Hooray for Captain Spaulding

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Speaking of copyright, this clip of Batman guest-starring Lurch is indicative of problems with getting the show on DVD. To use that clip, Fox will probably need to pay
  1. The Charles Addams estate
  2. Whoever owns the Adams Family TV show (MGM, judging from the DVD sets)
  3. The composer or owner of the Adams Family show song (which may or may not be the same as 2)

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You'll recollect (or maybe not) my post about The Dragon Lives Again, a "Bruce-ploitation" film where Bruce Lee goes to Hell and fights or teams upo with various fictional characters whose use was probably not sanctioned by the owners of said characters.

Here's a clip of "Bruce Lee" teaming up with Popeye. And here's the credit sequence to the movie where the film-makers also put a thumb in the eye of ASCAP.

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