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Shout! Factory TV & Twitch to Host 24-Hour ‘Piranhathon’ Livestream Event for Film’s 40th Anniversary!

Shout! Factory TV & Twitch to Host 24-Hour ‘Piranhathon’ Livestream Event for Film’s 40th Anniversary!

Just when you thought it was safe to take a dip in the water again… This summer at Lost River Resort, the fish are most certainly biting! Shout! Factory TV will partner with social video platform Twitch to host a 24-hour marathon of Joe Dante’s cult classic Piranha on August 3 in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary. Fans can watch the film streamed all day and night long, in a presentation complete with behind-the-scenes footage, bloopers, outtakes and The Making of Piranha, which features interviews with Roger Corman, Joe Dante and many more. The marathon begins Friday, August 3 at 6 p.m. PT on Shout! Factory’s official Twitch channel.

In 1978, audiences discovered Piranha, widely considered one of the very best films inspired by the success of Jaws, and for 40 years Piranha has been one of the true cult gems in the Roger Corman canon.

Lost River Lake was a thriving resort until they discovered … Piranha! While searching for missing teenagers, rookie skip-tracer Maggie McKeon (Heather Menzies) and booze-soaked river rat Paul Grogan (Bradford Dillman) stumble upon a top-secret military laboratory conducting genetic research on piranha fish for the purpose of developing the most lethal form of biological warfare imaginable.

When the deadly eating machines are accidentally released from the compound, they’re soon headed downstream, consuming everything — and anyone — in their path. With Paul and Maggie in hot pursuit, the piranhas’ next stop is the children’s summer camp, where Paul’s young daughter is vacationing, and then the newly opened, multi-million-dollar water resort. Time is running out, and the piranha are hungry!

Piranha marked the solo directorial debut of Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch), after a long apprenticeship under Roger Corman’s tutelage at New World Pictures, and also marked the first produced screenplay of future indie-film icon and two-time Academy Award® nominee John Sayles (Lone Star, Passion Fish, Eight Men Out).

Not only was Piranha a box-office hit – becoming one of New World Pictures’ biggest worldwide hits – but it also earned rave reviews from critics, who appreciated its fast pacing, energetic cast, clever conspiracy satire, inventive special effects and, of course, the scares. Piranha won the Saturn Award for Best Editing (shared by Dante and Mark Goldblatt) and was nominated as Best Horror Film.

Backlot: The Making of Piranha special is also available on VOD at Shout! Factory TV. 

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The Original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (G.L.O.W.) To Begin Livestreaming On June 28th On Twitch!

The Original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (G.L.O.W.) To Begin Livestreaming On June 28th On Twitch!

Shout! Factory TV will partner with social video platform Twitch to host a livestream of the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) on June 28. Ahead of the fictionalized GLOW series’ second season premiere, fans can see where the phenomenon began with segments from the original wrestling battles in Brawlin’ Beauties GLOW and brand-new interviews with GLOW host Johnny C. and wrestlers Hollywood and Godiva. The livestream begins Thursday, June 28 at 6 p.m. PT on Shout! Factory’s official Twitch channel.

Broadcasting from the Santino Bros. Wrestling Academy in Los Angeles, original GLOW stars Johnny C., Hollywood (Seasons 1-4) and Godiva (Seasons 3-4) will take fans behind the scenes of the milestone series that inspired a generation of female wrestlers. They’ll tackle everything from how the new series compares to the original show, how GLOW brought female empowerment to a male-dominated sport and how women in wrestling’s representation has evolved over the years.

The original GLOW premiered in 1986 as the first-ever all-female wrestling promotion. The show ran through 1990 but continued in various forms after it left television, paving the way for women in professional wrestling.

Brawlin’ Beauties: GLOW highlights a bevy of the beautiful and feisty femme fatales who wrestled for GLOW. Classic wrestling fans can relive the all-women comedic presentation of the sport dominated for many years by men. Hosted by “Mean Gene” Okerlund, this documentary grants a look back at the women who made history and helped to blaze a trail for today’s wrestling entertainers.

