New World Pictures

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New World Pictures
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Type Film/TV company
Status Defunct
Founded July 8, 1970
Defunct January 22, 1997
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Also known as
  • New World Entertainment (1987–1992)
  • New World Communications Group, Inc. (1992–1997)
Preceded by The Filmgroup
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New World Pictures was an American independent film and television production and distribution company founded in 1970 as New World Pictures, Ltd. by filmmaker Roger Corman and his brother Gene Corman. Following in the footsteps of genre film exploitation left by American International Pictures, with whom the Cormans previously had a working relationship with, the company produced and distributed several kaiju films until its dissolution in 1997, including a heavily edited version of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind released to North American theaters on June 14, 1985 entitled Warriors of the Wind,[1] and a heavily edited version of The Return of Godzilla released to North American theaters on August 23 of the same year entitled Godzilla 1985. In 1988, the company licensed older Godzilla titles Godzilla vs. Gigan and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla for release on home video through its New World Video imprint, the first time that either film had been released in the U.S. uncut. In the early 1990s, New World licensed its catalog to Starmaker Entertainment, which reissued budget versions of its New World Video releases. Starmaker's successor, Anchor Bay, retained much of the New World catalog and would continue to release titles on home video into the early 2000s.[2]

Selected filmography



This is a list of references for New World Pictures. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. "Florida Flambeau, Thursday, June 13, 1985". 13 June 1985. Retrieved 22 April 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Ryfle, Steve (1998). Japan's Favorite Mon-Star: The Unauthorized Biography of "The Big G" (1st ed.). ECW Press. pp. 237, 240, 368. ISBN 1550223488.
  3. Koetting, Christopher T. (2009). Mind Warp! The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures (1st ed.). Hemlock Books, Limited. pp. 77, 83–85. ISBN 0955777410.
  4. McCarthy, Helen (1 September 1999). Hayao Miyazaki Master of Japanese Animation. Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 978-1880656419.


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