Monday, October 17, 2011

Favorites :: Vintage VHS :: Columbia's Drive-In Classic Covers!

Apparently, at some point, the old American International back catalog of films belonged to Columbia, resulting in these spiffy, retro-four-walling poster box covers. Now, I think the majority of the films are under MGM's banner. And it's my understanding that the reason why some of these featured titles have had a DVD release while others haven't is over some lingering copyright issues when Jim Nicholson and Sam Arkoff's split in the late 1960's over Nicholson's divorce, a direct result of his pursuit of actress Susan Hart; a rift over split assets that has been kinda festering since Nicholson's untimely death a few years later. And that's why I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Invasion of the Saucer Men, and several other AIP classics haven't made the digital leap yet. I'm sure it'll happen someday, I hope; but until then we can at least have these on our shelves.


Monster Dad said...

Wow, those are some great graphics on those covers! I don't think I've ever seen those before. Thanks for sharing. It's amazing to think how long the issues behind some of these movies have been going on. I really hope that we'll be able to see stuff like "I Was a Teenage Werewolf", "I Was a Teenage Frankenstein", "Invasion of the Saucer Men" and "The Amazing Colossal Man" manage to find their way to legitimate DVD releases sooner rather than later. Keeping my fingers crossed (though they're starting to get cramped).

W.B. Kelso said...

Reason #54 of Why you can have my VCR when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands.

We had those great Sam Arkoff double-feature discs awhile back, hopefully someone will put out a matching Jim Nicholson set.

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