B-movie fans rejoice. AMC, which some of you may remember at one time stood for “American Movie Classics” until the “classic” portions of the name became rather dubious, has just launched BMC (B-Movie Classics), a subsidiary of AMC’s website streaming classic and not-so-classic B-movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Mac McKean, Vice-President of Digital Media for AMC, tells TV Week: “B-movies may have been low-budget and less publicized motion pictures, but they had a huge fan base that transcended generations and still exists today. BMC is a new platform that caters to an on-demand audience, giving film lovers direct access to B-movies from the 1950s and ’60s.”
The BMC website greeting goes a little something like this:
“Bikinis! Monsters! Motorcycles! Welcome to BMC, your new go-to site for B-movies by the likes of John Carpenter (Dark Star) and Roger Corman (Saga of the Viking Women). Now online and in full screen, watch unsung classics like Asylum by Psycho screenwriter Robert Bloch or Corridors of Blood with the inimitable Christopher Lee. Want to see international icons before they made it big? Check out Raquel Welch in A Swingin’ Summer or Kung Fu king Sonny Chiba in Terror Beneath the Sea. Looking for the unexpected? How about The Ruthless Four, a spaghetti Western starring Klaus Kinski. Whether it’s hotrod culture (Dragstrip Girls) or beefcake epics (Hercules Unchained), BMC has got you covered.”
There are currently only 27 action, crime/thriller, horror, sci-fi/fantasy, comedy, and Western B-movies to choose from with a promise of more to added in the coming months. Genre films that may be of interest to you now available for on-demand viewing include the following:
The Horror of Party Beach
War of the Colossal Beast
Terror Beneath the Sea
John Carpenter’s Dark Star
How to Make a Monster
Corridors of Blood
Invasion of the Neptune Men
Creation of the Humanoids
Planet on the Prowl
What a Carve Up
Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent
You can begin watching these and other vintage B-movies at BMC by clicking here.
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Schlock n roll in the Dread Central forums!