SmokestackJones wrote:Hey Harold,
VERY nice. Kinda pricey, but very nice.
The question remains: couldn't Sony throw in a copy of House on Haunted Hill? It's PD. Would be nice to see it re-mastered, etc.
Public domain laws have become so muddy that a lot of the majors are shying away from them. Especially as part of sets that could prove to be large liabilities in court. Technically America no longer has public domain since implied copyrights are now retroactive. You can thank Disney for all this.
Romero once was advised that his remake of NOTLD could copyright the original since he could copyright the remake script. I wonder if that's true. Kind of like how Ted Turner tried to copyright It's a Wonderful Life since the b&w version was just like his colorized version.