1997

From Home Video

Events[edit]

  • DTS was introduced to LaserDiscs.
  • January: Warner Home Video picks up the National Geographic Video brand from Columbia TriStar Home Video for mass market retailers.
  • January 24: The purchase of New World Communications by News Corporation has just been completed. As a result, most future New World titles will be released by Fox.
  • March:
    • Rhino Home Video signed a distribution agreement with the Sci-Fi Channel.
    • Fox Lorber ends its agreement with Metromedia Entertainment Group and set up its own distribution.
    • Vidmark Entertainment changed its name to Trimark Home Video, starting with the release of Meet Wally Sparks.
  • March 24: DVD was launched to customer retail stores, with Warner Home Video as its first clients.
  • April:
    • Live Entertainment was sold to private capital firm Bain Capital.
    • Simitar Entertainment became the first independent distributor to offer DVD releases.
  • April 5: NBC News had secured a home video deal with New Video.
  • April 26: MTM Enterprises had secured a home video deal with New Video.
  • June 11: News Corporation announces plans to purchase International Family Entertainment. As a result, the MTM home video agreement with New Video quickly expired and shifted to Fox.
  • July: Sony Music Entertainment's Sony Wonder division picked up the Kidsongs brand from WarnerVision Entertainment's KidVision division.
  • September: Lyrick Studios acquired the mass market distribution rights of VeggieTales for wide release.
  • December:
    • Live Entertainment secured a distribution deal with Hallmark Home Entertainment.
    • Coliseum Video shut down operations. As a result, the WWF begin took over distribution of its titles.

VHS[edit]

January[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
An American Werewolf in London Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
Autonomy: Cardio-Yoga Live Entertainment Live Entertainment January 7, 1997
Autonomy: Power Abs Live Entertainment Live Entertainment January 7, 1997
Autonomy: Stretch Live Entertainment Live Entertainment January 7, 1997
Barney's Sense-Sational Day Barney Home Video The Lyons Group January 14, 1997
Brief Encounter Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
Broken Arrow (Widescreen Series) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment January 21, 1997
  • THX certified.
Casino MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution January 28, 1997
  • Sell-through release.
Danger Zone Live Entertainment Live Entertainment January 7, 1997
Deception Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
The Doors Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
Eyes of an Angel Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
The Fabulous Baker Boys Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
Fled MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video January 7, 1997
  • Priced for rental.
Hoosiers Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
Kingpin MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video January 7, 1997
  • Priced for rental.
L.A. Story Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
Madonna: Truth or Dare Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
Marked Man Live Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
Marla Maples: Journey to Fitness Vestron Video Live Entertainment January 7, 1997
Maybe... Maybe Not Live Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
Paula Abdul's Get Up and Dance! Live Entertainment Live Entertainment January 7, 1997
  • Reuses the August 1995 print master.
Sesame Street: Get Up and Dance Sony Wonder Sony Music Distribution January 28, 1997
Sesame Street Kids' Guide to Life: Telling The Truth Sony Wonder Sony Music Distribution January 28, 1997
Shirley MacLaine's Inner Workout Vestron Video Live Entertainment January 7, 1997
Thin Thighs in 30 Days Live Entertainment Live Entertainment January 7, 1997
Weekend at Bernie's Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 21, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
Women at Large: Breakout Live Entertainment Live Entertainment January 7, 1997
Workout with Daddy and Me Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 7, 1997
Workout with Mommy and Me Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment January 7, 1997

February[edit]

