To finish off the Embassy section of this series, we're taking 1982-1986 in one fell swoop. In 1982, Embassy was purchased by Norman Lear and Jerry Perenchio who dropped the Avco and beefed up the TV division by adding in the shows they were already producing (like The Jeffersons which ran for way longer than you might guess, 1975 to 1985) and also creating a home video division. This would last until, coincidentally, 1985.
The lineup of films from that period? Well, it exists. Honestly, the last few years for Embassy yielded better small screen efforts (and I do consider renting Phantasm, The Howling and Escape from New York for a Saturday night to count towards that) with shows like Silver Spoons and Who's the Boss? becoming successful. The films ended up being mostly forgettable genre efforts with only a few standing out as actually good.
As with the last part of this series, we're not covering everything but showcasing all of the poster art. Because mid-80's poster art was still pretty awesome.
Year's Eve concert at a small theater.
Their theatrical release division, however, went to Italian producer Dino DeLaurentiis and well, I think you can guess what the next part of this series will be.
Coming Soon: Catching Up with Dino