Brawlin’ Beauties GLOW compilations are also available on VOD at Shout! Factory TV.

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#TBT: Shout! Factory TV Presents VHS Vault 2: Revenge of the Cassette

#TBT: Shout! Factory TV Presents VHS Vault 2: Revenge of the Cassette

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Shout! Factory TV proudly presents a #ThrowbackThursday of epic proportions! We’re being kind and rewinding you back to the days of VHS once again for the VHS Vault Part 2: Revenge of the Cassette.

It’s no secret VHS aficionados love a good sequel, so we’re bringing you more VHS rips of nostalgic films. But this isn’t some lame sequel that can’t recapture the glory of the original, VHS Vault Part 2 is one of those rare, kick-ass, even-better-than-the-original sequels!

Flash back to the glory days of home video as Shout! Factory TV presents the VHS versions of BMX Bandits, Dreamscape, The Kentucky Fried Movie, Naked Angels and Streetwalkin’, all streaming free. Plus, watch the video store throwback movie A Real Job, streaming for the first time.

This blast from the blast comes complete with a throwback website http://thevhsvault.com/ for your viewing pleasure. All films will be streaming for free on Shout! Factory TV, no rewinding or VHS player required! Fans can also watch the VHS Vault Part 2 block on http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/ on desktop, tablet and mobile, and on Shout! Factory TV’s apps on the Roku player, Amazon Fire and Samsung smart TVs.

BMX Bandits
Nicole Kidman stars in the raddest thing since Excitebike, BMX Bandits! When they find some state-of-the-art walkie-talkies, Kidman and her friends also find trouble in the form of bank robbers…And the result is pure awesomeness!

Dreamscape
Hollywood up-and-comer Dennis Quaid stars in Dreamscape, a movie about a psycho psychic murdering people in their dreams! We’d be stoked to see a slasher movie franchise where people get murdered in their dreams. Maybe someday!

The Kentucky Fried Movie
Young director John Landis directs this boss sketch-comedy film spoofing many of your favorite film genres like kung fu, Blaxploitation and more. Written by the new comedic team of Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker, The Kentucky Fried Movie hints at great things to come from these comedic minds.

Naked Angels
Revenge + motorcycle gangs = excellent! Yuppies should hide their kids from this gnarly tale of outlaw bikers from Roger Corman. Hells Angels actually consulted on the film, so you know it’s not lame.

Streetwalkin’
Melissa Leo plays “Cookie,” a girl who goes straight from high school into the world of prostitution in Streetwalkin’. Cookie has to answer to her sadistic, murderous pimp Duke, and you just know some grody stuff is going to go down.

A Real Job
The only thing better than working in a video store is love, and in A Real Job, John St. Clair trades his VHS tapes for a suit and tie in order to impress his new girlfriend. But what will he do when his new job threatens his old video store? Nothing could ever take down VHS, but you’ll suspend your disbelief while watching this great movie!

About Shout! Factory TV
SHOUT! FACTORY TV is a premiere digital entertainment streaming service that brings timeless and contemporary cult favorites to pop culture fans. With a uniquely curated entertainment library, the channel offers an unrivaled blend of cult TV shows, movies, comedy, original specials and more – presenting an exciting entertainment alternative to major streaming services. SHOUT! FACTORY TV’s programming leverages a distinctive library of pop culture-defining entertainment curated from Shout! Factory, Westchester Films, Timeless Media Group, Scream Factory, major studios, independent producers and other sources from around the world. Whether reliving childhood memories or discovering television series, movies and comedy specials for the first time, SHOUT! FACTORY TV will provide an immersive, high-quality viewing experience across a wide variety of screens and platforms, online at ShoutFactoryTV.com and on smartphone devices, tablets and connected TV, with an initial rollout on Roku.

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