Title Label Marketer Distributor Released Note(s)
Aliens (Widescreen Series) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment February 12, 1997
  • THX certified.
Bambi Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video Buena Vista Home Video February 4, 1997
  • The first Disney VHS release to be THX certified.
  • Went into moratorium on March 31, 1997.
Br'er Rabbit Tales Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997
Cupid Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997
Eureeka's Castle: Christmas at Eureeka's Castle Nick Jr. Video Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 25, 1997
Eureeka's Castle: Sing Along With Eureeka Nick Jr. Video Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 25, 1997
Eureeka's Castle: Wide Awake at Eureeka's Castle Nick Jr. Video Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 25, 1997
Feeling Minnesota New Line Home Video New Line Home Video Warner Home Video February 11, 1997
Gullah Gullah Island: Binyah's Surprise Nick Jr. Video Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 25, 1997
Gullah Gullah Island: Play Along with Binyah & Friends Nick Jr. Video Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 25, 1997
Gullah Gullah Island: Sing Along With Binyah Binyah Nick Jr. Video Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 25, 1997
Gullah Gullah Island: Dance Along with the Daise Family Nick Jr. Video Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 25, 1997
Harriet the Spy Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 25, 1997
  • Originally scheduled to be released on March 11.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997
Monster Easter Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997
Rugrats: Grandpa's Favorite Stories Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 25, 1997
  • Originally scheduled to be released on March 11.
  • Contains the episodes "Grandpa's Date", "The Legend of Satchmo", "Grandpa's Teeth", "Visitors from Outer Space" and "Grandpa Moves Out".
Rugrats: Phil and Lil: Double Trouble Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 25, 1997
Rugrats: Return of Reptar Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 25, 1997
  • Originally scheduled to be released on March 11.
  • Contains the episodes "At the Movies", "Reptar on Ice", "Reptar's Revenge", "Candy Bar Creep Show" and "Reptar 2010".
Rugrats: Tommy Troubles Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 25, 1997
Showgirls MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video Warner Home Video February 4, 1997
  • Sell-through release.
  • The original NC-17 version opens with a promo for MGM/UA's Contemporary Classics and Vintage Classics lineup.
Stanley the Ugly Duckling Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997
Tales of Beatrix Potter Vol. 1 Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997
Tales of Beatrix Potter Vol. 2 Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Turtles' Awesome Easter Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997
Thumpkin and the Easter Bunny Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997
Trees Lounge Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997
The Velveteen Rabbit Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997
Will Vinton's Claymation Easter Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment February 11, 1997

March[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
The Assassin Oriental Extremes Video Xenon Entertainment March 11, 1997
Balance of Power Live Entertainment Live Entertainment March 25, 1997
Barney's Colors & Shapes Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios March 18, 1997
The Fiction Makers Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment March 25, 1997
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video March 18, 1997
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video March 4, 1997
Independence Day (Widescreen Series) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment March 4, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Poseidon Adventure (Widescreen Series) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment March 4, 1997
  • THX certified.
Spirit Lost Live Entertainment Live Entertainment March 25, 1997
The Towering Inferno (Widescreen Series) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment March 4, 1997
  • THX certified.
Vertigo MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution March 25, 1997
  • THX certified.

April[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
101 Dalmatians (1996) Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video April 15, 1997
The Arrival Live Entertainment Live Entertainment April 22, 1997
  • Sell-through release.
Chaplin Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment April 22, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
The Crying Game Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment April 22, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
Dragonheart MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution April 8, 1997
  • THX certified.
Dragonheart (Widescreen) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution April 8, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Field Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment April 22, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
The House of the Spirits Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment April 22, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
The Piano Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment April 22, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
Sesame Street: Quiet Time Sony Wonder Sony Music Distribution April 1, 1997
Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Sillier at the Movies Sony Wonder Sony Music Distribution April 1, 1997
Sweetie Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment April 22, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.
Wagons East! Avid Home Entertainment Live Entertainment April 22, 1997
  • Part of the Super 7 collection.
  • This release uses a silkscreen-inked label, a rarity for duplicator RVSA.

May[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Allegra's Window: Play Along with Allegra & Friends Nick Jr. Video Paramount Home Video May 13, 1997
Barney's Musical Scrapbook Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios May 6, 1997
Daylight MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution May 20, 1997
  • THX certified.
Die Hard (Widescreen Series) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment May 20, 1997
  • THX certified.
Die Hard 2 (Widescreen Series) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment May 20, 1997
  • THX certified.
Die Hard with a Vengeance (Widescreen Series) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment May 20, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Godfather Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video May 6, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Godfather Part II Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video May 6, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Godfather Part III Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video May 6, 1997
  • THX certified.
Kingpin MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video May 27, 1997
  • Sell-through release.
Little Bear: Family Tales Nick Jr. Video Paramount Home Video May 13, 1997
Little Bear: Meet Little Bear Nick Jr. Video Paramount Home Video May 13, 1997
A Time to Kill Warner Home Video Warner Home Video May 20, 1997
  • Sell-through release.
Thinner Republic Pictures Republic Pictures May 20, 1997
The Twilight Man MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution May 20, 1997

June[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
I'm Not Rappaport MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution June 10, 1997
Joe's Apartment Warner Home Video Warner Home Video June 3, 1997
  • Sell-through release.
Moll Flanders MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video June 24, 1997
  • Sell-through release.
The Phantom Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video June 10, 1997
  • Sell-through release.

