Matrix Video Duplication Corporation

From Home Video

List of Customers[edit]

  • 3-G Home Video (1992-1993) (some tapes)
  • Cinderella Distributors
  • Disneyland (1995-1996)
  • Edde Entertainment (19??-19??) (some tapes)
  • ESPN Home Video (Sports Blooper Awards, College Hoop Bloops, and College Football Funnies)
  • Feature Films for Families (1993-19??) (some tapes)
  • Focus on the Family (1992-1993) (Adventures in Odyssey tapes)
  • Front Row Entertainment
  • Goldstar Video (1992-1993)
    • The Little Red Schoolhouse (1993) (Mother Goose videos)
    • Goldrix Entertainment (1993) (a joint venture with this company)
  • Gospel Light
  • Hallmark Home Entertainment
  • Leucadia Family Films
  • Lightyear Entertainment
  • Pamplin Entertainment
  • Polynesian Cultural Center (????-19??) (some tapes)
  • Random House Home Video (1991-1993) (tapes sold through Goldstar Video)
  • Showtime Entertainment
  • Streamline Pictures (1990-1991)
  • Timeless Video

How to Tell[edit]

  • Tapes from this duplicator do not have any form of printing on the cassette, nor do they have anything in the vertical blanking interval.
  • Numerous tapes from this duplicator have a record tab intact.
  • Most tapes from this duplicator have the static roll of death at the end, sometimes following four minutes of black screen, and sometimes at the beginning. However, a few tapes from this duplicator may not have the static roll of death at all.
  • Tapes from Goldstar Video’s joint venture with this company said "MTX" in the top left corner of the face label.

Locations[edit]

  • Los Angeles, California

Notes[edit]

  • Feature Films for Families referred to the company as simply Matrix Video on the face labels of tapes duplicated there.
  • In 1992, a few tapes returned by Cinderella Distributors were reused by The Video Company in a 32,500-unit production run of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever for Scholastic. One such tape was shown by a Salt Lake City classroom a few days before Christmas that year; due to TVC forgetting to erase the originally recorded pornographic material, scandal ensued and the producers of the special sued both TVC and Matrix over the affair.[1]
  • Following its liquidation in 1996, its clients at the time, including Disneyland, appear to have been transferred to Cassette Productions. Whether or not its assets were actually sold to Cassette Productions is a mystery.
  • Its clients appear to have been largely family-oriented and/or centered around Greater Los Angeles.

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