Feature: Entering Roger Corman’s New World

With the release of Arrow Video’s The Annihilators, read film historian and author Chris Poggiali’s introduction into New World PicturesRoger Corman’s now legendary cult movie production company that brought it to life….

When Roger Corman cut the ribbon on New World Pictures in May of 1970, he was in the right place at the right time with the right idea in mind for his latest business venture: a production and distribution company that would provide a training ground for young filmmakers eager to get into the business. Less than a year after the release of Easy Rider, every studio in town was trying to duplicate its success by seeking out independent filmmakers with an eye on the youth market and all things counterculture. This was the height of the New Hollywood era, which Corman himself had helped usher in with his trailblazing 1966 smash The Wild Angels. Mostly known as a producer-director,

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