Category Archives: Kit Parker Films

by Kit Parker, owner of Kit Parker Films motion picture distributor.

Kit Parker Films @40 (Part 1)

My fascination with films began with the Pincushion Man. When I was young, everyone watched movies in the theatre or on television.  That’s it…no DVD, Cable TV, Satellite, and YouTube; in fact, no digital anything.   Home movie enthusiasts watched home movies … Continue reading

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Friends I Miss: Bill F. Blair – Founder of VCI Entertainment

BILL F. BLAIR (1930-2006) Bill Blair was more than a film buff, he was a film nut. Unlike my other two “Film Friends I Miss,” Bill never wrote an autobiography.  He was modest, so it would have been out of … Continue reading

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Tom Weaver, “bombproof”

“Bombproof,” in equestrian jargon, is a horse that can be put into any situation, remain calm, and persevere until the job is done perfectly. Author Tom Weaver is just that way with interviews.  The ones he’s conducted with horror movie … Continue reading

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Before Roger Corman…there was Robert L. Lippert

LIPPERT PICTURES – The First Incarnation (1945-1956) Producer/Exhibitor Robert L. Lippert’s low-budget productions are sometimes called Grade “C.”  Personally, I’ve never seen one below “B-,” and in fairness, he did put out some “B+,” “nervous A,” and who can call … Continue reading

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David F. Friedman the “Trash-Film King”

“No one ever asked for their money back.”  David F. Friedman was a carnival pitch man at heart.  His passion was to “turn a tip” (to attract an audience with the promise of something that isn’t quite delivered), and he … Continue reading

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I Miss Samuel Z. Arkoff, (1918-2001)

My wife and I first met Sam Arkoff, co-founder of American International Pictures, in the late 1980s at a revival screening of “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” at the Strand Theatre in San Francisco. It seemed as though his giant cigar … Continue reading

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Yesterday and Today

YESTERDAY AND TODAY (United Artists/1953) Two years ago, I purchased the Medallion TV Enterprises film library. There were many interesting films…some prestigious…some schlock…some in between. (More on Medallion later on.) One of them, Yesterday and Today, is an oddity. I kept … Continue reading

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