I'm sure many cult movie buffs have been crying out for a decent Corman documentary forever. In order to shed enlightenment on this tall, mysterious, quietly spoken auteur of naff cinema. Sadly, they will have to wait another century or so for the real deal. Since the filmmaker of this one deserves to be shot, blown up and driven over a cliff-face! What should have been factually entertaining and enlightening is reduced to a few rambling, often incoherent, comments from the likes of Corman veteran Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and Bill Shatner - who is on screen for all of 60 seconds! The only really intriguing part of Corman's World is spotting how many movie celebs thanked in the end credits for there chat contribution, strangely don't actually appear in the movie! Tom Hanks, Tracey Lords, and Talia Shire to name but a few ... perhaps The Man With The X-ray Eyes could point there interviews out for me (?) X-ray, and many other of Corman's better movies are featured as wall posters behind dull talking heads, but, frustratingly, never mentioned! In favour of the terrible Peter Fonda Late sixties period such as dire drug movie The Trip!
All in all i was left frustrated perplexed and ultimately despondent that the tales of what went on behind the scenes were so poorly related in this Corman tribute. This should have been among the best film-maker documentaries ever made! Go for Ed Wood's Flying Saucers Over Hollywood instead.
Pretty much just a trailer, though this isn't as dull as it may sound. Much of the promotion material seen is frustratingly not in the final cut of film. Nice animated menus and soundtrack.
About what is expected for a movie documentary. Much of the movie trailers featured being in a pretty poor state, and sound quality varies, but over all acceptable on DVD. The Bluray version is only a slight improvement.