Frequently Asked Questions
On the episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 that reviewed the film, the characters comment on the absence of a title slide. The version at the Internet Archive doesn't have a title slide. However, there are other versions that have retained the title: for example, the version released by Elstree Hill Entertainment and the version featured on the DVD series Cinematic Titanic show that the film does indeed have a title slide.
No major distributor has released it, but several small companies have. This film is in the public domain, which means any distributor can legally sell copies without paying royalties. Beware. Some small distributors market copies of public domain films with poor picture and sound. Others are more reputable and deliver good transfers of the best available prints. Shop around.
You can begin your search here at Amazon.com. But honestly, few who want to see this so-bad-it's-good flick will care about the quality of the print, as long as it's watchable. Most bad movie fans prefer to watch Santa Claus Conquers the Martians on the 1991 episode of "Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988)," which shows a scratched and faded print..
Watch Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) on archive.org here or on YouTube.com here.