What happened at the end was that the studios had taken over everything. And it was very difficult as an independent to compete with them. They could spend so much money that the stars you had access to as an independent were asking a mega amount money. They knew you had no choice. It became harder and harder and harder.
I've known and admired Michael and Lloyd for years. They are real film guys and Troma is an iconic brand. I'm proud of the films I've made and distributed over the years and am very happy that Troma will keep them in front of fans worldwide.
Context: Filmmaker James Glickenhaus on his 2021 deal with Troma Films to exclusively distribute his library of cult classic films including Maniac Cop, Frankenhooker, Basket Case 2 and 3, The Exterminator, Shakedown, McBain, Red Scorpion and more.
Lloyd Kaufman’s Troma Entertainment announced today that the indie cult label will be exclusively distributing James Glickenhaus’ Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment film library, which includes Maniac Cop, Frankenhooker, Basket Case 2 and 3, The Exterminator, Shakedown, McBain, Red Scorpion and more, comprising some of the most iconic cult films of all time. New York-born James Glickenhaus began … More