July[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters: Meet the Monsters Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video July 8, 1997
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters: Monsters' Night Out Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video July 8, 1997
Barney's 1-2-3-4 Seasons Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney's All Aboard for Sharing Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney's Alphabet Zoo Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney's Camp Wannarunnaround Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney's Colors & Shapes Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney: Families Are Special Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney's Fun & Games Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney's Imagination Island Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney's Making New Friends Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney's Musical Scrapbook Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney's Once Upon A Time Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney Safety Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney's Sense-Sational Day Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney Songs Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney's Talent Show Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Clifford's Fun with Letters Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
Clifford's Fun with Numbers Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
Clifford's Fun with Opposites Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
Clifford's Fun with Rhymes Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
Clifford's Fun with Shapes Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
Clifford's Fun with Sounds Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
Cutthroat Island Live Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
  • Letterboxed edition.
Dead Man Can't Dance Live Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
Divided by Hate MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution July 1, 1997
The Fabulous Baker Boys Live Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
  • Letterboxed edition.
Fierce Creatures MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution July 1, 1997
Fun and Fancy Free Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video July 15, 1997
  • THX certified.
Hey Arnold!: The Helga Stories Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video July 8, 1997
  • Includes a teaser trailer for Good Burger and a promo for Nicktoons on Videocassette.
Hey Arnold!: Urban Adventures Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video July 8, 1997
  • Includes a teaser trailer for Good Burger and a promo for Nicktoons on Videocassette.
Red Heat Live Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
  • Letterboxed edition.
Reservoir Dogs Live Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
  • Letterboxed edition.
Riding in Barney's Car Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios July 8, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Rocko's Modern Life: Machine Madness Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video July 8, 1997
Rocko's Modern Life: With Friends Like These Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video July 8, 1997
A Rugrats Vacation Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video July 8, 1997
  • Includes a teaser trailer for Good Burger and a promo for Nicktoons on Videocassette.
  • Contains the episodes "Vacation", "Ice Cream Mountain" and "Graham Canyon".
  • Vacation was a direct-to-video episode. The following two episodes were labeled on the cover as bonus episodes.
  • On the back cover, the synopsis for the last two episodes said "Whether they're off to the "Graham Canyon" or "Ice Cream Mountain", every Rugrats road trip is a guaranteed misadventure." Presumably, this synopsis implies that the episode order on this video was slated to be the first episode, followed by "Graham Canyon", then "Ice Cream Mountain", before a last-minute change.
Rugrats Volume One Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video July 8, 1997
  • Blockbuster exclusive release.
  • Contains the episodes from Angelica the Divine and A Baby's Gotta Do What a Baby's Gotta Do, as well as the Inside Out Boy shorts and video puzzle from the two aforementioned tapes.
Rugrats Volume Two Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video July 8, 1997
  • Blockbuster exclusive release.
  • Contains the episodes from Grandpa's Favorite Stories and Tales from the Crib, as well as the Inside Out Boy shorts from the latter.
Rugrats Volume Three Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video July 8, 1997
  • Blockbuster exclusive release.
  • Contains the episodes from Phil and Lil: Double Trouble and Return of Reptar, as well as the The Non-Adventures of Safety Queen shorts from the former.
Rugrats Volume Four Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video July 8, 1997
  • Blockbuster exclusive release.
  • Contains the episodes from Tommy Troubles and Chuckie the Brave, as well as the The Off-Beats shorts from the former.
Sesame Street: 1 2 3 Count With Me Sony Wonder Sony Music Distribution July 8, 1997
Sesame Street: Elmo Says BOO! Sony Wonder Sony Music Distribution July 8, 1997
Stargate Live Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
  • Letterboxed edition.
Total Recall Live Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
  • Letterboxed edition.
Universal Soldier Live Entertainment Live Entertainment July 22, 1997
  • Letterboxed edition.

August[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Dante's Peak MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution August 19, 1997
  • THX certified.
Inner Sanctum Vol. 1 MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution August 19, 1997
Inner Sanctum Vol. 2 MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution August 19, 1997
Inner Sanctum Vol. 3 MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution August 19, 1997
It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown Peanuts Home Video Paramount Home Video August 5, 1997
  • The fourth of six direct-to-video Peanuts specials.
The Last Time I Committed Suicide MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution August 26, 1997
Mary Poppins Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video August 26, 1997
  • THX certified.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Special Edition) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment August 26, 1997
  • THX certified.
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment August 26, 1997
  • THX certified.
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Special Edition) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment August 26, 1997
  • THX certified.

