Before Grindhouse theaters opened their doors, Roger Corman was making movies. A filmmaker who is responsible for giving many of Hollywood's top directors their first big break including Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), Martin Scorsese (The Departed), Ron Howard (The Da Vinci Code), James Cameron (Titanic), Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show) and Joe Dante (Gremlins); Corman's prolific career of making low-budget, yet wildly entertaining exploitation films cemented his place in film history. MGM Home Entertainment celebrates his legendary career with an anthology of his very best work with The Roger Corman Collection, coming to DVD September 18.

Featuring eight films on four discs, the box set includes Peter Fonda (Ghost Rider) and Bruce Dern (Diggstown) in the motorcycle thriller The Wild Angels, the artsy horror story A Bucket of Blood, the apocalyptic Gas-s-s-s, the Edgar Allan Poe tale Premature Burial, the science-fiction classic X: The Man With X-Ray Eyes and the acid-fueled tale written by Jack Nicholson (The Departed); The Trip. Additionally, the collection offers two Corman classics never before available on DVD - Shelly Winters (The Poseidon Adventure) and Robert DeNiro (Raging Bull) in the psychological gangster film Bloody Mama and the grand prix action spectacular The Young Racers. The Roger Corman Collection is available for the suggested retail price of $39.98 U.S. / $45.98 Canada. Prebook is August 15, 2007.

Synopses:

Bloody Mama:

Shelley Winters, Robert DeNiro and Bruce Dern take on the Great Depression the only way they know how in this explosive saga based on the lives of the Ma Barker Gang!

A Bucket of Blood:

In a jumpin' java joint, filled to the brim with kooky beatniks, poets and hipsters, an artist wannabe discovers he has a talent for modern art...and murder. Dripping with blood, social satire and "sick, sick comedy," this film, according to critic Leonard Maltin, "nicely captures the spirit of the beatnik era" and zips along with vibes of counterculture creepiness. Walter (Dick Miller) is a busboy overly impressed with the cool cats who hang out at The Yellow Door coffee house, and he wonders how to become "hip." When he accidentally kills his landlady's pet cat, Walter panics and covers it with clay. His prayers are answered, and before he knows it, he's the "cat's meow" of the art world. His talent develops and - surprise! - he can sculpt humans the same way too. Like so many artists, his real talent won't be discovered - until he's dead.

Gas-s-s:

Anarchy goes airborne when a deadly gas kills everyone over 25 and the world devolves into a chaotic - and zany - struggle for power.

The Trip:

Written by Jack Nicholson, The Trip takes you to a whole new world of extreme beauty and sheer terror...on a passport the size of a stamp!

The Premature Burial:

The obsessive fear of being buried alive compels a medical student to build himself a tomb with a view, equipped with everything he can think of to escape death.

X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes:

A "fantastic" (Los Angeles Times) tale of heart-pounding suspense, this "harrowing [and] terrifying" (Boxoffice) sci-fi shocker "will fascinate horror film fans" (The Hollywood Reporter).

The Young Racers:

An ex-racing champion gets back in the driver's seat to take on the current champ in a match with a climax so explosive, it has to be seen to be believed.

The Wild Angeles:

Grab your chick, hop on your Harley and fly with this "sociological shocker [from the] cut-rate master of the macabre" (Time) starring Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.

Bloody Mama Technical Specs:

- Running Time: 90 minutes

- Rating: R

- CC: N/A

A Bucket of Blood Technical Specs:

- Running Time: 66 minutes

- Rating: Not Rated

- CC:N/A

Gas-s-s Technical Specs:

- Running Time: 78 minutes

- Rating: R

- CC: N/A

The Trip Technical Specs:

- Running Time: 79 minutes

- Rating: Not Rated

- CC: N/A

The Premature Burial Technical Specs:

- Running Time: 81 minutes

- Rating: Not Rated

- CC: N/A

X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes Technical Specs:

- Running Time: 79 minutes

- Rating: Not Rated

- CC: N/A

The Young Racers Technical Specs:

- Running Time: 84 minutes

- Rating: Not Rated

- Closed Caption: N/A

The Wild Angeles Technical Specs:

- Running Time: 86 minutes

- Rating: Not Rated

- CC: N/A

Cinemark Movie Club
Evan Jacobs