1978

From Home Video

Events[edit]

  • February: Media Home Entertainment was started by Charles Band.
  • June: Quality X Video Company became the world's first home video distributor to release adult films on videocassette.
  • October 24: The first home release of New Line Cinema product is issued by Media Home Entertainment. It consists of three public domain features and a Beatles film.
  • November: The Nostalgia Merchant starts home video operations.
  • December 11: The Laserdisc format was introduced, as the MCA DiscoVision.

VHS and Beta[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Alice in Wonderland Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment March 1978
Farewell Concert of Cream Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment March 1978
Flesh Gordon Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment March 1978

April[edit]

Title Label Marketer Distributor Released Note(s)
5 Terrytoons Cartoons featuring Adventures of Mighty Mouse Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation April 1978
5 Terrytoons Cartoons featuring Deputy Dawg Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation April 1978
5 Terrytoons Cartoons featuring Heckle & Jeckle Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation April 1978
Blue Hawaii Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation April 1978
Flash Gordon: Mars Attack the World Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment April 1978
Flash Gordon: Rocketship Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment April 1978
Fun in Acapulco Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation April 1978
G.I. Blues Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation April 1978
Girls! Girls! Girls! Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation April 1978
King Creole Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation April 1978
Meet John Doe Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment April 1978
Paradise, Hawaiian Style Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation April 1978
Roustabout Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation April 1978

May[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
The Clowns Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment May 1978
The Groove Tube Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment May 1978
Heat Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment May 1978

June[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Animal Farm Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Blackenstein Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Cartoon Classics of the 1930's Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
The Chaplin Revue Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation June 1978
The Chinese Godfather Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
The Circus/A Day's Pleasure Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation June 1978
City Lights Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation June 1978
The Day of the Triffids Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Fantastic Animation Festival Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
The Flying Deuces Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
The Gold Rush/Pay Day Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation June 1978
The Great Dictator Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation June 1978
Gulliver's Travels Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Horror Express Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
The Jungle Book Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
The Kid/The Idle Class Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation June 1978
A King in New York Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation June 1978
The Lady Vanishes Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Limelight Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation June 1978
The Little Shop of Horrors Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
The Man Who Knew Too Much Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Modern Times Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation June 1978
Monsieur Verdoux Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation June 1978
The Most Dangerous Game Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Mustang Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
My Man Godfrey Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
The Point Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Psychomania Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Rebel Rousers Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
The Scarlet Pimpernel Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Superman Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Terror by Night Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Things to Come Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
The Third Man Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
Tunnel Vision Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
What's Up, Tiger Lily? Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment June 1978
A Woman of Paris/Sunnyside Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation June 1978

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

Title Label Marketer Distributor Released Note(s)
Leon Spinks vs. Muhammad Ali: World Heavyweight Title Fight New Orleans—September 15, 1978 RCA SelectaVision Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation September 16, 1978
Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks: World Heavyweight Title Fight Las Vegas—February 15, 1978 RCA SelectaVision Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation September 16, 1978

October[edit]

Title Label Marketer Distributor Released Note(s)
All in a Night's Work Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Bittersweet Love Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Blood of the Vampire Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
C.C. & Company Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Carnal Knowledge Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Cocaine Fiends Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment October 24, 1978
The Day of the Dolphin Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
The Days of Thrill and Laughter Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Deadly Hero Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Don't Give Up the Ship Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
The Graduate Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Great Legends of Baseball Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Great Legends of Basketball Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Great Legends of Football Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Greatest Sports Legends, Vol. 1 Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Greatest Sports Legends, Vol. 2 Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Greatest Sports Legends, Vol. 3 Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Hells Angels on Wheels Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Last Train from Gun Hill Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
The Lion in Winter Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
The Loves and Times of Scaramouche Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Lucky Luciano Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Magical Mystery Tour Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment October 24, 1978
Night of the Living Dead Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment October 24, 1978
Permission to Kill Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Reefer Madness Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment October 24, 1978
Rider on the Rain Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
The Sad Sack Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Shoot Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Soldier Blue Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Summertime Killer Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978
Visit to a Small Planet Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation Magnetic Video Corporation October 29, 1978

November[edit]

