I say I'm not surprised because that was the old way of distributing movies and entertainment. It's a very suspicious business to be in - with a lot of risk and rolls of the dice...
Unless you're smart about it - as he alludes to in his reference to Corman (his former boss).
But he's dead on when he says this - an old school adage that still applies:
"The movie business is not a good business to be in. You can have the money to finance your own movie, the actors can all love you, and if you don't control the distribution, you're dead."Thankfully, that aspect of the business is changing.