September[edit]

Title Label(s) Distributor Released Note(s)
Apollo 13 (Widescreen) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 9, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Arrival Live Entertainment Live Entertainment September 23, 1997
The Assassination File MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 9, 1997
Asteroid Live Entertainment Live Entertainment September 23, 1997
Barney's Adventure Bus Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios September 2, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
Barney: Waiting for Santa Barney Home Video The Lyons Group September 2, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
The Best of the Simpsons: Vol. 1 FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment September 16, 1997
  • Contains the episodes "There's No Disgrace Like Home" and "Life on the Fast Lane".
  • Also contains The Tracey Ullman Show short "Family Portrait" as a bonus feature.
The Best of the Simpsons: Vol. 2 FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment September 16, 1997
  • Contains the episodes "Bart the General" and "Moaning Lisa".
  • Also contains The Tracey Ullman Show short "The Funeral" as a bonus feature.
The Best of the Simpsons: Vol. 3 FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment September 16, 1997
  • Contains the episodes "The Crepes of Wrath" and "Krusty Gets Busted".
  • Also contains The Tracey Ullman Show short "The Aquarium" as a bonus feature.
Bruno the Kid: The Last Christmas Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment September 2, 1997
Casper: A Spirited Beginning 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment September 9, 1997
A Child's Christmas in Wales Live Entertainment Live Entertainment September 2, 1997
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment September 2, 1997
Commandments MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 23, 1997
Fled MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video September 23, 1997
  • Sell-through release.
Frosty Returns Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment September 2, 1997
Frosty the Snowman Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment September 2, 1997
Jaws (Widescreen) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 9, 1997
  • THX certified.
Jesus of Nazareth Live Entertainment Live Entertainment September 2, 1997
Jurassic Park (Widescreen) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 9, 1997
  • THX certified.
Kazaam Touchstone Home Video
Walt Disney Home Video
Buena Vista Home Video September 2, 1997
  • Sell-through release.
  • The Touchstone branding is on the packaging and labels, but the Walt Disney Home Video logo appears on-screen.
Liar Liar MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 30, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Little Drummer Boy Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment September 2, 1997
The Littlest Angel Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment September 2, 1997
The Magic Snowman Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment September 2, 1997
McHale's Navy MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 9, 1997
A Norman Rockwell Christmas Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment September 2, 1997
Operation Delta Force Live Entertainment Live Entertainment September 23, 1997
Out of Africa (Widescreen) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 9, 1997
  • THX certified.
Psycho (Widescreen) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 9, 1997
  • THX certified.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment September 2, 1997
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment September 2, 1997
Schindler's List (Widescreen) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 9, 1997
  • THX certified.
Sesame Street: William Wegman's Mother Goose Sony Wonder Sony Music Entertainment September 2, 1997
Sleeping Beauty Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video September 16, 1997
  • THX certified.
Stargate Live Entertainment Live Entertainment September 23, 1997
The Terminator Live Entertainment Live Entertainment September 23, 1997
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Live Entertainment Live Entertainment September 23, 1997
Total Recall Live Entertainment Live Entertainment September 23, 1997
Waterworld (Widescreen) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 9, 1997
  • THX certified.

October[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Any Place But Home MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution October 7, 1997
Batman & Robin Warner Home Video Warner Home Video October 21, 1997
Charlie's Angels: Angels in Chains Columbia TriStar Home Video Columbia TriStar Home Video October 28, 1997
Charlie's Angels: Angels Under Covers Columbia TriStar Home Video Columbia TriStar Home Video October 28, 1997
Eraser Warner Home Video Warner Home Video October 14, 1997
  • Sell-through release.
  • Reuses the October 1996 rental-exclusive master, which preserves the Cheesy Shield logo.
Hey Arnold!: Arnold's Christmas Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video October 7, 1997
The Jungle Book Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video October 14, 1997
  • THX certified.
Little Bear: Winter Tales Nick Jr. Video Paramount Home Video October 7, 1997
That Old Feeling MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution October 7, 1997
Old Yeller Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video October 7, 1997
  • THX certified.
A Rugrats Chanukah Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video October 7, 1997
  • Contains the episodes "Chanukah" and "Moving Away".
A Rugrats Thanksgiving Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video October 21, 1997
  • Contains the episodes "The Turkey Who Came to Dinner", "Chuckie is Rich" and "Home Movies".
  • The Turkey Who Came to Dinner was a direct-to-video episode, and did not premiere on television until November 1998. The following two episodes were labeled on the cover as bonus episodes.
Rugrats: Bedtime Bash Nickelodeon Video Paramount Home Video October 7, 1997
  • Contains the episodes "Party Animals", "Under Chuckie's Bed", "Tooth or Dare", "In the Dreamtime" and "The Last Babysitter".
Tin Cup Warner Home Video Warner Home Video October 14, 1997
  • Sell-through release.

