Cult Media

Re-packaged, Re-released and Restored

  • Jonathan Wroot
  • Andy Willis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jonathan Wroot, Andy Willis
    Pages 1-8
  3. The Cult Business: Creating Consumption

  4. Cult Practices: The Consumption and Reception of Cult Media

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-227

About this book


This volume brings together writing on the topic of home media, and in particular releases described as appealing to ‘cult’ fans and audiences. Despite popular assumptions to the contrary, the distributors of physical media maintain a vivid presence in the digital age. Perhaps more so than any other category of film or media, this is especially the case with titles considered ‘cult’ and its related processes of distribution and exhibition. The chapters in this collection chart such uses and definitions of ‘cult’, ranging from home media re-releases to promotional events, film screenings, file-sharing and the exploitation of established fan communities. This book will be of interest to the ever-growing number of academics and research students that are specializing in studies of cult cinema and fan practices, as well as professionals (filmmakers, journalists, promoters) who are familiar with these types of films.


film cinema media cult distribution

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Wroot
    • 1
  • Andy Willis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GreenwichLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of SalfordSalfordUnited Kingdom

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