Title Label Marketer Distributor Released Note(s)
Adventures of Zorro Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Al Capone Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Alice, Sweet Alice Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
...And Millions Will Die! Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
And So They Were Married Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Angel and the Badman The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant November 1978
Angel Baby Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Anonymous Venetian Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Armored Command Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Around the Beatles Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment November 12, 1978
Attack of the Crab Monsters Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Babe Ruth Story Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Beatles: Live at Shea Stadium Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment November 12, 1978
The Beatles: Live in Tokyo Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment November 12, 1978
The Betsy Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Beyond Love and Evil Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Big Circus Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Billy Budd Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Black Gold Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Blood Rose Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Blood, Sweat and Tears Live Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment November 12, 1978
Bomba and the Hidden City Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Bomba and the Lion Hunter Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Bomba and the Lost Volcano Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Border Bandits/Roll Wagons Roll Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Cabaret Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Canyon River Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Captain America The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant November 1978
Chaplin's Art of Comedy Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Citizen Kane The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant November 1978
Cole Younger, Gunfighter Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Conduct Unbecoming Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Convicts 4 Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Crime in the Streets Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Crypt of the Living Dead Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Dark Alibi/The Red Dragon Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Dillinger Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Dirty Money Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Docks of New Orleans/Sky Dragon Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Edgar Winters Live Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment November 12, 1978
End of the Road Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
La Femme Infidèle Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The First Texan Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Frankenstein 1970 Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Friendly Persuasion Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Fright Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Gangster Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Gold Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Golden Eye/Shanghai Chest Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Gun Hawk Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Gun Riders Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Gunsmoke in Tucson Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Hell to Eternity Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
High Noon The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant November 1978
Hitler Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Hooked Generation Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
House on Haunted Hill Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Indestructible Man Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Internecine Project Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
It Happened on Fifth Avenue Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Jimi Hendrix in Concert Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment November 12, 1978
John Lennon Live Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment November 12, 1978
Kidnapped Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Killer Shark Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
King Kong The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant November 1978
King of the Roaring Twenties: The Story of Arnold Rothstein Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
King of the Wild Stallions Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Last Roman Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Last Summer Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Love in the Afternoon Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
A Man and a Woman Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Man from God's Country Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Man Who Would Be King Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Man with the Synthetic Brain Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Marry Me! Marry Me! Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Mitchell Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Murder, My Sweet The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant November 1978
The Naked Hills Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Next Man Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Oklahoman Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Operation C.I.A. Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Operation Eichmann Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Operation S.N.A.F.U. Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Out of the Past The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant The Nostalgia Merchant November 1978
Panic Button Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Papillon Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Pay or Die! Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Phenix City Story Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Plunderers Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Quantrill's Raiders Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Rolling Stones in Concert Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment November 12, 1978
Romance of a Horse Thief Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Satanik Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Seven Times Seven Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Shadows Over Chinatown/The Trap Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Shinbone Alley Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Soldier in the Rain Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Sorcerers Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Stevie Wonder Live Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment November 12, 1978
The Story of O Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Superdragon Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Swing Parade of 1946 Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Taffy and the Jungle Hunter Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Teenage Graffiti Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Thin Red Line Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
This Man Must Die Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Three the Hard Way Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Tickle Me Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Tonight's the Night Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Trilogy Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Vampire Men of the Lost Planet Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Volunteer Jam Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment November 12, 1978
The Warriors Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
The Ways of Women Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Who? Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Wichita Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978
Young Dillinger Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video Allied Artists Video November 10, 1978

December[edit]

TBD[edit]

Title Label Marketer Distributor Released Note(s)
Auditions Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment 1978
Fairy Tales Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment 1978
Fantasy in Blue Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment 1978
Hey, There's Naked Bodies on My TV! Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment 1978
Honeymoon Haven Quality X Video Cassette Company Quality X Video Cassette Company Quality X Video Cassette Company 1978
M Video Yesteryear Video Images Video Images 1978
March of the Wooden Soldiers Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment 1978
The Nine Ages of Nakedness Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment 1978
Open City Video Yesteryear Video Images Video Images 1978
The Passions of Carol Quality X Video Cassette Company Quality X Video Cassette Company Quality X Video Cassette Company 1978
The Ribald Tales of Robin Hood Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment 1978
Sex and the Office Girl Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment 1978
Slaves of Love Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment 1978
Swinging Ski Girls Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment 1978
Swinging Sorority Girls Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment Media Home Entertainment 1978
Tales of Tiffany Jones Niles Entertainment Niles Entertainment Niles Entertainment 1978
Triumph of the Will Video Yesteryear Video Images Video Images 1978

Laser videodisc[edit]

December[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Airport '77 MCA DiscoVision MCA Distributing Corporation December 11, 1978
Jaws MCA DiscoVision MCA Distributing Corporation December 11, 1978
Jesus Christ, Superstar MCA DiscoVision MCA Distributing Corporation December 1978
MacArthur MCA DiscoVision MCA Distributing Corporation December 11, 1978

Operating VHS and Beta duplicators[edit]