November[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Barney's Good Day, Good Night Barney Home Video Lyrick Studios November 4, 1997
  • Compatible with Microsoft ActiMates Barney.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal Studios Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution November 4, 1997
  • THX certified.
Men in Black Columbia TriStar Home Video Columbia TriStar Home Video November 25, 1997
  • THX certified.

December[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Alien (Widescreen Series) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment December 2, 1997
  • THX certified.
Alien 3 (Widescreen Series) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment December 2, 1997
  • THX certified.
George of the Jungle Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video December 2, 1997
My Best Friend's Wedding Columbia TriStar Home Video Columbia TriStar Home Video December 9, 1997
Speed 2: Cruise Control (Widescreen Series) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment December 2, 1997
  • THX certified.
Stranger in the House Live Entertainment Live Entertainment December 16, 1997

TBD[edit]

Title Label Marketer Distributor Released Note(s)
The Adventures of Galgameth Kidmark Trimark Home Video Trimark Home Video 1997
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the United States Navy Adventure Dualstar Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the Volcano Mystery Dualstar Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
American Buffalo Evergreen Entertainment Hallmark Home Entertainment Hallmark Home Entertainment 1997
Annabelle's Wish Hallmark Home Entertainment Hallmark Home Entertainment Hallmark Home Entertainment 1997
Back of Beyond Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment 1997
Barney & Friends: Families Are Special PBS Home Video Warner Home Video Warner Home Video 1997
BeetleBorgs: The Vampire Files Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Bobby's World: Me and Roger Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Bordello of Blood MCA/Universal Home Video MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie Family Home Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment 1997
California: Sacramento National Geographic Video National Geographic Video Warner Home Video 1997
Casper: A Spirited Beginning 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The Cat in the Hat Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The Chain WarnerVision Films WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
Cold Around the Heart FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Coming of Age with Elephants National Geographic Video National Geographic Video Warner Home Video 1997
The Corporate Ladder Playboy Films Orion Home Video Orion Home Video 1997
The Creeps Full Moon Pictures Amazing Fantasy Entertainment Amazing Fantasy Entertainment 1997
Crimetime Vidmark Entertainment Vidmark Entertainment Vidmark Entertainment 1997
Crusher Joe: The Movie AnimEigo AnimEigo AnimEigo 1997
Elmo in Basil Hears a Noise: A Musical Adventure PBS Home Video Warner Home Video Warner Home Video 1997
The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The Ex Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment 1997
The Exotic House of Wax Surrender Cinema Amazing Fantasy Entertainment Amazing Fantasy Entertainment 1997
Face to Face Monument Entertainment Monument Entertainment Monument Entertainment 1997
Fantastic Four: The Origin of the Fantastic Four Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Farrah Fawcett: All of Me Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
The Finace Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment 1997
Frankenstein & Me Vidmark Entertainment Vidmark Entertainment Vidmark Entertainment 1997
Garfield: Feline Fantasies Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Grizzly Mountain Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment 1997
Halloween is Grinch Night Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Hideous! Full Moon Pictures Amazing Fantasy Entertainment Amazing Fantasy Entertainment 1997
The Hoober-Bloob Highway Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
House Arrest HBO Home Video HBO Home Video Warner Home Video 1997
Human Desires Columbia TriStar Home Video Columbia TriStar Home Video Columbia TriStar Home Video 1997
Humanoids from the Deep New Horizons Home Video New Horizons Home Video New Horizons Home Video 1997
In Dark Places Trimark Home Video Trimark Home Video Trimark Home Video 1997
The Incredible Hulk: Return of the Beast Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Iron Man: The Origin of Iron Man Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Jenny McCarthy: The Playboy Years Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard Moonbeam Entertainment Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video 1997
Joy Ride Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment 1997
Kidsongs: I Can Dance! Sony Wonder Epic Records Sony Music Distribution 1997
Kidsongs: I Can Do It Sony Wonder Epic Records Sony Music Distribution 1997
Last Summer in the Hamptons Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment 1997
Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria National Geographic Video National Geographic Video Warner Home Video 1997
Leda: The Fantastic Adventure of Yohko The Right Stuf International The Right Stuf International The Right Stuf International 1997
Life with Louie: Masked Chess Boy Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Life with Louie: For Pete' Sake Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The Lorax Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Lurid Tales: The Castle Queen Cult Video Amazing Fantasy Entertainment Amazing Fantasy Entertainment 1997
Magic in the Mirror: Fowl Play Moonbeam Entertainment Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video 1997
