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.