According to The Hollywood Reporter, Buena Vista Home Entertainment has taken a big plunge into cult movies. Walt Disney Studios' home video unit has acquired more than 400 films from B-movie king Roger Corman, who previously distributed his catalog himself under the Concorde-New Horizons label.

Among the films to which Buena Vista gets U.S. video distribution rights: the 1956 Atomic Age of Cinema standout It Conquered the World, with Peter Graves; the 1960 cult classic The Little Shop of Horrors, one of Jack Nicholson's first movies; the 1967 counterculture film The Trip, written by Nicholson and starring Peter Fonda as a commercial director on an acid trip; 1974's Big Bad Mama, a comic actioner about traveling bank robbers that stars Angie Dickinson and William Shatner; and Death Race 2000, the brutal 1975 thriller, with Sylvester Stallone and David Carradine, about a futuristic cross-country car race in which pedestrians are run down for points.

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Brian B.