Shout! Factory

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Shout! Factory, LLC
Shout! Factory logo
Scream Factory logo

Type Home video and music distributor
Status Active
Lead by
  • Richard Foos (CEO)
  • Bob Emmer (COO)
  • Garson Foos (President)
  • Richard Foos
  • Bob Emmer
  • Garson Foos
Founded 2002
Los Angeles, California, United States
Also known as Retropolis Entertainment (2002-2003)
Subsidiary companies
  • Timeless Media Group
  • Satellite of Love LLC
  • Majordomo Records
  • Biograph Records

Shout! Factory is an American home video and music distribution company, originally founded as Retropolis Entertainment in 2002. It typically releases existing films and television shows to home video in the United States and Canada. Shout! Factory has released numerous giant monster films, at times under its Scream Factory imprint, as well as many other tokusatsu film and television productions. It operates its own tokusatsu-themed streaming service known as Tokushoutsu, and currently holds the streaming rights to the majority of the Ultra Series through a licensing deal with Mill Creek Entertainment. Through a deal with Janus Films, Shout! Factory has made the entire Showa Godzilla series, save for King Kong vs. Godzilla, available to stream along with Rodan and The War of the Gargantuas. It is also the rights holder for Mystery Science Theater 3000, and brought 12 seasons of Super Sentai to DVD from 2015 to 2019. In 2021, it brought Dino De Laurentiis' King Kong to Blu-ray in North America for the first time. In July 2022, Shout! Factory licensed the 1986 film King Kong Lives from StudioCanal and made it available to digital storefronts, though the company has not yet added it to its own streaming services or announced a potential Blu-ray release.

From November 3 to November 6, 2022, acclaimed Hollywood horror director John Carpenter will host Masters of Monsters, a nightly marathon of four selected Toho Showa kaiju films directed by Ishiro Honda on numerous streaming services, presented by Shout! Factory TV. Godzilla, Rodan, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, and The War of the Gargantuas will be the featured films, courtesy of current North American rights holder Janus Films, which acts as a co-sponsor of the marathon.[1]

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