It's A NEW WORLD Year At OC101!
Monday, August 6, 2012 at 03:56PM
James Oxyer

To spice things up around here, I have decided to create a theme for a set amount of time. Usually, websites do them for about a month, but considering the amount of material this theme will give me, I’m extending it to a whole year! That’s right, I’m going to be covering several films made and/or released by the one, the only…

New World Pictures!

New World Pictures was originally started in the early seventies by master B-movie maker Roger Corman, and they produced several fantastic exploitation movies, including favorites such as Galaxy of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, Starcrash, TAG: The Assassination Game, and more goodies.

In 1983, Corman sold the company to Larry Kupin, Harry Sloan, and Larry Thompson. The three began producing their own films, and distributing others. They even created their own video company to capitalize on the ever-growing VHS market, entitled New World Video.

This new company, which lasted from 1983 to the early nineties, is what I will be covering from now until this same date in 2013. I will take forty films from their catalogue, including movies they distributed on their home video label, and review them.

New World is, in my opinion, the best retro-eighties film company out of all of them. They released a variety of great movies in nearly all genres: horror, action, science-fiction, drama, comedy, and more. I remember seeing several of their movies as a child, and now, I’m going to see which films in their catalogue are great, as well as which ones should be avoided (if any).

The first one on the chopping block is the German fantasy film from 1985 entitled Making Contact, AKA Joey, and will most likely be posted later tonight or tomorrow´╗┐.

And if you're wondering why I'm doing this at such a random date in time, don't strain yourself, because I don't either!

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