Blu-ray: Roger Corman - The Auteur

Blu-ray: Roger Corman - The Auteur

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Roger Corman kickstarted the careers of cinematic luminaries like Martin Scorsese, Jim Wynorski, Francis Ford Coppola, and Joe Dante... but was he ever an auteur? Corman has been in the film business for a staggering sixty-five years, but most people would argue he only directed 50+ films because calling the shots was a good way to cut down on costs.

But is that the whole story?

The Important Cinema Club Bargain Bin Classics is proud to present two of Corman’s most popular public domain pictures, the Boris Karloff chiller THE TERROR (1963) and the cult classic THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960), along with brand new feature-length commentaries on both films, an exclusive discussion between Will Sloan and Justin Decloux about Roger Corman’s directorial career, and a trailer reel of Corman’s more obscure films as a director.


  • Feature-length audio commentary tracks on both films by The Important Cinema Club's Justin Decloux and Will Sloan
  • FEATURETTE: “Roger Corman: The Director" (22 mins) 
  • The Forgotten Roger Corman: A trailer reel (25 mins) 
  • FEATURE-LENGTH BONUS FILM: A gang of WWII commandos try to blow up a bridge at the top of a snow-covered mountain in Corman's underseen pulp adventure SKI TROOP ATTACK (1960) 
  • Liner notes by Will Sloan


The Important Cinema Club Bargain-Bin Classics series is dedicated to preserving and celebrating classic cinema the way it was meant to be seen: in the bad, dupey prints that were prevalent in VHS and DVD bargain-bins in the early 2000s. The producers of this edition scoured out-of-print bargain-basement DVDs dating from the early 2000s to find just the right transfers: clear enough to be legible, but damaged enough to look like a local TV broadcast from the ‘60s.