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Roger Corman And Wife Sued By Sons Over Sale Of Film Library

According to Deadline, Roger Corman and his wife Julie Corman are currently being sued by their sons over the recent sale of a vast majority of Corman’s film catalog to Shout! Factory and HK Company Limited.

The suit filed by Roger and Brian Corman contends that  “…the sale of 270 films under their father’s New Horizons Picture Corp banner – which they refer to as “stolen film properties” – violated an irrevocable trust agreement that would have provided them and their two sisters with $30 million-$40 million each. They are also suing Ace Film and Shout! Factory, claiming they “knew or should have known that the purported sale of the New Horizons catalog included film properties owned by the trust.” read more

Akira Kurosawa’s Edgar Allan Poe Script for Masque of the Red Death to be Produced by CKF Pictures

Chinese film studio CKF pictures and Huayi Brothers Media announced at a press conference in Beijing on Wednesday that they will team to produce a film based on a script by legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.

The film (which is tentatively slated for a 2020 release and is titled Masque of the Black Death) is an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Masque of the Red Death”.  Poe’s story (which received the Roger Corman-treatment in 1964 and naturally starred perenial Poe actor Vincent Price) tells the tale of Prince Prospero, a vain and foolish man who invites all of his rich friends to a party so they can ignore and dismiss the terrible plague happening outside of the walls of the castle.  As is usually the case in these situations, even all of the Prince’s wealth and influence can not protect him and his guests from a visit from “the Red Death”. read more

Celebrate Roger Corman’s 90th Birthday With BTS Stills from ROGER CORMAN’S DEATH RACE 2050

 

Happy 90th Birthday, Roger Corman! Celebrate with New BTS Stills from the set of ROGER CORMAN’S DEATH RACE 2050

It’s Roger Corman’s 90th birthday today and what better way to celebrate than by releasing new behind the scenes stills from the set of ROGER CORMAN’S DEATH RACE 2050 which will be available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD later this year!

LEGENDARY FILMMAKING ICON, ROGER CORMAN RETURNS   TO PRODUCE THE MOST EPIC DEATH RACE EVER   AS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS IN PERU read more

Frankenstein Takes the Wheel with Malcolm McDowell in ROGER CORMAN’S ‘DEATH RACE 2050’

LEGENDARY FILMMAKING ICON, ROGER CORMAN RETURNS   TO PRODUCE THE MOST EPIC DEATH RACE EVER   AS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS IN PERU

ROGER CORMAN’S DEATH RACE 2050

MALCOLM MCDOWELL STARS IN THE SENSATIONAL ACTION-PACKED FILM 

DEBUTING ON BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL HD

IN 2016 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

Universal City, California, February 18, 2016 – An outrageous action-packed film and reboot of the original Death Race 2000, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 began filming February 8 in Peru. Filled with the full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor, this all-new film drops the flag on a phalanx of automotive gladiators who earn points for killing pedestrians — and their fellow drivers. Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 is an original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film will be available exclusively on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD in 2016. read more