When it comes to professionals in the cult B-movies arena, there are none that even hold a candle to Julie and Roger Corman. Thanks to these two, an entire sub genre of film started and helped create a movement that is still very apparent to this day. Lucky for us Shout! Factory TV is making a 13 episode docu-series that shows the life and times that these two went through in creating an empire and taking Hollywood by storm.
Cult-Tastic: Tales From the Trenches with Julie and Roger Corman will take a closer look into the behind-the-scenes of some of the work that they have done in seven decades. Roger and Julie Corman have been responsible for over 130 films, including ones near and close to my heart like The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), Bucket of Blood (1959) and Piranha (1978). It looks like it will cover everything from cult-tastic women, monsters, actors and directors.
The trailer shows tons of fun footage from some of the films that they have done as well as footage of a young Jack Nicholson, Pam Grier, Tommy Lee Jones and Bryan Cranston. Corman also relates stories of some of his experiences with certain directors, in which fans will be excited to hear about James Cameron’s involvement.
Official plot synopsis:
In the series, the Cormans draw upon their vast filmography and footage from over 130 films spanning seven decades. Within each episode, the legendary filmmakers share insightful stories and defining moments from their movies, recall talent and young filmmakers they fostered, as well as provide behind-the-scenes perspectives on how they produced some of the smallest budget films that went on to achieve box-office gold.
Cult-Tasic: Tales From the Trenches with Julie and Roger Corman is premiering on Shout! Factory TV on November 15th, 2019.
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