burial (1962) is the ‘odd man out’ among the
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Watch: Jack Nicholson and Bill Murray Play the Same Sadistic Dental Patient in 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Yesterday it was announced that a new version of Little Shop of Horrors was being prepped for the big screen with Joseph Gordon-Levitt producing and perhaps starring in the role of Seymour, once portrayed by Rick Moranis in the more memorable 1986 movie (Jonathan Haze played the character in Roger Corman's 1960 version). Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) will write the script, which we're sure will include some fun (updated) musical numbers. I'm a huge fan of this property, having seen the original off-Broadway play when I was a little kid, as well as both film versions, and so naturally news of its return has pushed me over to YouTube to dig up some of my favorite clips. One little factoid that some folks know and some don't is that...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Buying Into 'Little Shop of Horrors' Remake

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is nowhere near done with his intense child star-turned-Tinseltown-guru transformation. This time, he's taking the driver's seat of a remake vehicle.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Levitt is teaming up with some successful Broadway showrunners to develop a reboot of the 1960 cult classic film "The Little Shop of Horrors" (which later became an off-Broadway production and then a 1986 Frank Oz movie) with the intention of starring in it.

Marc Platt ("Wanted," "Legally Blonde") will produce, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (playwright on Broadway's current "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark") is writing the script.

Levitt, meanwhile, aims to star as Seymour Krelboyne, the central nerdy character who must kill people in order to feed a bloodthirsty man-eating plant and maintain his floral shop's fortune and fame. The same role was previously portrayed by Jonathan Haze and Rick Moranis in the 1960 and 1986 films, respectively.

Levitt is also currently developing his own as-yet-untitled romantic comedy script,
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Circles Little Shop of Horrors Remake

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Circles Little Shop of Horrors Remake
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is eyeing the Warner Bros. remake Little Shop of Horrors. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is drafting the new Carrie remake for MGM, is in negotiations to write the screenplay.

If he officially signs on, the actor will play Seymour Kilborn, a meek florist who must continue to feed his gigantic plant, which feasts on humans, to secure his newfound fame and fortune. The role was previously played by Jonathan Haze in the 1960 version of The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman, and by Rick Moranis in Frank Oz's 1987 rendition, Little Shop of Horrors.

Marc Platt (Drive) is producing for the studio, although no director has been attached yet.

Little Shop of Horrors was released December 19th, 1986 and stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, Tichina Arnold, Michelle Weeks, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Levi Stubbs. The film is directed by Frank Oz.

The Little Shop of Horrors was released August 5th,
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Developing Little Shop of Horrors Remake

Heat Vision reports that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is developing a Little Shop of Horrors remake at Warner Bros. Pictures as a vehicle for him to star in. Marc Platt (Broadway's "Wicked," Wanted ) is producing the new version, which will be written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Broadway's "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark"). A director has not yet been set. Roger Corman's original 1960 version starred Jonathan Haze and also featured Jack Nicholson in one of his first film appearances. The tale of a mild-mannered young man who discovers a carnivorous plant was remade in '86 with Frank Oz in the director's chair. That film starred Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Gordon-Levitt's upcoming credits include The Dark Knight Rises , Premium Rush , Looper and Lincoln .
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Movies... For Free! The Terror (1963)

Showcasing classic movies that have fallen out of copyright and are available freely from the public domain...

The Terror, 1963.

Directed by Roger Corman.

Starring Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller and Jonathan Haze.

Produced by B movie king Roger Corman and featuring uncredited direction from Dennis Jakob, Francis Ford Coppola, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill and star Jack Nicholson, The Terror is a low-budget period horror about a French soldier, Andre Duvalier (Nicholson), who meets a strange young woman, Helene (Sandra Knight), after washing up on a beach. When Helene disappears, Andre sets out to investigate and eventually comes upon the home of the reclusive Baron Von Leppe (Boris Karloff), where he discovers that the Baron has a dark secret and is haunted by the ghost of his wife Isla, who shares a remarkable resemblance with Helene.

As with many of Roger Corman's films, the sets used for
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Reminder: Volume 2 and the Gang at Rocket Video

Join us for a pre-sale and signing of the impending release of our newest DVD.

This is just a heads up for all of our Los Angeles fans, which, judging by the turn out at Dark Delicacies last Sunday, are legion.

Tomorrow, Thursday, June 30 at 7 Pm, we’ll be at the great Rocket Video. We’ll be bringing along a slew of gurus (Josh, Larry, Joe, Jack, and maybe Mary) as well as Mr. Brian Trenchard-Smith. Dick Miller won’t be joining us as he did , but, schedule and health permitting, both Jonathan Haze and Jackie Joseph (stars of The Little Shop of Horrors) will be.

Rocket Video is located here:

315 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

If you can make it, you can get your copy of Volume 2 early. (It’s been getting really great reviews.) But, if you can’t make it, don’t fear! Shout! Factory
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Shout! Factory's Trailers from Hell Volume 2 on DVD July 5, special event

Run for your lives.again! It.s Trailers from Hell Volume 2! Trailers . you know, those fast-paced, two-to-four-minute theatrical promotional shorts that are jam-packed with swirling letters and screaming hyperbolic promises of: Thrills! Action! Mystery! Romance? On July 5, 2011, Shout! Factory will release Trailers from Hell Volume 2 on DVD, the second installment of the popular series. Confirmed attendees include: Director Jack Hill (Coffy, The Big Doll House), Writer Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, Problem Child), Director Joe Dante (Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins), actor Dick Miller (A Bucket of Blood, The Little Shop of Horrors), Writer Josh Olson (A History of Violence), actor Jonathan Haze (The Little Shop of Horrors), actress Jackie Joseph (The Little Shop of Horrors,
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Giveaways everywhere! Win Trailers From Hell Vol. 2!

