Support Us

Satellite News is not financially supported by Best Brains or any other entity. It is a labor of love, paid for out of our own pockets. If you value this site, we would be delighted if you showed it by making an occasional donation of any amount. Thanks.

Sampo & Erhardt

Sci-Fi Archives


Visit our archives of the MST3K pages previously hosted by the Sci-Fi Channel's SCIFI.COM.

Goodbye Sci-Fi

Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett reflect on MST3K's final broadcast.

Social Media


Corman, Wife Sued by Sons

Legendary filmmaker Roger Corman and his wife Julie have been sued by their sons, who claim their mother has “berated and abused” their father for years to gain control of his vast library of films, which was sold last month to Shout! Factory and China-based Ace Film.

See more here

16 Replies to “Corman, Wife Sued by Sons”

  1. jay says:

    It stinks to get old and be taken advantage of because of it.

       8 likes

  2. Yeti of Great Danger says:

    Maybe they’ll make a crappy movie out of the whole saga.

       7 likes

  3. I’m sorry I must have missed this — Shout has the rights? Does that mean the remaining Corman films not cleared will be available?

    (Although this old brain is thinking that is only “It Conquered the World”, right? Haven’t all the rest of the Corman ones been released?).

       4 likes

  4. majorjoe23 says:

    The only Corman film not cleared was ICTW, but Corman didn’t have the rights. Susan Hart does. So this shouldn’t have any affect on MST3K, other than they won’t lose rights to films they’ve already released and Corman films will be available for future seasons of the revival.

       4 likes

  5. Ah, okay — thanks for the info (I have all the episodes anyway, but the remaining 12 would be nice to have “officially” released, although my copies are about as good as they could get).

       3 likes

  6. majorjoe23:
    The only Corman film not cleared was ICTW, but Corman didn’t have the rights. Susan Hart does. So this shouldn’t have any affect on MST3K, other than they won’t lose rights to films they’ve already released and Corman films will be available for future seasons of the revival.

    Although, is “Amazing Colossal Man” is still Hart-broken?
    (Technically Bert I. Gordon, not Corman, but still helps to keep a running track of the MIA episodes.)

       1 likes

  7. H says:

    Yeti of Great Danger:
    Maybe they’ll make a crappy movie out of the whole saga.

    If anyone could make a film about this, it’s Corman.

       5 likes

  8. majorjoe23 says:

    The Original EricJ: Although, is “Amazing Colossal Man” is still Hart-broken?
    (Technically Bert I. Gordon, not Corman, but still helps to keep a running track of the MIA episodes.)

    Yeah, Hart has the rights to ACM. The MST3K films she controls are:

    ACM
    It Conquered the World
    Attack of the The Eye Creatures
    Terror from the Year 5000
    I was a Teenage Werewolf

       1 likes

  9. Sampo says:

    majorjoe23:
    The only Corman film not cleared was ICTW, but Corman didn’t have the rights. Susan Hart does. So this shouldn’t have any affect on MST3K, other than they won’t lose rights to films they’ve already released and Corman films will be available for future seasons of the revival.

    So, is this list not accurate?
    https://twitter.com/MST3K_4_Life/status/974654075101904897

       1 likes

  10. EAG46 says:

    It’s always sad when a family fights. I hope the Cormans can resolve matters that can fix the relationships and somehow preserve the film legacy–such as that is. I’m a little surprised that the mentioned Mrs. Corman is the original wife and the kids’ mother pulling these shenanigans and not a stepmother, who is the usual suspect in these matters.

       7 likes

  11. Kenneth Morgan says:

    EAG46:
    It’s always sad when a family fights.I hope the Cormans can resolve matters that can fix the relationships and somehow preserve the film legacy–such as that is. I’m a little surprised that the mentioned Mrs. Corman is the original wife and the kids’ mother pulling these shenanigans and not a stepmother, who is the usual suspect in these matters.

    Fully agree with this. I’ve seen first-hand how these sorts of disputes can damage a family. I just hope it’s not the sort of thing where the family isn’t reconciled until after someone passes on.

       4 likes

  12. majorjoe23 says:

    Sampo: So, is this list not accurate?
    https://twitter.com/MST3K_4_Life/status/974654075101904897

    Doubtful, that seems to just be his IMDB listing.

       1 likes

  13. majorjoe23 says:

    I think the main confusion is that headlines have been a bit misleading. Shout Factory didn’t acquire Corman’s entire filmography, just the New Horizon portion.

    So it’s mostly his films from the early 80s on:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Concorde

       3 likes

  14. Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    majorjoe23: Terror from the Year 5000

    My first ever episode!

       2 likes

  15. goalieboy82 says:

    majorjoe23: Yeah, Hart has the rights to ACM. The MST3K films she controls are:

    ACM
    It Conquered the World
    Attack of the The Eye Creatures
    Terror from the Year 5000
    I was a Teenage Werewolf

    Attack of the The Eye Creatures, is one she may or may not own (depending on a few things)

       1 likes

  16. Torgover says:

    User “travis” has done a lot of research and kept a running list of the MST3K releases and their likelihood of release as well as the rights holders, here: http://forrestcrow.proboards.com/thread/6297/likelihood-shout-factory-release-list

       2 likes

Comments are closed.