The last days of Orion saw them emerge from bankruptcy in 1996 along with being merged with a few other companies by Metromedia before being assimilated into MGM (an ironic fate given what would happen to that company). Not covering all the films from this period as most of them aren't really worth mentioning. I will, however, end things with a bit of a bang.
Actually, it's more like the bang you get from a slightly damp firecracker that you put next to the heater in the bathroom for a few minutes...
No, I'm not stalling!
Aside from one Orion Classics release in 1999, this was the end for the studio until 2013 when they made a surprise return as a division of MGM dedicated to smaller films. The studio now primarily releases lower budgeted genre pictures that have small theatrical releases while also being made available via video on demand services. It's rather amusing to me that a studio that strove to be old school in its mentality towards the product has been given new life by new media. They have an interesting pack of films out now with more on the way.
Told you there would be a happy ending.
Assuming that MGM doesn't get into financial trouble.
Sort of a pattern with those guys.
Okay, now I'm stalling. Until next time.