‘Corman’s Drive-In’ Comes to YouTube12 Jun, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Corman will launch a new subscription-based YouTube channel June 13, offering 30 films for viewing, behind-the-scenes content and sneak peeks of upcoming features.
Following a 14-day free trial, subscribers will pay $3.99 a month for a rotating selection of films from Corman.
“This is a brave new world,” said producer Julie Corman, the director's wife. “Roger has always been on the cutting edge and now he’s paving the way for independent filmmakers by testing a new distribution platform. Streaming our films opens them up to future generations of fans.”
The subscription service launches with actor Jack Nicholson’s early films The Crybaby Killer and Little Shop of Horrors, along with Attack of the Crab Monster, Piranha and Sorority House Massacre.
YouTube launched its subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) pilot service in early May, aiming to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. Cinedigm's Docurama, National Geographic, Magnet Releasing, “Seasame Street” and HDNet are among the YouTube SVOD channels that are available.