Premiere Video

From Home Video

List of Customers[edit]

  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (some copies of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and Miracle on 34th Street, as well as some Canadian copies of Independence Day)
  • Acorn Media
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment (2000-2004)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (1996-1999)
    • Touchstone Home Video (1999) (some copies of Home Improvement: The Series Finale)
    • ABC Video (1995-1999) (some tapes, including some copies of School House Rock! tapes)
    • ESPN Home Video (1995) (some tapes)
  • Cabin Fever Entertainment
  • Chris Fesko Enterprises
  • Coliseum Video
  • Columbia House Video (198?-200?)
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (some copies of Big Daddy)
  • Fox Lorber Home Video
  • Forum Home Video (1993-1996)
  • Gaiam
  • Healing Arts Publishing
  • Ignatius Press Video (1997-1999)
  • Image Entertainment
  • Kultur Video
  • Live Home Video (1990-1999)
    • Family Home Entertainment (1990-1999)
  • Madacy Entertainment Group (1998)
  • MCA/Universal Home Video (some copies of Field of Dreams and some tapes sold through the Columbia House Video Club)
  • MPI Home Video (1984-1998)
  • Mystic Fire Video
  • National Geographic (1998-2004)
  • Nelson Entertainment (1986-1990)
    • Charter Entertainment
  • New Line Home Video (1998) (some copies of The Wedding Singer and Lost in Space and some tapes sold through the Columbia House Video Club)
  • New Horizons Home Video (1998) (some demo tapes)
  • NFL Films Video
  • Orion Home Video (1987-1992)
  • Pacific Arts Video (1992)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (1993-200?) (some copies of Wayne's World sponsored by McDonald's and some tapes sold through the Columbia House Video Club)
    • Nickelodeon Video (2003-2004) (The Wild Thornberrys tapes, marketed by National Geographic)
      • Nick Jr. Video (1998) (some copies of Blue's Clues: Arts and Crafts, sold through retail)
  • Segments of Knowledge Productions (1994)
  • Showtime Networks (1998) (one known copy of an academy screener tape for Lolita)
  • Sony Music Entertainment (1995-2003)
  • TM Books & Video (200?-2004)
  • Troma Team Video (1996-1999)
  • Trylon Video
  • Turner Home Entertainment (1987-1992)
    • RKO Home Video (1984-1987)
  • Universal Studios Home Video (1999) (some copies of Notting Hill)
  • VCI Home Video (1986-1992)
    • United Home Video
  • Virgin Vision (1987-1990)
  • Vision Video
  • Warner Home Video (1989-200?) (some copies of Batman and Joe Versus the Volcano and some tapes sold through the Columbia House Video Club)
  • Warner Music Enterprises (1994)
  • Wellspring Media (1999-2003)
  • Winstar TV & Video
  • World Wrestling Entertainment Home Video (1999-2004)
  • Xenon Pictures (2001)

How to Tell[edit]

  • The earliest tapes had "PREM" engraved on the back of the tape shell. There was also a white stamping on the back as well.
  • Tapes printed in EP/SLP during the early '90s would have a red tape guard. At this time, inked-label tapes would have the label text colored yellow. In addition, on tapes released by Turner Home Entertainment, there is an abbreviation engraving on the left side.
  • Tapes printed in the mid-to-late 80's would have dark printings on the left side of the tape like these for example:

013868 T-130

  • Tapes printed in the late '80s to mid '90s had engravings on the left side of the tape like these for example:

295422

120_29

  • Some tapes had the engravings like this:

PAR

_48_

  • Others had the engravings on the tape guard and like this:

064689

165OHV

  • Tapes printed from the mid '90s and onwards would have a bunch of numbers, including a side label number, engraved on the left side of the tape.
    • Tapes printed during the last few years of this duplicator's existence would additionally have an inked barcode with a whole lot of numbers (including the tape's catalog number or some elements of the title on some tapes), printed on the tape guard.
  • Starting around the early 90's, some tapes (mainly EP/SLP tapes) had a set of eight numbers in the vertical blanking interval, usually with a clock next to it. These tapes had a few additional seconds of black screen following the blank space at the very end, accompanied by a rumbling sound in the linear track. On some SP mode tapes from 2000-2001 with these credentials in the vertical blanking interval, the static roll of death appeared following the blank space at the very end, while it appeared before the blank space on several other tapes. Some early tapes with these credentials do not have any form of printing on the cassette, but starting a few years later, some tapes with the normal printings of the time had these credentials (mainly EP/SLP mode tapes, although this sometimes happened on SP mode tapes as well).
  • One known copy of Terminator 2: Judgment Day by this duplicator said RVSA\PVI in the vertical blanking interval.

Gallery[edit]

Locations[edit]

  • Hillsborough, California
  • Livonia, Michigan

Website[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • One copy of In the Footsteps of Martin Luther by Vision Video instead mentioned NDS Media Solutions as the duplicator.