Mary-Kate & Ashley: Our Music Video Dualstar Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
Mean Guns Trimark Home Video Trimark Home Video Trimark Home Video 1997
Meet Wally Sparks Trimark Home Video Trimark Home Video Trimark Home Video 1997
The Member of the Wedding Hallmark Home Entertainment Hallmark Home Entertainment Hallmark Home Entertainment 1997
Mystery Monsters Pulsepounders Amazing Fantasy Entertainment Amazing Fantasy Entertainment 1997
New Mexico: Santa Fe National Geographic Video National Geographic Video Warner Home Video 1997
The Nurse Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment 1997
The Odyssey Hallmark Home Entertainment Hallmark Home Entertainment Hallmark Home Entertainment 1997
Overkill Vidmark Entertainment Vidmark Entertainment Vidmark Entertainment 1997
Peacock King: Spirit Warrior U.S. Manga Corps Central Park Media Central Park Media 1997
Penthouse: 1997 Pet of the Year Play-off Penthouse Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
Penthouse: Confessions Penthouse Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
Penthouse: Fire and Ice Penthouse Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
Penthouse's Lost Treasures Penthouse Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
Penthouse: Secret Lies, Secret Diaries Penthouse Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
Penthouse: Showgirls of Penthouse Penthouse Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
Playboy: 1997 Playmate of the Year Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy 1998 Playmate Video Calendar Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy: Best of Playboy's Strip Search Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy's Biker Babes: Hot Wheels & High Heels Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy Celebrity Centerfold: Farrah Fawcett Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy's Erotic Underground Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy's Fast Women Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy's Girls in Uniform Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy's Girls Next Door Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy's Real Couples II Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy's Sex on the Beach Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy: Sorority Girls Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy's Spring Break Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy's Twins & Sisters Too Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Playboy's Voluptuous Vixens Playboy Home Video Playboy Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution 1997
Pontoffel Pock & His Magic Piano Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Power 98 WarnerVision Films WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
Return of the Jedi: Special Edition FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Saban's Adventures of the Little Mermaid Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Shine New Line Home Video New Line Home Video Warner Home Video 1997
Spawn New Line Home Video New Line Home Video Warner Home Video 1997
Spider-Man: The Hobogoblin Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Sprung Trimark Home Video Trimark Home Video Trimark Home Video 1997
Star Wars: Special Edition FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The Tick vs. Arthur Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Top of the World Trimark Home Video Trimark Home Video Trimark Home Video 1997
Traveller Evergreen Entertainment Hallmark Home Entertainment Hallmark Home Entertainment 1997
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The Twilight of the Golds BMG Independents BMG Video BMG Distribution 1997
Vampire Journals Full Moon Studios Amazing Fantasy Entertainment Amazing Fantasy Entertainment 1997
VeggieTales: Are You My Neighbor? Big Idea Lyrick Studios Lyrick Studios 1997
  • Mass-market release.
Volcano FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Where's Waldo?: Around the World in a Daze Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
Where's Waldo?: The Birthday Blow-Out Fox Kids Video 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The Winner Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment 1997
World's Last Great Places: Hidden Congo: The Forest Primeval National Geographic Video National Geographic Video Warner Home Video 1997
The X-Files: Ascension / One Breath FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The X-Files: The Blessing Way / Paper Clip FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The X-Files: Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose / War of the Coprophanges FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The X-Files: Colony / End Game FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The X-Files: Humbug / Anasazi FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The X-Files: Irrestible / Die Hand Die Verletzt FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The X-Files: Little Green Men / The Host FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The X-Files: Nisei / 731 FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
The X-Files: Sleepless / Duane Barry FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1997
You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Ballet Party Dualstar Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Birthday Party Dualstar Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Christmas Party Dualstar Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997
You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Mall Party Dualstar Video WarnerVision Entertainment Warner Home Video 1997

DVD[edit]

March[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
GoldenEye MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video March 25, 1997
Twister Warner Home Video Warner Home Video March 26, 1997
  • THX certified.

