Before straight-to-video came along everything was released at the theater or the drive-in movies. I remember back in the 80`s i started seeing lesser known movies being released straight-to-video at my video store and that was the beginning of the decline of the grindhouses and drive-ins. Straight-to-video is just the modern way we see these films if this was the 70`s or early 80`s the films mentioned above would appear at the grindhouse or drive-ins. For those of you old enough to remember going to the drive-ins was hecka fun back in the day. But today at least we get to own our faves.