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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    PaulT (profile), 31 Aug 2012 @ 12:42am

    Re: Re: Re:

    "You don't have to drag them in by pirating their stuff."

    Do you have any evidence that he does? So far all we've seen from you is attacks on anyone supporting these business models as an alternative to the legacy models. Pointing out that many of these new models are not as susceptible to losses through piracy as the legacy models does not equal support of piracy.

    Unless you'd like to cite your claims for once, of course. Stop lying about people and implying they do things, unless you have proof they do so.

    Filmmakers can choose whatever model they wish. They can choose this new type of model if they wish, or stick to the legacy models. They can also choose to only release their movies on Betamax or Super 8 if they want as well, refuse home distribution, delay releases for years or overprice the DVD and restrict it all to hell. They just need to stop whining and demanding "protections" when it becomes clear they made the wrong choice.

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