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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    Josh in CharlotteNC (profile), 31 Aug 2012 @ 7:26am

    Re: Re:

    I don't think anyone thinks that YouTube in and of itself is an enemy.

    You generally don't sue someone for a billion dollars if you don't think they're the enemy.

    The current copies are perfect, often "better" in some people's eyes because parts of the DVD are stripped, such as warnings and copyright notices.

    No one but themselves are stopping the studios from releasing perfect copies without the bogus warnings.

    Combine that with people getting nicer and nicer home theater setups,

    No one but themselves are stopping the studios from helping the theater going experience to be better.

    Technology and a loss of public morals have come together to hurt the industy, and will very likely decimate it in the next few years.

    Public morals are not being lost. The blind and short sighted greed and stubborness of the studios is clashing against public morals. The studios could very easily adapt by giving their customers better options, better experiences, and less bullshit. They have no one but themselves to blame if they do not change.

    So what exactly do you think they can use YouTube to market? T-shirts?

    That's one option among many. Merchandise is a huge part of many blockbusters.

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