Shout! Factory’s giving away one hell of a prize pack, but they aren’t the only ones!

Spoiler alert: Trailers From Hell Volume 2 (featuring Little Shop of Horrors) is coming to DVD on July 5th from the amazing joy barons (and baronesses) at Shout! Factory! (That first exclamation point is their’s, but the second one is ours.)

To celebrate, Shout! is giving away a very cool collectible package including:

Authentic Gremlins press packet signed by Director Joe Dante!Trailers From Hell!: Vol. 2 DVD signed by various accomplished genre “gurus” including Director Jack Hill (Coffy, The Big Doll House), Writer Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, Problem Child), Director Joe Dante (Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins), actor Dick Miller (A Bucket of Blood, The Little Shop of Horrors), Writer Josh Olson (A History of Violence) and actor Jonathan Haze (The Little Shop of Horrors)*. Trailers From Hell!: Vol. 1 DVD
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Los Angeles: Get Volume 2 Early. Then Get It Signed!

Los Angeles: Come meet some gurus and some Little Shop cast members! Get your DVD early!

You may or may not have heard that we have a brand new DVD coming out on July 5th, featuring 20 all-new, exclusive trailer commentaries and a brand new anamorphic transfer of Roger Corman’s cult classic The Little Shop Of Horrors.

And we’re celebrating this monumental occasion with a couple signings in the Los Angeles area.

On Sunday, June 26 at 2Pm (until 3 or so), we’ll be at the awesome Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA. Joining us will be gurus Josh Olson, Larry Karaszewski, Joe Dante, Jack Hill and (schedule permitting) Mary Lambert.

We’ll also have on hand a couple of the stars of Little Shop: Jonathan Haze and, for this one signing only, genuine Joe Dante company player, Dick Miller!

The address for Dark Delicacies is:

3512 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91505-2818

Then,
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Top Ten Tuesday: The Best of Roger Corman

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

Celebrated producer and director Roger Corman will be in St. Louis this weekend to help kick off the Vincentennial Vincent Price Film Festival. We Are Movie Geeks has decided to take a look at the directing career of the man known as .King of the B.s’, a Hollywood legend who.s discovered so much talent and gave so many future directors and actors their starts, that he has to be considered a one-man movie industry. Since we just posted the Top Ten Best of Vincent Price last week and included three of the eight Corman/Price collaborations in that list, we decided to leave off the films he made with Price this week and focus on other films that he directed. Roger Corman will be at the Hi-Pointe Theater at 1005 McCausland Ave. in St. Louis on Saturday May 21 to speak
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The Terror (1963)

Directed By: Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill, Jack Nicholson.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller, Jonathan Haze

It’s rare when the story behind the film is more famous and interesting than the actual film, but Roger Corman’s The Terror is one of those films. Famous for being shot on leftover film sets from other American International Pictures film sets and for having at least 5 different directors throughout shooting, The Terror has also had the pleasure of being released with several different titles (Lady of the Shadows, The Castle of Terror and The Haunting). It’s no wonder then, when one thinks about The Terror, the first thing that comes to mind is confusion.

In 18th Century France, Lt. Andre Duvalier (Jack Nicholson), an officer in Napoleon’s army, has been separated from his regiment. Wandering near the coast, he spies a
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Roger Corman's Cult Classics Triple Feature (Attack of the Crab Monsters / War of the Satellites / Not of This Earth)

While other releases in the Shout! Factory’s Roger Corman’s Cult Classics focus on his producing credits, the recent Sci-Fi Classics showcases three of his early directorial works. Oh, he also produced all three, worked with the writers on the scripts and even pitched the projects to investors. Like many directors today, when you call something a "Corman film", it’s because he’s influenced the project from the start.

First up is Attack of the Crab Monsters, which manages to be quite effective despite its ludicrous premise. A group of scientists arrive on a remote Pacific island to study the effects of fallout from recent nuclear testing in the Pacific. They also want to discover what happened to the first team, which disappeared without a trace.

It’s not long before mysterious things start to happen. A sailor is pulled out of the water without his head, the
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Party Favors: Ascots For All

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Encino, CA - While Charles Nelson Reilly is beloved for his time on Match Game, there’s more to this actor than Dumb Dora answers. He was the toast of Broadway with roles in Hello Dolly and Bye, Bye, Birdie and won the Tony for How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. Later in life he directed several plays on the Great White Way. While many actors sum up their lives in thick tomes, Charles created a one-man show. He was a stage performer so this was the best way to distill his experiences for an audience. The Life of Reilly captures his final performance before his passing in 2007.

After playing the festival circuit and a limited theatrical release, Life of Reilly is finally out on DVD, Blu-ray and iTunes. You can take Charles every where. In edition to the feature film, there’s tons of bonus features including
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