“Corman’s Drive-In” Subscription Channel to Debut Full-Length, Classic Films on YouTube Thursday
Academy Award winning director Roger Corman and his producer wife Julie Corman announced today that Corman’s Drive-In will launch on YouTube this Thursday. Previews for some of the coming videos are already up, but access to the 30 rotating movies and commentary from Corman himself will require a $3.99 monthly subscription fee. The original plan included releasing over 400 pictures at once, but closed captioning costs reduced the ever-changing Drive-In library to only 30 films at a time.
Subscribers will be offered a 14-day free trial to decide whether or not to dig deeper into some of Corman’s iconic B movies and cult films. Thursday’s release focuses on Jack Nicholson’s film debuts, featuring his work in “The Crybaby Killer” and “The Little Shop of Horrors.” Roger Corman discovered the legend in an acting class and subsequently cast him, saying, “They’re some of his best performances. We’ll release those along with other cult classics and some modern titles. We’ll screen the best pictures from all six decades [of Corman’s career].”