Double features in the late 50's through the 60's were more the rule than the exception. I grew up in a Westchester County suburb of NYC, and the theaters within easy driving distance of me (in White Plains, Bedford Village, Pleasantville) tended to run double features, if not always, then frequently. Some of the pairings were weird as hell, films from two different studios double-billed seemingly at random. Others, from one studio, were more suitably paired. I remember dozens of these programs quite vividly and am seeking to reproduce them using DVD releases. A few I can put together right now, using excellent quality prints. Others I can view using prints I hope will eventually be remastered, Still others consist of one, or both, of a double bill that is/are not yet available on DVD at all. I just acquired the Roan widescreen edition of the 1959 THE BAT with Vincent Price. This was paired at the Bedford Playhouse with Hammer's THE MUMMY of the same year, which was the main feature and was run last. Neither DVD looks especially good. THE BAT is a non-anamorphic 1.66:1 and soft. THE MUMMY looks drained of its original saturated colors, but at least is 16x9. On a re-issue in the mid-sixties, I saw PSYCHO and STALAG 17 in White Plains. PSYCHO was run last. My friend and I, both teenagers, enjoyed the first feature and had no idea what was coming when PSYCHO began. Very few movies in my life actually caused me insomnia, but that one did. My friend and I were actually clutching one-another's arms.This program can be rather nicely recreated using the remastered STALAG 17 collector's edition DVD and the 2-disc remastered PSYCHO set. Both times I saw THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD theatrically in 1958 (White Plains and again in NYC), it was paired with some dumb service comedy about fake U.F.O.'s, and I've never been able to recall the name of that second feature. I don't know if it came from Columbia or another studio. It was boring and silly. I don't feel the need to resurrect that particular double-feature. The Blu-ray of SINBAD is quite ample and satisfying. Still, it nags at me -- I'd like to know what that other movie was. Anyone? I saw a double feature Saturday Matinee of STOP, LOOK AND LAUGH (with the Three Stooges) along with GORGO in Pleasantville. These are both out on DVD, although GORGO is less than wonderful, but for the sake of nostalgia, they'll do. Although originally released two years apart, I seem to recollect that CAT GIRL (1957) and THE ATOMIC SUBMARINE (1959) were paired in White Plains. In any case, I saw them both. The latter is available as a pristine Criterion DVD, while CAT GIRL remains m.i.a. I've read reviews about CAT GIRL recently and it garnered mostly lousy comments, but I seem to remember it scared me a lot at age nine. Hammer's first two masterworks, HORROR OF DRACULA and CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, were re-issued on the same bill in the 60's. These are of course on Warner Bros DVD's but neither is stellar, in spite of the fact that the former title has apparently been restored and seen theatrically on gorgeous, recent new prints. Here's an interesting combo: Romero's original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) and EQUINOX (1970) at a drive-in. Both are on DVD now and both looking excellent -- if you can still find the superior ELITE edition of NOTLD. EQUINOX is from Criterion, so that's a no-brainer. A MAN CALLED HORSE was paired with THE REIVERS in 1969, and both DVD's look good. Interesting juxtaposition of moods and themes... There were many more such combos when I was growing up. How exciting it was to pay 35 cents, grab a bunch of popcorn and candy for another 50 or 60 cents, and settle down for, not one, but two fun movies and all the stuff inbetween. Even if the B-picture (which seemed always to be projected first in theaters I attended) was less than thrilling, we always had that second one to look forward to, as though we had the whole history of time ahead of us. Do any of you have fond memories of particular double-features? Have you also tried replicating them with DVD's?