April[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
In the Line of Fire Columbia TriStar Home Video Columbia TriStar Home Video April 29, 1997

May[edit]

June[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
The Arrival Live Entertainment Live Entertainment June 17, 1997
Cutthroat Island Live Entertainment Live Entertainment June 17, 1997

July[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Night of the Living Dead Elite Entertainment Elite Entertainment July 10, 1997
  • THX certified.

August[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
The Doors Live Entertainment Live Entertainment August 26, 1997
  • THX certified.
Freeway Republic Pictures Home Video Republic Pictures Home Video August 20, 1997
  • THX certified.

September[edit]

October[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Armitage III Pioneer Entertainment Pioneer Entertainment October 15, 1997
  • THX certified.
Batman & Robin Warner Home Video Warner Home Video October 21, 1997
Tenchi the Movie: Tenchi Muyo in Love! Pioneer Entertainment Pioneer Entertainment October 1, 1997
  • THX certified.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day Live Entertainment Live Entertainment October 21, 1997
  • THX certified.
Thinner Republic Pictures Home Video Republic Pictures Home Video October 14, 1997
  • THX certified.

November[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Dr. No MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video November 18, 1997
  • THX certified.
Goldfinger MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video November 18, 1997
  • THX certified.
Highlander Republic Pictures Home Video Republic Pictures Home Video November 11, 1997
  • THX certified.
Highlander II: The Quickening Republic Pictures Home Video Republic Pictures Home Video November 11, 1997
  • THX certified.

December[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
From Russia with Love MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video December 2, 1997
  • THX certified.
Platoon Live Entertainment Live Entertainment December 9, 1997
  • THX certified.

Laser videodisc[edit]

January[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Dead Poets Society Touchstone Home Video Buena Vista Home Video January 22, 1997
  • THX certified.
Dragonheart MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution January 14, 1997
  • THX certified.
Good Morning Vietnam Touchstone Home Video Buena Vista Home Video January 22, 1997
  • THX certified.
Independence Day FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment January 22, 1997
  • THX certified.
Jurassic Park (DTS) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution January 15, 1997
  • THX certified.
Phenomenon Touchstone Home Video Buena Vista Home Video January 22, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Trigger Effect MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution January 28, 1997
  • THX certified.

February[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Apollo 13 (DTS) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution February 26, 1997
  • THX certified.
Bambi Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video February 5, 1997
  • THX certified.
Bambi (CAV LaserDisc) Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video February 5, 1997
  • THX certified.
Casper (DTS) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution February 26, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Hunt for Red October Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video February 18, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Lawnmower Man New Line Home Video Image Entertainment February 5, 1997
  • THX certified.

March[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Courage Under Fire FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment March 25, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Doors (Pioneer Special Edition) Pioneer Entertainment Pioneer March 4, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Doors (Pioneer Special Edition) Pioneer Entertainment Pioneer March 18, 1997
  • THX certified.

April[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Apocalypse Now Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video April 1, 1997
  • THX certified.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Pioneer Special Edition) Pioneer Entertainment Pioneer April 8, 1997
  • THX certified.
Pretty Woman (Director's Cut) Touchstone Home Video Buena Vista Home Video April 23, 1997
  • THX certified.
That Thing You Do! FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment April 2, 1997
  • THX certified.
Vertigo MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution April 22, 1997
  • THX certified.
Waterworld (DTS) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution April 2, 1997
  • THX certified.

May[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
The Crow (Widescreen) Miramax Home Entertainment Buena Vista Home Video May 7, 1997
  • THX certified.
Dragonheart (DTS) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution May 14, 1997
  • THX certified.
Daylight MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution May 20, 1997
  • THX certified.
Escape from L.A. Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video May 13, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Godfather Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video May 13, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Godfather Part II Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video May 13, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Godfather Part III Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video May 13, 1997
  • THX certified.
Highlander 2 (The Renegade Version) Republic Pictures Home Video Republic Pictures Home Video May 20, 1997
  • THX certified.
Ransom Touchstone Home Video Buena Vista Home Video May 28, 1997
  • THX certified.
William Shakespeare's Romeo+Juliet FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment May 14, 1997
  • THX certified.

June[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
The Mask (DTS) New Line Home Video Image Entertainment June 11, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Rock Hollywood Pictures Home Video Criterion June 18, 1997
  • THX certified.
Star Trek: First Contact Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video June 17, 1997
  • THX certified.
Vertigo (DTS) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution June 18, 1997
  • THX certified.

