B-Movie Legends Troma Entertainment Releases 150 Films On YouTube

from the watch-and-enjoy dept

Troma Entertainment is a giant in the B-movie world, creating and releasing tons of movies, including its most famous film, The Toxic Avenger. Company founder and film director Lloyd Kaufman (who has written a guest post for us in the past), recently alerted us to the fact that Troma has recently released 150 of its movies for free on YouTube, including some older films which they just distribute.

So, if you want to watch the 1952 classic, Abbot and Costello: Jack and the Beanstalk, or Bela Lugosi in The Corpse Vanishes or The Invisible Ghost you can. Or you can go for more modern fare like Zombie Werewolves Attack! and Blood, Boobs & Beast... starring JJ Abrams (in case you're wondering, that's actually a documentary about Don Dohler, another B-movie creator).

And because I can, I'll embed that last one here:
Kaufman has shown himself to be a filmmaker who truly understands how the internet can help him, rather than be something worth fearing, so it's great to see him fully embrace a platform like YouTube to distribute his flicks, and to not freak out about the fact that people can watch stuff for free (actually, to encourage people to watch stuff for free).

Filed Under: b-mobies, free, free movies, internet, lloyd kaufman, movies
Companies: troma entertainment

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    Wally (profile), 30 Aug 2012 @ 9:07pm

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    Lol, sorry about that, my logic gets sort of fuzzy when I get excited. Been watching Toxic Avenger on Netflix so I have had time to rethink the questions through more thoroughly. Please bare with me I'm a HUGE fan of the Toxic Avenger series and of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

    That aside,
    If you had a choice of any of your movies to end up on Mystery Science Theator 3000, what which one would it be and why? I can only think of one other film submitted that way and it was Hibgoblins.

    Also I also want to know how much impact you think MST3K had on the industry because, to me, it felt like sort of a gateway to enjoying b-movies in a whole new way. I find myself constantly looking for the non-MST3K versions.

    Finally, would you consider reccomending the same methods of distribution that you have chosen to other b-movie studios?

    Thanks for dealing with a somewhat giddy human being :-) You just made my day :-)

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