7.6/10
2,019
17 user 110 critic

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

Trailer
2:05 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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

Director:

Alex Stapleton

Writer:

Alex Stapleton (by)
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley
Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking.

Director: Mark Hartley
Stars: Roger Corman, John Landis, Pete Tombs
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner
Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

Director: Mark Hartley
Stars: Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A documentary capturing the modern day VHS culture and VHS collectors.

Directors: Dan M. Kinem, Levi Peretic
Stars: Lloyd Kaufman, Anthony Timpone, Keith J. Crocker
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A documentary that tells the history of the ill-fated movie version of the Fantastic Four that was executive produced by Roger Corman.

Director: Marty Langford
Stars: Carl Ciarfalio, Roger Corman, Joseph Culp
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.

Director: Elijah Drenner
Stars: Dick Miller, Lainie Miller, Gilbert Adler
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West
Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.

Director: Stuart Samuels
Stars: John Waters, Ben Barenholtz, Alejandro Jodorowsky
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.

Director: Kenneth Bowser
Stars: Martin Scorsese, Dennis Hopper, Peter Bogdanovich
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Britpop band Pulp found fame on the world stage in the mid-1990s with anthems including "Common People" and "Disco 2000". Twenty five years and 10 million album sales later, they return to their hometown for their last UK concert.

Director: Florian Habicht
Stars: Pulp, Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks
Shock Cinema Vol. 2 (Video 1991)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Actress Brinke Stevens interviews producers and directors of low-budget horror and exploitation films.

Stars: Brinke Stevens, Forrest J. Ackerman, Michael Burnett
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul W.S. Anderson ... Himself
Allan Arkush ... Himself
Eric Balfour ... Himself
Paul Bartel ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Bob Burns ... Himself
David Carradine ... Himself
Gene Corman Gene Corman ... Himself
Julie Corman Julie Corman ... Herself
Roger Corman ... Himself
Joe Dante ... Himself
Jonathan Demme ... Himself
Robert De Niro ... Himself
Bruce Dern ... Himself
Frances Doel Frances Doel ... Herself
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Roger Corman Documentary See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,468, 18 December 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,468, 18 December 2011
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While Jack Nicholson was being interviewed about his association with Roger Corman, he was so overcome with emotion recalling how much Corman had done for his career during Nicholson's early days in Hollywood that he broke down and began crying. See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing credits are shown over stills from Corman's movies with each set of credits being in a different font. See more »

Connections

References Blue Summer (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Cirque du Macabre
Written and Performed by Ceiri Torjussen
Courtesy of Wenallt Music (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
How To Own Your Own Life
27 November 2015 | by j-penkairSee all my reviews

Believe it or not... I have watched the documentary feature on life and works of this man with smiles and tears throughout. Smiles at my realization how crazily, madly, and fiercely independent Mr. Roger Corman has proudly been and how fascinating his ups and downs in his film life must have been. The man's integrity and strength deserve admiration at all levels. It can never be easy to go against an establishment for decades and to remain self-fulfilled, commercially successful, and happily married. Worse, the very establishment or Hollywood itself has to succumb when it unanimously gives him an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Tears at a life of man denied his rightful place for a very, very long time. He gives birth to the likes of Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Jonathan Demme, Jack Nicholson, and the almost endless list of names in the 285 films he makes, and yet the father has been treated almost as an embarrassment by the children because most of his works are of exploiting nature. I find it greatly unfair and very sad. It is true that Mr. Corman himself may never have craved for meaningless glory and praises, but can't we be a little stronger and award courage and human free spirits as opposed to those bricks in the wall? I think it is appropriate for Jack Nicholson to cry during the interview because, I believe, of such hard truth. In fact, this film shows several people who look back and rediscover, after all, their deep love and gratitude to Roger Corman. It is amusing to see many of these film celebrities cracking, smilingly while doing it, at a mere mention of Mr. Corman's name, as if they feel slightly ashamed of failing early on to realize his genuine values, personal goodness and morality code, and the real contribution of him to their very lives. They almost think of him now as a father whom they disgust, ridicule, and make fun of in their previous lives. Now they know all too well from whom they obtain their secrets of success. Roger Corman is a wonderful subject matter of this wonderful, and unpretentious, film about a man who is strictly his own among the devious crowd.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed