Film Masters Partners with American Genre Film Archive for Theatrical Distribution of Restored Titles From Roger Corman and More (EXCLUSIVE)

Vintage film restoration company Film Masters has partnered with the American Genere Film Archive for theatrical distribution of its catalog of restored classics.

AGFA, a non-profit genre film archive and distributor, will have restored titles available for theatrical distribution including several titles from the late Roger Corman, including “Creature From the Haunted Sea,” with Corman contributing recent commentary for the home video release. Other Corman titles available include “Beast From The Haunted Cave,” “Ski Troop Attack,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Devil’s Partner” and “The Terror.” The Film Masters collection is available on DCP for theatrical bookings immediately.

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Film Masters primarily sources prints from 35mm 4K scans that have been restored for special collector’s editions on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as for streaming and broadcast, including original special features.

The collaboration with Film Masters for theatrical distribution comes on the heels of AGFA’s partnerships with Arrow Films, Multicom, Severin Films, Shout! Factory and Something Weird.

“AGFA’S commitment to the presentation and preservation of genre film has greatly enhanced the exposure for these important releases that the mainstream has mostly ignored,” said Philip Hopkins, president of Film Masters. “We’re delighted to be included in their impressive portfolio of studio partners and thrilled that our own preservation and restoration efforts will now have the opportunity to be seen on the big screen again as originally intended.”

“AGFA is proud to be partnering with Film Masters on this endeavor to present and promote this library of classic genre films,” added Jackson Cooper, executive director of AGFA. “The Film Masters team is a dedicated, passionate group that understands the power of genre film and the importance of experiencing these films in their restored, theatrical glory. We are thrilled about this partnership and look forward to using the power of moviegoing experiences to introduce new generations of film lovers to this important collection.”

Other titles available for theatrical bookings include “Battle of the Worlds,” “Common Law Wife,” “Crippled Masters,” “Right Hand of the Devil,” “Redneck Miller,” “The Scarlet Letter,” “The Swiss Conspiracy” and “Tormented.” Additional films from the Film Masters’ collection will be announced later this year.

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