Here’s some news for Corman collectors: Shout Factory will be releasing a pair of his tougher-to-find productions at the end of May.  Fighting Mad and Moving Violation, both of which Corman produced for a side-deal with 20th Century Fox, will be released in a double feature set on May 24th.  Fighting Mad is particularly notable because it was an early directing credit for Jonathan Demme.  Both films will have new anamorphic transfers plus commentary tracks and trailers.  Read on for all the Southern Discomfort details…

ACTION-PACKED DOUBLE FEATURE DVD PRESENTATION OF

FIGHTING MAD

Starring Oscar® Nominee Peter Fonda

A Roger Corman Production

Written and Directed by Oscar®-winning Filmmaker Jonathan Demme

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MOVING VIOLATION

Starring Stephen McHattie, Kay Lenz, Eddie Albert, Lonny Chapman,Will Geer

Executive Produced by Roger Corman and Produced by Julie Corman

Directed by Charles S. Dubin

CHARGING ONTO HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES NATIONWIDE ON MAY 24, 2011 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

Shout! Factory has been releasing a string of memorable cult-classic film gems that deserve much attention. On May 24, 2011, Shout! Factory will release two memorable classic films FIGHTING MAD, a film by Academy Award®-winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) and MOVING VIOLATION, a film by award-winning director Charles S. Dubin (M*A*S*H) in an action-packed double feature DVD presentation.  Featuring anamorphic widescreen transfer and insightful bonus content, FIGHT MAD / MOVING VIOLATION action-packed double feature DVD is a must-have for movie fans and collectors and is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $19.93.  This DVD is now available to preorder at Amazon.com, ShoutFactoryStore.com, and other online retailers.

FIGHTING MAD (1976)

An Arkansas farmer (Peter Fonda, Easy Rider) wages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms to create real estate developments and to conduct illegal strip mining. Also starring Lynn Lowry (They Came from Within) and Scott Glenn (The Silence Of The Lambs, Silverado). Written and directed by Academy Award®–winning director Jonathan Demme.

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX presents a ROGER CORMAN PRODUCTION   PETER FONDA “FIGHTING MAD”

Co-starring LYNN LOWRY – JOHN DOUCETTE – PHILIP CAREY

Produced by ROGER CORMAN – Written and Directed by JONATHAN DEMME Color by DELUXE®

FIGHTING MAD Special Features:

  • New anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.78:1)
  • Audio commentary with producer Roger Corman, director Jonathan Demme and actors Peter Fonda and Lynn Lowry
  • Theatrical trailer and TV spots

MOVING VIOLATION (1976)

While passing through the small town of Rockfield , drifter Eddie Moore (Stephen McHattie, Watchmen) gets harassed by Sheriff Leroy Rankin (Lonny Chapman) and his deputy. When Eddie meets local waitress Camille “ Cam ” Johnson (Kay Lenz, White Line Fever) in town, that’s when trouble begins for both. They witness something they weren’t supposed to see and are set up by the sheriff for a murder they didn’t commit. Action ensues with high-speed car chases and explosive shootouts. Also starring Eddie Albert, Will Geer and Dick Miller.

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX presents STEPHEN McHATTIE – KAY LENZ – EDDIE ALBERT – LONNY CHAPMAN – WILL GEER

“MOVING VIOLATION”

Executive Producer ROGER CORMAN – Produced by JULIE CORMAN

Directed by CHARLES S. DUBIN – Screenplay by DAVID R. OSTERHOUT and WILLIAM NORTON

Story by DAVID R. OSTERHOUT – Music by DONALD PEAKE – COLOR BY DELUXE®

MOVING VIOLATION Special Features:

  • New anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.78:1)
  • Audio commentary with director Charles S. Dubin, producer Julie Corman, executive producer Roger Corman and actor Stephen McHattie
  • Theatrical trailers and TV spot
Fighting Mad / Moving Violation [Double Feature]

Fighting Mad / Moving Violation [Double Feature]

Fighting Mad / Moving Violation [Double Feature]      Fighting Mad: An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments. Moving Violation: A young couple witnesses a sheriff murdering a police officer. When the sheriff realizes that they saw him commit the crime, he characterizes them as terrorists and tries to frame them for the murder.