July[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Daylight MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution July 1, 1997
  • THX certified.
Goldeneye (DTS) MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video July 30, 1997
  • THX certified.
Pink Floyd: The Wall (Widescreen Collector's Edition) MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video July 30, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Poseidon Adventure FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment July 23, 1997
  • THX certified.
Timecop (DTS) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution July 30, 1997
  • THX certified.

August[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
The Crucible FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment August 13, 1997
  • THX certified.
Dante's Peak MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution August 19, 1997
  • THX certified.
Evita Hollywood Pictures Home Video Buena Vista Home Video August 20, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Ghost and the Darkness Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video August 15, 1997
  • THX certified.
James and the Giant Peach (CLV Widescreen LaserDisc) Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video August 13, 1997
  • THX certified.
James and the Giant Peach (CAV Widescreen LaserDisc) Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video August 13, 1997
  • THX certified.
The River Wild (DTS) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution August 20, 1997
  • THX certified.
Schindler's List (DTS) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution August 20, 1997
  • THX certified.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Special Edition) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment August 26, 1997
  • THX certified.
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment August 26, 1997
  • THX certified.
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Special Edition) FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment August 26, 1997
  • THX certified.

September[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Dante's Peak MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 9, 1997
  • THX certified.
Daylight (DTS) MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 10, 1997
  • THX certified.
Evita Hollywood Pictures Home Video Criterion September 17, 1997
  • THX certified.
Evita (DTS) Hollywood Pictures Home Video Buena Vista Home Video September 17, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video September 3, 1997
  • THX certified.
Liar Liar MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution September 30, 1997
  • THX certified.
Phenomenon (DTS) Touchstone Home Video Buena Vista Home Video September 24, 1997
  • THX certified.
Sleeping Beauty Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video September 17, 1997
  • THX certified.
Species (DTS) MGM/UA Home Video Warner Home Video September 10, 1997
  • THX certified.

October[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
101 Dalmatians (1996) Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video October 29, 1997
  • THX certified.
Albino Alligator Miramax Home Entertainment Buena Vista Home Video October 1, 1997
  • THX certified.
Apollo 13 MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution October 21, 1997
  • THX certified.
Batman & Robin Warner Home Video Warner Home Video October 21, 1997
The English Patient Miramax Home Entertainment Buena Vista Home Video October 1, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Jungle Book Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video October 29, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Jungle Book (CAV LaserDisc) Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video October 29, 1997
  • THX certified.
Jurassic Park MCA/Universal Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution October 21, 1997
  • THX certified.
Mary Poppins Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video October 1, 1997
  • THX certified.
Pocahontas (DTS) Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video October 15, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment October 29, 1997
  • Although THX is mentioned on the cover, the THX logo does not appear on the disc itself.
The Saint (Special Edition) Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video October 28, 1997
  • THX certified.
Toy Story (DTS) Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video October 15, 1997
  • THX certified.

November[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Crimson Tide (DTS) Hollywood Pictures Home Video Buena Vista Home Video November 12, 1997
  • THX certified.
The English Patient (DTS) Miramax Home Entertainment Buena Vista Home Video November 12, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (DTS) Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video November 26, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal Studios Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution November 4, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (DTS) Universal Studios Home Video Universal Music & Video Distribution November 5, 1997
  • THX certified.
Men in Black Columbia TriStar Home Video Columbia TriStar Home Video November 25, 1997
  • THX certified.
Old Yeller Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video November 5, 1997
  • THX certified.
Sleeping Beauty (Deluxe CAV LaserDisc Edition) Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video November 5, 1997
  • THX certified.
Volcano FoxVideo 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment November 12, 1997
  • THX certified.

December[edit]

Title Label Distributor Released Note(s)
Con Air Touchstone Home Video Buena Vista Home Video December 24, 1997
  • THX certified.
Face/Off Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video December 23, 1997
  • THX certified.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Deluxe CAV Widescreen Edition) Walt Disney Home Video Buena Vista Home Video December 17, 1997
  • THX certified.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Pioneer Special Edition) Pioneer Entertainment Pioneer December 16, 1997
  • THX certified.
Patriot Games Paramount Home Video Paramount Home Video December 2, 1997
  • THX certified.
Pulp Fiction (DTS) Miramax Home Entertainment Buena Vista Home Video December 17, 1997
  • THX certified.

TBD[edit]