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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Jack Nicholson, Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, Julie Corman, Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Pam Grier, Roger Corman, Penelope Spheeris, Robert De Niro, William Shatner

Director: Alex Stapleton

Genre: Documentary, Theatrical

Year: 2011

Rating: R 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, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert DeNiro, Peter Fonda, Pam Grier, Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Martin Scorcese, William Shatner and many others, this documentary chronicles how Corman created his cult film empire, one low-budget success at a time, capitalizing on undiscovered talent, and pushing the boundaries of independent filmmaking.

Director Alex Stapleton weaves archival footage following Roger's illustrious career: From his early days of genre-defining classics including the original Fast and Furious, the original Little Shop of Horrors, The Crybaby Killer, The Intruder, House of Usher, and The Wild Angels (which at that point in 1966 was his 100th film) -- with present day video of him and his wife Julie on location still at work as they continue to produce and distribute films outside the studio system: fast, cheap and out-of-this-world!

"Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel" is a look at the career of one of the most influential and most misunderstood filmmakers of all time. Did he make great films? Hardly, but he did make films that were on topic for their time. Sure his movies were always cheesy and low budget that doesn't make a film bad even if many commercial movie-goers may think so.

Some out there may say "I never heard of Roger Corman," if that's the case then I highly recommend picking this up to get a little history lesson on film making. To those like myself that love the man and his awesome collection of films then this is a no-brainer. Nowadays his name is attached to many of the Syfy channel movies which we know can be awful if you're use to big budget cinema but the man is finally getting some respect as evidence of the Honorary Oscar he recently received. Many of today's biggest stars appeared in Corman's films early in their career like Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro to mention only a few.

This documentary is a wonderful look at the career of this fascinating filmmaker, through clips of his movies to candid interviews from some of the biggest names in the business the film gives a detailed and engaging look into all the different films he has made over the years.

It doesn't look like Roger is slowing down or stopping anytime soon and to me that's a good thing. I always smile when I see a new film with his name attached to it and it doesn't matter if it's cheesy or campy because that's just a few of the things that made this man a legend. I highly recommend checking this out and maybe some of his older films as well.

Available on DVD and Blu-ray, both come with Special Features that include:

Extended Interviews

Special messages to Roger


You can order the DVD HERE and the Blu-ray HERE.

Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment

***** Out Of *****