Corman's World details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Robert De Niro, Quentin Tarantino, Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard|
|Genre:||Documentary - Entertainment|
|Studio:||ANCHOR BAY HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 41 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Mar 2012|
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Cormans World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel is a fitting tribute to the King of the BsBy kultguy (45 reviews) from London , 11 Apr 2012
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[Highly rated reviewer]Now here's a film trivia question for you. What connects the like of Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Peter Bogdanovich, Jack Nicholson, William Shatner and Peter Fonda? The answer - Roger Corman.
This one-man show of producer, director, writer and actor has been in the film business for near-on 60 years. A leading visionary in American entertainment who mentored two generations of actors and filmmakers, Corman received a richly-deserved Honorary Academy Award in 2009. This new documentary is an affectionate tribute to the legendary man, tracing his career, up to that auspicious occasion.
Modern-day audiences will know Corman's latest efforts for the Syfy channel, the fun CGI monster flicks Dinoshark and Sharktopus, but he's also responsible for a host of other classic cinematic offerings going all the way back to 1955, when he started out doing teenage drive-in flicks. These have included cult comedies like Little Shop of Horrors, gothic Edgar Allan Poe chillers like The Fall of the House of Usher starring Vincent Price, plus gangster dramas (Bloody Mama), biker road movies (The Wild Angels) and the underrated racial drama The Intruder, starring William Shatner.
While the huge success of Jaws and Star Wars knocked Corman for six in the mid-1970s and the straight-to-DVD market took over the exploitation market in the 1980s, Corman refused to retire. Today, he's still 'in the game' and living by his mantra that 'It's OK to have fun at the movies'.
Featuring a cool soundtrack from Air, this is an outstanding documentary about an outstanding man and we should all be thankful for all the 'cool, weird and wonderful moments' (to quote Nicholson) that he has given us film fans.
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A great watch!By dpm74 (1 review) , 01 Nov 2012Highly entertaining and informative. If you have any interest in low budget film making, or just film making in general, then I definitely recommend you rent or buy this.
Filled with fun clips and revealing interviews from the likes of Jack Nicholson, David Carradine, and of course the great Roger Corman himself, this is a great fun documentary on a man worthy of just that.
A Great Inde Movie-Making DocumentaryBy a customer , 05 Oct 2012A wonderful documentary about the indie movie-making scene in Hollywood in the sixties and seventies and Corman's struggles against the studio establishment.
Worth watching alone for Jack Nicholson's heart-felt interview about his experiences and debt owed to Corman.
If you've seen a Corman film then see thisBy itstinks (681 reviews) from North of Reading , 19 Jul 2012A film maker who was of his time as well as ahead of his time but now has been left behind.
He deserves our acclaim for some classic movies he made as well as the people he gave a start in the movie business to.
A legendBy badger1972 (16 reviews) from West London , 22 Apr 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Loved this. If you are a film-maker then this is a must see! Corman's enthusiasm (at 84) is so infectious and there are many famous taking heads on here to sing his praises.
Corman's WorldBy a customer , 20 Apr 2012My only experience of Roger Corman's films has been a few of his Edgar Allen Poe adaptations, which I enjoyed. This documentary not only shows him to be prolific as a director but sheds more light on Corman's role as producer and distributor of his own output.
It has a lot of input from Jack Nicholson, Jonathan Demme and Ron Howard amongst others, all of whom recall the frustration of working on his shoestring-budget projects but ultimately regard Corman with a great deal of affection.
A great documentary.
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