Universal are the ones being anally retentive, asking AB umpteen thousands of dollars for the rights to a minor cult favorite. Paramount has actually been pretty greedy too with Marathon Man (Available, but despite the wishes of the crew no director's cut) and the first 5 in the Puppet Master series.
Ah, that's right. Thanks Mr. B! I had to do the same thing with the Puppet Master
movies too. I don't like anything past the third movie, so I had to buy the first three on UK discs or hit up eBay for people selling them separate from the boxed set. I don't get the friggin' point. If you're not going to do something with the damn licenses, don't be douche bags and sell them for a reasonable price!