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 @ 12:55am

    In terms of their own productions, Troma has always left me rather cold. Outside of the first Toxic Avenger and Nuke Em High movies, I've rarely found anything I like, and I'm a horror fan with a predilection to trash. However, Troma have carved out something of a niche for distributing good obscure movies, and I'll never turn down a free legal stream even if I discover I hate the film and turn it off after 10 mins...

    If I'm not mistaken, there's no regional restrictions here, so extra bonus points to Kaufman. In fact, I'm tempted to reward this move by purchasing the recent Troma releases on the UK Arrow Video label - a label whose releases I obsessively collect, but I was apprehensive about paying cash for Troma. Now, I may complete my collection with a (presumably) some cash going back to Kaufman and satisfaction I'm support a company who understands modern distribution.

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